Sunday, April 3, 2016

Trailer Raising: Day 3

 Our goal this weekend was to get a pile of parts put together into a trailer that could withstand the gusty winds we've been having.  We spent the morning running errands, but still managed to get enough assembled to make the trailer pretty sturdy.  We started with the back curve wall, muscling the paneling into submission, after 2 unsuccessful tries we ended up adding some additional framing at the top to help hold the curve.
After the ordeal of the rear curve, we got a little smarter and used a ratchet strap to pull the front curve into shape.  We made a bit of a mistake here starting at the bottom of the panel, so when we got to the top, there was a tiny overlap.  We wrestled that flat and used the front overhead cabinet to pull the ceiling down flat.

 While securing all the the cabinets to the floor and walls for structure, we took a little time to mount the old table for the kids to use at snack time.  Our plan is to replace the laminate and cushions with something a little nicer once the trailer is more together.
The rear curve actually came out pretty nice.  It has a little bulge, but that only makes our tiny trailer seem that much bigger.

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