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Old 12-14-2010, 09:32 PM   #281
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I love my new trailer !!!!!!! Insulated, heated, microwave, carpet. I'm leaving home.

I know, pics are coming.
Carpet lol

I was thinking about adding a microwave but dam fast food places are alway too close.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:36 PM   #282
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Would love to see customers face when pulling up with this one. Might be my next tool trailer if I win lottery

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:57 PM   #283
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Mehtwo, I agree with katoman, my new trailer has torsion and I'm planning on a smoother ride for my tools. This new trailer has a shorter tongue than my old one, so I will have to watch backing and not get my flatbed into it. These trailers are worth every penny. I have installed most of my shelving and it's all painted. I'm going to wire it for my chargers and lights next. Good luck on your project!
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Here's my rig.... Always changing as more and more stuff gets piled in! My fav feature is my LED lights!
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How are the torsion bars for a lot of rough road or rough jobsite service after a few years?
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...is it really worth it to have a miter station inside your trailer if you have a "smaller" trailer? The idea is pretty cool but how do you deal with longer lengths of material and how much time do you spend walking to the trailer to make a cut?
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...is it really worth it to have a miter station inside your trailer if you have a "smaller" trailer? The idea is pretty cool but how do you deal with longer lengths of material and how much time do you spend walking to the trailer to make a cut?

I don't have one, I can set one up quick if I need to but, I have only needed to one time.

They just have a bench with a section dropped for the miter saw, does not take up much room or time to make it that way.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:04 PM   #288
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Having a trailer is much less stressful. Everything is right there and not "back at the shop." I honestly don't know how I functioned with out one before.
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Coca, Nice setup, I like the LED lights too. My trailer has saved me alot of trips to the shop and the hardware store for fittings.
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How are the torsion bars for a lot of rough road or rough jobsite service after a few years?
6 years, I'm not sure how many miles, but I know it's a lot. No issues.
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I have torsion axels on my job trailer, and on my RV trailer. According to the RV folks, the hardest thing on torsion axels is not being used.
I've had no problems with either trailer.
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...is it really worth it to have a miter station inside your trailer if you have a "smaller" trailer? The idea is pretty cool but how do you deal with longer lengths of material and how much time do you spend walking to the trailer to make a cut?
I used it for small stuff. I have currently removed the mitre station and closed it in. It isn't really useful it was an idea. I use my 12" dewalt all the time.
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Coca, Nice setup, I like the LED lights too. My trailer has saved me alot of trips to the shop and the hardware store for fittings.
Ya, like the other guy said, don't know how I did this without a trailer!
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My setup is not in a trailer but is in a cutaway van with a 15' box (actual inside dimensions are 7.5' x 14.5', so the concept is similar. I've had it for 8 years and gone through several re-working of the setup. Here are 6 pics of the latest. I put 4 more in the next post. I haven't seen anyone else use the bus tub idea. I like it because they are easy to remove and take to the job. I've only forgoten to put the 1x3 "keepers" in place before driving off once. When I turned a corner, the tub with pry bars slid out and crashed to the floor. I thought someone had run into me! I also haven't seen anyone use pieces of conduit to hold things. I have two ways to mount these. If I want a square top, I cut a large hole through one side so as to access the screw that holds it in place. The ones cut on a 45 degree angle require only one hole. Before anyone razzes me about the Ryobi miter saw, that is my "crap" saw. When doing trim work, I have a twin laser 12" Delta and a double bevel 12" Rigid with a laser. For siding work, I have an 8.25" Dewalt slider.
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Gives new meaning to the term "lemonade stand".......
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Been working out of a service body truck since 99, love the truck but its getting tired, started looking a service body trailers.

Been giving a lot of thought over the last month about switching out to a trailer for work. Big truck is getting pretty week, truth is it should have been replaced 2-3 years ago. but well, you know

Found a trailer that is made by same company as that truck
Only available on the East coast, and very pricey. 15k

Found another that I liked/ maybe even a little better, but less options available can get built in Indiana
a little cheaper, not much though 14.5k
As much as I like the idea of doors on the outside, maybe its time for a switch, I can find arguments for either.
So thinking about the things that really piss me off and ruin my day on set up. Dragging table saw out. Dragging planer out (although thats not often) dragging brake out, dragging mitre saw out. Im thinking of making a layout that "could" leave all this stuff in the trailer, and work right out of it, but of course make it so I can take it out if I need to. Guess I would give up the idea of the planer first, but it would be cool.

Figure I can buy a good bare trailer for 4-5k and have the other money (less hopefully) to set it up really trick. and aesthetically pleasing.

Thoughts right now would be to have the table saw on the street side at the rear of the trailer and out feed to the weather, set it up on the rouseau I guess with clamps to the wall so it can come out (ideally thats too wide, I would love to figure out a shorter version, maybe cananbalize by older table for parts ) have the break on the same side (also wide thats why) with the side winder all the way up front. Prolly put the brake on hinges so that the bench could be used 90% of the other time. shelves above to hold coil etc.
Storage below bench

side walk side bench with drop downs for both mitre saws. maybe figure out a way to use the existing clamp system I have that works on my stand to keep them from sliding. and aslo allow to come out quick to use on my stand if wanted. Shelves/ storage above and below.
maybe some drawer concepts for fasteners like this


I aslo would like to put a translucent roof in it, lights, and electrical. Id put E track down both benchs to tie materials up etc

local yard can get me a united trailer by united that is a similar concept, but I dont think near as well put together as any of the 2 above
sample- can get tool box's on both sides



of the three above I have seen the last one in person a few years ago, the boxes were kinda crude and I dont think I would be real happy very long with that. but its also 2/3rds the price.. hmm 10k by the time its set up the way I want

So then I found this awesome thread, and am talking to my cabinet maker friend, and helper, about building a really trick trailer. Taking a lot of ideas you guys have shared, and a few of my own to be included

As much as I like the idea of doors on the outside, maybe its time for a switch, I can find arguments for either.
So thinking about the things that really piss me off and ruin my day on set up. Dragging table saw out. Dragging planer out (although that's not often) dragging brake out, dragging mitre saw out. Im thinking of making a layout that "could" leave all this stuff in the trailer, and work right out of it, but of course make it so I can take it out if I need to. Guess I would give up the idea of the planer first, but it would be cool.

Figure I can buy a good bare trailer for 4-5k and have the other money (less hopefully) to set it up really trick. and aesthetically pleasing.

Thoughts right now would be to have the table saw on the street side at the rear of the trailer and out feed to the weather, set it up on the Rousseau I guess with clamps to the wall so it can come out (ideally that's too wide, I would love to figure out a shorter version, maybe cannibalize my older table for parts ) have the brake on the same side (also wide thats why) with the side winder all the way up front. Prolly put the brake on hinges so that the bench could be used 90% of the other time. shelves above to hold coil etc.
Storage below bench

side walk side bench with drop downs for both mitre saws. maybe figure out a way to use the existing clamp system I have that works on my stand to keep them from sliding. and aslo allow to come out quick to use on my stand if wanted. Shelves/ storage above and below.
maybe some drawer concepts for fasteners/ low


I aslo would like to put a translucent roof in it, lights, and electrical. Id put E track down both benchs to tie materials up etc

Since we are slow I guess this is a good time, havent made up my mind on size yet, but am leaning towrard a vee nose 14 x8 havent made up my mind on rear doors yet either. maybe barn doors with that neat under body pull out ramp I saw

I own a 24- for my race car, and thats just too dang big to park in my city most places. Although I am really good at trailering, and I know the little ones are harder to back (used to have a military trailer for garbage, what a joke to back that skinny short thing LMAO)

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