I wanted to see how things would fit if I went with a 4×10 trailer instead of a 5×10. It all fits. I had to go with a smaller microwave. This saved me two inches that I could use to include the sink I have. Hmm. Spend $80 on a new (smaller) microwave or $150 on a new (smaller) sink. I went with smaller money – that is, smaller microwave and larger sink.
The trailer weights are similar. Comparison:
- 4×8 – FoldingTrailers.ca – trailer 260 lbs – load 920 lbs – $650
- 4×8 – Muddy Waters – trailer 260 lbs – load 1720 lbs – $675
- 5×8 – Inflatable Boat Warehouse and Folding Trailer – trailer 295 lbs – load 1695 lbs – $950
All can be expanded to 10 feet by not using the hinge feature. Not sure who will win out. I did purchase the 5×8 last night from Inflatable’s website, but they won’t get shipment in from their suppliers until the end of Nov. 2018, so I had to cancel the order. (Place Sad Face Here.)
Furthermore, I think the additional cost in materials – plywood, mainly – will necessitate going with a 4×8.
Plus, the Excel spreadsheet I have to calculate costs, weights, moments (weight distribution across the tires), and such is now geared for a 4×8 (that is, 4×10) trailer.
Here’s the latest.
I tried rotating the stove (cooker, stove top, hob, whatever you want to call it) to sit horizontal to the counter top. I thought that it would offer better cooking ability to have the burners side-by-side. But a) it doesn’t give enough clearance for the microwave shelf wall, and b) I think it takes up too much counter space.
I turned it back.
I created an antenna mount yesterday and put an antenna on it today. Pretty time consuming making Families for Revit. But I think it looks good. I also put this on my blog. See radio transceiver antenna mount.