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Old 04-13-2011, 11:46 AM
johnyredd99 johnyredd99 is offline
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maintain it or forget it??

For those w/ an enclosed trailer I am wondering what you do, if anything to maintain it? Its been 2 years since the interior was last painted. So I pulled everything out. At the same time going thru and deciding what was reallyneeded and how I could change how things are set up in order to run more effiecent....first year full-time on my own, finally out from underneath someone......

Anyway, I put 2 coats of a light gray on the walls and 2 of dark gray on the floor. and by the time I was all done the fumes had gotten to me. Which made me wonder why the beep I even get involved w/ upkeep. It seems that the guys that just throw thier stuff around, store everything out in the rain, and never do an ounce of maintenance never break down. But those of us that take care of our equipment have issues.
Thanks for listening, just irratated that those rust buckets wont have a problem.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:30 AM
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did you use latex paint or oil based?
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:26 PM
johnyredd99 johnyredd99 is offline
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put free left over latex on the walls and then bought tractor supply oil based for the floors
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:34 PM
Coastal Lawn Maintenance Coastal Lawn Maintenance is offline
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I have never painted the inside of an enclosed trailer. all the maintenance i do is wash it and inflate tires. and check lug nuts this is going in to it 5th season
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:02 AM
johnyredd99 johnyredd99 is offline
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might want to try greasing the hubs everyonce and a while
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:10 PM
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Buy only high quality trailers. Good Oil base paint on the floors when I get them, seems to last several years, lube the hubs every month, every year go over trailer and remove any surface rust and protect fixed area.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:08 AM
johnyredd99 johnyredd99 is offline
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I have always done this w/ my trailers but found owner of a trailer that I borrowed had not. wd40 or your choice lub spray for the trailer tongue jack
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