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JayD
01-20-2010, 10:42 PM
Do any of you that have a sign on your open trailer gate have any thing to share like do's and don'ts. I will be having one made soon with logo and was wanting to know if it is bad ideal for sign to be to big or not.
Its a 5x10 trailer and just wanted to get any input on it.
Any of you have pix of your gates?

STIHL GUY
01-20-2010, 10:48 PM
i want to get one made of aluminum in the near future

Valk
01-21-2010, 12:39 PM
Keep it clear & simple. The bigger the sign, the more aerodynamic drag you'll have.

JayD
01-21-2010, 12:51 PM
Keep it clear & simple. The bigger the sign, the more aerodynamic drag you'll have.

Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking too. I did not want it to feel like I had a parachute open.

JayD
01-22-2010, 10:50 PM
Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking too. I did not want it to feel like I had a parachute open.

I wish some of you would post some pix of your trailer gate logos

Chilehead
01-22-2010, 10:59 PM
Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking too. I did not want it to feel like I had a parachute open.

I have a sign on my open trailer. The key to reduction in wind drag is to place it as low as possible with the gate raised. My sign is 2'x4' and I have it 1' from the edge of the gate. It's positioned at eye level for people driving cars and sort of "drafts" behind my mowers.:)

TXNSLighting
01-22-2010, 11:43 PM
Pic of mine here: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=280033&highlight=majestic&page=6

JayD
01-22-2010, 11:59 PM
Pic of mine here: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=280033&highlight=majestic&page=6

Heck yeah..........that will get noticed....
What size did you make it?

Your trailer is different than mine but your gate looks just like mine with the 5 angle iron braces. So how did you get it mounted being that the sign had to rest on the braces...

MikeKle
01-23-2010, 11:26 AM
You can just run bolts thru the gates steel mesh and thru the sign. I had a sign on my gate last year and hated it, it made the gate too heavy and made too much drag I think. Signs on the trucks doors are enough in my opinion

JayD
01-23-2010, 12:47 PM
You can just run bolts thru the gates steel mesh and thru the sign. I had a sign on my gate last year and hated it, it made the gate too heavy and made too much drag I think. Signs on the trucks doors are enough in my opinion

Oh, OK, how big was your sign..

TXNSLighting
01-23-2010, 01:46 PM
Man i dont remember the size!! ha! The gates actually made of square tubing. so it was easy to attach. Just some self tapping metal screws. I wanna say its a 4x3...

Big C
01-23-2010, 03:20 PM
Mine is a 5' X 2' corrigated aluminum....$95

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/clarkunlimited/photo.jpg

JayD
01-23-2010, 04:10 PM
Nice!

Did you only bolt tgat down with the three bolts on each side?

Do you have any problem with the wind catching it ?

Big C
01-23-2010, 09:58 PM
Yeah it's bolted down with the 6 bolts shown....I had no problems with the wind either.

JayD
01-23-2010, 11:04 PM
That is one really nice laid out sign. Did you design it.

MikeKle
01-24-2010, 12:00 AM
Oh, OK, how big was your sign..

I made it from 1/4' plywood, and it was around 3ft by 4ft. I painted the whole thing dark blue and had a girl I knew who was a talented artist draw the logo and phone number on it. Looking back, I would have used that corrugated plastic cardboard stuff, much lighter!!!

Big C
01-24-2010, 09:41 AM
That is one really nice laid out sign. Did you design it.

A local sign shop laid it out for me in about 15 min. and had it fully completed in about an hour.

JayD
01-24-2010, 02:36 PM
A local sign shop laid it out for me in about 15 min. and had it fully completed in about an hour.

yeah, my guy is working on mine too, he said he would email me something by Monday to get a start. He is pretty good, hope he design for me is good.

He is also doing my truck doors, tail gate and back window.

Chevy z71
02-13-2011, 08:43 PM
yeah, my guy is working on mine too, he said he would email me something by Monday to get a start. He is pretty good, hope he design for me is good.

He is also doing my truck doors, tail gate and back window.

Lets see a picture of your gate sign might be geting one.

JayD
02-13-2011, 08:55 PM
Lets see a picture of your gate sign might be geting one.

Let me try to find it....well, that's funny, I got pix of everything but that..I will have to get over to the shop and take some. I can send you the proofs by email but I will need your email address to send it...