DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [Air Cooler–Heat Exchanger & More], 08/19

Closer to putting on a skin/veneer and enclosing the cooler–probably wood for both

IMG_1824I built a frame for the heat exchanger that has more insulation on the sides and a mounting board for the temperature gauges. The register is temporary–just to have a correct sized opening. I hope to use a thin, decorative wood–maybe ¼-inch. The wood top in the photo is also temporary.

IMG_1823I have insulated the 10-gallon cooler and have to put it back on its base, then shorten the wiring. I will cover the insulated cooler. I am not sure with what yet–maybe wood slats to match the trailer’s front panel.

Note, the portion of the exposed return tubing also has to be insulated.

Stay tuned…

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DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [Air Cooler–Heat Exchanger Insulated & Taped], 08/10

This should help the ice last longer…

Heat ExchangerNext, I need to insulate the return water tube and the cooler. Then, finish both. I will also insulate the wood box that I build for the heat exchanger. Stay tuned…

DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [Air Cooler–New Fans & Enclosed], 08/09

Fans replaced and heat exchanger enclosed


Next: tape sides/corners. insulate, build a wood enclosure, with decorative registers, insulate and enclose the bottom. All that will take a while–probably will not finish until sometime in September.


DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [Air Cooler], 08/08

I am 8 days into this project, saving holes in the trailer walls; and, I hope, comfortable air.

The pictures are chronologic. I have several tweaks to reduce the warming effect on the chilled water by the heat exchanger. After all, to the ice, it is a heater. More soon…