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Old 02-03-2012, 08:41 PM   #16
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You could do a pod, even with that much weight. there are truck camper jacks that would lift that.
Build a solid frame of metal that the jacks would attach to, a torsion box floor system, styrofaom walls and roof with minimal framing.

Then you would have your trailer for getting materials and such.

Depending on your needs you could build a large cabinet with exterior doors, then have some stands that the pod would roll on to. Did this with our truck camper. We could load and unload it in 15 - 20 mins.

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Old 02-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #17
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Seriously! 3 of us working this weekend. I'm getting in about 4 hours tonight, will get at least 16 in tomorrow, and maybe 12 or so on sunday before driving home. Installing new cabinets, including building an island, back in the kitchen this weekend, getting some plumbing back in, starting on flooring.
I hope I didn't come across rude in my first post, I was just really surprised at the weight. But I'm still struggling how tools to install cabinets (levels, drills, misc. fasteners and shims), to build an island (portable table saw, router, dado blade, pneumatic stapler and brad nailer, clamps, glue, air compressor), plumbing tools (misc. smaller lightweight hand tools), flooring (miter saw, flooring nailer, jigsaw) could add up to 3120lbs. It just seems like an awful lot of weight unless you take three of everything for three guys. Anyways, good luck with your storage solution if there is no way to cut the fat in the tools you bring then I would be buying an enclosed trailer like you were thinking.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #18
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I hope I didn't come across rude in my first post, I was just really surprised at the weight.......
Don't feel too bad. Amidst my busy schedule, I took the time to sort-thru, find, download and post pics to try and help the OP, and I didn't even get an acknowledgement, let alone a Thanks....
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #19
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Don't feel too bad. Amidst my busy schedule, I took the time to download and post pics to try and help the OP, and I didn't even get an acknowledgement, let alone a Thanks....
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Sorry about that....THANKS! Actually it was your post that maybe made me rethink some, and I stopped by a trailer place yesterday on the way up. They got a used 7x16 2 axle v-nose I may get next week.

Plans changed, that is part of why I take everything in the world. Cabinets were delivered, but were oak, not white. Oops, our paperwork says white. Ended up cutting some trees, then putting in vinyl replacement windows today.
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I hope I didn't come across rude in my first post, I was just really surprised at the weight.
Nope, no problem...reading back over, i probably haven't come across the best. Pics later. Of the work accomplished and all the junque I hauled up here.

Left out a few things. Like the generator which is about 500 pounds, military surplus diesel. Barn we are using as a workshop is 400' or so from the house and the nearest power.
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Decades of loading and unloading sh*t I didn't really need taught me to be a minimalist.
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If your looking for an efficient trailer set-up, I really like this guys ideas.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #23
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Here is simple fix you will love buy two each tool one for the truck and one for the home you wife will love you! just kidding.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:30 AM   #24
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That is actually what I started to do. had at least a basic set at home as well as my work tools.
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If your looking for an efficient trailer set-up, I really like this guys ideas.
I liked the metal tool cabs. BUT, they are around 500# apeice. That is a lot of weight that doesn't "do" anything other than hold stuff.
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Picked up that 7x16 v-nose yesterday. Got him down a good chunk because tires were cracking and brakes weren't working. Did brakes and bearings last night and just got new tires put on this morning.

Now to get the innards started.
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Picked up that 7x16 v-nose yesterday. Got him down a good chunk because tires were cracking and brakes weren't working. Did brakes and bearings last night and just got new tires put on this morning.

Now to get the innards started.
Nice, I'm sure your back will be happy every Friday night not having to load your truck! Be sure to post pictures along the way of your organization inside the trailer.

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