This is a late 60’s or early 70’s “Rover of Panama City”. I can say it was made in Panama City, Florida but that’s it. My wife and I never found any info about Rovers of Panama City. We also never found any date of manufacture. So we bought it as a shell and a frame or as we prefer to think, a “blank canvas”. It has always been our intention to sell this trailer as we are better at building and making than we are at bar tending.
This old girl has been transformed into a mobile bar and event trailer. An event trailer because it is equipped to not only serve drinks and snacks, it can provide the event itself. Besides the many things listed below, it has an industrial Sony video projector and a Sony DVD player, a 150” screen, 16’ tall flag poles to raise up the screen, and a killer sound system. The movie is projected out of a porthole high above everyone’s head. Serve drinks and snacks while you show a movie outdoors under the stars. How good does it get?
So what have we done? You can see the transformation via the many photos and videos on instagram. But here is a list. It is long so hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything.
Refurbished stuff: 1. Outer skin was removed and scrapped (I think we got $30 for the aluminum) 2. The framing (2x2’s) was reinforced with pocket screws instead and many studs were added. Ceiling/roof joists are double tapered to shed water. 3. Rear section of floor was re-insulated and sub-floor was replaced. 4. Holes in the aluminum underbelly were patched. 5. Old vinyl flooring was removed and replaced with new. 6. Front window was replaced with a larger one. 7. Bearings, seals, shackle bolts, lug nuts and axles Inspected and brought back to new condition. 8. Ceiling vent
New stuff: 1. New exterior side and roof skin. 2. New 30”wide door 3. New wood steps 4. New porthole windows 5. Epoxy coated oak serving window awning style 6. 40 gallon water tank 7. Tankless hot water heater 8. Water pump 9. Bar sink 10. Formica Counter tops 11. Two burner removable gas burner 12. New George Forman grill 11. Stabilizing jacks 12. AGM 12v battery 13. Power inlet and outlet 14. Furnace 15. Power Converter/distribution panel. 16. Gas regulator 17. All new DC and AC wiring. 18. Double beer faucet tower (Tap and Co2 not included) 19. Norcold RV refrigerator (gas and 120V) 20. Not new Icebox for ice storage or ? 21. Tires 22. 15 gallon gray water tank 23. Hanging interior part lights 24. All new blue stain pine T & G paneling and woodwork. Stunning! 25. Futon sofa for guests that converts to a bed at the end of the party or a place to sleep if you’re traveling. 26. Riveted aluminum curved bar top. 27. Detachable riveted aluminum rear bar. 28. Two propane tanks and new rack.
I think that is about it. Obviously, if you have any questions we are happy to answer them. This trailer will require 120v power to run everything. We had considered solar, more batteries and an inverter so that it could be “off grid” but that is a significant investment. A small quiet generator would do more for much less.
The dry weight (no water in the tank): 3100 Lbs. Pulls very well behind an F-250. Length: tongue to rear bumper 19 Feet Ceiling height: 77 inches Price: $40,000