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Offline Kitzy

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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2022, 06:57:59 AM »
I explained I was looking for something very durable, applied to wood, that would stand up to power sliding/throttling four wheelers in to a sideways position.

And here I was thinking KY Jelly or something. Silly me.   :funny:
Damn, Iím slipping.  I didnít even catch that one.  Iím ashamed.


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2022, 11:46:57 PM »
Well dang, that went right over my head too  :funny:
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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2022, 11:38:40 PM »
I explained I was looking for something very durable, applied to wood, that would stand up to power sliding/throttling four wheelers in to a sideways position.

And here I was thinking KY Jelly or something. Silly me.   :funny:

Leave it to the newly wed to think this way..    :wow:
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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2022, 07:06:11 AM »
I explained I was looking for something very durable, applied to wood, that would stand up to power sliding/throttling four wheelers in to a sideways position.

And here I was thinking KY Jelly or something. Silly me.   :funny:

Leave it to the newly wed to think this way..    :wow:
We could use that excuse but I got married in October. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2022, 03:10:02 PM »
Do you know the brand? I was looking at some stuff from Kiln that looked pretty good

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This is the email response to my question to what they recommended for my trailer.  I explained I was looking for something very durable, applied to wood, that would stand up to power sliding/throttling four wheelers in to a sideways position. 

Dumb question, mixed with a hair brained idea.

1. Is this epoxy going to be too slick to walk on ?

2. It would require finding another way to spin ( bike spinner ?) the 4 wheelers into place, but how about truck bed liner on the floor ?
- I have this on the wood stairs to my basement for going on 20 years now, and it is working well; but I don't want to slide anything on that...
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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2022, 03:24:31 PM »
Do you know the brand? I was looking at some stuff from Kiln that looked pretty good

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This is the email response to my question to what they recommended for my trailer.  I explained I was looking for something very durable, applied to wood, that would stand up to power sliding/throttling four wheelers in to a sideways position. 

Dumb question, mixed with a hair brained idea.

1. Is this epoxy going to be too slick to walk on ?

2. It would require finding another way to spin ( bike spinner ?) the 4 wheelers into place, but how about truck bed liner on the floor ?
- I have this on the wood stairs to my basement for going on 20 years now, and it is working well; but I don't want to slide anything on that...
I canít speak for Ryan but for me itís about finding a balance between enough traction to walk on and slick enough to slide the tires.  If itís anything like other garage floor epoxies, I think it would work just right.  It would also be super easy to sweep up, blow out, hose down or pressure wash.  This is important since Iíll 100% be bringing in a muddy machine every time I use it. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2022, 03:41:01 PM »
Iíve reached out to them to see if they will ship to Canada or have a Canadian distributor. I found a couple other options, but donít seem quite as good.


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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2022, 10:39:13 PM »
Looks like they ship to Canada, but I have to apply the coating in above freezing temps. I'll probably order it up in the next couple of weeks and then see if I can borrow a friend BIG DA (floor polisher) to sand the wood before applying.

I think I have pretty close to all the wire I will need ordered up. Now I'll get some of the "small" stuff like lights, fan and switch panel to start figuring out the wiring.

After some thought, the trailer will be better with insulation, so I got a good nail puller and will see what it takes to remove a panel. I would simply do 1" foam well taped and leave it at that.
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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2022, 07:02:50 AM »
Iím surprised theyíre nailed in.  Ever enclosed trailer Iíve ever seen has used screws. 


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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2022, 10:05:45 AM »
Me too, I was expecting screws when I picked it up, but it wasnít a deal breaker.

Apparently they use some special nail gun that shoots nails right into the steel supports.


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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2022, 10:24:14 AM »
We have had probs my 8 enclosed trailers and Iíve never seen that before.  I will say though that the screws always come loose.  The inside screws and the outside screws that hold the aluminum panels on.  My work trailer actually goes in for inspection and warranty work for that exact reason.  The outside screws come loose every day.  The front exterior panels are being ripped off and blowing in the breeze.  I actually had to pull over and duct tape them down.  Happened just months after using the trailer.  The man door is the same way.  I have to tighten in daily just so it doesnít sag so I can open and close it and it doesnít want to fall off.  The glue inside helps keep the wood to the walls up the screws themselves back out. 


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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2022, 10:58:05 AM »
Maybe that is why they went this way. They tout that they are a "quality" built trailer. Who knows, but I have a feeling it's going to suck to try and get the panels off. There are no visible exterior screws on this trailer, it looks pretty clean from the outside.
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2022, 11:21:43 AM »
Maybe that is why they went this way. They tout that they are a "quality" built trailer. Who knows, but I have a feeling it's going to suck to try and get the panels off. There are no visible exterior screws on this trailer, it looks pretty clean from the outside.
Iíd be curious how the nails hold up.  We buy new trailers every few years.  The last couple have been a nightmare.  I doubt yours will see the road and abuse that ours see so maybe it wonít matter.  I come close to maxing mine out daily weight wise but the other crew tends to overload theirs because combined they can still barely tie their shoes.  Thatís probably why they broke three leaf springs this year and two hitches last year.  Our torsion set up on previous trailers seemed a bit more durable but the leaf spring set up seems better on tires.  Far less blow outs.  The spring shackles do tend to wear out pretty fast but are an easy fix if you keep an eye on them.

Anyway, as far as the outside, my current trailer is the first one I had that doesnít have exterior screws from the factory.  Theyíre just glued it seems.  I say from the factory because when we took it in for service of those front panels earlier in the year, the dealers make shift fix was to just throw screws in the side until winter.  Those screws, like all of our other trailers, just vibrated out.  Which meant more duct tape.  I canít wait to see their final repair next week when I take it back in.  Also hope they fix the rear panel but I canít blame that on quality control.  I got impatient in traffic at a notoriously busy toll booth in Newark and sped through a toll booth.  Didnít know it at the time but I guess I clipped the booth on the way out and tour up the trim, brake light and panel on the driver side.  Figured it out when I got to the job and got out and saw it.  Oops. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2022, 11:33:43 AM »
Mine will see some rough roads, but I highly doubt I will ever over load it. We'll see how it holds up, because I'll be replacing the nails with screws when the wood goes back on (if I can get it off).

Hopefully this all plays out as I hope and the trailer can be usable for more than just hauling stuff around.
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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2022, 11:52:52 AM »
Mine will see some rough roads, but I highly doubt I will ever over load it. We'll see how it holds up, because I'll be replacing the nails with screws when the wood goes back on (if I can get it off).

Hopefully this all plays out as I hope and the trailer can be usable for more than just hauling stuff around.
Our donít necessarily see rough roads.  All paved surfaces for the most part.  Although our roads leave a lot to be desired.  Pennsylvanias road and bridges rank either second last or dead last in the country. Go big or go home I guess.  Be so bad that no one can be worse.  Our trailers just see a lot of miles.  Roughly a thousand miles a week.  A lot of highway so a lot of vibration from the air.  Thatís what I assume is the issue.  I usually have the pedal buried. Fortunately my new work truck this year only does 79mph. 


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