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Vinyl Lettering on OPEN trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Kenb2920, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Kenb2920

    Kenb2920 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    There seem to be lots of photos with enclosed trailers and their wraps.

    Please post photos of your OPEN trailer with letters/numbers. There doesn't seem to be many out there.

    My debate is spending $20 for the basic vinyl or stepping up to the premium for $35. Or do I step up from there and get premium reflective vinyl for $45. I would need/want (4). Two phone numbers and two company names. So, $80 vs. $180. Is it worth it? Seems to add up in price fast for something simple. 4" letters.

    Any ideas of your trailers please post a photo. I want to put the letters inside the "C" channel.
     
  2. Tex's Mowing

    Tex's Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I run the open trailers with the 4-5 ft sided. I had a piece of sheet metal welded to the sides for my names and number. Basically sent my business card to a sticker shop, and they printed the front onto a sticker so it looks like the business cards. Let me see what I can get for you on a picture.
     
  3. Tex's Mowing

    Tex's Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Here you go.

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  4. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    We don't have our open trailers lettered simply because the are always attached to a heavily lettered truck. Also out open trailers are for larger equipment such as skidsteers, ctl's, and mini excavators. I would rather have plenty of unsigned-obstructive spaces for side loading and chain tie downs. But if you could find a way to do lettering I absolutely would. The lettering on our trucks and enclosed trailers pay for themselves each year over and over.
     
  5. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    really? you get a lot of customers from lettering on trucks?
     
  6. Kenb2920

    Kenb2920 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    This is kind of the boat I am in. I hall my tractor majority of the time. I carry various equipment and rarely throw sided on. This is why I was thinking of lettering the "C" channel. I use my truck for personal use and don't want letters on my truck.
     
  7. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 756

    Here is mine, got some cheapo vinyl letters online and put them on myself, I upgraded to a black outline which basically doubles the price but overall they are still very affordable. In reality though the trailer is never alone, so I feel the truck lettering is more important, I need to get my truck professionally done, just have some vinyl letter on it like the trailer in the pic, but I like they way it looks, very easy to read from a distance or while driving. Oh I have a sign I got made for the back, also online and very affordable.

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  8. MDHomeSVCS

    MDHomeSVCS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    Where did you get the rear sign made? Mind sharing what you paid?

    Thanks!
     
  9. AnythingCanHappe

    AnythingCanHappe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    This is what I did. Cost is like nothing. Just bought plexiglass and put letters on the inside and screwed them to my wood sides.

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  10. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 615

    I had a large metal sign made that attaches to the tailgate and pretty much covers the whole thing. Sign is 3 foot by 4 foot. I'll post a picture when I'm on my computer
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