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SECTLANDSCAPING
07-16-2010, 03:49 AM
I needed extra storage so I took a $100 5x8 utility frame and built a enclosed trailer. The original lights worked just needed a ground wire fixed. I just added reflective tape and she was ready to be registered.

Not pictured is indoor LED lights. I made a power box with two scooter batteries. I have a 22 volt solar panel and three smaller panels wired at 15 volts, trickle charging the batteries. I thought of wiring in some cigarette lighter outlets to power random things.

Ill put up the pics of the solar panesl and the ramp later.

The damage.
$100 for trailer frame.
$100 for wood.
$20 registration.
$10 for locks.
$20 for four solar panels,
$15 for vinyl decals.
$20 12 volt led lights for auto.
$20 bolts, nails, glue, screws.
$20 for paint.
2 free batteries rescued from the transfer station.

eatonpcat
07-16-2010, 12:24 PM
Wow... Norm Abrahams you're not.:drinkup:

If it works, Good for you

joef450snowplow
07-16-2010, 02:23 PM
Wow... Norm Abrahams you're not.:drinkup:

If it works, Good for you

hahaha i was just watching new yankee work shop!

punt66
07-16-2010, 02:48 PM
wow, not the best way to get work.

bradseabridge
07-16-2010, 02:57 PM
haha, that's a harbor freight trailer right? It looks pretty rickety and I wouldn't take it above 45 maybe, but if it works for you then awesome.

Kennedy Landscaping
07-16-2010, 06:04 PM
Agreed with the rest man. If it works then good for you but it looks like hell.
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2brothersyardcare
07-16-2010, 07:00 PM
hahahahaha gota love ct

bobcat48
07-16-2010, 08:52 PM
Hey as long is it works.

JFGauvreau
07-16-2010, 09:30 PM
Looks like you would be crowded inside that, make it higher maybe? What ever floats your boat.

propertymanagement2010
07-16-2010, 10:14 PM
thats hilarious

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-16-2010, 10:18 PM
Its a 80s valley utility frame it holds 2000lbs. The beams are heavier then the newer steel mesh 6x10 utility trailer I haul my ztrs on.

It is kinda ugly mainly the ramp but it wasnt strong enough. I do have 4ft vinyl banners for the sides but I kept them on the truck because I drive it more.

I havent used it for work or brought it to a job site. I never intended to unless I was forced to. I was going to rent a storage space but this was cheaper and more functional. The lights are so I can find what I need and load it early before the sun comes up. So far its served its purpose of keeping my gear out of site and out of the weather. I spent to many nights peaking out my window to see someone messing with my racks.

I havent noticed to many issues with wind but I only drove it back and forth to a buddies on back roads.

bradseabridge
07-16-2010, 11:21 PM
OHHH so it's a storage shed, well in that case who cares what it looks like.

scagrider22
07-17-2010, 12:03 AM
Yeah I put my name and phone number on my shed too!:laugh:

JFGauvreau
07-17-2010, 08:48 AM
Yeah I put my name and phone number on my shed too!:laugh:

Now that's a nice shed Thumbs Up

MooseMan89
07-17-2010, 06:50 PM
I'm trying to imagine pulling that with my little V6 Dakota! loll. What size is that thing? 7x20?

scagrider22
07-18-2010, 01:04 AM
I'm trying to imagine pulling that with my little V6 Dakota! loll. What size is that thing? 7x20?

8.5x20 v nose

RLS24
07-18-2010, 11:38 PM
a wise man once said, if you need a shed, build a shed.....

eatonpcat
07-19-2010, 12:37 PM
I think it looks better as a trailer than a shed... It's only 4 foot high!!

JCS Landscaping
07-19-2010, 03:24 PM
That "trailer" is so ugly you probably got a lot of looks at it. Which means that your getting lots of advertisement. If im driving past a nice looking trailer i wont say "hey thats a nice looking trailer". But if i see a nasty one i'll rubberneck and say " DAMN, would you look at that ugly POS!" and i'll remember what it says for sure.LOL Good price on a storage unit there.

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-19-2010, 06:05 PM
I live in a condo and its against the rules to have a shed. For some reason campers are allowed.

THEGOLDPRO
07-19-2010, 06:09 PM
this is a joke right?

Clonts Landscaping
07-19-2010, 06:19 PM
Yeah it has to be a joke.

Stillwater
07-19-2010, 06:35 PM
Wow... Norm Abrahams you're not.:drinkup:

If it works, Good for you



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scagrider22
07-19-2010, 09:52 PM
Yeah it has to be a joke.

Geesh guys! I didnt think my shed was that bad, lol:laugh: