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Old 04-06-2010, 09:45 PM   #241
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It is inland marine like alwaysconfused said I have $15000 coverage and it does hardly any thing. $100 deductable from State Farm wouldnt have it any other way.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:50 AM   #242
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #244
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Here is a not so great pic of my trailer..... Needs to be cleaned out.



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Old 08-23-2010, 08:06 AM   #246
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Nicely done by everyone. Jframe I really like the "feel" of yours. Kind of place for everything, everything in its place, but nothing brought along for the ride that does earn its keep on the rig.

I sort of inherited a nice cargo trailer from my wife's antique business. It's an all aluminum Thule Tandem axled 7x16 V-nose w/ a ramp rear door and a side passage door. Ceiling is just under 7', has roof racks, plywood floor and walls w/ z-track all over the place, lights, vent, back-up camera and alarm, spare...the usual suspects. One of the handiest things that the dealer threw in were z-track clips that accept the end of a 2" wide piece of dimensional lumber. I've used them quite a few times to divide parts or all of the trailer interior horizontally when hauling cabinets, material and such. They can function sort of like the molded in ledges on many new truck beds and bed liners where the lumber cross bars work as load bars or as joists to support a piece of plywood and more stuff on top. The temptation is to overload but being mindful off the structure of the wall framing you can still get a tremendous amount of stuff moved with it.

While I love the trailer for it's ease of maneuvering empty, it's finish and it tows like a dream, compared to a steel and aluminum model like the Wells Cargo it comes up a little short. While it did a great job for my wife because she could easily tow it behind her Honda mini van, and my Tundra doesn't even know it's back there, it is only rated as a 6,000 gvw trailer, whereas the Wells of similar exterior dimensions are rated at 7700 lbs. The difference in curb weight empty is about 500 lbs. so the net difference in cargo is a little over 1200 lbs. more in the Wells.

As I said this was originally purchased for moving furniture so it met those needs wonderfully, and if all you need was a lighter duty for hauling a modest tool load and still be able to move a full set of kitchen boxes, this is great.

Anyway, now I'm adapting it for use as a portable boat repair and trim shop. Mainly going to haul a bunch of my Festool gear, with portable air and a genset. The order of the day is going to be ultra light weight storage to compensate for the trailer's cargo capacity limit (4250 lbs.) and to keep everything easy and cheap to tow. The Festool /Systainer stuff is efficient and reasonably light weight so I'm starting by adapting to those for everything else that I can. The idea is to be able to pull all or most of the organizers and tools out quickly to use the whole space for moving cabinets or small show boats. Right now I'm just stacking the Systainers and use one of their hand trucks to pull a stack out and it works fine but I'm trying to come up with a more elegant means of keeping the stacks of tool boxes vertical without simply lashing them to the wall. It's a work in progress and I'll throw some pics up when I get the chance.

Also need a ladder to get to the ladder racks, which are kind of crude square tube aluminum, but a major arse pain to use because the V-nose slopes down and it's a heck of a reach over the nose to the middle of the front rack to tie stuff down.

As for security, I use a self contained 12v. Cobra system that is set to warn me if it is disturbed. I can chose to enable or disable the on-board siren depending on where I am. If I'm leaving it somewhere that I can't get back to it pretty quickly I'll turn the siren on in hopes of scaring off the thief. At other locations I keep it silent so that I can approach the miscreant in the act or turn my dogs loose.

Yes I realize that there's a liability issue and the thief would probably sue me if my dogs ate parts of him, but I also have that under control 'cuz I still have my mini-excavator and it digs a nice square edged hole down to 12', so no fuss, no muss, no lawyers.

I also have motion activated digital video surveillance on the property with IR cameras 'cuz my shop is on the back forty and a bit remote. The DVR is a computer that can send me streaming video and notifications on my cell if it is set off. Now I'm trying to rig the same type of cam on the trailer and in it.

I also use some kind of Monster tongue lock with a Master latch lock, cabled wheel chocks and covered masters on the back door. The side door has a latch lock and dead bolt that is reasonable but it still needs another hasp of some sort. I don't often use the full suit of armor but it's nice to know that you have it when you need it.

Had Inland Marine coverage from Erie at one time...very affordable. Problem was they never ever accepted a claim. Had a new Bobcat stolen from a biz that did service work for us. They said sue him. I found the machine on a site a year later (machine now had 1000 hrs. more on it - boom bent, cut and spliced - control panel and seat destroyed - tracks shot, etc.) . I refile for the vandalism and they say wait for the criminal trial. He beats the criminal charge (says some black guy stopped by his house on a Sunday and offered him a 30K+ machine for $4K...and it flew w/ the judge). I try again...again they say sue him yourself. They plain suck. You get what you pay for, although I had similar difficulties with Cat insurance as well, but that's for another thread.
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OK, since I used this great thread to get ideas for my new trailer, I figured I'd show my (nearly) finished trailer setup. I still have more to do but the bulk of it is done. It's not nearly as nice as some on this thread but thanks to all those who have contributed.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:27 PM   #248
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I really like your simple CLEAN layout....and tiedowns along wall....
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Wow,..... That would give the customer the "warm fuzzies" seeing that pull up behind the "freshly" hired contractor
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Here is my trailer just finished organizing and rebuilding it not 100% but it works well so far and has been enjoyable to work out of.
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JFrame I like the fact that when you look at your setup you can tell it gets used.
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What an excellent thread!

I've just started building my 8.5 x 18 and think i might have to make some modifications since this thread gave me a ton of good ideas. I will make sure to post some pics when I'm finished. Thanks to all those that posted!
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OK, since I used this great thread to get ideas for my new trailer, I figured I'd show my (nearly) finished trailer setup. I still have more to do but the bulk of it is done. It's not nearly as nice as some on this thread but thanks to all those who have contributed.

How does she handle with all the weight on one side? What size trailer is that?
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Thanks to all who have posted. I pulled a new 7x16 back from Tulsa to replace my old 6x16 Iron Ox two weeks ago, and just now painting the inside white so I can see good. Its nice to have a clean slate to start with. Then I will put all this good info from this thread to use. Thanks again!
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whats the best "must have" in your trailer and whats the "should'a done without" in your trailer?
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Mines prob my draws and systainers. I have moved many thing around in my trailer over the time I have had it and now I have dialed it in just how I want it. I made the mistake of trying to fit every tool I own into the trailer and it was getting to ful. Now I have only the tools I may use on a job and not the tools I won't use.


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