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spomey 01-23-2009 09:26 AM

enclosed trailer tips now with pictures
 
hey I have done a few upgrades to my and other trailers. what have you done?

one inexpensive upgrade is to add cubical shelfs for storage. You know the kind that have the front door you lift and slide back across the top. bolt them on and add a plate to the top to kee stuff from falling out when you open them. they work great!

another is use tread mill belts to cover the gaps when the doors are openI hold them down with 2" aluminum strips keeps the snow out or at least its easy to remove.

http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...4/DSC00812.jpg

here are some other upgrades, the best is the flurescent lighting (6 four foot lights) and electrical outlets. I do all the sled maintenance in the trailer. the next is the work table.

http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...4/DSC00818.jpg


what are your upgrades?

sixpointbull 01-23-2009 11:56 AM

I like the belts over the door gap idea. Good one.

On an old trailer I put down ski guides and then filled in between with 1/4 inch plywood. It would work good for protection from studs if you needed it but for me it worked great because it kept the floor mostly flat so I didn't stumble over the guides and it makes sweeping a lot nicer.

Trenchmaster 01-23-2009 12:50 PM

I agree, thats a good idea to cover the gaps when the door is open, I hate it when ice builds up in there!!

afrank3594 01-23-2009 12:57 PM

Using ski skins was the best money I have spent on the trailer. Ive painted the floor twice with an oil based deck stain and the walls with Ultra White interior trim paint , it still looks great . Looking back I should have had the trailer insulated .

spomey 01-23-2009 02:37 PM

some will disagee with me on this but I wont pain my foor or put any coating on it.

I think the floor needs to breath to get rid of absorbed moisture from both sides top and bottom.

My clear plywood is 6 years old with an average of 20 uses a season no bubbles or anything. I think paint/coverings are a waste on trailers and cause more problems than they cure.

spomey

-MKlim- 01-23-2009 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spomey (Post 1198930)
some will disagee with me on this but I wont pain my foor or put any coating on it.

I think the floor needs to breath to get rid of absorbed moisture from both sides top and bottom.

My clear plywood is 6 years old with an average of 20 uses a season no bubbles or anything. I think paint/coverings are a waste on trailers and cause more problems than they cure.

spomey


If you stain or paint or put bedliner on your floor arnt you sealing the plywood. how would moisture get to the wood so why would you need to let dry wood breathe :confused: :confused: I have put a couple different coatings on trailer floors and they all stand up very good

R44guy 01-24-2009 11:30 AM

Floor breathing question
 
The deb liner still aloows most of the floor to vent air under it because of the ridges and how it is made.

Rotax-Guy 01-24-2009 01:29 PM

I installed a bar and pole in mine! The nice place to hang after a ride!

FLYINGRMK 01-25-2009 12:35 PM

I used marine grade plywood, rolled out undercoating on the bottem and sides of the plywood and then put it down, and painted the topside with a cheep oil based paint. I repaint every other year looks like new all the time. seven years on this floor. I ripped the first floor out after one season..

m7john 01-25-2009 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rotax-Guy (Post 1201566)
I installed a bar and pole in mine! The nice place to hang after a ride!

i hope you ride with some gals.:beer;:eek:

rockdog2112 01-25-2009 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rotax-Guy (Post 1201566)
I installed a bar and pole in mine! The nice place to hang after a ride!

Of course he does. Otherwise it would be, you know.....creepy.

kirmooe 01-25-2009 04:24 PM

How did you mount the cubicle shelving?

Transporter 01-25-2009 04:47 PM

I installed this for the summer.http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/i...trailer005.jpg

Firecatab 01-25-2009 07:04 PM

Any pic's of the cubicle shelving??

Firecatab 01-25-2009 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rotax-Guy (Post 1201566)
I installed a bar and pole in mine! The nice place to hang after a ride!

Any pic's of your's in use Rotax-Guy??

EricW 01-25-2009 10:20 PM

I saw a post somewhere that was asking about the lower trailers that had fenders inside. I bought a Charmac Tri-Sport that was set up this way. It pulls really well and seems way nicer to load and walk on the ramps that aren't so steep. I put super glides over the fender wells and it worked great. I build little ramps for the transition and cover the whole thing.

The fenders aren't a pain at all and i like that I can haul my Polaris Ranger crew cab or a hot rod eventually. The "Rumber" floor that they use is nice too, can't even see a mark in it. EW

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/100_6662.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/100_6664.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/100_6665.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/100_6666.jpg

EricW 01-25-2009 10:43 PM

Also found a cheap RV step and some inside storage. Anyone know a good source for the fold down bench seats?

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/100_6677.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/100_6668.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/100_6672.jpg

BigRed118 01-25-2009 11:23 PM

I like the treadmill material idea. Any idea where to get this?

spomey 01-28-2009 07:15 AM

for treadmills, you can buy a new one from me, I have 5-6 kicking around and you need 1 maybe two. I wouldnt want much basically to cover shipping.

or you can call a place that services treadmills, they just throw used ones away.

I use 2" wide aluminum strips about .070 thick the material I found works best is T-6 the T-0 bends way too easily.

whenever you are putting two flat surfaces together wet both surfaces. meaning put a bit of silicone, rtv, glue, paint anything that dries it doesnt really matter, put some between the floor and the belt then some between the belt and the 2" strip. screws every 6 inches alternating down each side, you wont have a problem. I will post trailer pics tonight no time this morning

Spomey

adrenaline junkey 03-11-2009 11:20 PM

lets push this one to the top and include lots of pic's :D

dooadew 03-11-2009 11:47 PM

my pace had belting over the gaps , i cut it off. when my sleds thawed the water would pool by the door and then freeze so there was always a big block by the doors. plus small chunks would get under the belting and get caught in the gap so i couldnt close the door. what a pain!!!!!!!
i put Thompsons water seal on the floor, i did it in the summer when the wood was dry and hot. i put it on very thisk. the carbides on the sled dont even scratch the wood

MountainTrashCat 03-12-2009 07:33 AM

Some good ideas guys, keep 'em coming!!! :)

Smoothlander 03-12-2009 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Firecatab (Post 1205291)
Any pic's of the cubicle shelving??


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/DSC01833.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/DSC01834.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/DSC01836.jpg

MountainTrashCat 03-12-2009 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoothlander (Post 1345103)
pics

Those are nice, where did you pick them up?

spomey 03-14-2009 08:01 AM

Here is a picture of my treadmill belt across the door gaps. it folds up nice and even when the door is closed.

As for the strips I found aluminum (hardened) like -T6 works great, the -T0 (unhardened) worked for two years but war damaged and looked like crap!

in addition use wet paint, or silicone, or RTV or something that cures I used a tupe of $1.99 caulking, between the flooring and the strip, then also between the strip and the belt, holds like a dream!!!!

more pics are available just PM me!

oh and the belt strips fro traction works like a dream also, 5 screws and caulking/RTV/silicone under them, 4 years so far no problems!

spomey


http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...4/DSC00812.jpg


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