Slide Out Support Wheels
In my original design, I thought it would be cool to have landing-gear style wheels for the slide out to ride on. They would just drop into position when the section was pulled out, and then just before closing – be folded up inside the floor.
While the general idea was sound, I discovered two serious flaws. First, the legs were not adjustable, creating serious consequences should I park the tiny home on uneven ground. Second, after these many months of supporting the slide out, they have weakened and one finally collapsed last weekend.
So … in the redesign, I needed wheel-legs that would both be stronger, and adjusting – in addition to being able to fold up. As I had to add the final boards at the bottom of the door, the idea of strengthening that board for the mounting of the new legs was reasonable.
The result was more than versatile. Strong, yet functional, and the legs fold up easily.
My original plan was to use the Asphalt Emulsion coating in black. The idea was that with the black background, space-related images would look really cool. The problem is that the Asphalt Emulsion breaks down in rain. I learned that it is designed as an undercoating. Usually as a foundation for elastomeric roofs. Sooooooo, down to the home improvement store I went for white elastomeric coating.
The white coating is designed to be applied to a flat roof. I applied it not only to the roof, but also to the sides. As runny as it is, I needed to apply it in thinner, and more numerous coats to get the desired effect.
I have to admit, this is a much better look than the black. Woo hoo!