DIY Cargo Trailer Conversion Parts and Resources List

Parts and Resource List from our months and months of research. Parts and videos we are using for our 6×14 cargo trailer camper mobile office conversion.

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Direct From Factory Cargo Trailer  Dealers

Plain Ol Trailer Pearson Georgia

COLONY Cargo Trailers




South Georgia Cargo Sales – Douglas Georgia  Lark Cargo Trailers – Texas and Georgia

Custom Trailer Showroom, Douglas Georgia


For making Cabinets and accent interior skin

Home depot Authentic Pallet 32 sq. ft. MDF Paneling 20lbs a sheet 4×8 $18.95

Lowes – 48-in x 8-ft Smooth Weathered Barnboard MDF Wall Panel – 20lbs $16.95

Lowes Revolution Ply 5mm Poplar Plywood, Application as 4 x 8  – $14.95 –

Check out these videos on making light cabinets out of foam board.   Not sure what direction we are going yet.

Fan-Tastic Vent Roof Vent w/ 12V Fan – Manual Lift – 14-1/4″ x 14-1/4″

AC 110v

Panel  Murray LC002GSU Load Center, 2 Space, 4 Circuit, 60A Main Lug, Indoor, Surface mount 

Murray MP1515 Two 15-Amp Single Pole 120-Volt Circuit Breaker 

Murray MP2020 Two 20-Amp Single Pole 120-Volt Circuit Breaker

Southwire 28828222 50′ 12/2 with ground Romex brand SIMpull residential indoor electrical wire type NM-B, Yellow

GFCI Wall Outlet -SECKATECH 15 Amp 125 Volt Tamper-Resistant Receptacle with Indicator Light,2 Nylon Wallplates, Screws,White.

ALEKO L15-30 RV Electrical Locking Adapter 15A Male To 30A Female Locking Plug Connector

Epicord RV Inlet 30 amp 125v Power Cord Twist Electrical Lock Boat RV Marine Inlet(White)

DC 12v List

DC Wire.  I used about 150 feet.  ( but I added a lot of lights.

50FT 18 AWG Gauge Electrical Wire, Premium DC 12v Hookup Red Black Copper Stranded Auto 2 Cord, Flexible Extension Cable with Spool for LED Ribbon Lamp Light or Low Voltage Products by MILAPEAK

Blue Sea Systems ST Blade ATO/ATC Fuse Blocks   –

Standard Blade Type Fuse Assorted Kit

Switches –  Yueton 12pcs Car Truck Rocker Round Toggle LED Switch On-Off Control, Blue, Green, Yellow, Red


12v DC Solar

30AMP Solar Panel Charge Controller PWM Battery Smart Regulator with USB Backlight Display 12v/24v (30A) 

Renogy 12V 100Ah Rechargeable Deep Cycle Pure Gel Battery

Vmaxtanks SLR125 AGM 12V 125ah Battery for Solar Wind Power Emergency Backup Generator PV panel or Charger AGM 12V VMAX Battery (12 Volt 125Ah Group 31 AGM Solar Battery)

DOKIO 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel

100 Watt 12V/24v Monocrystalline Flexible Lightweight Solar Panel Bendable Solar Charger with MC4 for RV, Boat, Cabin, Tent, Car, Trailer, 12v Battery or Any Other Irregular Surface

100 Watts 100W Solar Panel 12V – 18V Poly Off Grid Battery Charger for RV

Renogy 12V 100Ah Rechargeable Deep Cycle Pure Gel Battery

Vmaxtanks SLR125 AGM 12V 125ah Battery for Solar Wind Power Emergency Backup Generator PV panel or Charger AGM 12V VMAX Battery (12 Volt 125Ah Group 31 AGM Solar Battery)

20 FEET UL Solar Panel Extension Cable Wire (20 ft.) with MC4 Connectors PV – 12 AWG – 600VDC


Zamp Solar RVROOFSIDE Sidewall Port –

Solar Extension Cable SAE Connectors 16ft For Quick Connect of 12 Volt Solar Panel Battery Charger Solar Trickle Charger Solar Maintainer Solar Controllers With Battery Clamps,Cigarette Lighter


