Building a trailer for tools only, anyone done it?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JLSLLC, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I want to make a dedicated open tandem trailer my mobile toolbox/shop. Still tossing the plans around, would like to hear thoughts.

    I hate not having all my tools on the spot. Period. Small repairs to large. Space is tight as I am looking to find another house. I am also in the process of building up a mechanic business with someone, and I want to have what's needed for mobile services from trucks to equipment. I have access to another shop ATM

    Reason why I want a trailer and not a utility body is for moving equipment or stock, buy and sell. I could go on.

    I have left a few good details out I'm sure, but wanted to get this thread started.

    Happy new year, best wishes
     
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  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why not just get a cargo van?
     
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  3. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's an option, I like the versatility of the trailer, and it can be hooked up to other trucks, have a winch, ramps, we had to tow a vehicle last week, could of fixed it with the tools on hand, or worst case tow home
     
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  4. larryinalabama

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    I reciently picked up a tire changer and wheel balancer, both are way to heavy too use in a mobile business.
    Im hoping next fall to do alot more mechanic work.
     
  5. JLSLLC

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    How much did they cost? Nice grab! Not looking for anything like that, but a welder, oxy/ac torch, bench, compressor, vice, jack etc you know what i mean lol
     
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  6. UpNorthMowing

    UpNorthMowing LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am not sure if you can have Oxy/ac on a trailer, would that be against some sort of rules?

    I have not seen that around here, does not mean that you cant do it, just haven't seen it.
     
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  7. JLSLLC

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    Good point, might not be able too. Scratch that
     
  8. JLSLLC

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    This is still the early phase. Not doing anything until spring at least. Or baby steps
     
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  9. UpNorthMowing

    UpNorthMowing LawnSite Fanatic
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    Having a plan is the most important first step !
     
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  10. Rick L

    Rick L LawnSite Member
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    Keep it clean and organize and put a light over the work bench helps a lot when working or look for stuff leaned that from a chef went in his basement had light over work bench found what we needed a lot quicker, paper towel holder a good one metal not plastic have one in my shed metal works great
     
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