Originally Posted by STEALTH-FIGHTER
been looking for an enclosed for a while now. Not really in a rush. Just want the perfect trailer, really. ALL aluminum is a must, with other sub categories following that. Featherlite is one company I like a lot. Have actually gotten a quote to build a custom F.L. for me locally, but ended up around $17k after everything for a 16x7 V nose with all the trimmings, which is Waaaay past what I'm willing to spend, especially when there are much larger F.L. car haulers on Ebay for the same or less $.
Aaaaaaaaanyway, was just looking around on the old Craigslist and came across this bad little trailer. Yeah the price is up there, and it's also more than I'm looking to spend, but just check this thing out ok? It's a motorcycle owners dream come true..
InTech 8.5 X 18 Enclosed
That's a good looking trailer, but yea that's also a chunk of change.
I had been considering selling mine and buying one that was already done, like that. Which would have been easy...
But I am VERY happy I didn't. If you have the tools and are willing to do the work, renovating your own is absolutely the way to go!!! Without a doubt!
I was able to put things where I wanted them, and wasn't limited to have say "3 outlets inside and 1 outside." I installed a counter, microwave, mini-fridge, outlets for phone and GoPro chargers, outlets for fans, A/C unit, built a desk for my laptop. Even installed a TV that is on a wall bracket that I HDMI to my Surface for movies of GoPro videos.
Then outside I have LED flood lights on the back and side, and outlets on the back and side for tire warmers, compressor and fans.
To get a trailer done with all of that would have cost me a FORTUNE.
I paid about $4,000 for the 7x16 trailer a couple years back. And I have about $2,000.00 in material into the trailer. That includes all the marine grade flooring, A/C unit, FRP on the walls and ceiling, insulation, wood, electrical stuff, even the convertible couch/bed, etc....
The ONLY thing I wish I would have done differently is that I wish the trailer was slightly taller. I am 6' and I have to tilt my head when walking pass the A/C unti.
Was the latch easy to install? That's a good idea and I would like to do that to mine! Any tips?
It wasn't too bad. It probably took me about an hour.
The only real tip I can give is, use a grinder, make a template out of cardboard and cut small to be on the safe side.
You'll need a drill and bits, hit the corners first. I used the grinder to cut through the aluminum. And then where the latch goes through to the wall, I used a dremel.
I am VERY happy I did it, wish I had done it sooner.
I had been using a latch and pulled it shut with the chain. But then you were locked out if someone was inside, or locked in if someone left. Not any more! lol
WELL worth the time and money.