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Friday, June 1, 2007

You Can Make Your Own Toy Hauler!

Sometimes you can make what you need from stuff you have laying around. My good friend Bob Smith from New Paris, OH made a toy hauler out of a covered utility trailer. This is Bob and his better half - Wanda. Below is his converted - now a multi-purpose utility trailer/toy hauler.Since Bob installs commercial silos all over the United States he frequently needs a utility trailer to carry his tools to the project and keep them locked up while not in use. Bob got to thinking that he could also make a nice toy hauler out of his utility trailer and so he went to work. He installed an AC unit, roof vents, paneling and insulation, electric, port-holes (he wanted windows but needed to maintain the security of the trailer when he used it for work - so he opted for port-holes which are actually product viewers he uses in his silos), an inflatable bed, refrigerator, carpet and some furniture. Now his utility trailer is truly a multi-use vehicle. It’s an RV when he needs one, a tool crib for on the job and a toy hauler that will easily carry his ATV and motorcycle. Perhaps this utility trailer conversion is just what you need. It doesn’t cost that much to make, especially if you already have the utility trailer. You may also want to consider screening in the openings if you camp in mosquito land.My wife Marilyn and I are out here on the RV road having a lot of fun bringing you new and fresh ideas and meeting many wonderful people on the journey. I thank all of you for your continued readership. Perhaps we will meet up at a campground along the way. I certainly enjoy meeting you! Jim



  • Before you go this route (as I did), check to see if your road service company will cover it. I found out the hard way that mine wasn't covered by my RV road service company.
    Do not ever doubt that the road service companies will fight you tooth and nail on the smallest detail.What was the detail? My homemade camper (as good as any factory made job) wasn't on their list of approved vehicles for their road service. Funny thing, when I bought the service, I told the agent my toy hauler was homemade.

    Later the company acknowledged that I was indeed covered, but made no effort to make things right. So, I was stuck with the bill and the hassle, all because the homemade c

    By Blogger Lloyd, at June 9, 2007 3:52:00 PM PDT  

  • You guys are so smart you probely spent half the money that you would normaly spend on a factory built toy haler

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 9, 2007 6:16:00 PM PST  

  • Thanks for this article.... I have a 24' cargo trailer and have been searching for others who have converted to a toy hauler. I am thinking of framing the inside walls just as you would frame a house. After the framing is completed, running the pluming, electrical and insulation. The framing would tie together and keep the stress away from the cargo trailer walls, kinda like a box built within the trailer. I am not sure of what type of insulation to use???? I plan on adding windows and an air conditioner. Any comments??? I would be very interested in your feedback.. Thanks... DrwMull@aol.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 7, 2008 1:41:00 PM PST  

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