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Old 08-22-2013, 09:11 AM
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I used to always leave my stuff out all the time but I didnt have as much luck as you guys. I was having a good amount of problems from it. All cables and such were seizing up and equipment was starting to fade, vinyl seats crack and split much easier.. etc. this was a couple years ago and since then I havent let them stay out and I havent had any of those problems.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:52 AM
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Does it still have the ramp on the side door? Never thought of it but you could load a small walk behind using the ramp and have a perfect small area rig.
The van idea for a small area rig worked for me when all I had was a 21, trimmer, blower. But I was driving a Dodge Caravan (RIP). They sit really low at the sides. I could pop the front of the mower up and set the wheels on the van floor at one of the side doors, then fairly effortlessly lift and roll the mower into the van. A Honda HR 216 commercial mower that weighs about 120 lbs (and leaves stragglers here and there) would fit easily from side to side.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:56 AM
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Does it still have the ramp on the side door? Never thought of it but you could load a small walk behind using the ramp and have a perfect small area rig.
No, all the handicap stuff was removed when it was used for inmates. I took all the seats out but the two front buckets and the one bench seat. I can carry 5 peps and I still have 10" behind the seat for my equipment.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:06 PM
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All my stuff gets water proof bags on them seems to work just fine.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:06 AM
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i leave mine on the trailer all the time, but then again the truck and trailer get backed in the shop all the time... but before i had that luxury i left them all on the racks and mowers on the trailer. Started having water issues in my hydros. I would at least cover things at night. It is a big plus to have everything on the trailer when you get there in the morning.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:25 AM
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I must be doing it wrong
I guess I care to much about my stuff. So I unload each night or if shop is open I'll pull truck trailer in.
Only takes less then 15 mins to load or unload.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:53 PM
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I must be doing it wrong
I guess I care to much about my stuff. So I unload each night or if shop is open I'll pull truck trailer in.
Only takes less then 15 mins to load or unload.
not sure about your operation but if you have an employee or two then the half hour a day adds up to 2.5-3 hours a week and that doesnt seem like much but im cheap and that will add up. and its annoying haha i did it for 3 years
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:11 PM
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All equipment is unloaded daily and stored in the garage. Takes 10 minutes max. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing everything is inside, dry and less likely to be stolen. A kid around the corner from me had several items stolen from his trailer. Was not secured though.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:27 PM
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not sure about your operation but if you have an employee or two then the half hour a day adds up to 2.5-3 hours a week and that doesnt seem like much but im cheap and that will add up. and its annoying haha i did it for 3 years
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3 hrs = to what 30 bucks that's cheaper then getting something stolen or a rusted throttle cable
I sharpen blades daily . You cant do that on the trailer.

Even you don't get something stolen someone might want put sugar in your tank and give you a lot trouble. I learned just tonite that a LCO had that done to him few days ago. He leaves his stuff on a trailer.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:37 PM
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