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Project by Festus56 posted 09-29-2016 04:27 AM 995 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been some time in the works. We bought a cargo trailer 4 years ago with the intentions of converting it for our use. Then life got busy , summers riding and other projects in the warm shop in the winter. Finally got started for real on it a couple months ago. Took all the plywood off the walls and completely re-wired for both 120v and 12 v. Insulated the walls and ceiling and used deck restore on the floor for durability. Added a window in each side and one in the door for light and ventilation along with floor tie downs and e-track on the walls. Built storage cabinets for the front wall. Designed and built the murphy style bed myself as there was not enough headroom for regular hardware. When the bed is up there is a table that swings up with enough room for two people to eat at or play a game of cards or just have a cup of coffee. Now we have room for more luxuries that did not have room in our little trailer behind the bike.

A little cozy but room for the two of us, the bike and trailer and a bed that does not have to be made up every night. Can also haul a couple four wheelers for a hunting or playing on the weekends.

Here is a couple pictures of how it was new.

And what it is now….


As always thanks for looking and all comments or questions are welcome.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --





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CFrye

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#1 posted 09-29-2016 08:34 AM

Nicely done, Mark! Glad you got the bike stopped before you hit those new cabinets in the front. Might want to work on your brakes… ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 09-29-2016 08:58 AM

Very nice work. You should get a lot of use from it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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JL7

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#3 posted 09-29-2016 10:44 AM

Well done Mark. Great way to get away…...enjoy!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 09-29-2016 11:39 AM

It’s great Mark. The bed is perfect and the little fold out table underneath, just what you two need. I was very surprised that you got the bike and it’s trailer inside. Now when will you use it?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 09-29-2016 12:24 PM

WELL DONE, MARK. IT SHOULD SAY TALENTED MAN’S TOY HAULER. GREAT DESIGN OF THE SPACE.

JIM

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 09-29-2016 12:56 PM

Very well done Mark. Great use of available space. Now, go enjoy.

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#7 posted 09-29-2016 01:32 PM

Well done Mark. Looks very comfortable. Nice scooter too !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 09-29-2016 01:42 PM

Excellent, Mark. Just right for two and toys.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 09-29-2016 02:09 PM

Looks great Mark, I’m sure much cheaper than a bought toy hauler. I’m thinking of doing the same as I’ve only found one single axle toy hauler that looks like it’d fit my needs. Single axle cargo trailers are far more plentiful, even if it would require heat, A/C, electrical and a bit of minor plumbing it would still be under my quality control and right for fitting exactly what I need.

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Festus56

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#10 posted 09-29-2016 02:27 PM

Thanks for all the comments, they are appreciated. We are going to take it out this weekend just to see if everything works as planned. Best to find out before a road trip in cold or rain / snow conditions.

Here are more pictures, thin carpet and the chock for the front bike tire that is easy to remove for hauling / moving cargo or furniture projects.

Step stool for easier entry, exit

The view from the back

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 09-29-2016 02:33 PM

AWESOME ….........looks very nice and functional …....... just 1 ? .... what is black line on ramp and floor for ? ...... GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Festus56

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#12 posted 09-29-2016 04:51 PM


AWESOME ….........looks very nice and functional …....... just 1 ? .... what is black line on ramp and floor for ? ...... GREAT JOB

- GR8HUNTER


LOL !! You are not the first one to ask that question. The first time I loaded the bike after putting the deck restore on the floor it left tire tracks on the sand color so decided to make one big tire track. Kind of like a landing strip now.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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GR8HUNTER

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#13 posted 09-29-2016 11:46 PM

good idea I seen it in other pics thanks

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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