After getting the She Beast to a very livable point, I was really wanting to start my own.
My plan was to do a trailer with a mounted live-in box that would be easily removable. That would allow me to use it for traveling, or work.
I'd been researching my options and was pretty sure that I knew what I wanted, the problem was finding one.
About 9 months into the search I found one that was going to be scrapped. It was missing most of the components, components that I didn't really need. It was offered cheap and not that far away.
With one axle minus wheels and chained up, I dragged it back to camp.
An ex-mil, 4 ton cap, bolster trailer.
During our summer travels I found what they call an “Intervehicle cable”.
It would be the power connection between the trailer and the Draggin'.
Finely found a comm-box/radio shelter that I could afford, had minimal damage, and was NOT on the other side of the country.
At the same time I recovered a trailer that I'd been storing at a friend place.
The trailer would be a future studio. The shelter (in the bed of the truck) would be my new home.
Removal of parts
I'm planning this to be a window.
And another. One on each side of the door.
The sound deadening foam makes it look as if not much has changed over the ages.
A bunch of rivet drilling, wire disconnecting, and unbolting of parts, opens up a window space by the door.
The shelter had four large vents, of which three I'll use for windows in addition to the two I'm making by the door.
Removing the foam has been harder than I thought it would be. Scraped as much as I could with a flat bladed shovel. It worked better than anything else I'd tried.
The previous equipment had been mounted to the floor and walls. I'm hoping to tie in as many of these mounting points as I can to the new build.
Here you can see two of the shielded vents and the two that were the in and out for the trailer mounted ac/heater that would have gone with this unit.
I'm going to screen and mount openable glass on the inside. The shielded ones will let me have open windows even in the rain.
These will be used to tie in a tubed cage as well as the lifting legs for removing it from the trailer.
The cage will be to keep things from damaging the aluminum skin and to mount accessories on.