New 5x8 Trailer Build


#264

How big are those 2?What’s the smaller one for?


#265

I don’t want to interrupt this man’s thread, but thought I would give some perspective for his trailer build.
It’s 125 and 35. Buffer & chemical.


#266

How’s the build going?


#267

I see you have the liberty hose reel. Is it new? I got one last year and seemed to do the job. Pretty bad quality and getting the hose to reel was a pain.

Great for the price once you get it set up though.


#268

I am just using it to reel hose. I have decided not to use the swivel and just connect it up direct to my supply hose. I may replace with goodyear real rubber hose. I got 200 feet of the flexilla dirt cheap. This is J’s thread, so I will stop now.


#269

It will hold 200ft of hose. Are you going to roll out all the hose and then use a quick connect to attach it to the pump? Seems like a good idea as there is less to break.


#270

essentially, yes. I am not investing in supply, just the pressure side. But I would like to see how J is doing on his build…


#271

Back at it.


#272

Good to see ya making progress…

Did the heater actually heat hose up enough?


#273

Yes. Took a while. But it worked. Also sprayed WD40 on the barbs to help. Worked great.


#274


#275

Your Grandfathers deck should be one of your first wood projects. Would be great practice and I’m sure he’d appreciate. There’s a lot of wood decks up in that area. Could probably make a living just specializing in those.


#276

Great idea! Once I get the pump figured out, I’ll do that! Thanks!


#277

Whats wrong with pump?


#278

Let us know if you get a new Facebook or website. I’d like to and I’m sure other guys here would like to give you some likes and website visits to get you a boost in your new market.


#279

Will do. Thank you.

And the pump, I don’t know. I was using it to pressure test all the fittings and it was working fine, then the volume and pressure just completely dropped. I don’t know what’s going on with it. I talked to @Racer. I’m going to go to Northern Tool here tomorrow and get a pressure gauge with the quick connects on it and see what the readings are, and also do a bucket test to verify it’s not doing 4GPM any longer.


#280

Dang, 10-4… hopefully get it straight dude.


#281

Glad this thread is revived! Love the PICs.
I am doing a new build myself.
How is the angle you used to support the reels working out? Is it rigid enough?
Where did you get the suction hose? Local or online?
I need to use 1 1/2" suction hose and it is harder to find locally.
Maybe bolt down some milk crates on across the tail end, or fashion a rear rail to hold stuff on the trailer. May make it better for more storage. They fill up fast!
You might want to put a box on that tongue for loose items storage. I used a DeeZee, you can search my thread…


#282

Tractor supply had 1 65 gallon and 1 35 gallon. Perfect. And they gave me 10% off bc I hassled them a bit. Both together came to $316 after taxes.

I have some more plumbing to do now. But the trailer will fill up a bit!


#283

Nice… they are nice tanks, i looked at them also.

Starting to come together.