Hello everyone and thank you for helping. I have been to many forums but have not seen an answer to my specific question.
I have bought a 6x14 enclosed cargo trailer and plan on making it a small living quarters.
I asked for no plywood on the walls, but they said they had to for transport, so this got me to thinking.
I want to keep the weight down. The trailer weighs 1300 pounds with 3.8 inch playwood on the walls and I was thinking of insulating the walls with foam board then covering with paneling or some light weight material to save weight.
So what is the best way to keep the structural safe and decrease the weight of the walls at the same time?
Would foam insualation be strong enough?
Do I need to add cross members to the frame?
Can I use lighter plywood? Which I really do not want too because it is still heavy. I would like to keep the wallboards below 10 pounds each for a 4x8 sheet.
Any help would be appreciated, this is my first attempt and I do not want the trailer ripping apart while hitting 40 or 50 mile per hour crosswinds or headwinds.
- Manufacturer:Cargo Mate
- Weight:1400 lbs
- GVWR:2990 lbs
- Axle Capacity:3500 lbs
- ConstructionSteel Frame Aluminum
- Pull TypeBumper
- Roof TypeRound
- Nose TypeRound
EAR RAMP DOOR W/SPRING ASSIST
LEAF SPRING AXLES
SILVER POWDER COATED WHEELS
STEEL BELTED TIRES
36" RV SIDE DOOR UPGRADE
BLACK CENTER CAPS
2 INTERIOR DOME LIGHTS
1 WALL SWITCH
3/8" PLYWOOD WALLS WITH LUAN TRIM
3/4" PLYWOOD FLOORING
ATP EXTERIOR ALUMINUM FENDERS
TPO RADIUS FRONT CAP
DOT APPROVED LIGHTING
LICENSE PLATE HOLDER WITH BUILT IN LIGHT
.030 ALUMINUM EXTERIOR
Z-TECH UNDERCOATED FRAME
WELDED SAFETY CHAINS
STEEL SEALED SIDEWALLS