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LETS TALK: TRAILER maintenance, setup, restraints, etc

LETS TALK TRAILERS.
post your pics, any maintenance you do to it, how you secure your bikes, your trailer size, how many bikes yours will carry, etc.
I want to have a good reference point for all the guys thinking of, or just getting onto the track.


I just bought a used 2008 Carry-On 4x7 open trailer and got all new bearings/racer's/grease/etc. Got a spare tire & rim,. Redid all the wiring on the side marker lights & installed brand new submersible tail lights- soldering every connection possible on every light. Installed 2 different hitch locks on it & removed the wheels for the time being to keep the rubber in the garage and out of the elements.

im going to be doing a pit-bull trailer restraint on mine, but mine has a mesh floor. so im thinking of buying a thick piece of 15"x 48" of plywood and bolting it to the trailer's cross beams & frame- and to that, attaching the floor plate of the restraint system. i dont want to do the whole floor in wood, as it will kill my grass(i park mine outside in the back of the house).


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Well here is a pic of my setup with just my bike. I can fit 2 bikes with no problem. I have 2 condor wheel chucks that I just ride the bikes up into the trailer and the front wheel is locked in. I put the rear stand under the rear tire and just strap the rear down to hooks in the floor. I hang my suit up right next to the bike and back protector on the other hook. I put the canopy, chairs, tire warmers inbetween the 2 bikes. My tool bag, gas cans and genny all fit behind the bikes. Whatever else goes in the back of the murano. I keep the trailer outside in the grass. Yes it creates a bald spot in the grass by the side of the house. I try to put the trailer in the garage when it snows. I have a 2 car garage.
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I put the rear stand under the rear tire and just strap the rear down to hooks in the floor.
your not afraid of breaking the spool mounts on the frame?
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someone posted something similar recently on another local forum I'm on so here's to copy n paste.

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This is my new one It has a ramp door to the back. It's nice to drive up but kinda in the way when set up in the paddock. I have to figure storage for tools and "track camp" stuff The wheel chaulk I got from Harbor Freight for 60 bucks and E-track for 20 bucks. It works and hauls easy. The one thing I wish I would of thought about when buying one is that you may end up owning two track bikes or taking a friends....something to consider.






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anyone ever drilled into the frame or cross members of a trailer before? any tips on drill bits, oils, speeds?
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Use metal self taping screws they sell them at all hardware stores. You can kinda see them in my pics above in the floor.

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Use metal self taping screws they sell them at all hardware stores. You can kinda see them in my pics above in the floor.
ya i know what those are, but im looking to bolt down a piece of strong plywood to mount my pit-bull restraint system on the trailer (which now has a mesh floor)
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THIS IS MY GAME PLAN FOR MY OPEN TRAILER:
ANYONE EVER DRILL THROUGH THE CROSS MEMBERS OR FRAME OF A TRAILER?
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Best thing to do there is drill it out and use a galvanized bolt with two flat washers, a locking washer, and nylon lock nut. To hold the stands on

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Best thing to do there is drill it out and use a galvanized bolt with two flat washers, a locking washer, and nylon lock nut. To hold the stands on
thats my plan, but im asking is if anyone knows how hard it is to drill through the metal work is? i want to know if i should buy new drill bits that are made for that specific metal. because right now there is no wood on the trailer- its all mesh
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They make countersink bolts that you can use to hold the plywood down to maintain a smooth surface. Google or look up Titanium Torx Socket Countersunk Head Bolt.

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thats my plan, but im asking is if anyone knows how hard it is to drill through the metal work is? i want to know if i should buy new drill bits that are made for that specific metal. because right now there is no wood on the trailer- its all mesh
Not hard at all. You just need a standard metal drill bit. I did all the metal work on the first trailer pic I posted.

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They make countersink bolts that you can use to hold the plywood down to maintain a smooth surface. Google or look up Titanium Torx Socket Countersunk Head Bolt.
im just gonna go with the galvanized bolts.... but i want to put those bolts through the cross members and side rails of the trailer for a really secure fit. i dont want to secure the plywood to the mesh. god forbid that mesh rips off of its welds, and im F*cked.
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yea no doubt. I wasn't suggesting going thru the mesh.

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yea no doubt. I wasn't suggesting going thru the mesh.
that mesh is good to keep the lawn under the trailer alive, but otherwise its f-ing useless. it bends so easily.
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that mesh is good to keep the lawn under the trailer alive, but otherwise its f-ing useless. it bends so easily.
yea it is.. even the spot welds will pop if walked on enough.

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yea it is.. even the spot welds will pop if walked on enough.
thats why im kinda forced to do the wood mod.
any helpful tips on which wood is strong enough or best to use?
the board will be about 48"x24"
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two flat washers
found this on the home depot site, instead of regular washers.
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"Bearing Plates give greater bearing surface than standard cut washers. They are designed to help strengthen plate connections. Made with 7-guage steel for strength. Can be used in conjuction with anchor bolts, holdowns, and retrofit bolts."

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thats why im kinda forced to do the wood mod.
any helpful tips on which wood is strong enough or best to use?
the board will be about 48"x24"
They sell pressure treated plywood at Lowes 3/4 would be the right thickness. you can route off the ramp edge at a 60* angle.

