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Semi Trailer Lodge Project
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Contributors to this thread:
loprofile 09-Aug-19
drycreek 09-Aug-19
loprofile 09-Aug-19
Ambush 09-Aug-19
loprofile 09-Aug-19
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Buffalo1 09-Aug-19
loprofile 13-Aug-19
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JTreeman 13-Aug-19
loprofile 13-Aug-19
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loprofile 14-Aug-19
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Grubby 14-Aug-19
loprofile 14-Aug-19
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Joey Ward 14-Aug-19
loprofile 14-Aug-19
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Joey Ward 14-Aug-19
loprofile 14-Aug-19
MarkU 14-Aug-19
Joey Ward 14-Aug-19
loprofile 15-Aug-19
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loprofile 16-Aug-19
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loprofile 19-Aug-19
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woodguy65 19-Aug-19
shiloh 19-Aug-19
loprofile 19-Aug-19
grubby 20-Aug-19
shiloh 20-Aug-19
loprofile 20-Aug-19
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itshot 20-Aug-19
loprofile 21-Aug-19
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From: loprofile
09-Aug-19

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We were selling old semi trailers at work for scrap so I decided convert a couple of them to a Five Star lodge. Turned out to be a little bigger project than I had anticipated but the end is in sight. Really cool experience with some great volunteer friends. Not sure if this link will work. If not I will post some individual pictures. More to come as completion nears.

From: drycreek
09-Aug-19
Linky no worky for me...

From: loprofile
09-Aug-19
Going to try something else.

From: Ambush
09-Aug-19
APauls should be all over this one!! Get one with a working "reefer".

From: loprofile
09-Aug-19

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46 footer
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46 footer
Going to have to go the slow route. A couple at a time. These are the start. Both trailers are 1970's vintage. Longer one is 46 footer, shorter one is 28.

From: loprofile
09-Aug-19

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28 footer

From: loprofile
09-Aug-19
sorry about sideways pics - any help appreciated

From: loprofile
09-Aug-19
Image tools works!

From: loprofile
09-Aug-19

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We sold these creampuffs to fund the new project.

From: loprofile
09-Aug-19

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From: loprofile
09-Aug-19

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From: Buffalo1
09-Aug-19
So are you buying a 18-wheeler tractor to pull with? I don't think a 5th wheel unit in back of p/u will work for towing.

From: loprofile
13-Aug-19
LOL No, these are going to be fixed position permanent.

From: loprofile
13-Aug-19

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Moved them to farm and removed the axles. Took a helpful friend, cutting torch, tractor and winch.

From: loprofile
13-Aug-19

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13-Aug-19

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From: JTreeman
13-Aug-19
I’ll be interested in this thread, I’m probably too lazy at this point to follow suit, but should be cool. Thanks for sharing.

—Jim

From: loprofile
13-Aug-19

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Buddy Steve with the torch.

From: loprofile
13-Aug-19

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Here is a picture showing the long trailer after removing the axle. We blocked off two walls of our pole barn with the trailers which made a really nice open interior space withing the barn.

From: loprofile
13-Aug-19

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19
The basic concept is to convert the small 28 foot trailer to two 8 by ten bedrooms and a bathroom with a sink and shower and the in the large 46 foot trailer build have an 8 by 10 bedroom on one end, a kitchen area on the opposite end (with cabinets, refrigerator, sink) and a living area in the middle. A sliding glass door opens to a 24 x 16 foot deck.

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19

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the basic design

From: Grubby
14-Aug-19
Looks like a great project,thanks for sharing.

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19

loprofile's Link

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19
Sorry, can't figure out how to get movies from Iphone to Bowsite

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19

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This is a view of the wall dividing the pole barn in half. Sorry for the construction clutter.

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19

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Skipped a bunch of steps that I will go back to but this one gives a pretty good picture of the concept.

From: Joey Ward
14-Aug-19
Nice to be able to work on stuff in inclement weather.

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19
Wish we had some inclement weather here in Alabama. The heat index is brutal on this project. Fortunately at this time we have air conditioning in both trailers so interior work is no so bad.

