Trailer Time


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>1 yr ago by MyPatientMatch User

Today I bought a cargo trailer. Tomorrow I'll start renovations tomorrow to make this thing a mold-free and chemical-free avoidance paradise on wheels. At least that's the goal. This may go terribly wrong but I want to bring you all along for the ride.

I have moderate to severe chemical sensitivities and have been practicing mold avoidance far longer than is reasonable without a decent living space. It's time to build myself a little kingdom. I'm incredibly thankful to have (maybe) enough stamina and (definitely) enough experience with a cordless drill to get the job done with a little help from my friends. I don't have the money to hire someone who knows what they're doing for MCS or mold avoidance and I've proven that I'm too sensitive to deal with the work of someone who doesn't know what they're doing. Sink or swim, this is going to be interesting.

The starting point: a 2010 Pace American 7' by 16' aluminum cargo trailer with a ramp rear door and an RV side door. Bought off Craigslist for a steal. It has 3/4" plywood floors, 3/8" plywood walls and a whole lot of potential.

Phase 1: rip out all the wood. Every last stinking piece with my bare hands and a kickass respirator.
Phase 2: lay metal flooring. At this point it will be a metal box and a very bare metal box at that. I have very low standards thanks to the last half a year of living so I dream of having my own austere metal box.
Phase 3: (after living in it for a while) insulate the walls and recover them with sheet metal. Add a window or other fancy fun things

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>1 yr ago by MyPatientMatch User
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>1 yr ago by MyPatientMatch User

Thanks @(username hidden), I haven't been in contact at all with Erik but I'm hoping to be able to do this in a cost-effective and low-tech fashion. I don't have any special skills besides growing up in a household where we were encouraged to use power tools at a young age. If I can figure out a way to do this myself I'd love to help other prospective avoiders do the same thing.

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