25FT Sae to Sae 2 Pin Extension Cable DC Power 16awg Heavy Duty Battery Quick Disconnect/Connect Wire Harness with Sae Connectors with Dust Cap


Lights for the ceiling – 12v-LEDlight Marine White Recessed LED Ceiling Lights – Easy to Install (screw free) Cabinet Counter Lamp Campervan Trailer 5th Wheel RV Truck Car Bus, 3w, Bright Natural White, Pack of 6 with Bonus ( super bright)

HSS FASTCUT HOLESAW 56mm( for above lights. Easy install)

12V Reading Lamp RV Boat LED Bedside Lamp Camper Trailer Motorhome Interior Lighting Spotlight, Machined Aluminum Plated Nickel

5m Meter 16 ft Feet RGB 5050 SMD LED 300 LEDs Waterproof Flexible Light Strip w/ IR Remote 24 Key

Lumitronics LED RV Exterior Porch Light with On/Off Switch and Removable Lenses. Perfect Outside Replacement 12V Lighting for RVs, Motorhomes, Campers, 5th Wheels, Trailers.!

LED Light Strip Accent Kit, 4 x Pre-Cut 12 Inch RGB LED Strips – Includes RF Remote, Power Supply and Connectors for Under Cabinet, Kitchen, TV Lights &More ( love these lights, we used them above the windows. They are dim-able and you can go from white  to different colors.  It is mostly what we use at night. 2 wats per strip. Less when dimmed)

Beds and Ottomans

Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 8 Inch Mattress, Full

Sofa / bed .  60lbs   Not using the legs and building a storage box for it to sit on. 

SONGMICS 43″L Faux Leather Folding Storage Ottoman Seat Bench Footrest Seat, Brown ULSF703

Cr Sleep 4-inch Folding Memory Foam Mattress Full Size, Ventilated Mesh Cover, 54 x 74 inches   . Used this when I picked up the trailer and worked out great.

6 Inch Memory Foam option below.  This bed has high ratings.

Milliard 6-Inch Memory Foam Tri-fold Mattress with Ultra Soft Removable Cover with Non-Slip Bottom – Full  

Flip Up Tables

Wall-Mounted Drop-Leaf Folding Table

Drop-Leaf Table, 35 3/8×19 5/8″, Black

Drop Leaf Dining Table Wall Mounted Workstation Solid Pine Wood Black Large 36×30 Inches

Wall-Mounted Drop-Leaf Table, Simple Floating Folding Laptop Desk, Space Saving Hanging Table for Study, Bedroom, Bathroom or Balcony, White 31.5″ x 23.5″(LxW)

Make Your Own Table (Brackets)

Black Paint Folding Shelf Bench Table Folding Bracket, Powder Coated Short Release Arm. 12″ reach , 1″ thick, Max.Load:300 lb

Folding Shelf Brackets 12”, Max Load: 330lb Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Collapsible Shelf Bracket for Table Work Bench, Space Saving DIY Bracket, Pack of 2

Heavy Duty Metal Triangle Table Bench Folding Shelf Bracket 10 Inch, 2 Pcs Folding Shelf Hinge Wall Mounted, Max Load 132lb (Black)

Accessbuy Folding Shelf Bracket Stainless Steel Triangle Wall Mount Support White Heavy Duty Shelf Brackets 2 PCS (8 inch) 100-150lbs   –


TrafficMASTER  Redwood Acacia 12 ft. Wide x Your Choice Length Residential Vinyl Sheet Covers 12.0 sq. ft. $10.24 /linear foot  –

Was thinking a light metal backsplash like copper or a flooring product.  Like this vinyl tiles.

Another idea Union Corrugating 2.16-ft x 8-ft Corrugated Steel Roof Panel – Lowes


You need one with a big enough freezer for an ice block

Hisense 3.3 Cf Compact Refrigerator 46 lbs –  $99.00 This will be used as an Ice Chest refrigerator with two gallon frozen jugs ( last about three days) boon docking and  plugged in at campgrounds.


