Ok here is my story,
I have owned RV's, regular tong trailers, ToyHaulers and I have to say a ToyHauler is the only way to go...................
But for a guy like me, I flat ware them out in about 3 years, with buckled walls and the interior walls all flapping like they put them in with glue instead of screws, the cabinets typically make it about a year, before I have to reinforce them.
So about 4 years a go I sat down and started drawing up what I thought was the perfect trailer for a guy like me.
Over the last 4 years I have been paying attention to every ToyHauler on the market, form how they build them to what they have in them.
What I came up with is they just don't build them strong enough for off the highway use and I'm not staying in any camp ground. (Hell my trailers get custom pin striping if you know what I mean………..)
Most of all the walls are made out of particle board or pressed word (that stuff weights a ton and has no strength when it comes to the movement of a trailer.
After looking at every trailer that came into my brother-in-law's shop, form ToyHaulers, Car haulers, to full blown race trailers and I don't mean like the one's Carson trailer makes. (ok, I through one under the buss but hay you get what you pay for)
So I decided to frame it out of box Steel just like what they use to build the double stack Race trailers.
I know, I hear someone saying, "why are you building it out of steel instead of aluminum".
So here is the answer to your question. Yes Aluminum is close to half the weight of steel and Aluminum has half of the strength of steel, so if I built it out of aluminum I would have to use twice as much material to give it the strength of the steel framed one. (Remember, I took 4 years to study this) One of the things I did was to take 2 24' double stake race trailers one form……… (just thought of something, I don't what to through any them under the buss) I'm just going to say "Alum trailer" and "Steel Trailer".
Guess witch one was lighter????????
Yep the "Steel trailer", it was just a little over 1000 pounds lighter. (Steel is a lot cheaper then aluminum. Just thought I'd point that out too)
So, having the advantage of my brother-in-law being the owner of RB Components and going by the shop every time he had a stacker in, I would check out how they build those monsters. I deiced to build it close to the same way (but mine will not be a stacker)
I came up with is a pointed noise 100% steeled framed trail, instead of particleboard, all aluminum Cabinets (witch is really cool because it has that NASCAR look) the floor will be sealed, so if I what to wash it out I can, Solar power for remote use and low coast on liquid gold, but it will have a Generador built in, for all since a purpose it will be a Toyhauler, but just not built like one.
so here is the fame and the tanks going in, more pictures to come.