Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Horse Trailer Conversion

Soooooo if we're FB friends, you probably already saw that I've started working on renovating my horse trailer tack room into a weekender. I'd like to show more, but hotels are $$$$ and the closest show venue is juuuuuust far enough that driving back and forth blows. I'm also casually shopping actual LQ horse trailers and if I find one I want in my budget, that isn't out of the question either (不) but in the meantime, this gives me something to do and if I like the results, I won't buy something new! Anyway. Here's the progress to date:

I have literally always hated this carpeting. 

Came out SO EASILY 

Then I had so much glue to scrape off. 


Browsing paneling. 



Saving ideas from the Horse Trailer Conversion group. 

Pulled out the floor carpet!



More ideas from the group. I asked DH if one of the prisons could do custom butcher block countertops for me 予

Electrical supplies 

Replacing the windows - shout out to 4-Star for having THE BEST customer service. Had these windows 4 days after I emailed asking about how to order replacements for my '99 trailer I bought used. 






Not a true project until somebody bleeds lol. 


Using the carpet we pulled out as a template to cut insulation.

Boom 


Traced the cut insulation onto plywood to try to avoid a lot of obnoxious measurements 


Plywood over the insulated floor

More #inspo I saved 

LVP floor down! 
Yes, I still have flooring left over from the house that I used in the Taj MahTeal and now this 不不

Electric plugin installed 
Not gonna lie, the thought of drilling a hole in my beautiful trailer gave me hives so I'm glad DH did it while I was gonna trail riding 不

Inside. Electric box coming soon!






Made a lot of progress this weekend before we ran out of insulation - I need to go get more supplies!



I also spent an uncomfortable amount of money buying the heat & a/c unit, a mini fridge (in blue naturally 不), and a mattress, so hopefully if we keep progressing at this rate maybe DH and I can sneak away for an overnight at the trail riding ranch before it gets too cold!

14 comments:

  1. So fun! I almost commented on FB that the flooring looked familiar to your tack room floor lol, glad you confirmed that for me. I also spy lots of teal in your inspo photos, I'm so excited for the finished product!!

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  2. Dang look at that progress! Can't wait to see what it eventually looks like

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    1. I'm still in the phase where I can't mentally envision the finished project (which is how I spent most of the house building process) but I think it'll be okay 不

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  3. Ooh awesome!! Can't wait to see the finished product, you guys are amazing!

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  4. I have been following this on FB with envy. I love what you are doing. A friend of mine did this with her 3 horse slant load. even put an awning on it for when she's parked.

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    1. So the full LQ I'm still contemplating buying has an awning, so if I do end up keeping this, I'm sure it'll be on the list

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  5. I'm thoroughly enjoying this project! I don't think you're going to want something else when this is done. Smart to use the old carpet for a template, what a timesaver!

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    1. I'm actually looking at a full LQ tomorrow, so we'll see 不 but I do love my trailer!! And I sort of want to see the project through regardless, idk, maybe I'm nuts haha.

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    2. Hahahaha! Well, selfishly, I'm glad you plan to see it through because I'm not sure I could handle not seeing the finished product!

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    3. We'll see how it goes! I have so many ideas I'm curious if the reality would live up to my expectations and the only way to know would be to finish it

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  6. I just dragged Mike in here to make him look at this post and he loved it.

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    1. I feel like DH and Mike would get along well. I wish we lived closer!

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