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Old 12-10-2010, 04:42 PM   #261
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Must haves - heater, microwave.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:48 PM   #262
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Must haves - heater, microwave.
and AC (well at least down here )
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:01 PM   #263
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We had lunch in my new trailer today. 65 degrees, heated up the coffee in the microwave.

Got to love it. I told the HO the trailer has to stay plugged in all weekend because it's got caulking and things in it.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:21 PM   #264
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My 6 x 10 is packed!


Left side: I designed my shelves around a 49” high x 90 x 7” cavity to store 4x8 sheets.

In front of that is another cavity for my brake.

Right side: 20 deg. Angled shelves to store screw boxes etc.
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1 trim & 1 framer
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Front: shop saw & table saw storage
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In front of that is another cavity for my brake.
How long is your brake?

I also have a 6 x 10 v-nose.

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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.


Look at all those shiny new tools! do you actually use them?
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:57 AM   #268
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After seeing all the ideas on this thread....heres what i came up with.

Pardon the mess, i was moving in between jobs. Maybe later this winter i'll clean it back up and take some better pics, need to for insurance anyway.



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Look at all those shiny new tools! do you actually use them?
Lol I do yes. I just keep them clean. I have a cleaning session later for all my cordless tools. I'm anal when it comes to being tidy. Even my vac hose gets washed out. Plus I workmon my own so it's easy to keep on top of keeping the trailer neat and tidy.
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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.



I like your setup.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:48 AM   #271
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I got my new trailer about a month ago. 7x14 Pace, heavy duty frame, insulated, back up lights, roof rack, and some other goodies.

I've been building the cabinets for it. Not quite done. No pics yet - they're coming.

But - no side door !! I ordered it without the side door. I never used it on my last trailer, and it gives me more storage space.

Just thought I would mention this for anyone ordering a new trailer.
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Kato post some pics of progress. Might give me some ideas for mine. I'm surprised you don't use the side door much. Some places I pull into it's impossible to get the doors open as I'm either tight up on a wall or cars park up close behind me because of lack of space. I can get my table saw out the side saw as well so that's a bonus.
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It's on site right now. I'll get some pics on monday.

I just found I wasn't using it. So I opted for the usable space instead.

I've got a workbench where the side door was supposed to go.
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Since we're talking trailers: I'm planning to build a 7'6" x 14' trailer from scratch. What's the advantage and disadvantage of torsion axle vs. leaf springs? I just discovered a product by Dexter Axle called E-Z Flex suspension(dexteraxle.com/e_z_flex_suspension) that cushions the ride of leaf spring suspensions. I also wanted to know what are the tongue lengths of your trailers? I noticed that average tongue length is between 3' and 3'6". I also noticed that a lot of trailers are about 12" of the ground, how does that work for everyone? I'm also planning to put a side door and a roll up door on the rear.

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....i want a trailer now....i hate you all
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Trailer paid off again today. Took truck in for service and they had to speacial order some filters for the ac seat system so I told them to keep until tommorow. Left trailer whee I was working so didn't lose 2 days of work. When I had my van I would have been sitting at home bored for them 2 days not earning anything.
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Trailer paid off again today. Took truck in for service and they had to speacial order some filters for the ac seat system so I told them to keep until tommorow. Left trailer whee I was working so didn't lose 2 days of work. When I had my van I would have been sitting at home bored for them 2 days not earning anything.
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Torsion axles give a smoother ride and let the trailer sit lower. I like this, it catches less wind, and is a little better to step up into.

I never measured my tongue length, but I ordered the longer tongue and also a heavy duty 'front frame'. It has the normal two angled frame members, plus one straight in the middle.

This allows more weight to be loaded in the front of the trailer. The longer tongue allows for easier back up and turning.

I am no trailer expert. I ordered mine from my Pace Dealer. He has built hundreds of trailers and customized this one for the construction work I do.

Long ago I bought a trailer that had been built by a 'new' trailer company.
What a POS. Never again. The pros have got it down.

If you're building your own, don't skimp, do it right.
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Yeah, trailers rock.

I could live in mine.
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Yeah, trailers rock.

I could live in mine.
I love my new trailer !!!!!!! Insulated, heated, microwave, carpet. I'm leaving home.

I know, pics are coming.

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