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Old 02-13-2019, 08:41 AM   #301
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Donít forget wheel bearings .
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Take a picture(s) when everything is correctly packed, laminate, fasten near area depicted for the new help/old help with little memory....
Good idea, especially helpful to keep detailed photos of every inch of the trailer on file in case of an insurance claim.......
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:39 PM   #303
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So made my large tool garage. 28" tall so I can use my miter wile inside the little garage/hutch. Really like it so far. Many times I only need to make 2 to 4 cuts for something and it's nice not having to roll it out ect.

I will be building a slide out mount so I can pull it out from the garage and get more feed and run off length.

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Old 03-11-2019, 06:55 PM   #304
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Just got my power tool storage put together. Man what a pain the in ass. Though it is done and I never have to build this thing again.

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Finally got my 8ft drawers in. Great for long tools obviously.

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Tool cubbies are a work in progress!

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Working on my own paulk type trailer myself. You need the drawer locks,despite what Ron says on some videos.
I built mine without locks and lost some drawers on my first test run
I retrofit the smart style locks and will take it for a drive soon
I agree with this. I have only had time to get the drawer bank done on mine, but have been working out of it with only that until I can get back to building the rest of it out. I noticed today when I got to the job that three or four drawers were almost halfway open.
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You guys aren't worried about the weight of those builds?


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^^^^^

No, the LEDs lighten it up.


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Hopefully being aluminium will balance it out. I do wonder what the loaded weigh in is ...
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Hopefully being aluminium will balance it out. I do wonder what the loaded weigh in is ...
Not worried about the weight. I am looking forward to weighing it after Inam done though.

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that's why I used mostly aluminum in my van
Yup. Trailer is all aluminum! Much better than steel for my needs.

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got contents insurance? your tool collection must be around 10k now.

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got contents insurance? your tool collection must be around 10k now.

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Yes I do. $40k in insurance for tools. Last time I counted it was over $29k in tools I had. Going to need to up it this year. I think.

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RE: Gross trailer weight, it is easy to over load the brakes, springs and tires with hardware and tools on a trailer.

Check as built tire loads ON EACH TIRE....
I paint tire pressures on the fenders ARMY style.

Re: total value of contents, check tow vehicle policies for possible limits on coverage of towed contents & aggregate limits.

Very Nice built ins, I'd consider painting as much as possible Bright White to increase the ambient light levels, white painted drawers, sanded-paint floors, and shelves make maximum advantage of available lighting.
Carpet padding/ shelf liners and foam chunks can reduce tool road damage.
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Finally have all my drawers done. I have 36 on the drivers side. Four 8ft drawers on the passenger side with an additional 3 large object drawers in the front.

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Maybe some labels and or pictures on draw faces? for the "new" help?

A current inventory will aid in billing, and overhead pricing, and provide proof of ownership in a theft claim.

Some employees might think that having a keg of framing nails, means they are "free" benefits for employees...

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Your work looks good. Trailer is really coming along.

I also wondered about the weight. Not only the overall weight, but the load placement. I'm guessing you will have too much weight. Once you get it loaded with all of your tools and supplies. Of course I don't know what kind of axles and tires you have. I'm still betting you have more weight than the tires can handle.

As far as loading, have you been pulling it? You've been working on it, but have you been pulling it down the road. On my own trailer, load placement is important. Heavy things always seem to migrate toward the back. Probably because they are heavy and get moved around as time goes by. One day we loaded a generator in the back. Shut the doors and took off. I made it about 5 miles before I had to stop and roll the generator to the front. It was starting to sway, too much. Just that couple hundred pounds was enough to throw off the balance.
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I have a very similar set up on my trailer , it pulls just fine .

I load the heavier stuff over the axels and forward, and the lighter stuff to the rear . I also try to keep too much weight off the tongue.

This vid shows the danger of too much weight in the rear

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