Potential trailer upgrade!

Finally, it’s time to upgrade, let the rejoicing commence!

But really, a leaf spring on my trailer snapped in half yesterday and I had to limp home with it cocked off to one side. It’s getting repaired but of course a breakage gets the wheels turning so we’ve been looking at a new, bigger enclosed trailer.

I’ve been told there is a severe shortage of materials so choices are very limited. Best I can come up with is a white, barn door/side door v-nose 5x10, and I have various reasons for that size. V-nose isn’t ideal but they seem to be all the rage these days.

In the coming weeks I’ll be grateful for help piecing it together, which will FINALLY include a 12v system. Right now I’m spoiled with the tank on the outside so plumbing it with a dump valve is something you guys can advise as the tank will be sitting over the axle.

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Put it all on a truck and ditch the trailer. It’s a 1000 times easier

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Happy for ya……

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I only have so much driveway space😆

Thought you had a 5 by 10 now? At least go 6’ wide. Having the side door will be nice though.

No mine is a 5x8, technically it measures 4’9" x 8’ and 58" inside height. It is my starter trailer so anything bigger will be a massive upgrade.

I’d do 6x10 but the back roads here are super skinny and you’ll find all these scrape marks on the shoulder where trailers and vehicles have dropped off the edge. I’ll try and get a pic next time I see one, it’s pretty brutal here. We don’t have shoulders on our roads.

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Ive been running an enclosed for a year now and while it has its shortcomings compared to a truck mount, it has plenty of merits too. Protected from sticky fingers and weather, you have a bathroom, good advertisement and convenience are a few.

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Don’t but from Proline Trailers in Roanoke VA. They rushed mine last year and I have numerous problems. I would check the wait times before ordering. I have a 6x10 and 6x12 v-nose. I love the v-nose. It’s way easier to pull down the highway.

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Why don’t you like v nose? That is what mine is. It is an additional 3’ of storage space and less wind drag.

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It cuts down on inside space a bit, the trailer measurement is from the back to the nose of the V. Really no big deal though like I said, anything is an improvement at this point.

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My enclosed trailer is a 14 box with the v being totally extra space. The v goes farther up the tongue of the trailer so the inside can be a bit larger but at the same time im also sure not every trailer is built that way

Edit: now that I’m thinking it may be a little less than 14 but it definitely takes up more of the tongue than a normal box would. Also it’s nice to have that shape for the aerodynamics but also I built a storage shelf on on side of my v and hang my surface cleaners on the other

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I’d love to see everyone’s layouts, I was thinking of building a shelf at the very back for the hose reels and put the machine under that, then the leg tank over the axle…although I won’t be driving it around with water in it.

I have a 15 gallon SH tank right now but may need to increase that with the 12v I’m installing.

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I will spare you the details but I had to replace the floor of my rig last week, at only 10 months. I am booked up so I had a short period of time to reconfigure and assemble a workable layout. Its only to get me through and not even close to finished, but I will upload some picks tomorrow.

My suggestions for a trailer are 1. Tandem axle with upgraded tires 2. PT floors 3. 7’ ceiling 4. RV handle on side door 5. 12v fan on roof 6. 7x12 would be my smallest, I like my 7x14. 7. Add a 3/4" piece of PT plywood under each tank. 8. Roll Henrys Heavy Duty White Roof Coat to the entire floor and up the walls a foot. Then place horse stall mats on walking areas. I have some of these boxes checked, in the process of adding others.

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Oh man, you’re my hero. Here I am trying to decide between a 5x8 or 5x10😆

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I’d at least try for a 6 foot man it’s really not that big but could make a world of difference on how you lay things out. My 7 foot is barely larger than my truck we have some smaller roads too but ive never came across something where I was in both my lane and the other lane too. Worst case im on the line and the other people move over because their scared of getting hit😂 and yes I would increase that sh tank for sure. I have a 70 gallon sh tank in mine that I bought off of amazon with the same footprint as the 55 gallon verticals so you’re not taking up too much space

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@dcbrock having to deal with a 15 gallon tank to 12v out of doesn’t get you very far. I know because that’s how I’ve been doing it! If doing a large driveway with lots of build up or an occasional roof I will end up with multiple 15 gallon drums in the bed of my truck to pull from.

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Keep in mind that @dcbrock uses a minivan to tow his trailer if memory serves me right.

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This is correct.

That might be true for campers or car trailers. But not v nose enclosed.

Mine is 7x16. Looks like it is 3" short of 16’. V nose is an additional 2.5’.


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Put some helper springs on that bad boy and get you the 6×12! But yes I understand at the same time, safety is important. How much is it rated to tow?