|Forum topic by Blackie_||posted 09-14-2013 12:12 AM||1320 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
09-14-2013 12:12 AM
Well it had to be done, after talking to Greg about his booth display and since I am only limited 6’ 5” on bed length and only 4’ in width between the fender wells, I have an 06 Tundra double cab (crew) with a 6 and a half foot bed, yep that’s right you newer Tundra double cab owners I’m not limited to only a 5’5” bed :) but even with that 6’.5” just wasn’t cutting the mustard if I’m wanting the nice wood shelving setup similar to what Greg has, I so need to move away from the cloth covered tables to an upgrade.
I bought this trailer today with only one purpose in mind and that was to transport and store gear shelving etc… for my trade art’s and crafts shows but low and behold I hadn’t figured it would also haul my 94.7” Harley Heritage Classic Softail as a 5’ x 8’ typically aren’t long enough but with the V nose on this trailer it gave me an extra 14” from 96” to 110” in the center so now it has duel purpose, the walls in this trailer are very thin like 3/16” just a lining, I plan on adding to the walls with 4×8 sheets of 3/4” ply then adding 2×4s on top of the ply staggered from low to hi on the side walls to act as anchoring supports and also to act as a shelving support system, I’m planning making a shelf that will stretch from one wall to the other strong enough to support the weight of my 30 gal tubs filled with my wooden boxes since the trailer is only leaf and spring not torsion it rides rough so I’m thinking of adding 4” foam rubber under the tubs on the shelving, if that’s not feasible they can always ride in the truck.
Once I started backing the trailer under the metal carport I found that it was not going to fit only centered in the drive way so I spent a couple hours with a bottle jack and a 2×6 , raising up one side of the carport and shimming it with 2” concrete blocks.
The wood 2×4” and 1×12’s white wood pictured in the trailer is for the shelving units, pictures will be posted once those are complete.
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