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Old 09-27-2014, 02:00 PM
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Alternative to Mesh Trailer gates

What are you guys using besides mesh (expanded metal) gates?
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:28 PM
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Good old plywood to about a foot of the edge.
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:57 PM
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I have no problems with my mesh but it is reinforced 4 times between the outside frame.
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Old 09-28-2014, 04:30 AM
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What are you guys using besides mesh (expanded metal) gates?
Did someone say MESH?

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Old 09-28-2014, 06:42 AM
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I have a 5 x 8 mesh trailer. It was sagging in between the cross members so I used treated deck boards to cover it. I put 2 or 3 (cant remember) 2 x 4 under the trailer perpendicular to the deck boards that obviously ran the length of the trailer. I screwed the deck boards to the 2 x 4's. 6 months later it is still going strong. Cost me about 20 bucks to do this. I realize you were looking for alternatives but maybe you have a mesh trailer and just need to fix the sagging ordeal.
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:53 AM
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i just picked up a 5x10 with a mess gate what i was gonna do on the back of it was take two pieces of flat stock and weld it across in two spots then get decals and have my company name on one and telephone # on the other piece. just an idea.
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I read that a solid gate acts as a sail increasing wind resistance lowering MPG.
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I read that a solid gate acts as a sail increasing wind resistance lowering MPG.
That's why I keep it within a foot of the edge which stands no higher than the mowers. Mesh by the way causes more drag from an aerodybamic standpoint.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:58 AM
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That's why I keep it within a foot of the edge which stands no higher than the mowers. Mesh by the way causes more drag from an aerodybamic standpoint.
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Good advice. If I were purchasing again, I would probably go with a dovetail trailer.
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That's why I keep it within a foot of the edge which stands no higher than the mowers. Mesh by the way causes more drag from an aerodybamic standpoint.
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I can tell you from first hand experience this is 100% inaccurate.
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