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11-09-2003, 10:56 AM
Here's a pic of a 4x9 I recently built:D
11-09-2003, 10:58 AM
whoops - trying to get it right, gotta wait for the timeout feature though. :dizzy:
11-09-2003, 05:23 PM
Wow! You built that yourself?
11-10-2003, 08:54 AM
Yea kinda a hobby of mine. Cheaper than buying new. And I know every inch of it so I know how to repair it if needed. Thanks for the comment. Maybe you guys can give me some new ideas for "custom" landscape trailers. Something out of the ordinary, not just a everyday open trailer.payup
11-10-2003, 10:26 AM
Could you build an enclosed trailer?
You might have a customer :)
11-10-2003, 12:21 PM
wont the license plate scrape on the ground? other then that it looks great
11-10-2003, 05:57 PM
No, the tag has about a 4" clearence.:eek:
11-10-2003, 06:04 PM
You have some serious talent there..........Too bad your not a little closer id ask you to build a trailer for me.
11-10-2003, 07:17 PM
um, if you go down a sloping driveway and then up something steep, you sure the plate wont hit? I bottom out my trailer every now and then.
11-10-2003, 09:28 PM
It may but it is mounted on a plastic plate holder that will flex. That's the correct location for mounting a license plate in NC by DOT standards. It has to be mounted there so that the left taillight which has a clear bottom will illuminate it at night. Never had a customer complain yet. Would you believe I sold this trailer in under a week for full asking price with no haggling. Around here a 4x8 goes from anywhere of $598 to $898. I sold it for less than that and still made some off season money.
11-10-2003, 09:30 PM
No, I don't have the equipment to weld aluminum for an enclosed trailer and steel would be mighty heavy. Maybe one day!
11-10-2003, 09:32 PM
VA beach is not that far away. Maybe you could plan a vacation this way and pick you one up. Getting ready to start about three more. Have had 4 orders since people have seen this trailer.
NOW COME ON LET"S GET SOME CUSTOM IDEAS FLOWING, WHAT HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED BUT WAS NOT AVAILABLE???????
11-11-2003, 12:45 PM
I am in Richmond. How much is a trailer like that gong for? How about a enclosed box on the front for tools and such. maybe you could put trimmer racks and such on it. Also how about maybe a large fuel tank?
11-11-2003, 01:07 PM
I want a combination enclosed and open trailer for landscaping.
16 foot tandem trailer with a 6' enclosed area on the front with open passenger side 36" door/ramp.
I want the back to be open with 36" removeable sides and tailgate.
Seems like the perfect trailer for carrying plant material and tools to the workplace secure, but also have room in the rear for compost, mulch, soil, etc.
I have a few leadson where to find one -- but haven't found one yet!!!
11-14-2003, 01:02 PM
What about rigging up a spring asist on the air gate and maybe a swivel mounted jack for the tounge, so it will be more user friendly --just an idea
11-14-2003, 02:55 PM
heck rest room & cold beer dispenser sure would be nice
11-14-2003, 06:07 PM
How about toolbox on the front or on the fenders and trimmer racks on front or sides. Maybe trimmer string despenser.
11-15-2003, 08:14 PM
Very nice job Merlin. Any perticular reason the tongue is so long
11-15-2003, 10:01 PM
Merlins custom trailers, lol
11-16-2003, 01:51 PM
check out a couple ideas I had in this thread.
I need a trailer with max deck width but over all width of no more than about 7 ft.
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