Since our last post, just over a month ago, we've made a lot of progress on the trailer and should just about be ready to give it the green light for some tailgate trial runs (who wants to drink some beers with us before September 5?).
While the voting results for the graphics were very close between #2 & #3, we ultimately opted for #2, which more effectively provides visibility when the TV window is up - it will be very difficult to not know who we are when the trailer is in use.
Additionally, the passenger side features the City of Cincinnati flag, along with some additional graphics on the front and back.
With the exterior near complete, it was time to get to construction on the interior features. For year 1, we're simply focusing on having an HDTV mounted, along with interior storage - in the future, we may add features such as draft beer, upgraded audio, and/or an RV restroom.
So far, we have built the TV mount, added some rubber tile flooring, built a tongue mounted flag pole holder, and installed various mounting points in the interior so that we can strap our gear down during transit. After a little painting later this week, we'll be able to mount the TV.
The following list of to-do tasks have been completed!
- Painted TV backing (black) and mount TV
- Finalized TV source - we currently have an over the air HD antenna & wifi option for ESPN, will need real world testing in coming weeks
- 4000W generator
- Painted wheelsand cleaned up other details
- Loaded up with our canopies, chairs, grill, coolers, etc.
Also, last but not least, VERY special thanks to Scott Rankin for all of the help thus far with the trailer build. Pictured above (#BeatMiami), he has been a huge asset in the planning and actual construction, and there's no way that this project would've gotten this far without his help. When you see this guy at the trailer this fall, please make sure that he has a cold beer in his hand!