Stealthiness is the ability to park undetected in unusual places. The simple white enclosed cargo trailer fits in almost anywhere. For an added touch, strap a ladder on top of your pickup and viola your an instant contractor, just waiting to start the next days work.
Mine was a 6’x10′ plain white trailer, nothing special just your simple two wheel construction trailer designed to haul tools, help you move, or to be used in some commercial setting. After a bit of modifying mine had some special features that allowed me to live quite inconspicuously amongst the masses without detection.
Using very simple methods and inexpensive materials I converted this trailer into a comfortable hidden hideaway capable of housing two people very well. It was a project that evolved over time, starting in one configuration and after a rebuild becoming something more convenient.
When the rear door was opened and chained to the side, it revealed another wall with a normal width entry door. This second wall was framed up of 1-1/2×3 studs and sheeted with vertical siding fashioned from cheap cedar fence pickets that I sent through the planer to give them a smooth surface. With narrow lengths of the same fencing used to cover the seams it provided a very nice wall. The door was constructed and covered in a more decorative manner with cedar as well. The whole works was then coated with high gloss polyurethane, giving it quite the custom appearance. cek harga indah cargo
The beauty of the whole thing was when you closed the cargo doors, it just looked like a standard cargo trailer. Nobody payed it any mind. Usually left in a storage facility, if it showed any resemblance to something of value it would be susceptible to vandalism. As it was, nobody ever messed with it.
The interior was sheeted with 1/4″ luan plywood on top of Styrofoam insulation. Out the front wall was mounted a 5,000 BTU air conditioner with a shallow wooden cover to hide it when not in use. A set of bunk beds were constructed on one side, and a small kitchenette and storage closets were built on the other. All wood surfaces were coated liberally with polyurethane giving the whole place a warm tone and feel. A five gallon bucket with plastic bag liners provided a functioning porta potty, allowing for a full nights sleep minus trips to the bushes.
In it’s second reincarnation a side door was added that allowed entry and exit without disturbing the utilitarian looks of the cargo trailer. When we parked at campgrounds we could still open the rear door to exhibit the custom rear wall. This seemed to put to rest any fears other campers might have that we were a couple of wierdo’s that might be looking to do harm.
I did install small crank out windows on both sides as well to allow some ventilation and provide a view to what was going on outside. Blackout curtains still provided complete privacy from curiosity seekers when we parked in urban areas. A roof vent would have been a good add on, but it never materialized during our time traveling in our stealthy cargo trailer.
For what it was it worked out very well. We never lived in it full time, though we made a number of long distance trips across the country in it. Weekend camping trips into the Ozarks were fun and we even stayed in it during a Thanks Giving in Minnesota with six inches of snow on the ground. We had a portable propane catalytic heater that kept us from freezing.