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Old 02-14-2012, 10:59 AM
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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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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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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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I love your set up! Here is mine with yours, not that different!

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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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Old 02-14-2012, 01:26 PM
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Looks real nice! I would want something to only go to the top of the higher rail on the trailer though. no need for it any higher for me.
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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.
In theory it sounds like a great idea. Though, once you park your mower in the trailer, it's going to be a hassle to get to the trimmer(s) with the mower in the way.
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good point, Cheese.

also, do you guys have a 2x4 for the back tires to go over even though you have the parking brake on? more of a safety thing?

also, what about rakes, shovels, etc etc. do you always keep these on the trailer? if so, how did you make a holder? i have seen pvc of course, single 1ft or more peices. also, i have seen a giant 8" or 1ft pvc in the corner and all go in together.

thoughts on this?

i really need to figure out a blower holder.
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How would you guys make this more secure? add an angle bar on both sides, on the outside? use paint to show you what i mean..

other ideas?




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I got my trailer like this with the sides built up (by the guy that had it last). it is great and and the $120 I spent on the 4 signs is money well spent you can read the number from across Home Depots parking lot. I lock the tailgate to make it harder to take things

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I would not fill the trailer like this again it's a pain to unload, I like doing it the same as "Hedgemaster" in the pic
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