posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 01:23 PM
If I might make a slight suggestion to consider in refining this plan? I'd spent and passed many an afternoon driving hundreds of miles in the truck,
while considering this very idea, if I got myself some acreage out where building inspectors are still a future concept. (plenty of areas
In making living space, I'd consider using Refrigerated Trailers. 18 wheeler truck type.
They are 53 feet long, approx 9 feet high for interior space and 8+ feet wide inside. The wheels literally slide off the trailer once the rear blocks
are removed that prevent it from happening on the highway. Most just have two steel blocks and the bumper, so it's easy enough to ground them. The
landing gear (Forward supports when parked) is nothing but bolts and some welds as well, when it comes down to it.
Why those? Well, they are already built with the requirement to insulate well enough to hold frozen meat in the Mojave desert in mid August without
fail. They do and I did it, countless times. The attached Heater/Cooler unit could, if someone wanted to be real industrious, even work as the HVAC
system. They cool to -20 and lower or heat well beyond what someone would call comfy on a summer day. So, they are protected from the elements.
Also VERY important ...they are designed, like the cargo containers but much bigger per unit, to withstand stresses and forces far beyond anything a
normal structure could or would. Imagine 50 mph cross winds down a typical interstate (bumpy-bump-bump) while going 60-75mph forward. Sticks for any
mortal building. An average windy day for a truck trailer. (There are rail versions that are designed to stack, too. JB Hunt uses them, as one
Prices for used trailers
Those are road worthy. No one says that's required for this purpose, so cheaper would certainly be possible I'd think. NORMAL trailers have walls
like sheet metal...BTW. Reefers are inches thick with reinforcing.