Work trailer guys

Discussion in 'Tools, Equipment and Supplies' started by Majwoody, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    The 3/4” marine plywood on upper portion of wall allows to put fasteners in without finding the metal uprights.

    Scrolling through pictures on my iPhone to delete I saw the wheels I bought for a cart and I didn’t need the frame but worked excellent as brackets to hold shelving in place. Couldn’t have designed anything better! (Spent two days randomly thinking about how to secure) wood filler/screws/plates prior. Would’ve cut the excess off but may utilize in future if needed to tie into something.

    Drilled smaller than diameter of bolt for extreme tight fit for the 3/8” lag bolts.

    The shelving is a little chintzy (China fancy) to my liking, I should’ve bought used box store uprights, but maybe down the road.
     

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  2. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Exterior screws,Trim etc. can be gotten on Ebay when your trailer ages and needs fixin.

    This site is scary good, I think stuff shipped during off hours and within hours of ordering.
     

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  3. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Wireless backup trailer Camera.

    Not sure what system to get, just started researching but would help for a number of things, backing into customers driveways, to dumpsters, general backing up wherever. Two cameras, then not sure if I should just add another one forward driving dash cam.

    eRapta Backup Cameras With Digital Signal & 7" Monitor
     

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  4. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I have a cheap Peak camera. When I had it installed I was told the antenna wasn't close enough due to short wiring. It works but that is about all I can say for it. It cuts in and out and don't stay focused. It was a gift so what can I say.

    :old:

    Daris
     
  5. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I did see that brand, some are inexpensive, it’s hard to say what company makes quality products.
     
  6. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I’d like 3 cameras, one dash cam, one backup for connecting hitch and general backing and another behind trailer all on simultaneous, split screen, with dash cam stored recording.

    Getting tired of plugging trailer tires. This plug was a fix for another leaking plug.
     

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  7. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Still trying to dress up my trailer a bit. These silver/grey screws are a bit of an eyesore, so away they go. Bought screws on eBay from a lady in Indiana who sells tons of trailer parts. 300 or so screws for @ 25? $.

    My trailer is a 2003, guess it was built to last.
     

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  8. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Where do you mount the camera to the trailer, on top?
     
  9. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Cameras, not above roofline, mounted above back doors.

    So I was tired of the screw jack to disconnect trailer. Actually getting sick and coughing like crazy produced an extremely painful rib injury, I don’t recall the term but you can actually break a rib coughing, who knew.

    So here’s my answer to twisting with pressure applied in a circle. 13 pumps of a floor jack and it’s disconnected without prying to assist the separation from the ball. Of course the wheels would be chocked and I threw in the jack stands for anyone concerned about safety. This is just for home I don’t want to tote the floor jack around, maybe I should. Rarely do I disconnect on job site, maybe for limited parking in a spot and parking my truck in another space.
     

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  10. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    You need one of these ...
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    so do I!
     
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  11. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I really need a deep cycle battery first, then all the accessories. Not sure if I would end up breaking that. Definitely the right route to go.
     
  12. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Got my dehumidifiers delivered by this guy from Washington to Florida who has the front ramp which I want on my “dream trailer”

    10:30 at night, supposed to be 7:30, he said a gated community held him up 3 hrs. I like to receive shipments 24/7 (Uship)to not interfere with my work. He had 4 motorcycles going to Houston and Phoenix.
     

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  13. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I kick the dual axle tires to see if one of the two tires on each side has lost air kinda each morning I use it. A single axle is more noticeable. So with the truck off the trailer and raised higher the tire was off the ground. After kicking it I noticed it wobble, so I pulled the bearing cap, the locknut and snugged it up a bit. Not much lateral movement now, put cap on and greased the zerk fitting till it forced grease out the front of spindle.

    Saw this vintage travel trailer on a flat bed with the bearings gone.
     

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