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:mad::thumbsup: Ain't that the truth....

I personnaly wanted to see photos of the damage to the old trailer...
Maybe I am a bit addicted but if I had my cabinets fall and smash my tools.....first thing is first...a photo would be snapped to post on CT. :w00t:
I was to mad to worry about pics. Dropped it off and went trailer shopping. Next time I will just for you.:thumbsup:
I have a stack of black and green vct tile to put in my 8x20' trailer.:whistling
For when you have time right. :whistling

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BCC, all those bins, the roads in VA must really be nice. Up here in NJ the contents of all those bins would be dumped everywhere within 5 minutes of leaving my house!:laughing:
Roads aint that good around here either. Esp the trip down to the lake i take everyday. The dual Torsion axles on these trailers combined with the tires seems to give the trailer a really smooth ride. I can hit a bump/pot hole in the truck and feel it pretty bad and trailer will just go over the pot holes like they aint even there. What seems to happen is when the front set of tires hit a dip or bump in the road the rears compensate and then when the front clears the bump/pot hole the front take over from the rears.
 

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Roads aint that good around here either. Esp the trip down to the lake i take everyday. The dual Torsion axles on these trailers combined with the tires seems to give the trailer a really smooth ride. I can hit a bump/pot hole in the truck and feel it pretty bad and trailer will just go over the pot holes like they aint even there. What seems to happen is when the front set of tires hit a dip or bump in the road the rears compensate and then when the front clears the bump/pot hole the front take over from the rears.
EXATCLY!! why I went with torsion axles instead of dual leaf springs. It is noticable as soon as you hit the road. It's basicaly 4wheel independent suspension.

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EXATCLY!! why I went with torsion axles instead of dual leaf springs. It is noticable as soon as you hit the road. It's basicaly 4wheel independent suspension.

Cole
It seems the longer your wheel base the worse a truck handles bumps and dips. The 4 wheels being so close together seems to make the trailer glide more than ride with the bumps and holes.
 

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Bought some shelves tonight. I think my OCD kicked in a little I got matching tile and shelfs.....LOL

The big one on the right maybe exchanged for the 24" deep one instead of the 30".



 

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That one on the right def eats up a lot of the floor area. 24" deep should be a good amount.

I see a guy the other day on a forum with a MFT table and he built a storage unit that was on wheels. He could wheel the whole unit out of the trailer and all of his systainers were on slide out racks uner the mft table and it looked like a nice setup for people with ramp doors. That might be an option for you if you have the space. He did have a bigger trailer than me but the way it was all in one unit was really nice. Would have been a very nice setup for a shop.
 

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That one on the right def eats up a lot of the floor area. 24" deep should be a good amount.

I see a guy the other day on a forum with a MFT table and he built a storage unit that was on wheels. He could wheel the whole unit out of the trailer and all of his systainers were on slide out racks uner the mft table and it looked like a nice setup for people with ramp doors. That might be an option for you if you have the space. He did have a bigger trailer than me but the way it was all in one unit was really nice. Would have been a very nice setup for a shop.
Sounds like a good idea for a shop.:thumbup: I wouldn't want to roll that heavy of an object up the ramp though.

Went with this heavy shelving as the upper cabinet didn't hold up and didn't have time to build a full set of new cabinets. Plus what you were saying about adjustability. My other setup lacked that, couldn't find a good spot for a couple new tools I had picked up. Need to get this thing on the road and make money.

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Sounds like a good idea for a shop.:thumbup: I wouldn't want to roll that heavy of an object up the ramp though.

Went with this heavy shelving as the upper cabinet didn't hold up and didn't have time to build a full set of new cabinets. Plus what you were saying about adjustability. My other setup lacked that, couldn't find a good spot for a couple new tools I had picked up. Need to get this thing on the road and make money.

Cole

Mine took about 2 days in total to get materials, build and finish. Lowes stocked everything i needed so that made life easy.
 

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Very nice! I have a 27' office/storage trailer that I'm converting to a small shop right now. It's going up on blocks, getting new siding, and a total re-haul of the interior. Looks pretty scary right now but it will be nice when it's done. It will also be nice to have a shop at the end of my driveway for a change.
 

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I really haven't done much on the trailer. I have been working a lot and getting stuff ready for a vacation in 2 weeks. Have only been putting tools in there as they are used. So it isn't filling up fast as we are on a long term project right now. After vacation I'm shure it will get all finished up.

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Nice digs Cole,.... can't wait to see what you do with it. Keep us posted:thumbsup:
 

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Any updates on the trailer???
No not really.
I haven't really had the time too. Went on vacation for a couple weeks and went right to work when we got back.

Probably because I haven't needed it a whole lot lately it hasn't been finished. Tomorrow if there is enough time it will get more tools stuffed inside.

It doesn't help I have been trying to teach myself to play the drums. It has taken most of my free time.

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Here are a couple pics of it on the job.
Still need to do something with the V nose for storage just haven't done it yet.

Cole



 
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