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Big Johnson 03-06-2018 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Bedfordboy116 (Post 6863858)
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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Nice trailer, what did the ladder rack cost?

Bedfordboy116 03-06-2018 01:29 PM

Iím not exactly sure, but I believe the addition of the walk on roof was $600-800. They added 1/2 ply on the roof, double up every third rib on the ceiling, and add the ladder on the front of the trailer. The trailer was around $8,000 total.


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Bedfordboy116 03-06-2018 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by tang (Post 6864130)
I would suggest painting the floor, to protect the plywood.



Mine came with treated plywood floor. My last trailer had the floor painted, and it was in terrible shape. No idea how long ago it had been done, but it was quite awhile.


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tang 03-06-2018 03:19 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 ripped strips of 3/4"

ply, glued and screwed to the walls and floor as mounting cleats, to hang my boxes. Consider weight in your design, and load heavy to the front, and equally down each side. Leave a spot to slide in sheet goods, and lumber. A small bench area is nice for assembly. I would start with a templet of the nose. Grab some plywood, and go for it. Working out of a trailer is great once you get organized.

tang 03-06-2018 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Bedfordboy116 (Post 6864378)
Mine came with treated plywood floor. My last trailer had the floor painted, and it was in terrible shape. No idea how long ago it had been done, but it was quite awhile.


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Great idea, with the treated floor. My trailer was MUCH cheaper! I think it was $2.300 new. (single axle) I applied three coats of paint when I got it, and it has held up well. I prefer the barn doors, over the ramp, but it should be treated or painted IMO. Or it will go to **** quick.

Donohue Const 03-06-2018 04:11 PM

I have 3 tool boxes in mine
works good for organizing smaller stuffhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e786a2175c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...60a4e56da2.jpg

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Bedfordboy116 03-06-2018 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by tang (Post 6864418)
Great idea, with the treated floor. My trailer was MUCH cheaper! I think it was $2.300 new. (single axle) I applied three coats of paint when I got it, and it has held up well. I prefer the barn doors, over the ramp, but it should be treated or painted IMO. Or it will go to **** quick.



Mine has barn doors. I would get annoyed with a ramp. Mine is also double axle, which is nice. And itís aluminum.


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SearchforSignal 03-06-2018 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by tang (Post 6864386)
I ripped strips of 3/4"

ply, glued and screwed to the walls and floor as mounting cleats, to hang my boxes. Consider weight in your design, and load heavy to the front, and equally down each side. Leave a spot to slide in sheet goods, and lumber. A small bench area is nice for assembly. I would start with a templet of the nose. Grab some plywood, and go for it. Working out of a trailer is great once you get organized.

Thanks. I am. Only reason I see it work building storage out of wood is the savings over metal tool boxes. I will start by insulating walls and ceiling once I get to tear into it.

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SearchforSignal 03-06-2018 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bedfordboy116 (Post 6864690)
Mine has barn doors. I would get annoyed with a ramp. Mine is also double axle, which is nice. And itís aluminum.


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The way I looked at it is I use my side door 90% of the time. If I need more accessibility then the ramp door will come down.

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Mordekyle 03-06-2018 10:23 PM

Don't fall for the trap of loading every tool you have in your trailer.

I know someone who has a welder in his. Never used. Too much weight and space for a never used tool.


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SearchforSignal 03-07-2018 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Mordekyle (Post 6865626)
Don't fall for the trap of loading every tool you have in your trailer.

I know someone who has a welder in his. Never used. Too much weight and space for a never used tool.


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No. Mine will be more for supplies as well. Really hate having to go to the store for one thing here and another thing her.

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Jaws 03-07-2018 06:26 AM

Nice and shiny!

Congrats

TimNJ 03-07-2018 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Bedfordboy116 (Post 6864378)
Mine came with treated plywood floor. My last trailer had the floor painted, and it was in terrible shape. No idea how long ago it had been done, but it was quite awhile.


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Something to keep in mind, pressure treated against steel=not to good unless they laid some kind of isolation between the steel and the pressure treated.
I would keep an eye on it.

Bedfordboy116 03-07-2018 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by TimNJ (Post 6866194)
Something to keep in mind, pressure treated against steel=not to good unless they laid some kind of isolation between the steel and the pressure treated.

I would keep an eye on it.



The entire trailer is aluminum, including all the frame and wall/roof ribs. I would guess that would extend the life of the treated floor, but Iím no expert.


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SearchforSignal 03-07-2018 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Bedfordboy116 (Post 6866282)
The entire trailer is aluminum, including all the frame and wall/roof ribs. I would guess that would extend the life of the treated floor, but Iím no expert.


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Yeah I'm not worried about the floors. Though the plan is to do a undercoat and Rino line them as well

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SearchforSignal 03-07-2018 06:44 PM

Even without it organized, the trailer is already saving me time with having my stuff in one place and not in multiple places.

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Inner10 03-08-2018 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by SearchforSignal (Post 6868434)
Even without it organized, the trailer is already saving me time with having my stuff in one place and not in multiple places.

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Don't you find a trailer to be a huge pain in the ass when working in urban areas?

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SearchforSignal 03-08-2018 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Inner10 (Post 6870802)
Don't you find a trailer to be a huge pain in the ass when working in urban areas?

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I'm sure it will be a bit of a pain if I go downtown or in cramped area, but so far I don't think I will mind that asong as I have all my stuff where and when I want it.

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SearchforSignal 03-08-2018 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Inner10 (Post 6870802)
Don't you find a trailer to be a huge pain in the ass when working in urban areas?

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I did consider getting a high roof Ford transit, but having 4x4 and a truck was a positive. Having ability to unhook and just drive the truck around when need is nice.

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SearchforSignal 03-08-2018 09:35 AM

When you have to carry 20+ boxes of cat6 and coax. A trailer is going to be nice. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1eeab87d23.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...af8030d423.jpg

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