Flashing, Insulation & Subfloor

We’ve been extremely busy this past week. After we brought the trailer home, we picked up the flashing needed for underneath the trailer and the rigid foam insulation for the floor. 

We chose 16 gauge galvanized steel for the flashing for its sturdiness and inability to rust. There’s no way anything will makes its way through the bottom!

The downside of such sturdy metal means that it was extremely heavy and difficult to install. 

Jacks were needed. It definitely wasn’t a one man kind of job.

Add 100+ degree weather to the mix and that makes for a most unpleasant task. I’m surprised J didn’t come out with a permanent sunburn.

After the flashing was installed, the insulation was cut to size and put in. 

In the four corners of the trailer, J also welded metal plate. Once the frame is put up, he will be adding HD (heavy duty) tiedowns to the four corners to help hold the corners of the tiny house down to the frame.

A bonus to the open bottomed corners means that we can also have access to work on the trailer brake lights if need be. 

A few days after, our lumber was ready for pick up. 

Our first pickup was enough for the subfloor and framing. In a couple weeks, we’ll pick up the lumber for the siding.

Unloading the lumber from the trailer. 

The plywood subfloor was cut to size but before being laid down, all the top metal was cleaned, glue was applied and then the subfloor was put on. 

Next comes screws, lots and lots of screws. 

W helping daddy.

The gap on the right side of the trailer will be filled in once the framing is started.

Until next time.


Trailer Day! 

This morning we got the call that we’ve been patiently waiting the last 8 weeks for. Our trailer was ready!

With W in her car seat and Willie beside her, we hit the road. 

When we arrived at the dealership, J spotted our trailer straightaway. It was sitting so purty, just waiting to be taken home. 

Only a few signatures were needed and we were all set to go. We decided to order 4 stabilizer jacks before we left. They’ll be used in the four corners of the tiny home to help (you guessed it!) stabilize our tiny home once completed. We’ll be picking those up in a few weeks. 

J did fantastic as ever driving home. He’s had a lot of practice towing trailers and boats in the past, so towing our trailer was no big deal. He did mention though that it was the biggest one he’s towed yet!

Let the building commence!

Willie the Road Dog.

Until next time.