Thanks everyone for the good words.
It really makes ya feel good about the build hearing different folks saying how cool or nice it is. It makes all the hard work worth while.
Thanks again guys,
Progress is slow but sure, its getting there. The first party will be april 16, first comp of the new year.
And the freezer, OMG every time I go to the trailer I stop and open the freezer door. LOL like something is gonna be different. More so just cause I think its so freakin cool, most peps will never know that it isn't a freezer. They will just think I am well off or just lucky to have it.
I really really wanted to use it for my clone build but it was just going to be to much work.
Hey Tom, looks like you are getting close.
Great work on those tables. Looks like they came that way.
That fridge idea is a good one. Doors all latched up to keep stuff from falling out on the drive.
What comp are you doing on April 16?
Can't wait to get a tour of your BBQ joint on wheels.
Looking really good.
You will probably have the best, most equipped, full featured cooker there.
We were going to do Pleasant Hill April 1st, but my buddy just had a new knee put in two weeks ago. In therapy now, says he will be ready for Great American in May, so that will be our first comp this year.
At least we got some nice weather so you can get er done now.
Is it true, I think I heard the great american has moved locations.
I wish I could crank out two within a month but the odds of that are probably pretty slim.
It seems that we are in search of a new house, the inlaws are having medical troubles so we need a house thats all on one level. Now if I happen to find one with a giant garage that would be even better.
Hey, I ate at the mex place behind the bank at central and 7th. WOW it was awesome, execpt for the part where the menu was not in english. I ate a torta that barley fit in there to go box's?
It is now at the Overland park international trade place near the Sprint campus.
I wish I could do a couple every month. Work doesn't like to give off that many days, and the wife thinks I spend to much money on the ones that we do enter.
Well I wish I could do more as well.
I got some of the tedious stuff wrapped up today and hope to pick up a double basin shop sink and at least two floresent lights this week.
The tables are in but I have to wait to build the frame for the sinks until I have them present.
The slide out steps are secured now, wouldnt want them flying out on the highway.
The side flaps now have proper supports to hold them open, even in high wind.
The hitch is fully welded and complete all but the new bolts to hold the pintle ring on.
Oh ya, and I managed to trick the kids into painting some of it for me today. I'll probably pay for that one. LOL
Its getting closer, slowly but surely. Then when its finished I have to start my stumps clone build. I hope to have it ready for the sept contest but who knows.
The view is really nice once all the sides and front are opened up.
Well I decided to go with spiral florescent lighting at my work tables, with the switch by the entrance door. They take a minute to get to full brightness, and since I used the bright white bulbs they put off a really nice light to work by.
Then I used some cheep rope lights to just offer enough light to see by when we aren't working with food.
I still haven't decided how I want to make the electric hook up on the side of the trailer but from that point everything is in 1/2" conduit and metal boxes.
All the wire is ran and the lights are working, there was a few brain taxing moments trying to remember which romex went where and which neutral was getting used as a switch loop. In the 1/2" conduit there was no room for wasting wire so I had to be creative to make it all work.
Both switch's, one for spirals and one for the rope, are located at the door.
Four outlets are hot all the time at each table.
And the two up high are switched for the rope.
I am still thinking about a couple high intensity spot lights up near the roof to aim into the smoker. Not sure on that one yet tho.
Pics in the next post, I don't want to loose all this typing and have a lock up during a pic upload.
The Main goal here was to have everything in one place.
I hate nothing more then either cooking at a small gathering or even at a contest. And having to pack and load everything, haul it home and then have to unload it and put it away.
When we compete, I get ready the night before, load what I can that I don't think will get stolen, finish loading the next morning. Very early I may add, drive to my buddies, then to the event.
Same goes when we head home but in reverse. And when I get home I am wore out.
So I hope to be able to cook and have fun, clean things up after the last turn in and put said stuff away.
With the giant double door freezer as my storage, many things will fit in there.
I have most everything out there right now, the vac packer and the slicer is still in the house. Along with the burnable items that don't fit in the freezer, like the tents and chairs.
When I leave home, all I will have to do is hook up the trailer and roll out.
Also it will be fully functional totally closed up, so the weather is not a problem.
I think I will be getting a hammock to hang from the inside of the two doors while they are closed.