We had a weekend that was not assigned to any other entity except ourselves, so I decided to try and get a bit more done on the trailer. The ability to do this was the fact that the garage was a bit more cleaned out than normal, so there was space to place the Samson stuff. While building the frame, I ran a couple wires through a couple ribs so that lights could later be placed. We have the lights – two LED strips which adhere to the ribs on the ceiling. They just needed power. I went looking for a power supply and being 12 volts, it limited the items we could purchase. After on line and a couple of stores, I decided on a rechargeable batter from a farm store – one that could run a gate. For price and operation, this seemed to be usable. I could charge it, if necessary, and it would run the lights for multiples of hours. Once the solar battery is installed, I won’t even have to do that chore. It’s interesting to place two days work into a few sentences, but that is what I have just done. The graphical representations follow:
The floor is now primed so we can paint the plywood with a nonskid protectant. The black spots you see in the lower picture towards the front is a spray which was supposed to fill and seal cracks. After using the stuff, I’m entirely unimpressed. It sprayed around holes quite well. Filling them and sealing them – not so much. Oh well, we now have the experience and will use silicone in the future. That is my plan. All the rivets are going to sport a silicone button to ensure they are sealed.