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ChadsLawn
04-23-2007, 09:58 PM
Im thinking about converting my open trailer into an enclose trailer. Has anyone done this. Im just looking for some ideas..


Thanks

mow king
04-23-2007, 10:03 PM
most economical way to do this:
1. Sell open trailer.
2. Buy enclosed trailer.

Pretty easy to do..

Rizzo
04-23-2007, 10:06 PM
most economical way to do this:
1. Sell open trailer.
2. Buy enclosed trailer.

Pretty easy to do..

Easier and much lighter...

justanotherlawnguy
04-24-2007, 12:51 AM
most economical way to do this:
1. Sell open trailer.
2. Buy enclosed trailer.

Pretty easy to do..

Amen, and it wont look ghetto that way either.....

ChadsLawn
04-24-2007, 02:01 AM
Bump.... anymore opinions or ideas?

fool32696
04-24-2007, 03:32 AM
A guy around me runs a 16 foot open trailer with a frame that holds up a tarp. Looks the same as the soft top livestock trailers.

Rizzo
04-24-2007, 09:48 AM
What do you have to work with Chad? Do you weld or want to make it out of wood? It's not gonna be easy to make a hard side/roof trailer that will allow you to not overload your axle rating when you put your equipment inside and be structurally sound when going down the road. If you are looking for shelter then rig some tarp bows out of tubing and that would be light weight. Also, making the roof water proof may be a challenge. I'll try to help with ideas if you give trailer and material info...

FearThisDeere
04-24-2007, 10:09 AM
Buy an enclosed trailer. It'll be much easier.

MarcSmith
04-24-2007, 10:10 AM
My folks had a 16' open trailer converted. they made the sides out of expanded metal and the roof was corrogated galvinized sheet metal. It sounds gehtto, but it looked real nice and with all the holes in on the expanded metal it was much easier to mount racks and such.

Rizzo
04-24-2007, 10:22 AM
There is a lawnsite member that has one enclosed with steel mesh. It looks very secure. Whats you primary reason for the enclosed?

Rizzo
04-24-2007, 10:57 AM
look at this one...

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=83268&page=1&pp=10

I am having trouble finding the other one.

ChadsLawn
04-24-2007, 05:52 PM
Im looking for security, protection and not spending $4000 on a trailer.. I have all the tools needed to either use all wood or all metal or some of both.

Rizzo
04-24-2007, 10:26 PM
Is it a tandem axle? If it's a single you may be getting close on your weight rating for the axle. Have you seen the Big tex trailers with the 4' mesh sides? You could make it like that but taller and then put a top on it made of mesh or other material. I can't find the post of the guy on here that has one but it's nice and very secure like an enclosed but will not catch as much wind going down the road.