2003 Coleman Utah Trunk - Finished!!!

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by mathteacher, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. mathteacher

    mathteacher New Member

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    We just tested out the new trunk on our 2003 Coleman Utah. We drove from Texas to Oregon to Utah and then back to Texas. It worked great! There were a few leaks under the locking handles on the lid but we fixed that easy. The whole rebuild took about two weeks and $1000 but it was totally worth it. I couldn't find any pictures of anything like this so I made sure to take lots of pictures to document the process. You can see them on my blog: http://www.popupperegrination.blogspot.com/ Be sure to start with the oldest posts first and then move forward. If you want to see my plans I can email them to you. I can also get you in touch with my metal fab guy here in San Antonio. He was awesome!

    Don't be afraid to do this yourself - especially if you know how to weld, because then you could make your own box and save tons of money. I didn't think it was that hard and I'm a girl. I know you can do it!!!

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    shelmily Well-Known Member

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    Wow, very nice job. That is a lot of work even if you are good at it.

    Don't think just because you are a girl you can't weld. One of the best aluminum welders I know is a girl. She is the only one I will go to for any custom aluminum work I need done.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    smile and wave New Member

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    Looks great! Nice work! I enjoyed reading your blog on the entire repair.
     
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    One problem we did find: the lid pokes up too high. It's actually above the top of the box and the bed scrapes along the top edge of the lid when you pull it out. Because of this, I can't get my hand under the bed to attach those buggy bed bungee cords. I didn't even think of this when I designed the box. Oh well, too late now. At least it's way better than it was.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    AMomInLove New Member

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    AWESOME job!
     
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    MKEdmond New Member

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    What are "buggy bed bungee cords"
     
  8. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane I'd rather be camping

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    I only have one question, why isn't your trunk full to bursting like mine always is.
     
  9. jumpoff

    jumpoff I'm in a camping state of mind

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    Wow...a spectacular looking box. What was your thought about changing the shape of the box ? It looks like the front of your box is lower than the factory version. Did you do that for a particular reason ?
     
  10. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Since I can't get blamed for resurrecting this old thread, I get to chime in with a question. [LOL]

    What on earth is that orange blob on the water heater? I'm sure the OP is no longer around, but thought I'd throw it out there anyway. Great looking storage.
     
  11. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    The orange stuff if fire proof spray foam that she used to replace the insulation that had melted on the water heater.
     
  12. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Thank you.

    Can I assume that the grey stuff is the insulation? Mine looks exactly like hers, minus the orange blob. Just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.
     
  13. NJGuy

    NJGuy Active Member

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    I had a 2001 Coleman/Fleetwood Utah and would of loved the great work you did.
     
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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    Yes
     
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    This is a great box!!! Love it. Thought I would keep this running. Bump bump
     
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    Love what you did. This post is old, but do you happen to know/remember if once the entire front storage is taken off if I single piece of diamond plate could be installed on the front of the trailer to seal it off, and then add seperate tool boxes
     
  17. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Very nice job.
     
  18. LarryGoesCamping

    LarryGoesCamping New Member

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    This is amazing. Can you make me one of these boxes? I would be happy to pay!!!!
     

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