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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2016, 09:27:39 PM »
I would mount the spare on the right side of the steel wall provided that your putting a tool box across the front. If not mount it flat on the tongue. May require some welding or u bolt. I always use extra lug nuts to bolt my spare down.

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Yeah got to have a box on the front.
I been thinking of the side panel just forward of the fender. Might get another spare and put one either side.
U bolt sounds right. Or a flat metal pate on inside with to bolts coming to outside that line up with lug holes. :dunno:
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2016, 12:33:29 PM »
Do you weld?  I just made one similar to this, just now learning to weld and it was a simple project.
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2016, 02:02:43 PM »
Do you weld?  I just made one similar to this, just now learning to weld and it was a simple project.

Nope
Not a welder.

Looks good though.
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2016, 05:16:05 PM »
Well technically I'm not a welder either, I'm still a grinder :chuckle:
Harbor freight sells them for around $30. FYI
If you are going to attach it to the frame, this style is much sturdier than a U bolt, speaking from my experiences.
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2016, 07:39:52 PM »
Well technically I'm not a welder either, I'm still a grinder :chuckle:
Harbor freight sells them for around $30. FYI
If you are going to attach it to the frame, this style is much sturdier than a U bolt, speaking from my experiences.

Hey thanks for the tip . I will check it out.
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2016, 07:41:58 PM »
Never owned a wood bed trailer.

Anyone who has one, ever seal the wood.?

They said it came sealed. But thinking down the road might re- seal it. :dunno:
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2016, 07:50:17 PM »
Yes, I pressure wash mine every couple of years and seal it.  I also keep the front elevated with a lot of slope on it while it is sitting not being used in the winter. 

Nice looking trailer you bought.
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2016, 08:04:44 PM »
Yes, I pressure wash mine every couple of years and seal it.  I also keep the front elevated with a lot of slope on it while it is sitting not being used in the winter. 

Nice looking trailer you bought.

Makes sense.

I have always kept my trailers elevated so rain ran off.

I took awhile looking around at trailers. Skagit and Whatcom counties.
I almost bought a Olympic because I knew the guy. But the tail lights were the lowest thing on the trailers. Same with a lot of brands.
I just knew I was going to drag the lights off the first hunting trip.
Also no tie hooks.
Someone here posted about Iron Panther having lights on the sides and hooks.
Turned out a new trailer place opened up mile from work.
And they carried Iron Panther.
They were couple hundred bucks more. But I didn't have to add hooks or raise the lights.
So I am happy.
I did add safety ropes with latches. On the ramp. I drive a lot of rough road so I thought the latches might work loose. Five buck fix.
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #53 on: June 23, 2016, 04:09:29 PM »
Never owned a wood bed trailer.

Anyone who has one, ever seal the wood.?

They said it came sealed. But thinking down the road might re- seal it. :dunno:

just keep a fresh coat of spilled 90 weight and diesel on it and it will never rot.
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2022, 07:16:52 PM »
Never owned a wood bed trailer.

Anyone who has one, ever seal the wood.?

They said it came sealed. But thinking down the road might re- seal it. :dunno:


Did you seal it?   With what?  Is the sealer holding up?

Im Looking to buy a car hauler trailer that does not have treated wood, so will need to seal it.
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2022, 07:40:26 PM »
Put a piece of metal on the tongue arms in front of the trailer and put it there.

My neighbor did this with a piece of aluminum I gave him.👍

It keeps you from breaking the integrity of the trailer wall.
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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2022, 08:39:11 AM »
Never owned a wood bed trailer.

Anyone who has one, ever seal the wood.?

They said it came sealed. But thinking down the road might re- seal it. :dunno:


Did you seal it?   With what?  Is the sealer holding up?

Im Looking to buy a car hauler trailer that does not have treated wood, so will need to seal it.

Wonder if truck bed liner paint would work?

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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #57 on: June 28, 2022, 08:47:02 AM »
Who brought back the 6 year old thread!?  Just joking. The bed liners work well but they’re expensive. I looked at having the floor if mine done w/ linex a couple years ago when i lived in Bremerton & they wanted $1200 for it. Even now it’s cheaper to just buy new wood

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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2022, 02:43:39 PM »
Who brought back the 6 year old thread!?  Just joking. The bed liners work well but they’re expensive. I looked at having the floor if mine done w/ linex a couple years ago when i lived in Bremerton & they wanted $1200 for it. Even now it’s cheaper to just buy new wood

I was thinking DIY.  They make a number of spray on and paint/roll on options now days.  Such as: https://www.amazon.com/Herculiner-HCL1B8-Brush-Bed-Liner/dp/B0002TDUW4/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=1TI18DEVR59L&keywords=truck%2Bbed%2Bliner%2Bpaint&qid=1656452559&sprefix=truck%2Bbed%2Bliner%2Bpaint%2Caps%2C419&sr=8-1-spons&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.18ed3cb5-28d5-4975-8bc7-93deae8f9840&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExWU9JVkpSSVE4S01TJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTEzNjQ4MjBJSEIzVzUyMDI2NyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTM1NTMyWVUwS0w3NkRYVTRCJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1

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Re: Getting Ready to buy new Utility Trailer. Any advice?
« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2022, 07:47:32 PM »
That would save a lot of cash. I might use a real good primer on the wood first, to lock the moisture in it.

 


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