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Old 12-04-2006, 06:35 PM   #21
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I see this thing around town every once in awhile. I had my camera in my truck, so I snapped a pic at the stop light. Hope you can make it out. It has a glass canopy on the front half of the bed. And a metal shop at the back. I think it's a promo vehicle for a bar or something.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:08 PM   #22
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I have a water proof plastic box inset in the side of my trailer. It has a door that seals it closed. In that i mounted a Galv. pipe with air fitting and got a reverse plug ( like you find on semi trucks for block heaters) to plug the trailer in. i ran 110 all through with plugs and Flouro lights.
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I built custom trailers for about 5yrs. I have lots of ideas and methods when working on trailers. Any specific questions feel free to ask me. I also have a few pics of some things Ive done that were trailer proofed. I tryed reading through the original post but its late and my eyes hurt.
I'd love to check out some of those interior trailer photos, Thanks !!
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How about a portable toilet or rv toilet and tank
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hey guys-what's up with these ancient threads popping up. It's because of the search feature returning 'similar threads' at the bottom of the page. Here I was ready to give the OP advice...
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Hey Robie, I know this is an old thread. Just wondering how your trailer setup worked out .
I am looking to outfit a 7x14 (Double back doors, single side) for construction - after working out of my truck for WAAAY TOO LONG I would appreciate the feedback or pictures of what you found worked for you. Anyone Elses ideas much appreciated.
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Here are some pics of mine taken with my crappy camera phone; I know when I bought my trailer I wanted ideas and there weren't many examples on here... My trailer (8.5X20) is 80% setup.... Just need to add the toolbox/microwave and some shelving at the front of it.
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Here are some pics of mine taken with my crappy camera phone; I know when I bought my trailer I wanted ideas and there weren't many examples on here... My trailer (8.5X20) is 80% setup.... Just need to add the toolbox/microwave and some shelving at the front of it.
That my Friend.........I WAAAAAY BEYOND SWEET!
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Nice job. Your trailer is a bit wider which allows a wider center corridor and fixtures on both sides. I am playing with the layout a bit to decide whether to bench only the one side. I'm surprised you fit a metal break in. I can see some real possibilities . Thanks
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We just got a 7x16 v nose trailer a few months ago. We nearly have it all set up how we want. We ordered it with a slip proof floor and got E-track on one wall. We didnt order it insulated, but now think we should have.
We ran power in there, so you just plug it in and you can have chargers or a heater running in there. put a built in microwave (not pictured) and flip down tool shelves.
We built a work bench up front that you can read blueprints on, or eat lunch at. everything has its place and is easy to get at, still needs some improvement which will be done in the future.

Anyone ever try heating an uninsulated trailer with 110 heat? I will be trying it this winter, hopefully i can get it to at least -5C.

here is some pics
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Thanks guys. I prob would have made the shelving/workbench on either side wider but I wanted to keep the aisle at least 4' wide to accommodate material or scaffolding. As it is it's about 4'6" for some wiggle room when transporting things.

I've got a crew cab long box 1 ton with a rack and when I move sites it's fully loaded with planks, cutting tables, sawhorses and material... and whatever else; having the trailer to transport the stuff that won't fit on my truck is a life saver when traveling across town. I hate making multiple trips and the time wasted when doing so.

Ps. Just brought power in (for the lights)- gonna add a few more receptacles in various places... Then add a heater in the back to keep the caulking/adhesive usable and keep my batteries from freezing... I feel like it could be getting real cold soon- Damn you Canada!
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Also bought some nice nail tubs from Dollarama more pics
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Anyone ever try heating an uninsulated trailer with 110 heat? I will be trying it this winter, hopefully i can get it to at least -5C.
BC's interior isn't nearly as temperature crazy as manitoba so I'm hoping to keep my stuff above zero... Even if it is just a few feet around the heater!
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WoW! Nice job. Looks like you could eat off the floor . I like the layout and it helps that you have basically the same trailer.
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thanks guys, lots of late nights thinking and building and painting and drinking to make it work for us.

got some pics of the outside, its pretty dirty right now, it sees a lot of use
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That is a NICE Fookin' LOGO. Simple is the way!!!!!!!

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Just looking at your pics of the door locks you have- they look good. I've been thinking about figuring out the best system of securing my trailer... Vrooman, if someone were to cut the arm that enters your lock wouldn't that effectively bypass that lock? Or does that box lock it somehow from the inside?

It seems to me that there's always a weakspot in securing doors with swing arms or exposed locks.

I was thinking remote actuators to deadbolt from the inside? I've had to break into my trailer a couple of times and wow is it easy.

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