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Old 11-17-2013, 03:02 PM
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Adding side door to dump trailer

Anyone ever have a side door added to your dump trailer? If so just wondering what that cost you to have done.

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Old 11-17-2013, 07:30 PM
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Why do you need a side door? It would take away from the structure of the sides
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:15 PM
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To be able to have say finish materials in the back end (mulch, soil, etc,...) and spoils in the front. Don't have a machine for loading. Maybe put the money there. Hmmm

Also the dumps that have factory removable or fold down sides must not affect anything?? It would all be reinforced I'm sure. I'd pay a professional firm to do this not a backyard welder.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:14 PM
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Actually seems pretty simple. The sides of most dump trailers don't seem to have any big structural purpose. I would cut the door, weld on hinges and a latching system for it. 2-4 hours and I believe you would be in business.
Good luck with it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:52 PM
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Quote for a local fabrication company to build the door.

$2500

I mean I like to charge a lot but that's 1/3 the price of the trailer new. For that kind of cash I can get a dump insert on the truck or a really used dump truck.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:01 PM
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This is the example of what I looked to have done. My trailer is not a PJ but has very similar side wall construction.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:17 PM
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If looks don't matter too much, why not cutout a section with an angle grinder, drill some holes, bolt on some heavy duty hinges (I'm thinking along the bottom so the door opens outward & downward), and then bolt on a slide action latch on both sides at the top, then prime and paint…A couple of hours and a few bucks and you're done.
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Or cut it out and weld in board pockets. Even simpler
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:43 PM
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If looks don't matter too much, why not cutout a section with an angle grinder, drill some holes, bolt on some heavy duty hinges (I'm thinking along the bottom so the door opens outward & downward), and then bolt on a slide action latch on both sides at the top, then prime and paint…A couple of hours and a few bucks and you're done.
Looks and function matter A LOT. If I want to sell this trailer someday I don't want it to be some chopped up mess. Not do I want to look like some hack job.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:44 PM
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Or cut it out and weld in board pockets. Even simpler
Interesting and not a bad idea. Still would like a door.

I have a few other possible sources for help with this that hopefully would be significantly cheaper or even trade for work.
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