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    Question enclosed trailer

    I apperciate all the info and tips on the bbq/smoker. I am wondering if anyone knows what type of panels are used on the outside of enclosed trailers,and avaibility and cost or other options. i have also never seen the structure of one to know how they r built, would one b able to use those steel studs they sell at hm depot? for the outside framing and roll some tubing for the top and attach? would listen to any advise or links !! thanks in advance!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneypitfootball View Post
    I apperciate all the info and tips on the bbq/smoker. I am wondering if anyone knows what type of panels are used on the outside of enclosed trailers,and avaibility and cost or other options. i have also never seen the structure of one to know how they r built, would one b able to use those steel studs they sell at hm depot? for the outside framing and roll some tubing for the top and attach? would listen to any advise or links !! thanks in advance!!
    As far as the sides go. Mine is aluminum you should be able to get it in white. A buddy of mine re-skinned his a while back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastTenFive View Post
    As far as the sides go. Mine is aluminum you should be able to get it in white. A buddy of mine re-skinned his a while back...
    I think aluminum would be your best bet

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneypitfootball View Post
    I apperciate all the info and tips on the bbq/smoker. I am wondering if anyone knows what type of panels are used on the outside of enclosed trailers,and avaibility and cost or other options. i have also never seen the structure of one to know how they r built, would one b able to use those steel studs they sell at hm depot? for the outside framing and roll some tubing for the top and attach? would listen to any advise or links !! thanks in advance!!
    I know a few years back Northern Tool used to sell trailer plans. Dont know if they still do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J C View Post
    I know a few years back Northern Tool used to sell trailer plans. Dont know if they still do.
    Try this place for plans and info: http://www.trailerplans.com/index.ph...emart&Itemid=2
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocheepgas View Post
    I also know a guy who has a wheelstanding bus but he made the whole thing from scratch out of aluminum & I asked him how he got the radius in the roof & he told me he bought a coil & when he unrolled it there was the radius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocheepgas View Post
    Cool. Do they have any plans for an enclosed with a single axle? Didnt see them if they did. I've always been told you can buy them for alot cheaper than you could build them.

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    Most enclosed trailers use .030" aluminum sheeting. some of the cheaper made trailers use .023" sheeting. ( would not recommend this) The trailers I build at work we use .040 sheeting. All of the above usually are"mill finish" on one side and a baked on enamel of varying colors on the front. .030 is more than sufficent. The wall studs are in most cases a very thin hat section wall stud or 1"x1 1/2" or 2" rect. tubing. The roof bows can be bought pre bent( also either tubing or a hat section). we also find that rounded roofs seem to have the most problems with leaking. we prefer a flat roof ( much easier to seal and stay sealed). hope this helps! Dont know where you are located but here is a link to our website. We might be able to help you out with parts. http://www.keystonetrailers.com

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