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  • Accessorizing new open trailer

    Just got it, 5x10. very bare and no setups for anything. Looking to turn it into a hook n go ready with everything needed. Meaning, dont have to put everything in it and tie it down when i leave in the morning.

    rake holder, string holder, etc etc.

    all i have is the 4 rack setup i just welded to the front. which i like vs the side due to it being out of the way.

    here is what i am working with.

    The day i got it.






    This is the rack (obviously) and a friend is getting some metal cut from his yard and we are going to add a few braces to help secure it from wobbling around.









    Keep in mind, i have yet to get any account. just starting out. This whole setup was a trade for a boat i had. came with 6x12 enclosed that needed work and traded that for this trailer, with 2 racks. only installed 1.

    Thinking of the cage type metal i could weld to the inside to keep things from falling out. the honeybomb looking stuff. forgive my ignorance and loss of words. This isnt a priority, accounts are. but i need to add a little more to this trailer since i will not be using a truck and not be able to put things in the SUV while out.
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  • #2
    Wow!
    Looks just like mine!
    I have put a rack on for weedeaters, and water keg.
    Also a place to mount my blower. I am working on putting a 'Box" across the front (raised up so I can get the mower under) for tarps gas cans etc.

    I like my 10 footer ( especially since it was FREE, just had to replace a broken axel - 200 bucks.)

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    • #3
      post a picture of your blower holder please. as for the box up front, this is somethig i want to do also. that would be a perfect spot for tools, blades, etc etc.

      still thinking about some sort of gas can setup though. i have a 5 gallon and 2 gallon.

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      • #4
        Thinking of the cage type metal i could weld to the inside to keep things from falling out. the honeybomb looking stuff. forgive my ignorance and loss of words. This isnt a priority, accounts are. but i need to add a little more to this trailer since i will not be using a truck and not be able to put things in the SUV while out.
        Actually, you could use u bolts to anchor the metal mesh around the parallel bars. That way if you want to remove them, you can easily.
        http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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        • #5
          Thanks for the tip. Would this be wasted money or a huge advantage?

          How much is this stuff?

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          • #6
            Why did you not mount the trimmer rack onto the tongue and use the upper rail as a second support ?I can see you having issues with the uprights breaking right at the bottom . ,besides it looks like only shaque could get the upper trimmer off the rack from ground level .
            the metal you are thinking of using is called expanded metal mesh ,and comes in a variety of shapes and thickness's .Also ,with no truck ,are you planning on installing a filler panel between the deck and top rail so you can haul debris without it blowing out of the trailer ?

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            • #7
              Maybe a better way to go, at least along the sides of the trailer is use plywood, you can treat the wood, attach them with the u bolts, maybe mesh along the front to reduce drag if its an issue at all.
              http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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              • #8
                a filter panel?

                as for the racks, they are not high at all. top is maybe 6ft at most and will hold spare. also, the way the rack is installed on the top bar is because i want to put a toolbox just in front of the trailer, on the support brackets.

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                • #9
                  a filler panel ,something to enclose the area between the top rail and the deck .

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                  • #10
                    i mis read what you typed. thought you said filter, not filler. and yes, thats what i am wanting to do. or so that gas tanks, etc will not come out. or hedge trimmers or something that might be on the deck, strapped in but if the cord breaks, etc, there is a safety catch. OR... if someone forgets to secure something. . . . .

                    figured on Lowes (im sure there are cheaper out there) it would cost in upwards of $100 just in the mesh.

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                    • #11
                      What about mounting the rack on the side of the trailer facing in. that way if one falls off it falls in the trailer and you can mount a sign on it. Someone around here was telling me that the cops are checking trailers for anything that could fall off.

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                      • #12
                        a metal supply place would be a better choice ,they usually offer a shear service so they can cut it to fit for you easy enough .

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                        • #13
                          The edger and trimmers are just over 5ft so the wont fit inside. i think this is my only option if i want a tool box up front. otherwise without the toolbox, the rack would be perfect lowered a bit.

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                          • #14
                            I love your set up! Here is mine with yours, not that different!

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                            • #15
                              Adding panels just to fill in the sides would be pretty simple and you can make them any height you wanted.

                              I don't have any racks because I keep my things in the truck bed, but I'll show you my trailer - maybe it will give you an idea you can work from...

                              As purchased...



                              The previous owner just cut plywood and drilled/bolted it to the frame along the top rail - that's it. No other bolts and it's solid as a rock believe it or not.

                              Here's a closeup that shows the bolts protruding through the frame...





                              It looked like hell, so I planned of replacing all the wood, but since it was already very sturdy, I decided to just "re-skin" it by adding new wood on the outside. I had waterproofing stain left over from my deck and after cutting to the size I wanted (I wanted the new sides to be a little taller), I stained the panels, and bolted them on. (after also having sanded/primed/painted all the metal)



                              I used eye bolts on the bottom row to give me more options when tying down tarps and such.












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