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Old 10-26-2013, 07:15 PM
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Need advice on protecting walls of enclosed trailer

Hello everyone, I just purchased an enclosed trailer for my business and was wondering if anyone has any ideas or has any experience in protecting the walls of the trailer from mowers banging into them and puncturing a hole or just denting it. Not sure if this is a common practice but I would like to cover all of my bases before using the trailer. I was thinking about either 2 by 4's or even some kind of thick rubber for the back corners. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:34 PM
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I put a strip of 3/4 in ply wood around the bottom perimeter of the trailer probably 18" or 24" high that seems the work pretty good. Good luck
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:53 AM
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Competent employee's have worked for me...
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:18 PM
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what does that mean?
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:30 PM
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I think he means that only an incompetent person could accidentally rub the walls of a trailer and he seems to be implying that this is how to measure the competency of employees (that's employees without and apostrophe s).
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:06 AM
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When I bought my enclosed I was all worried about rubbing the inside walls as well.
Then you go out, get hot and sweaty, and make money, and rubbing those walls is like a daily occurrence. Don't sweat it.
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When I bought my enclosed I was all worried about rubbing the inside walls as well.
Then you go out, get hot and sweaty, and make money, and rubbing those walls is like a daily occurrence. Don't sweat it.
although I don't have an enclosed trailer yet, I have to agree with this statement..LOL. I don't see how it could be avoided. Ive got some ideas for an enclosed trailer, and I also agree that a strip along the bottom would do a great deal to protect the area along the floor. Im thinking the plywood strip for basic care, or for a cleaner look, maybe an 18 inch strip of aluminium diamond plate along the bottom of the walls would look great too.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:55 PM
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although I don't have an enclosed trailer yet, I have to agree with this statement..LOL. I don't see how it could be avoided. Ive got some ideas for an enclosed trailer, and I also agree that a strip along the bottom would do a great deal to protect the area along the floor. Im thinking the plywood strip for basic care, or for a cleaner look, maybe an 18 inch strip of aluminium diamond plate along the bottom of the walls would look great too.
I like the diamond plate idea.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:28 PM
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diamond plate would like nice, but it's totally unnecessary.

These trailers are designed to be used for what they are being used for... putting machinery inside them.

I have never used an enclosed trailer for mowers, but the number of box trucks I have used for this purpose in fleets with countless variable employees over the years is staggering... never once did we have issues with the inside of the trailers.

Ditto goes for every Uhaul/penske truck out there.

I did have an enclosed trailer for my snow machines, until I sold it last winter.
Let me tell you, if ANYTHING was going to tear up the inside of the trailer it would be hot dog riders, on 170 hp sleds coming in sideways, slipping allover half melted snow at 4000 rpms with razor sharp carbides instead of tires...

Seriously... it's a non issue.

I sold the trailer for a $100 less than I bought after using it for a year... it's all good.

(I just mooch every one else's trailer instead now)
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:24 PM
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Well thanks for the input I'll have to think about if it's worth or not
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