Self Rimming Single Bowl Bar Sink 2 Holes 15-Inch-Length by 15-Inch-Width by 5-1/2-Inch-Depth, 22 Gauge, Brushed Stainless Steel

Classical Single Handle Pull-down Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser 3/8 ( not available at this time)

Storage Solutions

Zone Tech Car Headrest Food and Drink Tray Organizer – Classic Black Portable Premium Quality Car Tray for All Your Needs


 Suburban Drop-In 3-Burner Black Cooktop Stove


Mainstays 700W Output Microwave Oven 23 lbs


Percolator – Stovetop Percolator Coffee Pot – by Mixpresso coffee (9 Cup ; 15 Ounces)

Schumacher 128 12V Coffee Maker

Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker, 34 Ounce, 1 Liter, Black

Mecraft -Ceramic Coffee Dripper/ Pour Over for 1-4 Cups(Black)

Stainless Steel Pour Over Coffee Dripper by Ol’ Blue – Slow Drip Coffee Filter Metal Cone – Reusable Single Serve Coffee Maker

Pull Down Window Blinds

Window Coverings – pull down blinds. Levolor Cream Room Darkening Cordless Vinyl Roller Shade (Common: 37-in; Actual: 36.5-in x 78-in)   these can be cut to exact size at the Lowes store.   $10.97 – $21.97  Price is right.  Do not have the skills to make custom drapes so this is a great option.


Timber Ridge Car Canopy Family Trailer Outdoor Tent for Beach Camping SUV 3-4 persons Sunshade

Another one.

KingCamp COMPASS Awning Sun Shelter Auto Canopy Camper Trailer Tent Roof Top for Beach, SUV, MPV, Hatchback, Minivan, Sedan, Camping, Outdoor, Anti-uv Tents, Waterproof, Portable.

Front Canopy – On our Pop Up we had a great cabana (below) we loved very much but is hard to find at a good price so this is what I came up with.   Canopy and room.   For Door side of camper.   Hoping the height will work with the camper door.  ( update will not, cabana will)  10 x 10 ft Outdoor Waterproof Heavy Duty Pop Up Canopy with Carry Bag Portable Instant Shade Folding Shelter with 420D Top,Beige

Two Door Canopy Room –  Standing Room 64 Hanging Family Cabin Camping Tent With 8.5 feet of Head Room, 2 Doors & Fast & Easy Set Up.

Dometic  Cabana Lightweight Dome Awning  .  These have gone way up in price.   I bought one about 7 years ago on ebay for $169!  NOW they are over $600… But they are also a bag awning now.   LOVE these.  It is an extra room that keeps the front door dry and great porch too.  Would love to get another one but not in the budget right now.  But I would highly recommend.

Dometic 747GRN11.000 Cabana Lightweight Dome Awning – 11′

Dometic  Cabana Lightweight Dome Awning – 11′

Dometic 13ft Cabana Lightweight Dome Awning and Screen Room 

Dometic 7ft Cabana Lightweight Dome Awning and Screen Room

Simple DIY Camper AWNINGS Part List


Zelta Nickel Steel 1-3/4 Inch Lag Eyebolts Thread Eye Screws, 12 Pieces Set


Coleman Steel Replacement Tent Pole, 8-Foot ( one pole)

Green Elephant Telescoping Tarp Poles Set of 2 – Adjustable Aluminum Rods for Tents and Tarps – Awning Poles for Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, More – Portable, Lightweight Replacement Tent Poles upto 7’6″ –


5 Carabiner Aluminum Random Multiple Color


(Walmart Ozark Trail Heavy-Duty Tarps, These are great tarps that hold up well. We have been using them for years. Inexpensive and easy to replace)

Ozark Trail Heavy-Duty Tarp, Silver/Brown   6×8′ –

Ozark Trail Heavy-Duty Tarp, Silver/Brown 8×10


MilSpec Paracord/Parachute Cord, 8 or 11 Strands, 600 or 800 lb. Break Strength. Guaranteed Military Specification Compliant, 550 or 750 Survival Cord, Made in USA. 2 EBooks & Copy of MIL-C-5040H.


Heavy Duty 10-1/2″ Metal Tent Peg with Glow-in-the-Dark Stopper (10-Pack)


STREAMERS for rope lines

100′ Bulk Deluxe American Flag Pennant Banner – 100 U.S. Flags for 4th of July, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day

60 Metre Large Pennant Banner,90 Pcs Multicolor Grand Opening Flags Outdoor Material Fabric Bunting for Garden,Wedding,Birthday Party Decorations


Flame King (KT20MNT) Dual RV Propane Cylinder Rack for front mount.

