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Old 11-03-2008, 12:57 AM   #41
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that is the weakspot, anyone with a cordless makita angle grinder would be in our trailer in 30 seconds. If someone wants in, they will get in.

The good thing about this lock, is an average theif with a rock or a crow bar shouldnt be able to smash it open. They will just carry on to the next trailer. Sort of an intimidation thing.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:00 AM   #42
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someone was saying on here earlier about a alarm system, is this something you can buy?
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I think i read back where someone used a small battery powered ' blinking' LED light mounted as an indicator that you had some sophisticated alarm type system. This wuld be installed at each door and the writer said it worked well as a deterent . I wouldn't post any alarm type stickers - keep them guessing.
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Any car type alarm will work, but there are Alarms and GPS devices that will alert you. Here are a couple, though there are many including one from Dewalt

http://www.bikebone.com/

http://trailer-alarms.com/index.html
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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.
I am shopping for a 6x12 with 7' height, single axle w/ brakes, and was trying to figure how I could set my brake in it and at the same time be able to remove it easily for small jobs when I wouldn't tow the trailer. Low and behold there is the photo of brake/bench.
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As a side note, I do a lot of traveling for vacation time and the savings to buy this trailer made to order from the factories in GA is phenominal. In NJ $4000+, factory, $2300+/-. I'll incorporate a trip to GA for $1700 savings.
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As a side note, I do a lot of traveling for vacation time and the savings to buy this trailer made to order from the factories in GA is phenominal. In NJ $4000+, factory, $2300+/-. I'll incorporate a trip to GA for $1700 savings.
Speaking of which, traveling can save huge money, I priced out trailers in the southern states and wow the prices were crazy different. I couldn't find the time to get down there but a wholesaler friend of mine was in Arizona and brought back a few cars/trucks with one in the trailer I now own. Would have paid over 10K here in BC!
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As a side note, I do a lot of traveling for vacation time and the savings to buy this trailer made to order from the factories in GA is phenominal. In NJ $4000+, factory, $2300+/-. I'll incorporate a trip to GA for $1700 savings.
Or you can watch CraigsList closely and buy one locally. The deals are out there, you just have to seek them out.

FWIW, a 6x10 is tiny. Why single axle with brakes? Brakes are not very common in 6x10s, since they don't hold much especially with a single axle.

I had a 6x10 and just upgraded to a 7x14. The 7 x14 is better in every respect and is much easier to manuever.
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I"m looking at 6x12. I do door work so I don't actually carry that much. Just need to get my brake in and be able to haul large patio doors on edge (strap them to the wall). My main work truck is a 2500 Ram, but I also have a Dakota and I don't want the trailer to overpower the Dakota's brakes. I can get single axle weights up close to 5000lb from some manufacturer's or I may just go tandem. I have been watching for used but never see anything with that 7' height.
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Robie,
I have purchased a small trailer and I'm looking for ideas...You seem to have touched on about all the ones I would be interested in. Can you post some pics??

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Here is an older photo of my 14' enclosed trailer. I have done some more work to the interior since the photo and i plan on redoing some of the shelves for more space/storage. It has a 2k watt invertor powered by a 770cca marine battery and i also carry a 2k watt Honda generator so all my power needs are met.
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rgatto...
I will get some updated pics. I had to start using it before I got it fully done. Here are some pics from a while ago.
More cabs have been added. The roof insulated along with white fiberglass installed. A desk area and a few other things are also new since this picture.



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I will get some updated pics. I had to start using it before I got it fully done. Here are some pics from a while ago.
More cabs have been added. The roof insulated along with white fiberglass installed. A desk area and a few other things are also new since this picture.



If your day job does not work out you should try cabinet making

Thats some fine work for a trailer hell, thats some fine work for a shop!
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I agree, very nice cabinets. I couldnt have something that nice, i would be afraid to damage it.
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What I really like about that set up is you still have room to put the LazyBoy, BeerMeister, and a 50" LCD tv.
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I love old threads that keep going. I just upgraded from a 6x12 tandem to an 8.5x16 tandem with torsion axles. Will post pics when the transformation from previous owners crappy homemade cabinets is complete to my setup. Just started insulating walls and ceiling today. And none to soon with a high of -10 expected on Monday.
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I have worked out of trailers for my cabinet business for over sixteen years now. I have found them to be a very valuable asset in the industry that I am in. I have worked out of a 6 x 12 for about the past six years. It has been large enough to handle all of the one man cabinet shop kitchens that I have produced. Some jobs require that I make two to three deliveries. It really just depends on the size of the job.

I do use the trailor in a very effective way because I have a small shop. As I finish the cabinets I load them on the trailor.
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Guys, I have found a pretty good system out there, and am thinking of buying into the deal, but wanted to get some of ya'lls opinion. The video is only part of the commercial, but gives you a good idea of what it does.

trailer-alarms.com/videos/Movie2.wmv
(Still limited on posting, but that is fine. Mods, if I cross the line, please let me know.)

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Just purchased a 7 X 16 trailer (yes ,they look so nice empty) and I have a plan for layout, will send photos when complete. Question .... I want to wire the inside like a workshop, lights tools micro, etc. , regular 110 drawn from on site source. I can usually find a source that I can run an extesion cord but would like to be able to lock up when I leave the trailer to install.
I don't want to unplug power (so line won't pinch or fray), lock up, go in to install, return to fine tune and have to unlock, replug in, etc. (you get the drill). I would like to mount a box on the exterior of the trailer with a male adapter, so I don't have to unplug my lead from the site every time.
Any suggestions if anything like that exists and where I can get one ?
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rgatto...
I will get some updated pics. I had to start using it before I got it fully done. Here are some pics from a while ago.
More cabs have been added. The roof insulated along with white fiberglass installed. A desk area and a few other things are also new since this picture.



It is QUITE obvious that you are a Cabinet Maker. Well skilled to boot!!!!!


Nice Mobile Workshop!!!

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