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Old 03-06-2018, 01:20 PM   #21
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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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Nice trailer, what did the ladder rack cost?
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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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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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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.

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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.
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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.
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I have 3 tool boxes in mine
works good for organizing smaller stuff

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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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When you have to carry 20+ boxes of cat6 and coax. A trailer is going to be nice.

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