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Old 04-05-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I have a 6x10 cargo trailer that is ready for shelving. I would like some ideas on how to anchor the shelving to the wall or floor? How do you know where the studs are behind the plywood? I'm afraid of going right through to the other side. Any idea if I should just use punched angle and plywood? and where do you get that punched angle?
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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Check out these threads:

http://www.contractortalk.com/f41/best-wood-trailer-shevles-work-bench-8064/

http://www.contractortalk.com/f41/trailer-interriors-7076/

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You should be able to see the screws holding the walls to the framing. Depending on the make they are 16"oc or 24. Take a measurement by the door to find out how thick the wall it. Stay under 1/4" and you won't go through.
In my Hallmark I used all wood. Fastened a spreader to the floor with glue and screws then the uprights to these and to the roof framing. You can do the same with steel. Glue won't help much with metal but bolts and lock washers should help.
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This is a 14'x7' Pace with ramp and side door. We will be remodeling this trailer for framing when we complete our 20'x8' trailer with ramp door and side door. We find the 14' is too short and too narrow for a well equiped finish crew. For framing the 14' will work well. The 20' will have a miter saw station set up inside for production and pickup.
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This is a 14'x7' Pace with ramp and side door. We will be remodeling this trailer for framing when we complete our 20'x8' trailer with ramp door and side door. We find the 14' is too short and too narrow for a well equiped finish crew. For framing the 14' will work well. The 20' will have a miter saw station set up inside for production and pickup.
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Nice trailer indeed! Love the fein vac... What's the tool sharing a slot with the palm nailer?
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This is a 14'x7' Pace with ramp and side door. We will be remodeling this trailer for framing when we complete our 20'x8' trailer with ramp door and side door. We find the 14' is too short and too narrow for a well equiped finish crew. For framing the 14' will work well. The 20' will have a miter saw station set up inside for production and pickup.
I would love to hear more about the 20' project!
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Pinner not put away properly. Each trailer has a lead carpenter who is the only one with keys other than me. He is responsible to insure all tools are clean, in good repair, and in their right place. I will have to talk to him about that pinner. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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I would love to hear more about the 20' project!
I will document project and post pics. I am ordering it tommorrow so it will be 5 weeks or so. It should only take the crew two days to out fit the inside.
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I will document project and post pics. I am ordering it tommorrow so it will be 5 weeks or so. It should only take the crew two days to out fit the inside.
Awesome, keep us updated!
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That's more organized than my garage!

How many guys does this trailer outfit?
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How many guys does this trailer outfit?
That was my next question as well.
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This is a 14'x7' Pace with ramp and side door. We will be remodeling this trailer for framing when we complete our 20'x8' trailer with ramp door and side door. We find the 14' is too short and too narrow for a well equiped finish crew. For framing the 14' will work well. The 20' will have a miter saw station set up inside for production and pickup.
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Hi everyone, I have a 6x10 cargo trailer that is ready for shelving. I would like some ideas on how to anchor the shelving to the wall or floor? How do you know where the studs are behind the plywood? I'm afraid of going right through to the other side. Any idea if I should just use punched angle and plywood? and where do you get that punched angle?
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Hey fellow tradesmen.Just thought I'd show my trailer pics.The one in the picture is a 6x12 with a ramp.The ramp is great for rolling off the compressers.Just have to watch when lowering the ramp that there is no junk underneath as it will dent the door.The shelving was made with 4 sheets of 5/8 fir plywood and 2 sheets of 1/2 spruce.I routered all the slots for the 1/2".Glued and screwed everything.Also made an area for subfloor glue..The ammo boxes you see are for the air nails.One box of air nails fits perfectly in an ammo box.Any questions?Just ask.This site only let me load 3 pics.
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Just finished constructing more shelf space in my tiny 5x10 trailer, I used 1-1/4x1-1/4 aluminum channel bolted to the roof supports front to back to hang from, and 1-1/4x1-1/4 aluminum angle for ledgers along the walls as well as edge support/lip around the shelves. after drilling 5/8" holes in the roof support channels I used string to drop 5/8" flange nuts into the roof channels and guide them to my holes, bolted the aluminum channel to the roof channels with the channel up(used plenty of red locktite) used 5/8" allthread and flange nuts to sandwich the channel and shelves to create a "hanging" support. overall created substantial shelf space which weighs practically nothing and still maintained open floor space for large items
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i like that shelving on the side door.extra space might as well use it..where did you get the ladder racks or did it come with the trailer?
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thanx man, you like those cheap wire HD shelves on the door, but not my shelves, I see how you are man the ladder rax I made from 1x1 tube very thick walled, not the crap you see half way down the nut and bolt isle at HD, Whenever I have to "make" anything, I go here they have everything and anything under the sun, and cheap too, all the aluminum, nuts, bolts, washers, etc. (all stainless btw) for the ladder rax and the shelves inside (cost about 70 bux)

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sorry.the shelves are great.the way you hung them off the top to give you more room.i do think you need a bigger trailer though.that cat you have in there looks pretty heavy,no problems on the road?
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5200# torflex axle, so capacity is fine, I like my trailers small

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