Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

vtx1029

Toy hauler build

Recommended Posts

I'm starting to build my first wheel house. The plan is an 8x 16 + 4'v toy hauler.

here is the new frame 

 

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

Frame is stripped for galvanize 

image.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The toy hauler door is a very simple, but great, concept!  I like it.

What are the two pieces behind the wheels?  Jack supports?

 

Edited by Lip_Ripper Guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I copied the design from my old enclosed trailer. Time will tell how the hinges work out. That is 1" thick tube, I really wanted 1.25-1.5 but I couldn't find any h trim that would work. I'll use a overhead torsion spring to help with the weight. 

 

Yep electric jacks, I really wanted hydraulic but it wasn't in the budget. Maybe build # 2 :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So two questions for you guys that have been here before. 

 

First my frame was vented on both sides of the frame for galvanize. While I don't care about the top hole I was a little worried about the bottom holes having water melt up inside and freezing the frame down. So I'm thinking of plugging the holes. Was thinking of covering the bottom with packing tape and filling with the closed cell great stuff or pure silicone or a combination of both. Any input?

 

second is hole placement, any do's or don't? 

 

image.png

image.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just food for thought, I have to holes in my castles right by the wheels, these hole are the hardest to keep open cause its tought to get a good banking behind the wheels, although I set my house on 4 inch blocks, which is a factor, even when I had it right on the ice is was hard to keep them open, and I just hated packing snow back there. this year I'm going with wheel well covers. but when I upgrade, not sure if Ill have holes by the wheel wells..food for thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another thing, your a little limited base on how the frame is built but I would actually get a couch or a chair of similar size in there to see how it will fit.  Had ours measured off on paper and based on what we had seen but after getting the couches built, the holes would have been right under our feet.  Will be moving them out a bit for more comfortable fishing.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd do one of two things:

1) Seal all of them entirely.  I don't know if foam is the way to do this (on the inside of the tubing).  I'd probably go the silicone route.

2) Seal the top holes (duct tape should be fine), and leave the bottom open.  Any water/condensation that gets in will have a place to drain.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1.)  I would seal all the bottom holes for sure.  Great stuff will just fill the whole void and I don't think you would get a good seal.  Silicone would work but not sure how long it will last.  Another option would be grinding off the galvanize just around the holes and plugging the holes with the welder. 

2.)  Hole covers - I don't know if you can return the covers you got but if you can you should.  The durability of the ones you have are not very good.  I've seen lots of people having problems with the handles and the lids breaking with lots of weight (atvs).  Little bit more money upfront but catch covers are the way to go.  Much more quality of a product and the accessories are nice- hole sleeves and safety covers.  http://www.catchcover.com/

3.)  Hole placement - I think the number one factor here is keeping enough room between the hole and the walls.  Really depends on what you have personally for an auger but keep in mind the size of your powerhead and which way your exhaust points when you're drilling holes.  Also makes for removing slush easier when you have some room between the hole and wall.  Boar is right about having freezing problems with holes near the wheel well but I wouldn't worry about it too much.  As long as you have a little space between the wall and the hole there are some little tricks to keep those holes nice and open.  1.)  Hole sleeves - these make a big difference keeping holes open on cold windy days.  2.)  Pack slush around hole - use the ice chips/slush when your drilling and pack it around the hole before you insert the hole sleeve.  3.)  Bank as much as possible around the outside of your shack and behind your tire.  DONT use slush or anything wet around or behind your tire.  It will freeze and you will have problems getting your shack back up. 

As far as where you place your other holes, it really depends on the layout of your shack.  Based on your placement now, it appears you are placing a dinette in the rear?  In the front maybe you'll have a couch against one of the walls?  Placement all depends on how you fish and what makes you comfortable.  I'm 6'4" so I made my couches bigger than usual just because It's more comfortable to me.  Off the top of my head I believe they are 22" deep and 17" tall with a 4" cushion on top.  Easiest thing to do is sit on either a couch/chair/coffee table and get out your favorite ice rod.  Let the line out, close your eyes, and hole your rod to where you feel most comfortable jigging.  Open your eyes and measure where you line is at on the floor - that will be the center of your holes.  Also keep in mind on the style of fishing you do and your water clarity.  I kept my holes fairly close to my couches because I frequently fish in some clearer water with the opportunity to see the fish on the bottom (12 FOW).  Makes a big difference if your able to look straight down comfortably from the couch when coaxing a 13" perch. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the input I didn't even realize they weren't catchcovers na really can't send them back. Looks like they are ice castles own brand? Hopefully they are the same size and I could just swap them out if I have a problem. 

 

no worries on an auger I run a nils with my drill, cuts like a hot knife thru butter 

 

Yep dinette in back and a couch on the street side 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone have one of these you could give me the overall width and length? All I can find is the cut-out dimension.

Suburban-2-Burner-Black-2937ABK.jpg.thum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, vtx1029 said:

Does anyone have one of these you could give me the overall width and length? All I can find is the cut-out dimension.

Suburban-2-Burner-Black-2937ABK.jpg.thum

When in doubt, just give the manufacturer a quick call.  They will give you the exact dims of whichever model you are looking at.  Lot of good info on these forums but when I want dims I always try and get it from the manual or manufactur just to be safe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Making some progress, roof trusses are in roof ply is on and the siding is going on. A little nerve racking cause if I screw up well let's not go there. Can't wait to peel the wrap off. 

 

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PL premium. I tacked the top with some staples and the diamond plate will over lap the bottom some. Time will tell if the bond holds. Worse case I will have to screw it down...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, vtx1029 said:

What are people using to seal between the siding and windows flange? Butyl tape or silicone or??

Taped ours on then used a little non expanding foam between the window and steel studs 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Need to take advantage before we play Boston and Washington . Be up by 4 or 5 games when we get to those series.
    • Did another round of cottage bacon ..... 10 days brining turning the package ever other day, rinse and rest overnight in the fridge, smoke and rest over night in the fridge, and then slicing. It is a long two week process, but well worth it! If you’ve never done it, I high recommend giving it a try! I did 4 pork butts and ended up with abound 20 lbs.... gave about half of it away already, but have 4 more butts ready to brine before winter!        
    • All puppies have been sold !
    • They need to take full advantage of the easier games coming up.  I would like to see them get about 5-6 games ahead again.
    • Well painting is getting there.  The fenders and swing arm/axles are fully painted but I only managed to get about half of the frame painted.  I will get it finished up this week.  I have too because I have a large load of rock coming to finish my driveway expansion so I have a place to park my fish house this winter haha.
    • O yes I completely forgot about them and they are practically in my back yard. Thanks.
    • Gotta be frustrating...........head to NY and take 2 of 4 from the Yanks, yet lose two games in the standings. Get in their heads boys. The next 12 games have have yummy written all over them, get to eating.
    • Good win today in the Texas heat, 117 heat index. Perez struggled late but the pen got the job done. Polanco & Gonzalez with 5 of the 6 RBI's.
    • BlackLundProV led the scoring with 319 to get 2nd win. 2--Fishing_Novice         317 3--gregg52                      298 4--mnwildman                279 5--Juneau4                      273 6--icefishinnut                 226 ------------------------------------------------------- Season totals 1--Juneau4                      6969 2--Fishing_Novice          6797 3--gregg52                       6624 4--BlackLundProV           6568 5--icefishinnut                  6488 6--mnwildman                  6427 7--fishingstar                    5187     Don't know for sure, but it appears as if no longer plays.   In 2 weeks it's at Darlington.  🏁
    • Triclopyr is safe for lawn grass like bluegrass.  
×
×
  • Create New...