My New build

Well here is what I have been working on. Finally got it mostly laid out. Nothing fastened down or plumbed yet. It’s definitely been a project getting it this far. I have gotten a lot of great ideas from you all… Thanks again as always.

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Might want to think about how you open your tool box . Once you start filling that trailer with stuff . And you will believe me . You’ll have to take it all out just to open the doors

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Man, if you have a welder now is the time to weld in some stands for the reels and get that motor up off the floor. Trust me, it’s worth the effort. Then put your tanks down the middle and preferably sideways. Some people like them the way you have them but they’ll slosh a bit less the other way.

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Also loose the tailgate. It will just make reaching stuff harder and it a huge wind drag down the hwy

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Agreed. Have you seen any of Racer’s trailer build videos yet? There’s some great nuggets in there for a trailer like yours.

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I have watched so many , they all run together. I will definitely look into again.

I was thinking about mounting a big business sign on the gate. I will definitely consider another option on that.

I have a new Miller mig that I have never used. I guess it’s as good as a time to learn how to use it…

So maybe lose the gate and put toolbox across the back and build stands for my reels, and build a metal box for engine and pump? Engine and pump weigh a ton. I picked it up off my workbench onto my trailer and bout broke my back… I am definitely not as young as I used to be.

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Yes, lose the gate. Wind drag at the tail end of your trailer is not what you want. You can make good use of that welder and put on a ladder rack so you keep those up off the floor. Attach your signs down the sides of the rack. If you build a stand for the machine that will allow you to put your fuel tank and battery underneath, opening up more floor space. Floor space is critical for an open trailer. Also, try to keep all of your plumbing where it can be easily maintained. Don’t want to have to climb over three things to swap a whip line out.

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Ok sounds good I will definitely take the advice and put it to good use. Thanks again!!!

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Be sure to get under the trailer and have a look where the cross supports are before finalising and utilising them as much as you can for anchoring things to the floor. Those planks of wood look to be just sitting there tucked in, could pull through over a pothole.

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Definitely was gonna utilize any and all braces. I have also thought about using steel plate on the bottom of the boards to run a bolt through, to prevent pull through.

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I would slide the big tank forward some and put your pw at the rear. Easier to get to than walking around the trailer every time, especially out in traffic and you will need to get to a good bit . Plus less runs for your hoses instead of all over the trailer. Watch a couple of my videos, I have a stand with fuel tank under… But I love having my unit at back of trailer, just a lot easier to access everything.

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Makes perfect sense sir. Yes I will definitely go back to your videos on your trailer build. Thank you for your advice .

Can you lose the gate and mount your box and reels facing off the back? Would they all fit back there? Then you could turn the tanks parallel to the axle

I sure could do that . There is plenty of room. I was just trying to go curbside with the reels…

I haven’t found that to be an issue this whole season, and it lets me run my plumbing against the side of the trailer instead of in valuable floor space

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Nice… Yes that’s a good looking build . Ok great . Thank you

Man after my own heart right there. Is it the Miller 211? I have been debating between that and the ESAB Rebel. Just waiting for my little Clarke 130 to die.