Category Archives: Makers on the Move

Can Your Trailer Alarm Do This? Our Plan for Keeping the Workshop Secure

How to install an alarm system on an enclosed utility trailer with siren, brake lock, and text message notifications. We have the option of arming with either a keypad in the trailer or key fab outside.

Thank you Trailer-Alarms.com for putting this system together for us!

Link to our system:
http://www.trailer-alarms.com/Alarms_c_1.html

The install took about 8 hours, but we have more openings than the average trailer. Something I didn’t mention is that you can change the timing of the exit/entry and the sensitivity of the accelerometer.

We’re Coming to See You! Submit Your Project Idea Now! (Fall 2016 Tour)

Makers on the Move is officially happening! We’ve decided we’re going to start our new adventure October 24th.

Here’s the plan – You submit a project idea that you’d like to build with us at makersonthemove.tv. If selected, we’ll work over email to come up with a design you like. You buy the materials and we’ll cover everything else.

We’ll come in our RV with the Ultimate Mobile Workshop and film the process from start to finish. We’re looking for fun, unique, and interesting projects that can be completed in a weekend (or week if your schedule allows).

Looking forward to meeting you!

Submit your project idea here!
http://makersonthemove.tv
(Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama only).

ULTIMATE Mobile Workshop – PART 1 – Two-Way Cabinet Drawers

How to build cabinets with two way drawer slides. I decided to start work on the miter saw and drill press station in the Ultimate Mobile Workshop. At each end of the bench are a set of cabinet drawers that can be accessed from inside or outside the trailer.

I used adjustable ball catches to keep the drawers locked in place and 3/8″ bolts in a groove as drawer stops. The bench height ended up a little higher than I would have wanted (39″) because of the layout of the trailer doors.

HUGE THANKS to Lark United Manufacturing:
www.larkunited.com

DIY Pickup Truck Bed Slide
https://goo.gl/mZ6JDz

Trailer Pre-construction Tour:
https://goo.gl/7mKcNp

Sidenote: I was amazed how well paste wax worked to make wooden drawers slide smooth.

 

RV Tire Pressure Monitoring System Installation + SIMULATED LEAK!

More information about Tire Minder
www.minderresearch.com

With a long rig I knew we would want a tire pressure monitoring system. I did some research, and Tire Minder kept coming up again and again. After talking with the company, they sent us a whole system for the RV and trailer. The peace of mind is nice, since the trailer tires are 65′ back, and could potentially blow without noticing on a rig this size. Thank you Minder Research!

 

Uh, Yea…It’s Pretty BIG | Pre-Tour of Our New Trailer!!

The Ultimate Mobile Workshop trailer has been delivered! It turned out so much better than we could have hoped. Now we get to the fun part of building out the whole interior with benches, cabinets, and storage.

The biggest thank you to Lark United Manufacturing!
http://www.larkunited.com/