Raising the Walls & Front Panel
Raising the Walls & Adding Front Panel
Having learned a thing or two with the first wall, I constructed the second one a little quicker than the first, and adopted a slightly different technique. After that, I conned a friend into helping me lift the walls onto the trailer, brace them, and attach them to the floor and trailer frame. I again used anchor bolts that passed through the floor and in some places the trailer frame as well.
|Yes. That's John helping me with the wall...and a porta-potti that is doubling as a step stool. All puns intended. (Sorry John, couldn't pass it up.)
The layout of just about everything in the trailer is based off of the front wall; so we put the front panel on to act as a datum. This was pretty exciting because the trailer really started to look like something.
Old Benches - New Wall
Just for fun, I brought the old benches from the dinette from our house (I needed them anyway to begin copying them). I placed them in the trailer against the front wall to see how close we came to matching the old curvature. They matched up perfectly! Sa-weet!
|Old dinette benches agains the new wall. Perfect fit.