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Old 01-27-2007, 05:11 PM
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We have the same problem. The mesh where the tires run up and down has collapsed.
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You don't have supports on gate where u drive your equipment. I would add supports where it is collapsed. I did that before we put trailer into action. Trailer builders just throw a couple on there. That is something to always check.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:25 PM
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excellent advice on adding support- i'm buying a mesh trailer this week and will have supports added. Man, i'm glad i read this post today. Thanks!- ben
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:30 PM
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the reason for the mesh is that it allows the wind to go through it, imagine a full sheet of plywood and trying to drive down the highway.
I've been told it doesn't matter once you star going 45+ mph whether it is mesh or solid since the mesh will act as a solid. I don't know if this is true though.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:12 PM
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just bought a trailer with a 6' x 4' mesh gate, was used, but is just starting to collapse a little. I plan on just pulling the mesh off, adding two more supports, and buying a new thicker sheet of mesh to weld on top. This will let me go ahead and paint the new welds for the supports before the mesh starts to cover them. Just my .o2
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:17 PM
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I've been told it doesn't matter once you star going 45+ mph whether it is mesh or solid since the mesh will act as a solid. I don't know if this is true though.
I've heard the same thing.



I go to mienekee when I need something welded, I'm pretty friendly with them. Catch them when they aren't busy and they'll be more than willing to weld something just for a few extra dollars.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:20 PM
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My advice is this, take a 1 day mig class and find a used mig welder or buy a new one. You can get a good mig that runs on 120V.

It will come in handy, I have used my mig to fix so many things and fab up so many things that if I didn't have a mig I could never do and would cost me a lot to have someone else do.

just an idea
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:28 PM
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i just bought a lincoln 135 today, bought it to fix the wire mesh in my ramp, install supports, build some trimmer racks as well.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:36 AM
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just finished building my 6'3" x 6' folding gate. I got a 4'x10' sheet of expanded for $110.

I use a miller thunderbolt stick wleder, I found a nice Due Mig at a auction with a full argron tank and gages for $60 Love that Mig.

mesh foor will eat the wind just as bad as solid. That why i went with a folded gate.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:41 AM
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In my area, the thicker Expanded Metal woudl run about $65 for a 5X10 sheet, then figure on about $75 per hour labor for the trailer shop. So I could easily see it in the neighborhood of $150, before adding extra supports.
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