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Old 03-01-2011, 02:00 PM
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Building my own trailer rack

My trailer is a 6'X10'. I'm going to build a rack, Friday, to add to the top rails. I'm asking for your help in dimensioning the rack/basket.

My plan, now, is to "raise" it 6-10". I'd like to be able to put inside:

Backpack blower
gas can (small-ish)
5 gal gas can (occasionally)
Backpack sprayer
?????
?????

I'm pretty sure I can get away with it being 18" deep. I'm wondering on how high to go with it (2'?).

Also, on the door.....Would you split it up (2X3')? It would seem that this would be easier to handle from one side. Also....is there a place to put the door(s) that's better than another (open from the inside of the trailer? Outside, towards the tongue?)?

Thanks for your input.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:28 PM
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interested in how this turned out??
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:00 PM
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You can buy Landscape cages for around $300 with doors on both sides. Making one is a lot of work
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:33 AM
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My trailer is a 6'X10'. I'm going to build a rack, Friday, to add to the top rails. I'm asking for your help in dimensioning the rack/basket.

My plan, now, is to "raise" it 6-10". I'd like to be able to put inside:

Backpack blower
gas can (small-ish)
5 gal gas can (occasionally)
Backpack sprayer
?????
?????

I'm pretty sure I can get away with it being 18" deep. I'm wondering on how high to go with it (2'?).

Also, on the door.....Would you split it up (2X3')? It would seem that this would be easier to handle from one side. Also....is there a place to put the door(s) that's better than another (open from the inside of the trailer? Outside, towards the tongue?)?

Thanks for your input.
Do a search guys have built all types of racks / cages some very good post on thickness of metal and doors.
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