Think of the Tradewind as a blank canvas — ready to be set up however you want. The current configuration provides for a bathroom in the rear, but that can change, as well. We also mapped out a location for a service window if you need to use the trailer as a mobile bar, food cart, or party centerpiece. We started by building a new chassis and subfloor. The team completely replaced the suspension, including new leaf springs, new axles, new brakes, and new wheels and tires. We also added a new electric jack and rust-coated everything. Finally, we wired the chassis to prepare it for its new life. It needed patchwork to replace unneeded vents, waterfills, and unused hookups. The trailer had experienced some minor exterior damage over the years, and some large skin panels were replaced. We removed all the windows and replaced the seals, gaskets, and window glass. we installed a new subfloor using ¾-inch Baltic birch plywood. We then added a floor with seamless Marmoleum. The wheel wells had rotted out, so we built new ones from sheet aluminum. We installed three new water tanks — black water, gray water, and fresh water — low in the trailer to lower the center of gravity. Finally, #shinymetalschad built a new door on the existing frame and installed it.
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