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Working on my workshop! - 01.16.2011, 12:54 AM

Been working on my trailer/workshop. Its a 16x8 tandem Pace trailer. I've had the trailer about 5 years now and until now its only been used as my race trailer for my Mx quads. Well now im gonna keep my quads in the shop and im going to make this trailer into my R/C workshop that i can take with me to the track, It still has to beable to hold two quads, generator,fuel jugs, ice chest, and gear to go to the MX races as well. without unloading any of my R/C stuff.

I started by removing the cabinets and fold down bed that were already inside.



I then stripped the lights and walls down and completely insulated everything by gluing 3/4" R-Max foam board insulation to the aluminum skin.


Skip forward a litte bit and i had all the walls and new ceiling up, along with half of the new lights up. along with fresh gloss white paint.



I then Prepped it for the flooring



Finished up the flooring tonight. Its bedliner, biggest PITA, end product is great but its a ton of work...





I'm picking up all the wood for the cabinets on Monday morning. Tomorrow im putting the tounge tool box on along with mounting the new electrical panel inside, putting a new #10 cord that will roll up inside the tool box.

You can see in the pictures i already have A/C, i also have a nice thermostat controlled eletric heater to keep it toasty in there.

Ill have a 14x2' counter top down one side with a partswasher at the end (perfect for gears, shocks, etc.. and mainly ill use it to keep my MX airfilters) Itll have over head cabinets all the way down that side also. There with also be a 7.5x2.5 counter across the front.

I'm plumbing Air quick connects inside with a couple little coil hoses (one by parts washer and one by the door) my compressor will hook up outside the trailer with a short hose.

I've got alot of stuff I'll be doing here and there as ive only had 5 years to think of things to do to this trailer, if you know what i mean. I'll be spending alot of time in it so I'm gonna do it right.
   
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01.16.2011, 01:36 AM

You gotta figure out a way to get the bed back in there! Oh, and a microwave...

Hehe... Looks great so far. I like the idea of using the bed liner as flooring.


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01.16.2011, 01:39 AM

Nice work...thumbs up on the excessive lighting. Not enough light in a workshop is a pet peeve of mine

If those shop lights have replaceable ballasts you can change out the ballasts for digital T8 ballasts and put T8 bulbs in and get about 40% more light output on the same power use, and no cold weather issues like T12 ballasts have too. If they are T8 already disregard my last sentence :)

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01.16.2011, 01:43 AM

I'd just go with LED lighting and forget the ballasts all together...


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I'd just go with LED lighting and forget the ballasts all together...
lol, me too if money were no object
   
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01.16.2011, 01:47 AM

they are the digital ballasts with 32w phillips 800 series T8 bulbs.

No such thing as too much light, shadows are for the birds!
   
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01.16.2011, 02:06 AM

Looks good Rootar...I raced quads a few years back and my trailer was 7-14..I have since removed the fold down beds ,fridge,sink..I'm not racing anymore so I just use it for storage...BTW I have a $10,0000 TRX 250r if ya wanna make me an offer???
   
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No such thing as too much light, shadows are for the birds!
Really......... Don't look directly at them!


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01.16.2011, 02:45 AM

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pfft i've got dual 55w 6000k HIDs for my jetta.

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Looks good Rootar...I raced quads a few years back and my trailer was 7-14..I have since removed the fold down beds ,fridge,sink..I'm not racing anymore so I just use it for storage...BTW I have a $10,0000 TRX 250r if ya wanna make me an offer???
Ive got a few R-based bikes, I definetly don't need any more. I havent ridden since labor day when i jacked my shoulder all to hell, orthopedic gave me the green light to ride just this week and the all clear in mid febuary. Here is one of mine
http://www.atvriders.com/qotm/quad-o...ustom-atv.html

except now it has a houser/Fox front end on it like in this crappy pic.
   
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01.16.2011, 05:02 PM

Sweet rolling dog house for when the wifey is on the war path !

Nice Job, Very envious !!!!!


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01.16.2011, 07:35 PM

I've thought about doing something similar but with a smaller trailer, like 10x6, basically just as a way to free up my apt and keep everything together.


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01.16.2011, 11:57 PM

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Sweet rolling dog house for when the wifey is on the war path !

Nice Job, Very envious !!!!!

I prefer the term "Hideout" rather than doghouse
   
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01.17.2011, 03:33 AM

this is amazing. I would love to a have an RC trailer eventually! :D awe inspiring to say the least. Great work on it as well!
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Coodos on the trailer. - 01.17.2011, 06:21 AM

I agree. Great work all around. I love the flooring idea, the lighting, the work to insulate the walls, and of course the A/C is a must have for those hot summer days. Very cool idea transforming the mobile into a rolling R/C workshop. I to would find a way to keep the bed in there just in case you end up needing it. Maybe put it up higher out of the way. This is a nice inspiration for others to maybe use a second hand trailer for their workshop. Nice thread. I look forward to seeing the project comepleted.


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01.17.2011, 07:28 AM

Good work there rootar. Don't forget to have at least a couple of ways to keep it locked down:

http://www.rcfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26593


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