DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [Pole lights, fan, & equipment holder], 07/23

Trifold utility–Steampunk Style

This project began by looking for a way to raise the fan [a gift from the Artis family, Richmond, Virginia]. I decided on pipes, except I thought I needed a 48″ threaded piece. I decided to use what I have, coming short by 3-inches. In the end, I shortened the fan pedestal even more–38.5 inches. My build will includes at least one Nanoleaf bloom. Thelighting will go well with the trailer [photo studio] as I am equipping it. I have wanted my equipment harness in the trailer; but, I had no place for it–now I do!

The pole is anchored to the floor at the passenger-side rear d-ring. It is installed so the floor can still float.

It has been a productive day. Next up–light sockets for the two bulbs. Stay tuned…

DIY ~ Ford Transit Connect XLT Van [rollout kitchen finishings–potable water storage], 07/21

A 35-gallon water storage pod


To facilitate the many pieces of photography gear in the Xtreme trailer, I did not order water storage, a sink, or a cooktop. After all, it is to be a mobile photo studio. Anyway, I want those features and more. My van kitchen planning is coming along…

Today, I added the Norwesco 35-gal portable water tank. I built the stand and its base over the last few weeks. I built the base from 2″ x 12″ x 8′ lumber. I covered both the base and stand top with laminate leftover from my rollout tray [orange] and scraps [blue] my neighbor gave me from the sewing table I built. BTW, I built the stand so I can remove my Xtreme spare tire, should I flat with a full tank of water.

The tank is in. Next, I have to add the plumbing. I may do so next month or maybe in September. Stay tuned…

DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [wall art], 06/26

Marquis de LaFayette, the person for whom Fayetteville is named


I took this picture one foggy morning in February 2018 in Cross Creek Park, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Now, in acrylic and on the passenger wall of this Xtreme. It is a nice blend of shades of brown and goes well as wall art.

DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [bench tied-down], 06/09

Using two bungies joined by screw, washers, and wing-nut


DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [setting up hardware], 05/31

Making progress…

Xtreme photo station
Xtreme photo station

…with everything securely tucked away–at least that is the plan…


DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [wood projects], 05/31

Three so far…

3 wood DIYs for the Xtreme
3 wood DIYs for the Xtreme

…corner molding for the solar component cabinet; box for electrical connections & wiring hideaway; and, footer for camera robot–to be stained and oiled.