The trailer that will carry Dawn's Harmony Home was pulled across the province after the snowstorm a week ago and taken to the welder's for additional work.
Prepping the Trailer
To maximize the interior space to the legal limit, we had our welder instal three-inch c-beam braces to the sides every eighteen inches, where the floor joist will cross over. This allowed us to build to the legal maximum width of eight feet six inches. The Department of Transportation limits the width of trailers to eight feet six inches and the height to thirteen feet six inches. The length is not a concern for us.
The first step Jamie did was level the trailer to create a stable platform for construction. We will weld on the final scissor-jacks to the four corners later.
Drilling the holes before bolting the subfloor supports required a pilot hole and then a hole large enough for the bolts to hold the subfloor support joists.
Dawn painted all the exposed surfaces with green preservative to protect them from the elements.
Next, the two by six footings were bolted to the supports. This will carry the subfloor, joists, and insulation to the exterior wall.
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