7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby BigDave_185 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:39 am

That’s nice right there, What transmission is in it?


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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby McDave » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:59 pm

Times is tough, Chief. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Oh yeah, Nice truck. And trailer. And scoot.

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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:27 pm

chiefvintage wrote:Well that didn’t take long! Found a great deal on a ‘20 Sierra V8 so I jumped on it! Both
trailer and truck sit nice and level when hitched.

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Sweet looking Rig!
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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby chiefvintage » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:11 pm

BigDave_185 wrote:That’s nice right there, What transmission is in it?


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6.2 V8 with 10-speed
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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby BigDave_185 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:21 pm

Keep us posted on how you like it, I haven’t had a chance to drive one


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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby chiefvintage » Fri May 08, 2020 8:04 am

Well i decided to take a wack at the faux granite counter top thing! 3/4" MDF for the tops, coated with Kilz oil based primer, then 4 shades or acrylic grey & black paints.
Need to seal with poly but overall happy with results, i'm no artist lol!
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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby McDave » Fri May 08, 2020 1:35 pm

Wow! That looks great. The clear coat will really seal the deal.
Nice job Chief.

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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Fri May 08, 2020 9:17 pm

Lokes great! I did a similar faux granite on my dinette. Turned out nice. Did you use natural sponges to do it?

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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby chiefvintage » Thu May 14, 2020 7:36 am

flboy wrote:Lokes great! I did a similar faux granite on my dinette. Turned out nice. Did you use natural sponges to do it?

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I actually used crumpled up pieces of plastic wrap, worked well. I didn't even sand down the surfaces after painting and sealing, so its kinda got an orange-peal surface but I'm ok with it, funtionality is fine.
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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby BigDave_185 » Sun May 17, 2020 10:16 pm

You can get a plastic garbage bag and tie a knot in it with air inside. Not full but enough to hold a form. That works well also


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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby chiefvintage » Fri May 29, 2020 12:15 pm

Well just in time for warm weather, i purchased a portable AC unit. Installing a louvered vent outlet for the exhaust duct. 10,000 btu's is probably overkill for a 7x17 CT but i figure if i leave it off when unoccupied it will cool down pretty quick on a hot day. It also has de-humidifier function for those cool damp days. I really didn't want to hack any frame studs to install a cheaper window unit, i'll leave that for my windows install at a later date. Also installed a Fantastic vent fan in place of the OEM roof vent, which got destroyed by falling storm debris!

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Re: 7x17 Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Fri May 29, 2020 6:10 pm

chiefvintage wrote:Well just in time for warm weather, i purchased a portable AC unit. Installing a louvered vent outlet for the exhaust duct. 10,000 btu's is probably overkill for a 7x17 CT but i figure if i leave it off when unoccupied it will cool down pretty quick on a hot day. It also has de-humidifier function for those cool damp days. I really didn't want to hack any frame studs to install a cheaper window unit, i'll leave that for my windows install at a later date. Also installed a Fantastic vent fan in place of the OEM roof vent, which got destroyed by falling storm debris!

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I really hope that works better for you than the one I had in my first CTC did. The one hose type in particular do not typically work well at all for real hot weather in this application because they are pushing air outside and pulling air from the room. That being the case, they will constantly be pulling in air from outside. During the hot part of the day, they push out cold air, but never cool the room. The 2 hose type work better because they draw air from outside and discharge it at the same rate in a closed loop from outside. Plenty to read up on in these threads if you do a search. I hope your outcome is better... but just wanted to tell you so you are not surprised.
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