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Old 10-23-2014, 04:49 PM
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Trailer Restoration

Hello all - as some of you may have seen in my pic thread, I got a new to me trailer. I am going to be redoing all of it including racks, lights, deck, expanded metal ramps, fenders, and some re-welding.

At this stage, I am first trying to get it all planned out on how I want the layout to be. I want my trimmer and blower and string all on the passenger side so I don't have to go out into the road to retrieve them. I also really want to have all of my equipment on here.

I took a few photos of how I am thinking of arranging it, but would love some different suggestions or other pics of how you have done it.

Here we go:



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Old 10-23-2014, 04:50 PM
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I am thinking of building a enclosure between here for my 2 gas cans I use.

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Old 10-23-2014, 10:28 PM
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Was never a fan of side gates. Tried them once but they just didn't work for me. I didn't like unloading equipment directly onto other people's lawns. I don't park directly in front of my customers as we always clean the street as part of our services. Also without a side gate, you would have more rail to mount backpacks and other equipment. Check out lockable trimmer racks. There is a vender on here I use. I think it's a company called green tough or something. I would also cut the tounge support off. It really is doing nothing. Get a locking box for gas cans and other materials. They make vented diamond plated boxes just for this purpose. I have them even on our enclosed trailers. Floor space is too valuable to waste. Hope this helps a little.
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:30 PM
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Sorry. The trimmer racks are green touch. Trailerracks.com. They are awesome!
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:46 PM
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Sorry. The trimmer racks are green touch. Trailerracks.com. They are awesome!
agreed get the green though extreme series defiantly work the extra $$
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:13 PM
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Was never a fan of side gates. Tried them once but they just didn't work for me. I didn't like unloading equipment directly onto other people's lawns. I don't park directly in front of my customers as we always clean the street as part of our services. Also without a side gate, you would have more rail to mount backpacks and other equipment. Check out lockable trimmer racks. There is a vender on here I use. I think it's a company called green tough or something. I would also cut the tounge support off. It really is doing nothing. Get a locking box for gas cans and other materials. They make vented diamond plated boxes just for this purpose. I have them even on our enclosed trailers. Floor space is too valuable to waste. Hope this helps a little.
Ive had the same experience with my side gate. At this point I have owned my trailer for just over a year and only dropped the side gate down maybe twice. Its also a lot steeper than the rear gate even though they are both 4'

Also the rear gate (on mine) is much sturdier and made of tube whereas the side gate is made of angle and thin expanded mesh.

The side gate is something I thought would be extremely useful and great to have. All I can say is I am sure glad I didn't buy my trailer brand new with a side gate for extra $$
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:14 PM
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Also, I agree that Green Touch racks are the best in the industry by far. If you plan on keeping your trimmers in good shape and keeping your racks for a while they are worth every penny.
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The only time I use the side gate is for mulch jobs.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:17 PM
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The only time I use the side gate is for mulch jobs.
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Makes sense, especially if you have high sides
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:30 AM
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Makes sense, especially if you have high sides
2ft sides and a 5 ft gate on the front/
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