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maintain it or forget it??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by johnyredd99, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    For those w/ an enclosed trailer I am wondering what you do, if anything to maintain it? Its been 2 years since the interior was last painted. So I pulled everything out. At the same time going thru and deciding what was reallyneeded and how I could change how things are set up in order to run more effiecent....first year full-time on my own, finally out from underneath someone......

    Anyway, I put 2 coats of a light gray on the walls and 2 of dark gray on the floor. and by the time I was all done the fumes had gotten to me. Which made me wonder why the beep I even get involved w/ upkeep. It seems that the guys that just throw thier stuff around, store everything out in the rain, and never do an ounce of maintenance never break down. But those of us that take care of our equipment have issues.
    Thanks for listening, just irratated that those rust buckets wont have a problem.
  2. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,772

    did you use latex paint or oil based?
  3. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    put free left over latex on the walls and then bought tractor supply oil based for the floors
  4. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 485

    I have never painted the inside of an enclosed trailer. all the maintenance i do is wash it and inflate tires. and check lug nuts this is going in to it 5th season
  5. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    might want to try greasing the hubs everyonce and a while
  6. cms289

    cms289 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Buy only high quality trailers. Good Oil base paint on the floors when I get them, seems to last several years, lube the hubs every month, every year go over trailer and remove any surface rust and protect fixed area.
  7. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    I have always done this w/ my trailers but found owner of a trailer that I borrowed had not. wd40 or your choice lub spray for the trailer tongue jack

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