RV Trailer leveling jacks

Adding leveling jacks to the RV trailer frame. These are simple scissor jacks that were procured from Harbor Freight. 2.5t scissor jack: https://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-ton-trailer-stabilizer-jack-96406.html The jacks were attached to the frame using some bolts so that they can be replaced if needed. Since there was more welding to be completed on the frame, the jacks were…

RV Trailer A-frame construction

Some more cutting of the stock steel, and then some welding, and voila, an a-frame! The trailer frame starting to take shape. Receiver bolted on to the frame.

Fun with a Plasma Cutter

Time to augment the home workshop with another metal working tool – a Plasma Cutter! The plasma cutter I chose was an American designed and manufactured Hypertherm Powermax 30XP. This cutter was chosen after considering products from Lincoln Electric, Miller, and some of the cheaper vendors found in Harbor Freight. The cost of this unit…

RV Trailer Frame Construction – part 1

Stock Metal Cutting Time to put the horizontal bandsaw to work, and cut up the stock to the appropriate lengths. For the main trailer frame, 2″ square, 0.120″ wall steel was used. This would add some weight to the frame, approximately 3lbs per linear foot. Approximately 31ft was used, therefore this would add 31 lbs…

RV Camping Trailer Project

The purpose of this project is to build a small tow-behind camping trailer, to house a queen sized mattress, insulated sleeping quarters, lighting, and an outdoor kitchen. Time for some modest luxury in the back woods! Getting Started Time to start looking at other trailers and existing designs, and come up with my own. Overall…