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Building my own trailer rack

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by vencops, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    My trailer is a 6'X10'. I'm going to build a rack, Friday, to add to the top rails. I'm asking for your help in dimensioning the rack/basket.

    My plan, now, is to "raise" it 6-10". I'd like to be able to put inside:

    Backpack blower
    gas can (small-ish)
    5 gal gas can (occasionally)
    Backpack sprayer

    I'm pretty sure I can get away with it being 18" deep. I'm wondering on how high to go with it (2'?).

    Also, on the door.....Would you split it up (2X3')? It would seem that this would be easier to handle from one side. Also....is there a place to put the door(s) that's better than another (open from the inside of the trailer? Outside, towards the tongue?)?

    Thanks for your input.
  2. shane772

    shane772 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    interested in how this turned out??
  3. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    You can buy Landscape cages for around $300 with doors on both sides. Making one is a lot of work
  4. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 994

    Do a search guys have built all types of racks / cages some very good post on thickness of metal and doors.

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