Monte’s Cargo Trailer Conversion Project
This is our mostly converted 6 x 12 Cargo Trailer. We are still finishing up a few details on it.
If you look around on the web, you will find that these trailers are very popular to convert to all levels of RV. From larger complete conversions, to push out the quads and blow up and air mattress.
At the starting of this blog, I would say we are about 75% complete on this project. We have camped in it a number of times, and enjoy it very much. We like the small size as it fits in small camping spots, and little turn outs on BLM Land
I will give you a quick tour tour of the trailer so you can get an idea of what it looks like. For a more in depth tour, with pictures of the project, and links to purchase the products we used, go to
Out with the old:
Here is what we started with. Some old cabinets that held our quad gear, and some old carpet on the floor. I must say, you would never know now that it used to look like this.
In with the new!
Living Room Mode
This rear of the trailer. This part of the trailer can be converted from a Living Room, to a dining room, to a bed room. All you have to do is re-arrange the benches.
One of the things I have left is to add some windows. Right now it’s kind of nice not having them, because you can stealth camp almost anywhere. No one can tell that this is a camper from the outside. But, I still want to add them to lighten it up and get some fresh air.
Dinning Room Mode
Another shot of the dinning room Mode
In bedroom mode, it makes into a full size queen bed. The cushions are made from a memory foam mattress, so it is very comfortable.
It takes about 3 or 4 minutes to change from one to another. And the benches are a great storage space. We even put our portable oven/stove in one of the short ones. We have a pop up awning, generator, chairs, bedding, games, spare water tank, and much much more stored in them.
Now let’s take a little closer look at the front of the trailer.
The kitchen View
The Kitchen has lots of things a normal kitchen would have. It has a 110v Refridgerator/freeze with running water (not hot yet!), upper and lower cabinets, drawers, Microwave, and a pantry. We even have under counter lighting!
Yes, we even have a bathroom. But where, you say? We have it hidden!
The hidden Toilet
The toilet we put in the bottom of the floor to ceiling cabinet. Just slide it out, and take care of business. We do suggest that you close the door to the trailer first.
The hidden Shower
We also have a shower that you can set up using the kitchen sink for your water supply. All we did is get a drywall mixing tub for the shower bottom, and a couple of shower rods and curtains. And… you have an indoor shower! We took this trailer to a youth camp where it provided about 15 showers. It was the only shower for miles!
A Quick evening trip
We recently hooked up the trailer and took it to a local park, picking up some pizza on the way. It was great to have a little outing, with everything we needed with us.