First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by Big T » July 14th, 2018, 9:53 am

:kewl:


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by ajfoxy » July 14th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Good job you caught the issue in time and had it repaired.


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by YTQBBQINC » July 16th, 2018, 12:55 pm

Well, got the trailer back. Don’t think I’ll have to worry about the axel area being too weak. Once I replace some of the rotted 1X2 tubing on the walls and make new fender wells I’ll get the floor in and the smoker on the back. Ton of work to do till it’s finished but as long as the smokers mounted and mobile I’ll be happy working as I go.

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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by Big T » July 16th, 2018, 4:44 pm

It looks pretty solid to me :kewl:


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Post by ajfoxy » July 16th, 2018, 11:24 pm

:yth:


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » July 17th, 2018, 5:41 am

That would haul my smoker so you can trust it for sure.


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Post by YTQBBQINC » July 21st, 2018, 4:49 pm

Well I got the trailer layout put together. Going to raise the floor 2” in the living quarters so I can insulate the floor and possibly run utilities if need be. Thinking this is going to be a long project to get it to completion but it’ll get there. First things first. Get the actual exterior framing in, new fender wells and floor so I can mount the smoker so it’s mobile. I’ll probably re-skin it after that and then start on the interior. Always open to suggestions. This is my second smoker trailer build but first “RV/Camper/outdoor kitchen/smoker trailer” build so it’ll be interesting.

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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by mp4 » July 21st, 2018, 5:19 pm

Awesomeness!



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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by Dirtytires » July 22nd, 2018, 8:52 pm

I might suggest looking at toy hauler trailers for ideas on placement...not that yours is bad but they are experts in efficient use of space. They might give you some good ideas. I have a 5th wheel toy hauler and have been around trailers a long time and they make every inch count.

Your restrictions on the “living” part will be fresh and waste water storage. Water weighs over 8 lbs a gallon so even 100gal of combined water (mine holds 170 total) will add another 800 lbs. the holding tank is usually close to directaly below the source as it’s gravity drains so you are ending up with a lot of weight in the back of the trailer. And you will need to leave space below the floor for tanks.



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Post by YTQBBQINC » July 22nd, 2018, 10:21 pm

I’ve been watching a lot of videos and looking at truck camper layouts to get ideas. Thinking the black tank will be under the toilet and grey under the shower sink area. Going to have to figure out how to best run the drain line from the exterior sinks so they tie into the bathroom sink drain. It’ll probably end up like my smoker, cool but nothing like the original drawing. Haha


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Post by Dirtytires » July 23rd, 2018, 3:36 pm

In-bed truck campers and travel trailers are build much differently. Go thru the showroom of a local rv dealership and open up the bottom compartments and crawl underneath quick. Tell them you are just curious and they won’t care a bit. You might even check out there back lot. They might have an old trailer that you could buy super cheep and scrounge parts from. Doors, windows, water pump, holding tanks, an awning, an a/c unit faucets, a toilet and shower are just a few of the goodies that will cost you a bundle. Also consider light fixtures, the ac/dc converter, wiring and piping may be of use.

Either way, get to know the parts guy at the rv store....he may just start calling you when he has stuff you need.



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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » July 28th, 2018, 1:28 pm

That sounds like a great idea


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Post by YTQBBQINC » January 28th, 2019, 12:47 pm

So things got busy and I’m just now getting back to the trailer project. Replaced all the framing around the axles with 4”X4”x1/4” and 4”x3”x1/4” steel tubing and have treated all the surface rust. My issue now is, I’m not 100% confident that the back of the trailer will support the weight of my smoker while going down the road. The framing in the back is 2”x4” steel tubing and 2”x3” angle iron. Think that’ll support it or do I need to beef up the back end? Smoker probably weighs between 1500-2000lbs. If it does need to be strengthened, any suggestions on the best way to do it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by towtruck » January 28th, 2019, 2:32 pm

That area will be fine if you have two things.....enough floor supports for the smoker, and having the rear uprights and upper frame tied in well enough to hold the rear up. An angle brace from the lower rear corners up to the top rail on a 45* will give lots of support and should be added.



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Post by YTQBBQINC » January 28th, 2019, 5:19 pm

I like that idea. My current plan for the floor is 3/4” treated plywood and then an 1/8” thick sheet of steel diamond plate on top of that. I’ll either do the cross support from the lower rear to the upper rail at an angle or do that and then add supports to the other corners as well to form an X. Been thinking of maybe adding some thick walled 4” C channel to the lower frame rails as well. That may end up being a little over the top but better safe than sorry I guess.


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Post by Dirtytires » January 28th, 2019, 9:31 pm

It might be time to call up a local civil engineer. They would be able to run the numbers and tell you for sure. Best part is that shifts the liability to them as long as you follow their specifications.

I don’t call them often but sometimes it is good for confirmation and to catch what I might have missed.



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Post by YTQBBQINC » February 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm

Still have quite a bit of welding and grinding to do before I prep and paint the frame but I think it’ll support my smoker now.

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Post by ajfoxy » February 7th, 2019, 10:21 pm

Looks like it is coming along just fine. Your welding table looks like mine... a flat surface with all sorts of stuff on it. :D


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by BurnBern » February 28th, 2019, 5:23 pm

Strong work YTQ keep it up. Be interesting to see it finally finished



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