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19

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Removed rollup doors and framed in.

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19

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Lapboard siding.

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19

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Lots of after work hours

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19

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From: Joey Ward
14-Aug-19
Hardie?

From: loprofile
14-Aug-19
Yes, from Home Depot.

From: MarkU
14-Aug-19
Is this considered a true redneck project?

From: Joey Ward
14-Aug-19
Awesome. Paint it. No maintenance.

And it looks like whoever installed it knows what they’re doing.

From: loprofile
15-Aug-19

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I am overwhelmed by the help I have had from friends. Plumbing, electrical, heating and air, carpentry, all done without a nickel out of pocket. Jumping a million steps but this picture shows part of the crew who worked last night under the lights til 11:00 pm

From: loprofile
15-Aug-19

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framed rollup door space from inside

From: loprofile
16-Aug-19

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A view of the large trailer after ripping plywood off the walls, sanding the white oak floors, and nearly completing the lapboard siding on the end.

From: loprofile
16-Aug-19
Also sliding glass door on left and entrance door on right. Sliding glass door goes to deck and entrance door goes to barn.

From: loprofile
19-Aug-19

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One of the things that got me excited about this project was the floors. The trailers are about 45 years old and the floors are white oak, butcher block. They are scratched and gouged by years of hand trucks. The next two pics are of the floors after sanding and then after applying polyurethane.

From: loprofile
19-Aug-19

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From: woodguy65
19-Aug-19
Pretty cool - you have some good buddies.

From: shiloh
19-Aug-19
There's a big ol rattle snake on those porch steps. Didn't know if y'all had seen him!!!

From: loprofile
19-Aug-19

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Good eye Shiloh! That one is an old mount but we have some good timber rattlers down here. This is one with my grandaughter Addy last fall.

From: grubby
20-Aug-19
I like those floors!! That snake though.........

From: shiloh
20-Aug-19
Dang!! My wife is from Choctaw County and they have some trophy rattlers down there too!!

From: loprofile
20-Aug-19

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Another cool thing about the trailers was the baseboards. These are 12 inch boards bordering the bottom of the walls to protect them. They looked pretty rough but we removed them and sanded them to reuse them in the project.

From: loprofile
20-Aug-19

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The next couple of pictures show a mess but give a pretty good idea of what the plan for the big trailer. We put rigid foam insulation between the metal ribs on the walls and the ceiling. We screwed 3/4 inch furring strips on the ribs and horizontally along the ceiling so we would have something to nail the paneling on. The paneling is 1/4" 4 x 8 sheets of engineered pine.

From: loprofile
20-Aug-19

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The picture is pretty distorting on size. The main room here is 36' x 8' and the bedroom at the end is 8 x 10

From: loprofile
20-Aug-19

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The pictures are a little distorting on size. The main room is 36' x 7.75' and the bedroom at the end is 10' x 7.75'.

From: loprofile
20-Aug-19
On the back wall is our tankless hot water heater and the inside part of our mini-split ductless air conditioner. Both installed at no charge by friends.

From: itshot
20-Aug-19
nice!

was this a reg trailer or reefer type insulated?]

the pole barn is a beauty

From: loprofile
21-Aug-19
regular uninsulated. We used a combination of rigid foam and fibreglass insulation.

From: loprofile
21-Aug-19
Thanks Itshot. I had access to some reclaimed heart pine boards and one day decided even if I might not have a great lodge I could have a great wall!

From: loprofile
21-Aug-19
Jumping around quite a bit. This one shows the board we put down the center of the ceiling. It covers the space between the rigid foam insulation, hides the wires and provides a base for mounting the lights. It is a 100+ year old 1 x 12 heart pine board salvaged from an old building.

From: loprofile
21-Aug-19

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22-Aug-19

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a couple of pics showing buddies doing the electrical

From: loprofile
22-Aug-19

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From: loprofile
23-Aug-19

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A few pics of various steps

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23-Aug-19

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23-Aug-19

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23-Aug-19

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