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Sold to Rick, February 2009.  To give a quick overview, the trailer, (16 foot) has a bed that folds up, and the bed also folds out into a dinette.  It has a 12000 B.T.U air conditioner, a retractable t.v. antennae with amplifier, hot water tank (6 gal), a 12 volt battery system with battery lights, battery exhaust fan, and battery operated 16 gallon fresh water tank.  It has a 20 gallon holding tank, a refrigerator, microwave, sink, 110 volt track lighting system, industrial style coin mat floor, an awning,toilet, and a few things I added along the way.  Email to danhellier@aol.com or call 919-522-6731 until 9 p.m.
When the trailer was delivered it was 2,675 pounds.  I added 850  pounds to it, bringing it to just 3,500 pounds, with a max weight of 7,000 pounds. It will easily accommodate two Harleys (even one of them being a chopper) or two 4-wheelers. If you haven't already, please stop by NC RV Solutions, home of "Trick My Trailer" at www.trickmytrailer.org (That's DOT ORG )or call 919-522-6731
We are located in Raleigh N.C.
  If you have a trailer you'd like converted or out-fitted, make sure to email me at danhellier@aol.com or find me at www.trickmytrailer.org Phone calls to 919-522-6731 until 9 p.m.
Date(s): March 10, 2008. Album by Dan Hellier. Photos by Dan Hellier. 1 - 51 of 51 Total. 10572 Visits.
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Trailer Upon Delivery to N.C.

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12 volt exhaust fan

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Close up of ceiling panel.

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Forward two 12 volt lights.  If you look closely, you'll see the little gold switch for the ceiling fan.

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Rear 12 volt lights, and 110 volt track light.

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Track Light

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Ceiling is finished.  Yeah !

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Smoke Alarm

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Industrial Coin Matting.  Your toys will never wear it out.

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Close up

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12 Volt battery 75 Ampere Hour.  Notice vent hose that vents down through the floor.

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Fill Valve for fresh water tank.  Can be pressure filled from the trailers city water hook up, or you can unscrew the big black cap and pour the water in.

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12 Volt power strip next to 110 volt diamond plate power strip.

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The fold out bed / dinette will be centered under the track light.

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The closest size and price by the big dealers.  2 foot larger and over $11,000.00 more. Plus my weight will be thousands less due to being 16 foot and the way I built it.

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Toilet (Potty)

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Bed Folded UP
"Who makes the dinette/bed?? and wher..."
"the Dinette Sleeper is made by Blazi..."
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T.V. Antennae Extended

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Closer picture of the antennae

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Antennae Retracted

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Porch Light Installed

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The Big Picture !

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Bed Folded Down

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Bed folded back into Dinette position.

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Air Conditioner Exhaust Outlet

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Dining Table and Dinette

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14 Foot awning.  Plenty of room to park the toys under at night.

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Bath and Final Q.A. checks.

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I am doing the same thing in a 8.5x24 trailer we just purchased.  I am looking into the bunk beds, dinette and couches from Blazin Belltech.  Can you tell me if they are comfortable or not...they look like they would be usable, but possibly not too comfortable.  Any opinions on them???
David, Fri, 9 Dec 2011 7:34AM
My trailer is already done, but I LOVE that bed you have in this trailer, would you m ind telling me where you got it?

That would wok great for my kids when were at the track!


Jack, Sun, 27 Sep 2009 7:09PM
What type of AC unit did you use?  LInks?
Jonathan, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:29AM
You did a great job on this toy hauler!  I think I'd like to get an estimate for some work I need done on a truck camper.   Thanks
Dan Ellcessor, Mon, 5 May 2008 6:26PM
Hi Dan, Your trailer is looking great. I hope I get to see it before it's gone. I'm sure it won't last long.  Keep up the great work!
Dale Suiter, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 3:54PM
I have been looking a small trailer that I can camp in at RC Fly-Ins, also transport RC Airplanes.

I like what I see in your trailer conversion. Please send more info, I am in Goldsboro, NC
Don Gardner, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:43AM
Lookin real good bud!!!!!!Hope all is well!!1
The Holmich, Sat, 12 Apr 2008 4:29PM
Hey it looks good, I have a question for you, how much does it weight and how much can it carry? I love the idea and the fact that you are not to far away. One more question do I buy a trailer and then bring it to you or do you buy the trailer and start from there? Thanks and it looks great.
Zig Hensley | brm3g.com, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 7:09PM
Looks like you are off to a good start.  What are the ideas you are using to keep the weight low?  Hi Gary.  Well a few things, only painting the walls vs going over them with paneling.  There will be 3 nice wood grain looking cabinets going in.  They're actually plastic, very light weight, and supposedly hold 30 pounds per shelf.  You will see that most of the componets will be on the floor, not elevated in cabinets.  Not the most convienent, but cost and weight effective.  The airconditioner can be removed and left at home the months of the year that you don't need it.  This is very popular.  It takes up a little floor space, but who wants 150 pounds of airconditioner in the middle of winter.  The fold out bed is made with a light weight steel frame.  Very Sturdy yet very light.  That's enought info for now.  Keep checking back.  Thanks Dan
Gary, Wed, 26 Mar 2008 6:33PM
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