View Full Version : Gettoized my trailer

08-06-2012, 11:53 PM
Okay, so I made this tool holder for my trailer, since I had my little brother and cuzo help so they'd fill important, the measerments are horrable due to my little brother thinking he knows everything. :-/ BUT, it is strong and won't go anywhere. No bolting or welding to the frame. Now, I'm thinking of spray painting it to match. And putting four more straps on just for backups.
I got the idea from a trailer I seen on CL.

08-07-2012, 04:04 AM
I saw someone do the same thing! It looks nice, and it keeps the clutter out of the way! Nice work, it should make things a lot easier for you.

Caskey Lawns & Landscapes
08-07-2012, 06:43 AM
Good job....Looks organized.....

08-07-2012, 07:13 AM
I would not recommend spray painting the pvc it will look like crap before the year is over.

08-07-2012, 07:33 AM
I agree. Just leave pvc white. Good idea, I havent seen that before. It looks fine the way it is.

Caskey Lawns & Landscapes
08-07-2012, 09:04 AM
Kinda hard to tell in the picture, How did you attach the pvc ?

08-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Kinda hard to tell in the picture, How did you attach the pvc ?

The largest plastic straps they had.Put 6 on their, going to put another 4 alittle looser incase it breaks it'll catch it and won't snap the current ones.

Thanks guys.

08-09-2012, 10:59 PM
If you wanted it black go to the home store and get abs pipe looks the same just black, paint will not stick unless you sand the pipe down with fine sand paper and primer then paint ..or just soak it in stain takes a while ut it will fade the pipe.. Nice job keeping the floor clean.

08-10-2012, 06:03 AM
I sanded my pvc just a little then sprayed it with the best paint I could find ($0.99) once every few weeks I touch up my trailer and truck bed

Caskey Lawns & Landscapes
08-10-2012, 07:30 AM
I think I'm going to give your idea a try and build this onto my trailer , thanks for sharing your idea....:)

08-10-2012, 08:13 AM
the zip ties will fail on you ,they cant handle the sun ,or cold weather,then become brittle and snap leaving you crying if a shovel ends up in somebodies windshield .Try a stainless hose clamp instead .

08-10-2012, 03:30 PM
You could try what I did on my trailer. I used electrical conduet which kept the weight down and you can adjust the spacing between toe tubes to fit your needs. If you know an electrical contractor you can ask them for scrap pieces of pipe and the hangers are cheap. I do like the idea of the longer tubes for shovels. I'm going to mount a truck tool box to it next year so I can carry the hedge trimmers and chain saw in a locked box.

Caskey Lawns & Landscapes
08-10-2012, 05:37 PM
Nice set up...............:)

08-10-2012, 05:55 PM
If you live near NEPA Frackville area I could weld you up a rack at cost, I just made a rake and shovel rack and it costs right at $12 to build I have a thread made up on here or draw something up and I'll see what I can do.. If you want one out of metal and not pvc.Ill do it at cost for the people on the site just in case cant weld or don't have a welder...

08-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Bennyhill18201, Thank you for the offer and I will keep it in mind. I'm already in "snow mode" for the up coming season so I'm concentrating on that for now and just going through the motions for lawn care right now. Just finished a cultured stone job and have another to do this week. It's nice to see there are still nice guys around that are willing to help out. Thank You :)

08-10-2012, 11:04 PM
Thanks guys. I will try the steel cables maybe.

Wheres NEPA Frackville? I'm in NEGA, white county.

08-11-2012, 01:24 AM
North East Pennsylvania

08-11-2012, 01:32 AM
Well, that's a tad far for me mate, lol. Thanks though cause I would have really took you up on the offer...

Caskey Lawns & Landscapes
08-11-2012, 06:37 AM
several hours away for me or I would take you up on your offer also...Thanks for the awesome offer though and good luck with your rack...

Island Lawn Care
08-26-2012, 06:21 PM
awesome! good cheap work! i was thinking of doing the EXACT thing on my similar trailer.

Dont paint the pvc. Just Use ABS pipe instead of PVC..... its black. alot of places dont carry it cause its a little more expensive. its my Waste pipe of choice being a Journeyman plumber . its also MUCH more break resistant and less brittle in the cold (off season anyway).