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Well if you want to do it the most professional getting more angle iron and some expanded steel and doing it all steel. It adds value to it as well. But I dont know how much you are willing to spend and if you have access to a welder. But it is well worth it.

My neigbor across the street put steel sides on his after he saw how mine turned out. Funny how that all works out.

Also for signage to save a few bucks we bought the large yard signs from vista print and bolted them to the expanded steel. They last a long time, but in the AZ sun they do fade.

Hope any of that helps you.
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I can't wait to see how this turns out! I am also trying to decide how to do some signage for my trailer.
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Well if you want to do it the most professional getting more angle iron and some expanded steel and doing it all steel. It adds value to it as well. But I dont know how much you are willing to spend and if you have access to a welder. But it is well worth it.

My neigbor across the street put steel sides on his after he saw how mine turned out. Funny how that all works out.

Also for signage to save a few bucks we bought the large yard signs from vista print and bolted them to the expanded steel. They last a long time, but in the AZ sun they do fade.

Hope any of that helps you.

Not sure I want to be that spendy with this particular trailer. Maybe in a year or two when I upsize to a better trailer that I plan on keeping. For now, I just want to improve the appearance and usability without shelling out a lot of cash.


How high are the sides on your trailer? Any "issues" with having sides? 99% of the trailers I see are basic utility trailers, so I'm wondering if there's a good reason for that.
The only drawback I can initially think of is restricted accessibility to the contents.
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Not sure I want to be that spendy with this particular trailer. Maybe in a year or two when I upsize to a better trailer that I plan on keeping. For now, I just want to improve the appearance and usability without shelling out a lot of cash.


How high are the sides on your trailer? Any "issues" with having sides? 99% of the trailers I see are basic utility trailers, so I'm wondering if there's a good reason for that.
The only drawback I can initially think of is restricted accessibility to the contents.
I have 4 ft sides on mine with a box of sorts that opens from the front of the trailer. Basically a normal landscaping trailer... atleast out here.
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I've got the plywood cut and I'll be applying some waterproofing stain to it tomorrow before attaching it. I was going to go buy a specific color, but I already have a can of "Natural Cedar" sitting here from a deck project, and I just spent $600 on tires today, so "Natural Cedar" it is!

I've also picked up some black spray paint to touch up the bottom portion of the trailer before adding the sides.

Grabbed some I bolts that I'm currently planning on putting on the outside in case I want to attach a tarp, but not sure where to place them yet...


Doing the same size sides as shown in the earlier photo.
(I HATE the fact that you can't copy/paste images on this forum!)


Hope to have before/after photos in the next few days.
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Can you attach them to the post by clicking the little photo button above where you are writing your text?
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Can you attach them to the post by clicking the little photo button above where you are writing your text?
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Nope.
At least, I don't think so.


I mean, I could open a new window, go to my photobucket account, find the photo, click the link, then come back here and paste it, but on a forum I moderate, we can simply "highlight"/copy a previously posted image (anyone's image), and then paste it into a new post.
I'm not sure why it doesn't work that way here - both forums are vBulletin.

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If you're just putting walk behind lawn mowers in there, you should be able to access everything alright. Though even a small tractor will have you jumping over the sides to get your equipment.

I'd probably cut the wood down a little bit on the sides, while keeping it rather high in the front.

I see a lot of companies using the same trailer (without the wooden sides) and I gotta say - they look neat.

You advertise your equipment - and have access to it.

The wood is just silly, just cut it down so it blocks the holes around the base and nothing or little more.

Most importantly, where are you going to attach your bungies!!!!!!!!!!!
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If you're just putting walk behind lawn mowers in there, you should be able to access everything alright. Though even a small tractor will have you jumping over the sides to get your equipment.

I'd probably cut the wood down a little bit on the sides, while keeping it rather high in the front.

I see a lot of companies using the same trailer (without the wooden sides) and I gotta say - they look neat.

You advertise your equipment - and have access to it.

The wood is just silly, just cut it down so it blocks the holes around the base and nothing or little more.


Most importantly, where are you going to attach your bungies!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the input.

I'm keeping the sides because I keep getting inquiries about hauling away brush piles. Seems to me that a trailer with no sides would would make that difficult to do, but I don't know.

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I'm also going to add some tie down attachment points on the inside.
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That's kinda neat then! Would you be able to somehow add hinges to the wood, so that they fold



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