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Old 01-15-2016, 02:15 PM   #2161
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I wouldn't consider barn doors myself. Love my ramp. Rolling table saw in, two wheelers with heavy items. I work alone a lot so ease of loading larger things is a big plus for me. If I need a door I just use the side. Can even put blocks under the end of the ramp and have a decent instant table if needed.


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Old 01-15-2016, 02:27 PM   #2162
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My mates a contractor who I help out a bit and he said he wouldn't get a V nose next time. He said it's the most useless piece of space to have. He's buying something bigger now and no v nose this time around.

There's just no way to make good use of the space. Instead just buy the model that's the right length.
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My mates a contractor who I help out a bit and he said he wouldn't get a V nose next time. He said it's the most useless piece of space to have. He's buying something bigger now and no v nose this time around.

There's just no way to make good use of the space. Instead just buy the model that's the right length.



I like mine. I'd hardly call that space useless. Definitely better than tongue space I'd say.


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I like mine. I'd hardly call that space useless. Definitely better than tongue space I'd say.


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To me that's a lot of wasted space. I have way more in the front of my flat front trailer. A lot more infact. There's really no good way to make use of that space. If it was me And I had a 14ft trailer with a 2ft V I would rather just have a 16ft trailer with flat front. That way you can make use of that space.
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Another reason I like flat is the v on tongue is where my LP bottles are mounted,

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I think of it as free , extra space .
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I think of it as free , extra space .
They cost more though so how are they free
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It's something to do with the low pressure air behind the trailer. Kind of how a wing works. High pressure in the front low at the back. It sucks the trailer backwards and require way more HP. Ideally you want a smoother transition in the front and back and the truck being in front of the trailer helps this a lot but on the back there's nothing. You ever seen them trucks with the weird looking ends on them.

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That greatly reduces the turbulence behind a semi.

Makes a good place to nose into with a load on a trailer behind me.
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I also prefer a flat front enclosed trailer.
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It gives me a lot bigger opening when walking in the side door. I checked out a lot of flat fronts. I didn't like em. Even pulled one. Wind resistance whatever your reasoning is either way, for me was definitely far less also.


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Mine didn't . 7x 14 , dual axle $2100
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The side doors can be put wherever you want.
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I 've seen some that open on the v
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Snowmobile trailers typically.
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I 've seen some that open on the v

Now that could be interesting. Full length insides would be available


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Mine didn't . 7x 14 , dual axle $2100
So how much was the flat front? On the ones i looked at it was anything from $300-$800 extra depending on model from what i remember. $2100 sure is cheap for a trailer though. Think mine was $6500 for same size.
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Never priced one . This one was used, a 2009 , you can see a tour of it under Andy's Amazing Trailer on tools of the Trade ....its really set up a lot better now.
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My V has two ladders, broom, level, shop vac wand, desk for plans, empty boxes and bags for tool transport, work light, and space for my shop vac to roll under when its not in the house.

I still plan on installing a closed cabinet above the desk height shelf for storage of plans, coffee, etc.

Space is only inefficient if you plan on using it inefficiently
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It just occurred to me that mud flaps might be a sage investment
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My V has two ladders, broom, level, shop vac wand, desk for plans, empty boxes and bags for tool transport, work light, and space for my shop vac to roll under when its not in the house.

I still plan on installing a closed cabinet above the desk height shelf for storage of plans, coffee, etc.

Space is only inefficient if you plan on using it inefficiently
This picture again is a prime example of why they are pointless. It's like no one knows what on earth to do with the area

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