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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Pimp my trailer

I have about a million questions, and I'd appreciate any help.

I need to make the trailer functional for the next season.

I need to do the floor. Any experiences? Paint, race deck, etc. I don't want to make it too expensive, but i don't want it to be slippery either.

How about e-tracks? From what I've seen, people put one on each side and one in the middle. I trailer mostly just one bike, how would i do that? can i put the bike on the top of the e-track if my 1 bike haul set up is set in the middle? same for 3 bikes...

Do you paint the walls? regular paint? (i promise, i won't make it pink... , no lace, maybe a mirror , disco ball )

What's convenient to hang the tie down's, where do i buy it, how about the caddy for sprays and paper towel.

i would love a few shelves, but that kinda looks impossible, the trailer walls look so fragile...

Thanks for any help and input,

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i think it's 6 x 12, might be a 5.5 x 12. i don't know if you can tell the size from the pictures.

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Pit bull restraints is a first, also get some type of shelving up so you can get everything off the floor.
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i don't think i can do the pitbulls. that would be over $500 and since the trailer is not long enough to fit a second bike just behind the first, i couldn't fit in the third bike (in case).

this is my first enclosed trailer, it doesn't have to be THAT pimp

Shelves, yes, I'd love some, but the walls look so fragile...
Is there any "trailer shelving" or is it "do it yourself" kind of thing.

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youre not anchoring in the wall youre anchoring in the metal wall studs behind
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Thanks Mike!

Tom, yeah i saw your thread, looks very nice, but it doesn't really help me much with my questions.

Simple googling for e-tracks gives billions of different results

alluminum, steel, vertical, galvanized, etc. and i still don't know if i can put a bike on top of it...

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Personally, I would not recommend eTrack. If you have a small trailer like I do, use something like the PitBull restraints or if you want something cheaper I have a source for some custom made STS type stands that I can hook you up with you. eTrack and tie downs take up a lot of unnecessary space in a small trailer.

In addition, get you a set of nice raxx for you stands. This will get them up off the floor and utilize the little bit of space you have in a economical fashion. Again, they are not expensive at all and well worth the money.

A small unit that holds cans and stuff for the inside of the door will give you somewhere to put stuff you use all the time like chain lube, windex, WD-40, etc. Again, these are cheap and well worth the money in a small trailer.

Add a shelf in the front to give you multiple levels of storage instead of just stacking stuff on the floor and you are pretty much set.


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Thanks Ron.

Where do i get the shelf for the door? i'll google raxx, that sounds good!!
Shelf in the front would be awesome!!

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k, found nice raxx! thanks!

how about flooring? what do you guys have?

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You can park on e-track as long as its mounted to the floor securely.
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k, found nice raxx! thanks!

how about flooring? what do you guys have?
I took some cheap paint, mixed in some sand and painted the floor with it. Works great, looks good and is very cheap.

For the other stuff, just do a google search for trailer accessories, there are tons of stuff on the net.

Here's a good site:
http://www.trucknamerica.com/bracket...lves_trays.htm

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This place has a lot of nice pretty inexpensive aluminum stuff for trailers.
http://www.pitposse.com/trac.html

There's also a Pit Posse on eBay, and sometimes you can do just a little better than the website. Two totally non related businesses, I guess also.

I use the Strapless Stands. With a broken wheel, you could still put the bike in the stand, but I don't know how that would work with the PitBull stand. The Nice Raxx are nice, but they only really work on PitBull stands or ones that have copied them.

If you're gonna paint the walls, use a semi-gloss mildew proof bathroom paint. They are usually self priming and the glossy part usually doesn't pick up too much from dirty hands, or it can at least be washed off. I like to use some kind of wood deck sealer on the floor. Yeah, a little grit can be bought and put into that so that you don't slip when the water rains into the trailer.

When I put big stuff like cabinets in a trailer that has wall studs, I usually remove an exterior screw, then drill through completely from that hole. Then I use a bolt from the outside to secure the item on the inside with a washer/locknut or some kind of other fastener.

And, yeah, getting things off the floor is great. Anything that helps you do that is a bonus.

Also, don't forget, the weight bias should be toward the front of the trailer to maintain 10% of the overall weight on the tongue. Additionally, as stuff gets moved out away from the vehicle's hitch and behind the trailer's axle, it can help you get wobbles

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Thanks a lot Dave!!!
Wow, paint and dirty hands, good thinking!!

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Wow, paint and dirty hands, good thinking!!
Yeah, I wish I would have thought about it once or twice. Kind of an experience thing, you know? LOL! You spend all that time painting, then you go in and out that side door, and your pretty, white wall has all these black hand prints from brake pad changes and stuff.

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use a pair of towel racks for the tie downs, super cheap, variety of styling options and you can hang towels on em too as an added bonus

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k, found nice raxx! thanks!

how about flooring? what do you guys have?
I got some tennis court paint from lowes it was les then 20 bucks and turns into grip tape.
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Tom, the trailer is really nice.

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