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Old 03-13-2011, 10:54 PM
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Inside pics of an enclosed trailer?

Just purchased an enclosed 7 x 14 trailer this weekend. Saved 15 months and sold my landscape trailer to pay cash for it. Now I am all excited and dont know how the heck to set it up. I dont want to trip over anything and want to be able to get to my trimmers. Where do you hang them? Does anyone have any pictures of the inside they could post? Here are a couple other questions.

When you fill up do you pull the mower out or fill up several cans?
How much weight can the sides hold or how much can I hang up?
Any ideas for the V nose? Not to much space up there.

Today I just washed,polished and stared at it. I am sure you all have been there when you get something new......proud as you know what?

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:01 AM
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from what i've seen people use the V part and put shelves up there for gas cans or whatever...and most hang the trimmers on one side and blowers on the other or something like that
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:07 AM
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Check out my thread a few pages in:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=335034

I had the same anxiety when I bought mine, sucks to put work into a setup you hate after so I spent all winter planning lol...

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:14 AM
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That's my thought..... I waited and got all excited about the thing now I dont know what to do. I like the white walls to reflect the light. Looks good!!
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:39 AM
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Just purchased an enclosed 7 x 14 trailer this weekend. Saved 15 months and sold my landscape trailer to pay cash for it. Now I am all excited and dont know how the heck to set it up. I dont want to trip over anything and want to be able to get to my trimmers. Where do you hang them? Does anyone have any pictures of the inside they could post? Here are a couple other questions.

When you fill up do you pull the mower out or fill up several cans?
How much weight can the sides hold or how much can I hang up?
Any ideas for the V nose? Not to much space up there.

Today I just washed,polished and stared at it. I am sure you all have been there when you get something new......proud as you know what?

Thanks
How come no pics of this new prized possession???? No fair keeping all the drooling to yourself!
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:42 AM
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I am sorry I don't have pics but these are some of the things I did.
Tongue Box mounted to A frame to carry gas cans.
Trimmer racks on right
various hand tools mounted on left
along front I built a shelf. It is high enough to back zero turn bagger under it.
If you have a side door, you should be able to fuel mowers without taking them out. We fuel one theoguh side door and the second through rear ramp door.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:18 PM
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Build your workbench, shelves, etc. up in the front of the trailer, most people do 2 shelves. Paint walls and floor your color(s) of choice. I did black grit paint on the floor and 3 foot up the walls, then a dark grey for the rest of the walls. Hang trimmers towards the back of the trailer so you can just step into the trailer and grab them fast(lock them if you feel the need). You can hang quite a bit of weight on the walls if you get your screws into the metal studs. Ive always made homeade trimmer racks and used the "L" style brackets to mount to the wall plywood and have never had one come out in 3 enclosed trailers. As far as gassing up, with only a 14' trailer you should be able to fuel the front mower with the side access door and just drop the back gate and fuel the back end mower. My ztr holds 12 gallons so I dont fill it up but about 2x a week and keep a 5 gallon mix container for all the handhelds. Never been a fan of carrying around alot of gas in the enclosed trailers.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:30 PM
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i have an 8x16 and i'll post pics of mine in the morning.. i had an open trailer first and then swiched to an enclosed and i noticed that you need to keep your trimmers and blowers as far back as possible so you dont have to walk over all your stuff to get it and then put it back..... pics to come
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:54 PM
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Just purchased an enclosed 7 x 14 trailer this weekend. Saved 15 months and sold my landscape trailer to pay cash for it. Now I am all excited and dont know how the heck to set it up. I dont want to trip over anything and want to be able to get to my trimmers. Where do you hang them? Does anyone have any pictures of the inside they could post? Here are a couple other questions.

When you fill up do you pull the mower out or fill up several cans?
How much weight can the sides hold or how much can I hang up?
Any ideas for the V nose? Not to much space up there.

Today I just washed,polished and stared at it. I am sure you all have been there when you get something new......proud as you know what?

Thanks
I just don't see it! Why would you buy something like this? I can't see why you would spend money on this, just look at it, do you see spending that much on this? My buddy Ray Charles say he cant see it either....
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:59 PM
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I just don't see it! Why would you buy something like this? I can't see why you would spend money on this, just look at it, do you see spending that much on this? My buddy Ray Charles say he cant see it either....
Ummm What? Enclosed trailers are perfect for transportation, and storage of all your tools...
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