Very cool man. You've def put a lot of thought in to this.
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That's sweet packer! Coming along nicely.
Great idea, the trailer is looking great. I've read about some guys converting horse trailers into hunting/cargo trailers too and getting multi use out of them.
I just got a truck camper from my neighbor and I'm going to set it up to mount on my car hauler (16ft).
I'm going to use the over-the cab part for batteries, storage, etc and I'm thinking about modifying that area and putting in a propane bottle wood stove.
I've looked at a bunch of different options for propane and none that I've seen could be used without concerns about carbon monoxide/low oxygen issues without major modifications or just leaving windows open for ventilation, which kind of defeats the purpose.
Plus, there's the cost of propane and there's plenty of wood where I hunt.
I want something that doesn't require running a generator, so that eliminates electric heat.
So, I'm thinking the propane bottle stove sealed up with an outside air intake is the best option.
Just curious on what you (and anybody else) are doing.
Ah, the nostalgic aroma of a yak dung stove brewing up some tea full of herbs best left untranslated.
From the Zen Backpacking Site
Some nice craftsmanship.
When it is all said and done I'd be interested in a total cost and total time. I know the pleasure is in the PROJECT, but I can also understand how those Toy haulers are the price they are for a reason...
I've been contemplating adding some batteries to my Horse trailer electrical system...
I have a trailer identical to this that I use in the exact same way. Of course it's not customized to this level.
However, I got tired of dragging it down the dirt roads on a hunting trip with all my gear in it only to open it up and have EVERYTHING in the trailer coated in dust. The amount of dust is amazing and would get into everything. I had to use roll-top dry bags to keep the dust out. The other issue is that the trailer gets hammered by a lot of washboard dirt road driving. I've had to completely redo my floor because it has come loose.
So, I recently went the other way with buying a Four Wheel Camper for my Dodge Ram 2500 (http://www.fourwheelcampers.com/inde...6-5-short-bed/). It'll have everything except an inside shower (it's outside and wall mounted). It'll sleep a family of 4 comfortably, but only 2 hunters as the sleeping arrangement is cozy. I'll still drag my enclosed trailer around to haul my quad, but I'm done sleeping in it with all the dust. I'm going to rig the camper with a solar panel and refrigerator too and dual batteries, so it'll run indefinitely.
For my style of hunting it'll be perfect.
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