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Old 01-13-2019, 12:07 PM   #2901
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I got one in my high top. Leaned up do much I barely use the tough boxes anymore. Especially since I'm primarily cordless Hilti. Really just holds framing package and structural fasteners.

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Old 01-13-2019, 12:10 PM   #2902
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I got one in my high top. Leaned up do much I barely use the tough boxes anymore. Especially since I'm primarily cordless Hilti. Really just holds framing package and structural fasteners.

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Old 01-14-2019, 07:30 AM   #2903
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I know everyone almost always goes bigger. I have been complaining about my trailer for a while. It's 18' x 8'. For us, it's just too big to get into alot of places. Seriously thinking about going smaller. I'm thinking 12'. Our needs have changed over the years. Alot of the hand tools and air nailers aren't even used anymore. I'll bet I've got 4 or 5 shelves that can be cleaned out.
I keep the brake in the trailer and set up. That works good for me, but there are times I can't get the trailer very close. That would have to end, but I think I can live with it. We don't bend that much aluminum.

Anyone have any input on going smaller? Anyone done it? What was your experience?

As I sit here and type this, I'm convincing myself right now. I think I'll move the brake to a shelf on the end and slide it out, when I need it. I can't leave it set up because it takes up 12'6" with the coil holder on it. I'll just take it off and on, when I need it.

I may keep my old trailer for storage of materials.

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I hear you on the too big, my 16 footer is too big to park on a lot of sites, a 12 footer would be better.

If I was to downsize, I would order a duel axle 12x8 . The single axle trailers are very limited on payload . A 12x6 is too narrow
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I’ve got a 7x12. It is a true 7’ wide. Wheel wells inside. It fits pretty much anywhere I need to be. But, I want to upgrade to exactly what you have. 8x18. I can’t fit all my stuff in it. Is it the length of your 18’ or is it the width that causes the most issues? I find that having a narrower trailer is nice. The wheel wells inside aren’t a huge deal to me. Most 7’ wide trailers are just as wide as your 8’ with genders on the exterior.

Too bad you’re so far away. I’d sell you mine.
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My first trailer was an 8x16. Did not like the lack of visibility on the sides.
Next two trailers were 7x16. Really happy with that. If all i hauled was tools, I wouldn't mind smaller. But I haul a lot of windows and doors. Plus I buy a lot of 16 ft long trim.

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I’ve got a 7x12. It is a true 7’ wide. Wheel wells inside. It fits pretty much anywhere I need to be. But, I want to upgrade to exactly what you have. 8x18. I can’t fit all my stuff in it. Is it the length of your 18’ or is it the width that causes the most issues? I find that having a narrower trailer is nice. The wheel wells inside aren’t a huge deal to me. Most 7’ wide trailers are just as wide as your 8’ with genders on the exterior.

Too bad you’re so far away. I’d sell you mine.
The length is what causes problems. Even a 12' will give us some issues, but I think it will be less.
This is really a problem with where we are working. Given a different geographic work area, the 18' would be fine. There are many days, we would end up parking at least 1/2 block away. Even today, we would have been about 3 houses away.

The 8' wide doesn't bother me much. It would be easier without having to slide out my mirrors, but it's not a big deal.
I think the next one will be 7'6" wide. We have a 14' cargo trailer and being a little narrower seems to make it easier to pull. We keep all of our concrete stuff in the 14'

As I type this, we could always switch trailers. Would be cheaper. It would also let us keep both troweling machines in the trailer.
I'll have to think about this.
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My 7x12 is great for what we do. If set up well, it will hold a lot of tools. My first trailer was a 6x12, to be honest it fit well everywhere. There are times that I wish it were bigger but parking truck and trailer becomes hard where I live. You could always hang the break on the side of your trailer (only during use though). Storing my break when not in use on the job is a PITA. This is a shot of my trailer a few months ago while re-shelving/reorganizing.

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I have a 6x12 and wouldn’t go any longer. My next one will be a 7x12 with either one 7000lb axle or two 5000lbs.

I leave my trailer on customers driveways for the week and pull it home on weekends. With it being 12’ I can open the back doors and not overhang the driveway
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I have a 6x12 and wouldn’t go any longer. My next one will be a 7x12 with either one 7000lb axle or two 5000lbs.

I leave my trailer on customers driveways for the week and pull it home on weekends. With it being 12’ I can open the back doors and not overhang the driveway
ya thanks for recommending the 6x10. 5x10 felt tiny after walking in the 6x10. That extra foot feels like more like 2 feet.

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ya thanks for recommending the 6x10. 5x10 felt tiny after walking in the 6x10. That extra foot feels like more like 2 feet.

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My 6x10 would be a drag without the 6'6" ceiling height. But it's the perfect size for what I use it for.


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I get more drag with the higher ceilings. Mostly when it's windy, What's your secret?
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When I sent a picture to my painter he asked when I'm getting the horse to put in it.


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I get more drag with the higher ceilings. Mostly when it's windy, What's your secret?
Haha jk.
When I sent a picture to my painter he asked when I'm getting the horse to put in it.


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I don't notice any drag. I would've been very unhappy with a low ceiling. Just the feel would've sucked.



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I have a 6'6" ceiling now and wouldn't go any lower. I don't want to duck my head when I'm inside.

Yesterday I was thinking, "Is a 12' going to be any better than an 18'?" I'm thinking it will.
Also thinking I could keep the 18' for either storage of materials, transport of materials, who knows, maybe I could put the rarely used tools in there and not even need a shop. The shop is handy, but I'm always trying to streamline.
I would still need some parking space, which is currently at the shop, but a little less overhead is never a bad thing.
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My 7x12 is great for what we do. If set up well, it will hold a lot of tools. My first trailer was a 6x12, to be honest it fit well everywhere. There are times that I wish it were bigger but parking truck and trailer becomes hard where I live. You could always hang the break on the side of your trailer (only during use though). Storing my break when not in use on the job is a PITA. This is a shot of my trailer a few months ago while re-shelving/reorganizing.

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Good clean looking trailer. I like to keep them clean and organized. I also think it makes an impression when the customer sticks their head inside.
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Good clean looking trailer. I like to keep them clean and organized. I also think it makes an impression when the customer sticks their head inside.
Thank you! I can't deal with my tools not being where they belong. Still a work in progress with this one. Trying to streamline things with the dewalt tough system but like anyone else in the remodeling business, you can be framing in the morning and start trimming in the afternoon lol.

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I like not having to worry about parking where I live!!

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I like not having to worry about parking where I live!!

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Lol, nice! Parking at home isn't the problem for me! 85% of our projects where that monster would be impossible to park within a mile of the house. Here on lake Michigan it's lot line to lot line (kinda). Would love all that space though.

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Same here. have plenty of room to park all my stuff.
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Thank you! I can't deal with my tools not being where they belong. Still a work in progress with this one. Trying to streamline things with the dewalt tough system but like anyone else in the remodeling business, you can be framing in the morning and start trimming in the afternoon lol.

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