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Old 03-22-2019, 12:26 PM   #2961
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Define reasonable. I drove 12 hours one way to get mine and saved over $1,000.
Did that include your time to go get it? I had mine shipped from Georgia for $500

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I have my build thread in vehicles area(mistake by me) but here is current progress on the handyman trailer build.

Not done obviously but already loving the time saved with efficiency.

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I would if it paid enough. I have had a few guys see my trailer in person and ask how much to build it out. When I tell them how much $ I have in just plywood they say.."Oh" Organizing this kind of stuff is super fun and I could do it again in about 50 man hours if I had a set plan in place and knew exactly what needed to be built per the consumer. Though all the trial and error work adds up.

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what keeps your drawers in . how are you holding mitersaw etc down .what keeps all the individual tools from rattling around [might try carpet if it is a problem]


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also ,does that magnetic strip actual hold tools when in transport .i would think they would slide/bounce off .
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Did that include your time to go get it? I had mine shipped from Georgia for $500

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It was an excuse to visit a friend. I had the option of buying the trailer from a dealer in PA 4 hours away, or direct from the manufacturer 12 hours away for a little over 1k cheaper plus visiting a friend.

My parents watched the kids and my wife and I got some alone time which is kinda nice when you have three kids 5 and under.
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also ,does that magnetic strip actual hold tools when in transport .i would think they would slide/bounce off .
Can't speak for the magnet but the draws have about a two inch notch in the bottom of the draws and a small piece of wood that acts as a stop. I never put mine in and never have anything move. I have torsion axles on my trailer and it ride very smooth. My miter saw stays put only have a 3/4" piece of ply that sits in front of it. I would never go back to leaf springs for my tool trailer.

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Can't speak for the magnet but the draws have about a two inch notch in the bottom of the draws and a small piece of wood that acts as a stop. I never put mine in and never have anything move. I have torsion axles on my trailer and it ride very smooth. My miter saw stays put only have a 3/4" piece of ply that sits in front of it. I would never go back to leaf springs for my tool trailer.

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wow ,i thought it would be like my box truck .that sounds smooth .
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also ,does that magnetic strip actual hold tools when in transport .i would think they would slide/bounce off .
Yes. The mag strip holds loose tools just fine. I need a better way to store my caulk. They sometimes fall a few at a time.

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what keeps your drawers in . how are you holding mitersaw etc down .what keeps all the individual tools from rattling around [might try carpet if it is a problem]





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[/QUOTE]Miter and table saws dont move. I built a pull out slide for the miter for those 1-10 cut jobs.

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Define reasonable. I drove 12 hours one way to get mine and saved over $1,000.
Without picking fly poo out the pepper. At 18mpg, vehicle wear and tear, cost of an oil change from mileage of trip, lost time to recover revenue from missed work, motel and crappy restaurants.
I just donít see the advantages.
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Miter and table saws dont move. I built a pull out slide for the miter for those 1-10 cut jobs.

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Make sure you gave everything strapped or closed before hitting the road. I have made that mistake before and it sucks! Also make sure cabinets are secured well to the wall. I actually had 1 of my cabinets pull free from the wall and fall over during transport before. Damaged some tools and the cabinet a bit but the worse part was having to clean it up, resecure the cabinet and tools before starting work at the job site. It was in the way of getting things I needed out. With that said, nice setup and you will love the organization. Keep it up, looks great.

I have been eyeballing a new trailer but not sure I have the time right now to do the switch over. Taking apart and reassembling will take forever! The insulation ahead of time is paramount and so wish I would have done that.
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It was an excuse to visit a friend. I had the option of buying the trailer from a dealer in PA 4 hours away, or direct from the manufacturer 12 hours away for a little over 1k cheaper plus visiting a friend.

My parents watched the kids and my wife and I got some alone time which is kinda nice when you have three kids 5 and under.
Gotcha, a mini tax deductible vacation.

We've done that before too. We had 4 little ones under 4 1/2 years old, so I know exactly what you mean about an excuse to get away

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Gotcha, a mini tax deductible vacation.

We've done that before too. We had 4 little ones under 4 1/2 years old, so I know exactly what you mean about an excuse to get away

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4 in 4 1/2 years. Any twins?
Lol, nope. The first two were 12 1/2 months apart, not on purpose either. Only the first and 3rd were planned.

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Lol, nope. The first two were 12 1/2 months apart, not on purpose either. Only the first and 3rd were planned.

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Oh helllllll no...... I have a 4 month old and I can say is that will be my 1 and only kid..

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Oh helllllll no...... I have a 4 month old and I can say is that will be my 1 and only kid..

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Nah, it was rough the first few years, but now they are a whole heck of a lot of fun.


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Without picking fly poo out the pepper. At 18mpg, vehicle wear and tear, cost of an oil change from mileage of trip, lost time to recover revenue from missed work, motel and crappy restaurants.
I just donít see the advantages.
These were the advantages as stated above.

"It was an excuse to visit a friend. I had the option of buying the trailer from a dealer in PA 4 hours away, or direct from the manufacturer 12 hours away for a little over 1k cheaper plus visiting a friend.

My parents watched the kids and my wife and I got some alone time which is kinda nice when you have three kids 5 and under."

Plus the friend I stayed with is an excellent cook and also a craftsman so it was well worth the drive.
I'll take the opportunity to talk shop/learn from guys like him any time I can.
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Did that include your time to go get it? I had mine shipped from Georgia for $500

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It was an excuse to visit a friend. I had the option of buying the trailer from a dealer in PA 4 hours away, or direct from the manufacturer 12 hours away for a little over 1k cheaper plus visiting a friend.

My parents watched the kids and my wife and I got some alone time which is kinda nice when you have three kids 5 and under.
Looking forward to your next trailer purchase.

It's would be a 23 hour drive now.....

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Looking forward to your next trailer purchase.

It's would be a 23 hour drive now.....

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We don't have a need for another one in the foreseeable future unfortunately. If we had another foreman we could run another crew with the work load we have, just not sure we actually want that right now.

Next up is a van for me to work out of. Probably won't be able to drive out to CO to pick that up...

Still hoping to fly out there eventually. Kinda busy around here at the moment though.

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