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It's not much to look at right now, but the price (free) was perfect.

Spent a couple days getting new tires and lights on it to get it home.

Now it gets new wood and a paint job, and some shiny stickers.

I hope it helps with efficiency in hauling tools, materials and trash.

Any suggestions? Tool boxes? Ramp gate on the back?



 

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I'm sure it will look sweet by the time you get done with it...I'm just an ass :whistling

Admitting it is half the problem.:clap::thumbup:


Shane,

I had a small trailer a while back and we had a lot of rolling tool boxes so the ramp gate worked well. We also had 2 different size side rails that we easily interchangeable. That way if we had a lot of light weight debris to haul, we could put the higher sides on and move it fewer trips. I definitely would not put tool boxes on b/c even if they are locked, someone can hook up and steal the entire trailer. Not that I've had that done or anything. :censored:
 

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Ramp gate suck for trash, but are great for large job boxes.
Put real trailer tires on it not your old mini van tires.
Weld on stake pockets for the removable sides are a huge plus. You can fork lify pallets on the side that way.
 

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Thats a good platform to build on. Whats the axle rating? I would do a frame diagonal measurement just to check for any damage before building, just to be sure. Been there done that.
 

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Strip off all the wood, spend two hours with a grinder and wire wheel, a couple of cans of primer, and then spray it.

Buy a $39 LED Trailer Light kit and go to town.

I've bought TONS of stuff from eTrailer.com. They are great.
 

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You carpenters just don't have any idea what to do with a trailer that size.


Mount yourself an empty 250 gallon propane tank on there and make yourself a BBQ pit. :thumbsup:
 
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