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Zohan
07-09-2011, 09:53 PM
ordered a new 6x14....i have a pretty good general idea of how I want to set it up inside, but does anyone have any pics or ideas to share?

S&MLL
07-10-2011, 09:24 PM
I run out of two utility body trucks. We seem to fit everything in the bays. Only thing that doesnt fit is shovels & rakes. Besides for the locator which is only on the truck when I know I have a damaged wire and re running is out of the question. But that stays in the cab anyway

Lite4
07-10-2011, 09:31 PM
I have found an enclosed cargo van to be the best fit for us.
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LLC RI
07-18-2011, 08:08 PM
Zohan...

I have 12 foot box truck, and I set up both sides and left the middle open. You might think of doing the same, but only setting up one side with full size shelving and the other, just narrow shelves for small items. I have big black plastic bins for all PVC stuff, 72 drawers for bulbs, wire nuts, lenses, etc. A rack up high for pvc pipe and long stuff, a slanted shelf for sprays and paints, a rolling cart with an upright in the center which holds all my yard implements - rakes, shovels etc.

Whatever you do, be sure to set it up with plenty of LIGHTING inside so you can see what you're doing. Also, set up a battery system in the trailer that charges while it's connected to the vehicle. Install a DPST switch to operate the interior lights. When you are not running the truck lights, you switch the toggle to run off the battery.

A small work bench area is always helpful, as is a vise and if you're going to have a 12 volt inverter or small ( harbor freight 90 bucks 800 watt generator).. you can run a bench grinder and your batter chargers too.

good luck

George

Zohan
07-18-2011, 09:38 PM
Thanks for the info george.....i am planning to do similar to what you have.....i already have in the trailer 2-12volt lights on a wall switch, 2- flourescent lights that operate off the 110volt package, which i can plug a cord in fron house or building to trailer and will run all my 110 gear, i will have an outlet strip on workbench on one side of trailer and can mount chargers for cordless batteries on that.....will also have 110 for microwave (so i dont have to leave jobsites), possible a fridge (but leaning towards a cooler)....when i cant get 110 i will also have a 10,000 watt generator in trailer...other side will have shelving straight across for all power tools in cases, parts and what not, and boxes and spools of wire under that on floor....above workbench will be this... http://www.americanvan.com/shelf-and-bin-systems/bin-system/panel-bin-systems.html ( 2 - 30 bin units)
will have an area for brooms, shovel and a rake...also building an enclosed porta potty (when u gotta go....)
first thing to do though is herculiner on the floor which i'll do in the next few days....oh, above the workbench will also be a 32" lcd tv/monitor.....connected to laptop......

Zohan
08-02-2011, 05:51 PM
couple pics of trailer, will post more when I do the inside...hopefully next couple of weeks

https://picasaweb.google.com/105311739300251242924/August22011

Classic Lighting
08-02-2011, 11:07 PM
That linky thing not working..................

Zohan
08-03-2011, 05:11 AM
see if this works
https://picasaweb.google.com/105311739300251242924/August22011?authuser=0&feat=directlink

S&MLL
08-03-2011, 06:40 PM
Oops... there's nothing to see here. Either you do not have access to these photos, or they don't exist at this web address. Please contact the owner directly to gain access.



still not working

Zohan
08-03-2011, 06:55 PM
what a tool i am.....never used picassa before....dont have time right now to do a search, but can i directly attach pics to a post?

Classic Lighting
08-03-2011, 11:30 PM
Under the "Reply to thread" box is the "Additional Options" box. Click on manage attachments. Then browse/upload photo option.

The Lighting Geek
08-04-2011, 12:09 AM
I have a 6x12 enclosed trailer, bench and flip bins on 1 side and shelves on the other side. rollaway tool chest in the front and a porta potty. The only thing we carry in the truck are ladders on a rack, the bed we use for trash. If my truck is down for service or repair I can tow the trailer with any vehicle to keep things moving. Usually I use my truck when the crew truck is down. I put air bags in the rear so my lowered f150 4x4 can still handle the weight of the trailer and still look cool. :-)

Zohan
08-04-2011, 01:02 AM
i have similar plans...enclosed porta potty, 52" tool box, shelving, etc....any pics of your trailer?

RLI Electric
08-04-2011, 07:33 AM
If you go to Contractor Talk.com there is a thread there about pimping out the interior of trailers and trucks. http://www.contractortalk.com/f41/trailer-customizing-ideas-needed-long-15369/
Lets see if this link worked to get you there.

Zohan
08-04-2011, 08:43 AM
it worked....gotta run out the door now but will check it out later, thanks

Zohan
10-21-2011, 11:31 PM
guys, here is an update....trailer is not 100% done but almost there...just adding little things here and there, so I figured i'd post recent pics....let me know opinions, thanks

files wont upload this time, so here is a link

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66845226@N03/

David Gretzmier
10-22-2011, 02:51 AM
wow, That is a beautiful trailer set up. we have to use our boxvans for both Christmas light install and landscape light work, so we need more floor space. Great job.

Zohan
10-22-2011, 08:25 AM
thanks a lot, i appreciate that...

RLI Electric
10-22-2011, 09:54 AM
Zohan, that is awesome. I want to redo my truck now, thanks a lot.

starry night
10-22-2011, 11:26 AM
Good grief, Zohan, my trailer could never be that neat. Great job.

(However, my dog IS as handsome as yours.)

Zohan
10-22-2011, 12:59 PM
Zohan, that is awesome. I want to redo my truck now, thanks a lot.

sorry :)

Zohan
10-22-2011, 01:10 PM
Good grief, Zohan, my trailer could never be that neat. Great job.

(However, my dog IS as handsome as yours.)

haha...what kind?

S&MLL
10-22-2011, 06:10 PM
Layout looks great. Looks like you really thought about it before just screwing 2*4s in. Good luck with it..... Why so much cat5 cable? do you do more then just lighting?

starry night
10-22-2011, 08:43 PM
haha...what kind?

Wonderful black lab. My buddy since we got him as a puppy from the dog pound 13 years ago. He is distinguished-gray in the face, now, and has slowed down some but he still watches over me.

You can't do better than having a good dog.

Zohan
10-23-2011, 05:01 AM
Layout looks great. Looks like you really thought about it before just screwing 2*4s in. Good luck with it..... Why so much cat5 cable? do you do more then just lighting?

Thanks, and yes...audio/video, home theater, surveillance cameras, landscape lighting

Zohan
10-23-2011, 05:02 AM
Wonderful black lab. My buddy since we got him as a puppy from the dog pound 13 years ago. He is distinguished-gray in the face, now, and has slowed down some but he still watches over me.

You can't do better than having a good dog.

I agree 100%...man's best friend.

jg244888
10-26-2011, 11:22 PM
Wow looks great wha did you use to build the work bench?

Zohan
10-27-2011, 01:34 AM
Thanks....everything is pine...all supports and bench tops etc are 3/4", and all the finished caps are either 1x2's or 1x3's
The floor was rolled with herculiner...

J Larson
11-01-2011, 04:02 PM
Wow seeing a trailer like that makes me want to be a contractor! :)

Zohan
11-01-2011, 04:52 PM
hey thanks man

Zohan
09-26-2012, 01:43 AM
Updated trailer pics in this thread


http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=387781