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#1 Robert Webb OFFLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2014 - 04:48 AM

I made mention of a new trailer a week or so ago and told you guys that I would post pictures.......well rather than get LYNCHED for not posting them........here they are........lol

 

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The guy that I bought the trailer from used it for his "snack vending route".. He worked for Lance and delivered snacks to the local grocery stores and convenience stores. He bought it new a little over a year ago and it has been sitting under his shed for the last couple of months since he quit doing the routes.  It is a 7X16 V-nose with a full 7' ceiling height (major selling point for me since I am 6')  I am in the process of trying to come up with the best way to put "bunk beds" in it so that the kids and I can sleep in it at the plow day events and anywhere else we decide to take it. The motel savings alone will pay for it in a year or two. I have several different ideas but havent committed to any of them as of yet. I want to be able to have the beds out of the way while I am hauling with it but be easy to set them up once I unload the tractors.

 

Once I settle on a design, I will post pictures of the progress!

 

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Edited by Robert Webb, January 09, 2014 - 04:50 AM.

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Posted January 09, 2014 - 05:03 AM

That is a very nice looking trailer. I wish I had one like that!

 

Maybe make the beds hinged at a wall so they can be folded flat against the wall while traveling.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 05:21 AM

Looks grat, congrats - needs a painting...


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 06:29 AM

Great idea !  You might be able to find some good RV jalousie  windows from older camper , we like them better in our first camper because you could open the whole window , the new camper are more like awning and even then they don't open as much .Heck you might be able to find a old camper for free and use the 12volt light fixtures too


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 06:41 AM

I know a few folks who use similar trailers for hauling and sleeping, and their #1 complaint turned innovation is to add a couple RV windows.  Those trailers are DARK inside, and it's nice to have some daylight when you're not plugged in.  An awning would be great too....get you out of the sun on show days.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 06:49 AM

Good looking trailer. I'm sure you'll figure out something. Some storage in the front would be good for blankets & such.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 07:33 AM

It just so happens that I know where an RV trailer is that has an awning on it that I can probably get CHEAP....lol  and I had already thought about the windows......but that will probably be a future project as Plow season is FAST approaching and I dont have a lot of "free time" right now.....lol


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 08:22 AM


Nice trailer. You might look at some heavy duty shelfing system for putting in the trailer. Set it up so that tractors can go underneath and you can go on top. Attachments could go on top too. What are you using to pull the trailer? It may be easier to adapt the vehicle to sleep in. My conversion van is comfortable for sleeping. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted January 09, 2014 - 08:49 AM

Nice looking trailer. Great idea. Not sure where you are located but look for a RV salvage yard near you. Items are cheaper and just as good as new. Good luck. Looking forward to pictures of the progress. Roger.



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 09:01 AM

Nice Trailer!! I have often wondered why all the Lawn Care Business's I see buzzing around the city use open trailers to haul their equipment. When they could use a nice closed trailer like that and keep their equipment secure and out of the weather?

I see untold thousands of dollars in equipment out in the weather where any Jocko could walk up and help themselves to whatever they could carry off?


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 11:12 AM

Robert, that is a nice trailer, A blank canvas to work with.  As you use it, you will come up with more and more ideas on how to make it suit you and the family better.  I thought of a couple of ideas if you wanted to make it into a real redneck trailer but I won't go there. :rolling:



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Nice Trailer!! I have often wondered why all the Lawn Care Business's I see buzzing around the city use open trailers to haul their equipment. When they could use a nice closed trailer like that and keep their equipment secure and out of the weather?

I see untold thousands of dollars in equipment out in the weather where any Jocko could walk up and help themselves to whatever they could carry off?

 

JD your right about keeping the equipment out of the weather.  Not only do the lawn guys do it but I know several other contractors who leave there equipment out and then they can't understand why it won't run. 

 

Unfortunately around here it would not stop thieves, they will just take the whole trailer and quite often do. They steal a truck then go and steal the trailer rip it open and steal what ever they can sell or scrap.  Usually leaving the truck and trailer smashed and/or destroyed.



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 11:46 AM

JD your right about keeping the equipment out of the weather.  Not only do the lawn guys do it but I know several other contractors who leave there equipment out and then they can't understand why it won't run. 

 

Unfortunately around here it would not stop thieves, they will just take the whole trailer and quite often do. They steal a truck then go and steal the trailer rip it open and steal what ever they can sell or scrap.  Usually leaving the truck and trailer smashed and/or destroyed.

No Bill you can't stop all of it. My opinion has always been that locks only keep honest people honest.

 

But you gotta try, Even if only to keep the Insurance Company happy.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 11:54 AM

No Bill you can't stop all of it. My opinion has always been that locks only keep honest people honest.

 

But you gotta try, Even if only to keep the Insurance Company happy.

 

I agree, if someone wants to steal something bad enough they will find a way. :wallbanging: 



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 12:31 PM

Nice trailer! Looks like it should make the perfect plow day hauler! We have a similar trailer at work and windows would be a great addition as well as an awning. I'd take a look at some factory built campers for hidden bed ideas,I remember sleeping in a camper as a kid that had overhead "cabinets" that actually folded out into a bed. Hiding in said closed up cabinet bed was really great for scaring the crap out of fellow campers as well! :smilewink: :rolling:


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