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  • #31
    Can you paint it to fit your color scheme?
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    • #32
      Probably, but I'm far too lazy for that! LOL

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      • #33
        Update

        ALRIGHT!!!

        Got my trimmer rack.


        Bad:

        No instructions came with it and I had been banging my head against the truck trying to figure out why I have so many pieces. I suppose they are spare parts, and maybe used for other trailer types. I could have downloaded the instructions from the website, but I expected them to be in the box.

        The welding job is awful, I had to chip off quite a bit of weld in order for pieces to fit into each other properly. Doing this was not easy!

        The parts that connect to the trimmer make me nervous. I'm scared they will break the shafts on my trimmers. So finding the right amount of tightness is crucial.

        The process is kind of tedious when it comes to removing/storing the trimmers, etc. I'm sure this is just because I am not familiar with it. I'm also just wondering if you HAVE to lock it every time you go for a drive?

        Carrying another set of keys around sounds annoying.

        I am doubting it's stability. I have to rely on a couple of screws to hold up the trimmer rack. Makes me very nervous.

        Washers aren't used on the box picture, though I really believe that washers would be a good thing... not sure if I should follow the box or not.

        It arrived on time, but I was billed another $80 by UPS. U.S.A to Canada.

        It came in it's original packaging, which is a peeve of mine. But I'm just a cranky a-hole anyway.

        I only have one shot at putting the right holes in the trailer, so it's gotta be perfect. If i'm a CM off, the entire thing will be useless.


        Good:

        Anyway, assembly even without the instructions is pretty straightforward so far. However, I still didn't put holes in my trailer, so the rack is not useful yet.

        It's not as bulky as I had thought, it doesn't take up too much space.

        It looks cool.

        I don't have to dig in the back of the truck anymore.

        I will get all the ladies now with my trimmer rack, ladies love trimmer racks.

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        • #34
          Post us some picture as your installing it Cheese.

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          • #35
            Post us some picture as your installing it Cheese.
            LOL, it's in the shed collecting dust right now. In time!!!!

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            • #36
              Cheese, it is not necessary to lock it all the time. The lever you see on top of the rack must be turned after you put the trimmers in the rack to keep them from possibly falling out as you drive. I have found when hitting a pothole they can come out of the holder if the lever is not turned to hold them in securely. Also use a spray lubricant every so often to spray into each opening of the tube to keep it smooth turning. Over time, it gets tough to turn if you do not. Also I used washers to secure my rack for the extra strength.
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              • #37
                Also I used washers to secure my rack for the extra strength.
                Nice! So I'm not crazy!!! WOOOO!!!

                Maybe a little...

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                • #38
                  THIS IS STUPID! LOL!!!!



                  There's no damn way to install this thing. The screws are too damn long and I can hardly get a nut on, the only way is to use my fingers (pretty impossible). I can't even use a socket wrench!

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                  Oh and I can't put the screws on upside down

                  I didn't draw the trailer rack, just pretend the mount is between the screw head and trailer....

                  I can't lift the screws up and then put the nuts on, because well... you can't... :O
                  Last edited by CHEESE2009; 07-24-2011, 09:20 PM.

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                  • #39
                    Well that no fun to hear mine went on fairly easy. Is there a different place you can put them, a hardware store you can get shorter bolts, or do you know someone with ratch wrenches similar to these http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...1520_200381520
                    Colton
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                    • #40
                      The nightmare;

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                      • #41
                        Ouch I hate to say it but you are probably going to have to move it to one side or the other on that support. The sucky part is you have holes there now.

                        Another option could be to cut the sides off that support to make room for your wrench.
                        Colton
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                        • #42
                          Ouch I hate to say it but you are probably going to have to move it to one side or the other on that support.

                          Holy crow, that idea slipped my mind. I'm sure it doesn't have to be directly over the support? Could be half on/off the support??!

                          Hmmmm..... good thinking... i could put water in the spare hole and every time i'm thirsty use a straw and drink "trailer water"... i think i'm on to something!

                          I'm trying to be positive, I hated putting holes in the trailer it's what, a year/ two years old? I don't remember.

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                          • #43
                            Can you use different bolts (non-carriage bolt) so you can use a ratchet from the top?
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                            • #44
                              I got it on, I'll post pics asap! Losing daylight here, haha!


                              Am I happy? Damn right I am...

                              Now just to remember how the locking mechanism works so I don't leave a trimmer trail behind me...

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                              • #45
                                Question!

                                For those who have my trimmer rack...

                                The attachments for the trimmer are my main concern... If they come loose, the entire system is failed.

                                Basically, the hook part at the head end of the trimmer; I tightened it on my trimmer shaft the other day and only after today's workload, I noticed a screw had gone missing... it loosened up and vanished. The hook was now able to slide around which is not good!!!

                                I think i'll just duct tape the damn thing on as a precaution!

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