2-Stage Propane Tank Regulator with 2 Pigtail Hoses

Camco 40523 Heavy-Duty 20lb Propane Tank Cover


First Alert SCO5CN Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Battery Operated

Vent fan

Fan-Tastic Vent 801250 1250 Series Vent – White

Dicor 501LSW-1 Lap Sealant – 10.3 oz.

Dicor BT-1834-1 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 30′ Butyl Seal Tape

Fan-Tastic Vent U1500BL Ultra Breeze Vent Cover – Black

Brake Controller ( works GREAT! )

Tekonsha 90160 Primus IQ Electronic Brake Control

Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller – 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat – 10 Gauge Wires

Outside Showers

(to mount inside of an outside box ( backside) with 12v and pump set up._

5L 1.32 GPM Outdoor Portable Propane Tankless Water Heater

Tankless Water Heater, 6L Outdoor Portable Gas Water Heater, Instant Propane Water Heater, Overheating Protection, Easy to Install, Use for RV Cabin Barn Camping Boat, Silver

Portable 6L LPG 1.6 GPM Propane Gas Tankless Outdoor Digital Display Instant Hot Water Heater

Solar Heating Shower Bag Outdoor Showering

Water Storage Bag with Shower Head Camping

Outdoor Travel Leisure Sports PVC Solar Shower Water Bag Shower Bag Bath Bag

Solar Shower Bag Camp Shower 5 Gallon with Removable Hose and On-Off Switchable Shower Head for Camping Beach Swimming Outdoor Traveling Hiking

Portable option

Mr. Heater BOSS-XB13 Basecamp Battery Operated Shower System  potable compact with pump (4 dc batteries. 40 mins)

Patio Table

Lifetime Height Adjustable Camping and Utility Folding Table, 4 ft White – ONLY 19lbs  – We love this table.  We hang and store on back barn door.

Toilets – Porta-Poti

Leopard Outdoor T-Type Three Directional Flush Portable Travel Toilet for Camping,Boating,Hiking,Portable RV Toilets – 5.3 Gallon ( best investment yet)

Portable 5.3 Gallon Flushing Camping Toilet w/Carrying Bag,Splash-Free Dumping, Anti-Leak Water Pump, Large Capacity Waste Tank for RV/Boat/Truck/Healthcare

Shower Changing Rooms

WolfWise Pop Up Privacy Portable Camping, Biking, Toilet, Shower, Beach and Changing Room Extra Tall, Spacious Tent Shelter.

Pop Up Tent,Portable Outdoor Toilet Tent Fitting Room Privacy Shelter Tent for Changing Clothes Room Toilet Shower Camping Dress Bathroom Tent

Awesome Fireplace Heaters

We recommend replacing the fireplace bulb with an LED bulb it will not burn out and last for years.  That’s what we did.   It was an easy on screw on the bottom job.

DONYER POWER 14″ Mini Electric Fireplace Tabletop Portable Heater, 1500W, Black Metal Frame,Room Heater,Space Heater

Global Air GDIFP-1200A-R Mini Fireplace, Reddish

Classic Family Electric Fireplace Elegant Wall Mount Heater with Remote Adjustable 1500W 35″x22″

Door Screen

We used one on the door and one sideways in the back.  Also simple ties to hold it back when not in use,.


24-inch 720p HD Smart LED TV- Fire TV Edition –  Love everything about this TV!  

ONN Full-Motion Wall Mount for 10″- 50″ TVs with Tilt and Swivel Articulating Arm and HDMI Cable (UL Certified) reg $79 Sale $12.98
Love this mount and a great price.

150W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Converter with 3.1A Dual USB Car Charger

HD Digital TV Antenna Long 65-80 Miles Range Support 4K 1080p & All Older TV’s Indoor Powerful HDTV Amplifier Signal Booster – 18ft Coax Cable/USB Power Adapter

1byone Digital Amplified Indoor HD TV Antenna 50-85 Miles Range, Amplifier Signal Booster Support 4K 1080P UHF VHF Freeview HDTV Channels, 10ft Coax Cable

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