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SearchforSignal 03-04-2018 06:37 PM

New Trailer Build!
 
Alright!!! Finally got my enclosed trailer. 16x7 with 6'6" interior height. Going to document my build here. Going to build it like it will be the last trailer I will ever need. I am a low voltage and handyman contractor. I promised the wife I would sell my mustang before actually up fitting this thing. So for now I'm going to work out of it as messy as I can. Get a feel for how my daily routine isike with so much space.

I'm coming from working out of the F150 in the picture only. Upgrade! Build list will include.

-built in drawers and tool organization.

-solar power.

-electrical wiring for solar power, generator and shore power.

-insulation for ceiling and walls

-Rino Lining

-Miter Saw station

- ladder rack

- move outside electrical box inside trailer

- awning? Maybe not

Anyways let the fun begin. Any input would be awesome everyone. Thanks.. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b6c42619f2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...03b96348cc.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...3517a6cfe7.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7601542e85.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ee6c5d02ed.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5488bf5d60.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fb0604cb4c.jpg

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Windycity 03-04-2018 06:45 PM

Looking forward to the build....but I am curious about this mustang that needs to be sold


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SearchforSignal 03-04-2018 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Windycity (Post 6858282)
Looking forward to the build....but I am curious about this mustang that needs to be sold


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Made a deal with the wife. Only money that gets to be spent on upfit of trailer will come from the Mustang being sold. Should bring in anywhere from $7500 to 10,000. So that's my budget for this trailer. Not including the cost of the trailer. Which I paid $6821 out the door. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fe6846eb7a.jpg

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Big Johnson 03-04-2018 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by SearchforSignal (Post 6858514)
Made a deal with the wife. Only money that gets to be spent on upfit of trailer will come from the Mustang being sold. Should bring in anywhere from $7500 to 10,000. So that's my budget for this trailer. Not including the cost of the trailer. Which I paid $6821 out the door. [IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180305/f5897d970b4608d9ff1464fe6846eb7a.

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Why so much? I can get a 8.5x20 for $3900

SearchforSignal 03-04-2018 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Johnson (Post 6858602)
Why so much? I can get a 8.5x20 for $3900

All aluminum. In my market this was the best deal for what I wanted. I have been patient looking for a deal. Could have spent less for steel frame ect. But I wanted aluminum.

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TimNJ 03-04-2018 08:21 PM

Nice trailer.
I moved from a flat nose up to a Vnose and I'm glad I did.
The extra space is nice.

PCI 03-04-2018 08:39 PM

I can help! I'll take that ugly azz Mustang off your hands for 4 grand. Win-Win situation there!

Windycity 03-04-2018 09:06 PM

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I can help! I'll take that ugly azz Mustang off your hands for 4 grand. Win-Win situation there!



LoL, but then he wonít have enough to upfit his trailer as he promised the old lady


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SearchforSignal 03-05-2018 04:42 PM

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LoL, but then he wonít have enough to upfit his trailer as he promised the old lady


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Yeah that's not enough to upfit this trailer. Thanks for the offer. Lmao. I'm in no rush. I worked out of it today for the first to me and oh my God!.. I'm never going back to just a truck or van.

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Stryker1-1 03-05-2018 06:34 PM

If only I had somewhere to park a trailer or an abundance

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SearchforSignal 03-05-2018 07:45 PM

Does everyone build out their trailer with wood because of weight savings? Or cheaper? Both?

I'm eyeing these.. A few of them with my high capacity tool box will save me some time in building out drawers and shelves I think. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...dafd202faf.jpg

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Bedfordboy116 03-05-2018 08:38 PM

I got a new trailer a few weeks ago. Been working on building out the inside ever since. Pretty much finished tonight. Iíll post pics in the daylight tomorrow


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Lettusbee 03-05-2018 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by SearchforSignal (Post 6861978)
Does everyone build out their trailer with wood because of weight savings? Or cheaper? Both?

I'm eyeing these.. A few of them with my high capacity tool box will save me some time in building out drawers and shelves I think. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...dafd202faf.jpg

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I've had anywhere from 1 to 3 metal boxes as part of my trailer buildouts.
Currently only have one box built in to my trailer.
Those boxes really take a beating. If you ever forget to lock it, the drawers will all be open when you get to your destination. Depending on the road conditions and you're driving habits, the contents could be everwhere, and the drawer slides could suffer.

One box and then wood shelves and bins work for me. They can be customized to fit your tools, more so than a metal work box.

Bedfordboy116 03-06-2018 07:49 AM

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SearchforSignal 03-06-2018 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Lettusbee (Post 6862426)
I've had anywhere from 1 to 3 metal boxes as part of my trailer buildouts.
Currently only have one box built in to my trailer.
Those boxes really take a beating. If you ever forget to lock it, the drawers will all be open when you get to your destination. Depending on the road conditions and you're driving habits, the contents could be everwhere, and the drawer slides could suffer.

One box and then wood shelves and bins work for me. They can be customized to fit your tools, more so than a metal work box.

Good info thanks.

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SearchforSignal 03-06-2018 07:59 AM

Slick trailer man.. How do you like having the ladders on the trailer? I'm debating if I will just keep them on the truck or not.

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Bedfordboy116 03-06-2018 10:27 AM

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Slick trailer man.. How do you like having the ladders on the trailer? I'm debating if I will just keep them on the truck or not.

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I havenít decided yet. We needed them this week, but with the walk on roof, I donít think Iíll keep the big ones up there all the time. Probably keep one or two of the small ones. And yeah Iím pretty stoked to have this trailer now. Been pulling a flat nose 6x12 with a hole in the floor, and doors that you have to kick closed. Itís a major improvement.


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tang 03-06-2018 12:53 PM

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I used ply, because its quick, cheap and easy!

tang 03-06-2018 01:00 PM

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I would suggest painting the floor, to protect the plywood.

SearchforSignal 03-06-2018 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by tang (Post 6864130)
more shots.

Really nice.. Going to take me a wile to get to that point.. Right now I'm just throwing my stuff in and working. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1531b78df8.jpg

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