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cgbaseball23
02-10-2009, 09:39 PM
Hey guys, I'm thinking about rearranging the inside of our trailer this spring and try to make it as organized and efficient as I possibly can. Maybe adding cabinets or built-in-shelving and a workbench. Right now it is just a complete mess with hardly any organization and crap thrown all over the place. I'd post a picture of it but I don't have one unfortunately.

But I was hoping to get some ideas from some of your setups if you have some pictures that would be great. Not really looking for a service setup (but if you want you can throw that up too i suppose). Thanks for the help!

Lets see those trailers!

Tony Clifton
02-10-2009, 09:48 PM
I took the less expensive route and screwed some of the rubbermade drawer systems to the walls...had to put a bit of support beneath them and used some L brackets for that. Each drawer will hold about a box of 1" fittings (sometimes more depending on fitting). Very simple, not expensive, and most importantly not heavy. Also, I mounted them as close to the ceiling as possible, this leaves about 4' beneath so you don't lose any floor space. I also have a buttload of small bins for nozzles, small fittings etc....I have found that in a real world setting with a construction crew that they don't stay organized long...

BrandonV
02-10-2009, 09:59 PM
I'll try to take a picture tomorrow, I'm about sick of trailers... I want a SPRINTER!!! But wanting and getting are two different things.

cgbaseball23
02-13-2009, 11:45 AM
Nobody has any pictures? I figured this thread would be a little more popular than this.

EagleLandscape
02-13-2009, 12:09 PM
Look at Pro Turf in the pictures section of this website. he has a nice setup.

Mike Leary
02-13-2009, 12:20 PM
Nobody has any pictures? I figured this thread would be a little more popular than this.

Trailers are a pain unless you do large-scale commercial work, we like this set-up; one truck does the work, the other collects the cash.

bcg
02-13-2009, 12:37 PM
We use an E250 with all the shelves and stuff and an F250 with tool boxes on 3 sides. The van is the preferred vehicle but the truck works fine as well.

I agree with Mr. Leary, trailers are a pain, and they really aren't necessary unless you need to haul around a trencher or something equally heavy/large. For repair work, I can't think of any reason to haul one around.

Kiril
02-13-2009, 01:22 PM
Here's a pic of my trailer.

http://www.offbeatearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/radio_flyerhmedium.jpg

bobw
02-13-2009, 02:12 PM
Sorry, couldn't find any pics of the current trailer. It is the 3rd one I've built out in the last 5 years, so I've pretty much got it perfect this time around.

Picture 8 /12 x 16 with 12x12x6 bins across the front and one side. Flat shelves in the corner between the bins for items I buy by the case (heads, valves). Etrack on the floor to strap machinery down.

Right side in front of side door is home made shovel stand (plastic rubber maid types get too hot and collaps). right side has some high bins for micro stuff and is mainly used to stack poly. Bottom left side has crib area for PVC/Copper lengths.

BrandonV
02-13-2009, 06:13 PM
mike drives an f150 Leariet

crazyboy
02-13-2009, 07:50 PM
mike drives an f150 Leariet

:laugh:

Is it Leariet or Learyiet?

Mike Leary
02-13-2009, 08:04 PM
: Is it Leariet or Learyiet?

::::::Hires ROTAR to buy the smartasses' business::::::::

cgbaseball23
02-15-2009, 06:11 AM
I ended up running across the picture that got me thinking more about this in the first place in the Pictures and Videos section of the boards.
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=129421&stc=1&d=1230010626
The owners user handle is Pro Turf, and he has quite the setup going for him. The thread can be found here btw, LINK (http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=37810&goto=nextoldest).

I wouldn't bother with all the shelving on the left side considering that is where we store all of our PVC, but what I am most impressed with is the workbench with cabinets and toolboxes in the back. Plus I have always thought a vise would be handy on the job.

Thoughts? Anyone have anything resembling this at all?

LindblomRJ
02-15-2009, 06:31 AM
I ended up running across the picture that got me thinking more about this in the first place in the Pictures and Videos section of the boards.
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=129421&stc=1&d=1230010626
The owners user handle is Pro Turf, and he has quite the setup going for him. The thread can be found here btw, LINK (http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=37810&goto=nextoldest).

I wouldn't bother with all the shelving on the left side considering that is where we store all of our PVC, but what I am most impressed with is the workbench with cabinets and toolboxes in the back. Plus I have always thought a vise would be handy on the job.

Thoughts? Anyone have anything resembling this at all?
With a setup like that who needs a shop?

Dripit good
02-15-2009, 06:35 AM
That is a sweet set up! Our install trailer isn't quite that custom.......looks like they used oak, or maybe maple. Very nice. :weightlifter:

Our trailer is larger than this one with lots of room. Has a work bench and vise, tool rack with numerous wall hung plastic compartments for smaller parts. I used pine for the larger compartment spaces, similar to the one in the pic. Tongue and groove, dove tail would have been overkill. The floor has hooks for strapping down the Vermeer trencher for transport.

Mike Leary
02-15-2009, 10:57 AM
With a setup like that who needs a shop?

Looks like the owner was a ex-carpenter, very nice. I've had a vice in all my trucks, handy for manifolds and brass fittings.

LindblomRJ
02-15-2009, 01:29 PM
Looks like the owner was a ex-carpenter, very nice. I've had a vice in all my trucks, handy for manifolds and brass fittings.

Vice... Far better than screwing with two pipe wrenches any day of the week.

Mike Leary
02-15-2009, 02:18 PM
Tongue and groove, dove tail would have been overkill.

Not if the trailer stocked Rain Master and Calsense clocks! :)

EagleLandscape
02-15-2009, 09:34 PM
Brandon, did you change your username from tomscreek?

AI Inc
02-16-2009, 08:36 AM
Brandon, did you change your username from tomscreek?

Yes he did. Said he got sick of people calling him Tom.

Kiril
02-16-2009, 09:22 AM
Yes he did. Said he got sick of people calling him Tom.

Where did Tom go?

Mike Leary
02-16-2009, 11:21 AM
Where did Tom go?

Tom who? :dizzy:

EagleLandscape
02-16-2009, 11:46 AM
myspace tom?

DanaMac
02-16-2009, 11:48 AM
Where did Tom go?

TomTom? I think he's taking a vacation from the site for a while. I should do the same........

Junior M
02-16-2009, 11:51 AM
TomTom? I think he's taking a vacation from the site for a while. I should do the same........
I did for 4 days while we were in Chicago, and numerous other times, its a freakin head ache when you come back cause you've missed so much and you've got so much to try and catch up... :wall

hoskm01
02-16-2009, 12:37 PM
I did for 4 days while we were in Chicago, and numerous other times, its a freakin head ache when you come back cause you've missed so much and you've got so much to try and catch up... :wall
:::wishes LS was my chief concern in life::::

mitchgo
02-16-2009, 12:39 PM
My gf will walk in the room...." What are you doing?" .... " Oh your on that gay sprinkler website!"

hoskm01
02-16-2009, 12:44 PM
My gf will walk in the room...." What are you doing?" .... " Oh your on that gay sprinkler website!"
My wife calls it lawnporn.

They just dont get it.