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Also on the wood. Once it dries out in a month or two treat it with thompson water seal bout every other season (twice a year)

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They sell pressure treated plywood at Lowes 3/4 would be the right thickness. you can route off the ramp edge at a 60* angle.
THATS RIGHT! thanks for reminding me.

ill just use my dremel planer attachment and rout off the edge to make a smooth ride up
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Also on the wood. Once it dries out in a month or two treat it with thompson water seal bout every other season (twice a year)
i was thinking of using clear varnish.. no good?
it dries to almost like a plastic finish. im sure that will keep water out, no?
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i was thinking of using clear varnish.. no good?
it dries to almost like a plastic finish. im sure that will keep water out, no?
you can. I would do thompsons first since it's a penatrator. then in a day or two put the plastic finish on.

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i was thinking of using clear varnish.. no good?
it dries to almost like a plastic finish. im sure that will keep water out, no?
Make sure you use a spar urethane. The spar urethane has more flex and wont crack or peel.

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Make sure you use a spar urethane. The spar urethane has more flex and wont crack or peel.
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I got a smoking deal on a trailer from Lowes when my wife worked there...Problem was it was a 4x6, which isnt even big enough for one bike from front to back. So I made a project of it. My welder friend and I extended it 18 inches in the front center and angled it out. From there I also put plywood down for my pit pull system. Instead of drilling into the trailer its self, I measured and properly spaced the holes to in between the mesh. I then used large bolts(dont remember the size) and washers on both sides to sandwich the plywood. Its MORE then stable enough. I have four bolts down the side of the main side of the trailer, 3 in each side of the point and two along the 4 ft sides. Man I hope that made sense.

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I got a smoking deal on a trailer from Lowes when my wife worked there...Problem was it was a 4x6, which isnt even big enough for one bike from front to back. So I made a project of it. My welder friend and I extended it 18 inches in the front center and angled it out. From there I also put plywood down for my pit pull system. Instead of drilling into the trailer its self, I measured and properly spaced the holes to in between the mesh. I then used large bolts(dont remember the size) and washers on both sides to sandwich the plywood. Its MORE then stable enough. I have four bolts down the side of the main side of the trailer, 3 in each side of the point and two along the 4 ft sides. Man I hope that made sense.

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Thanks guys...it looks a lil different now. I used wood blocks to make spots in the floor to hold the gas tank, the spare tires I take and the cooler.



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If weathering is a concern why not use synthetic wood? Trex is one brand and I know there are others. The stuff will last longer than the trailer with little maintenance. It won't splinter or crack. You pretty much just have to clean it if it gets dirty. I don't know how wide the planks come but you could always put 3 or 4 side by side.

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Not a concern for me. I went with pressure treated wood like you'd use for a deck on your house. Not sure why i typed plywood earlier with out explaining. ..Im slow.

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If weathering is a concern why not use synthetic wood? Trex is one brand and I know there are others. The stuff will last longer than the trailer with little maintenance. It won't splinter or crack. You pretty much just have to clean it if it gets dirty. I don't know how wide the planks come but you could always put 3 or 4 side by side.


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your not afraid of breaking the spool mounts on the frame?
Nope, I don't ratchet it down too hard. I have never broken a spool mount or had a bike fall in the trailer using this method. Knock on wood!!!!

An enclosed trailer is more expensive but worth it. We leave a chair in there and use it as a changing room also. An open trailer is much lighter and will give you better gas mileage. I kinda wish I had of gotten a v nose front. That would help somewhat with the gas mileage.

Having your OWN trailer and tow vechicle makes getting to the track so much easier. You don't have to depend on anybody else and you can go whenever you want. I have even used the trailer to pick up and move furniture. I store some lawn stuff in there also, chairs, tables etc. Manny uses besides track duty!!!
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since im adding the pitbull stand plates, plywood, etc - while things were drying of the paint, i went back in and redid every connection on the trailer. a lot of connections are push-in style and not actually soldered. i soldered EVERY connection on all the tail-lights, and side marker lights. added electrical tape around the wires that are exposed to the elements, etc. but now i have a new idea.....

Anyone install any kind of track-lighting into their trailers? im thinking of placing small LED modules and wiring it to a switch which will be connected to an old bike battery that will be descreatly placed on the trailer. im thinking it will be a cool little feature to have light coming into the center from the rails on the sides.
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I haven't done that no...but this month when i move into my new place with the garage you gave me something to do while the wife watches judge Judy
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since im adding the pitbull stand plates, plywood, etc - while things were drying of the paint, i went back in and redid every connection on the trailer. a lot of connections are push-in style and not actually soldered. i soldered EVERY connection on all the tail-lights, and side marker lights. added electrical tape around the wires that are exposed to the elements, etc. but now i have a new idea.....

Anyone install any kind of track-lighting into their trailers? im thinking of placing small LED modules and wiring it to a switch which will be connected to an old bike battery that will be descreatly placed on the trailer. im thinking it will be a cool little feature to have light coming into the center from the rails on the sides.


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I haven't done that no...but this month when i move into my new place with the garage you gave me something to do while the wife watches judge Judy
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I dont have a trailer yet but I uses this for the front of the bike. They work actually really well when I made the 1000 mile trip to NC.

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