I just picked up my new trailer. Yay! 8.5 x 16.
Of course, there's a winch. But I'm wondering what kinds of things you guys stock in your trailers.
Air Mattress (just in case) well stocked tool box Small refrigerator spare tires tubes and coils and a timer or two. Hang a couple of battery operated LED lights.
Put in a cabinet in the front for hand cleaner, rags, first aid kit, koozies, cups,ponchos,bungie cord assortment.
You will find lots of stuff to put in it.
Screw a couple of racks in front to hang some type of chairs. Wheel chock, Trailer lock, jack in a box with folding 4 way wrench.
Extra ratchet tie down assortment. You will just keep filling it.
Michael,wheather i'm 5'th wheeling or just hauling our car hauler i always have 3 or 4 short pices of 2x6 lumber.Haulling any tandem axel they work much better/faster than a jack! Bud.
Why would anyone want a "Jack-in-the-Box" in their trailer. When you turn the crank the little guy who pops out isn't strong enough to hold up you Model T!
How tall is it inside?
My trailer is the same size as yours.
I went to Lowes and bought two cabinets that I
installed in the front.
I have tools,tarps,wheel chocks,folding chairs,coils,coil tester,and a battery charger,plus
Like Tim says you just keep putting things in.
I also have a lot of vintage signs on the walls.
You will love having a enclosed trailer. I used
a open trailer for years. You clean the car up for
a show or tour and it always rains. A semi can really mess you up when it passes you.
This will get me started.
Michael - A come-along or two can be handy, and also, a couple pairs of those nylon ratcheting tie-down straps can be a lifesaver for who-knows-what!
Inner and outer wheel bearings and some grease.
A three pound coffee can and a roll of toilet paper
Under the cabinets two paper towel racks--one for the regular paper towel and the other for the blue ones.
Also: I hang my side curtains in the trailer which keeps them out from under the rear seat in both my 14 and 15 tourings.
100 feet of nylon cord and duct tape and electrical kit.
Don't forget a First-Aid Kit and a fire extinguisher! Place the fire extinguisher on the outside of the trailer or some where easy to grab but not inside.
Remember, everything u put in the front of your trailer puts weight on the tongue of the trailer.
I just wish I HAD a trailer so as not to keep borrowing my good friends! In a couple of years. Engine repairs more important, if they don't run, they can't go on a trailer!
A 3 pound can Frank? That would just get some of us started! :>)
Very true that extra bearings,seals and grease are a must because if you have a break down on a Sunday out in the middle of no where you will have to depend on your own parts supply. But don't forget to have the hammer and punches and such needed to remove and reinstall them as the races are usually damaged and you have to punch out everything to replace.
The really more practical thing to do if you can is just have a extra hub with all parts installed.This would get you out of the way of traffic quicker.
If I had an enclosed trailer I would put my T in it!
It's very hard to beat a roof vent! Bud.
Paper towel roll holder and a Go Jo pump on the wall.
My trailer is also 8.5 x 16. A work bench and a small vise make life easy. I hate working on things on the ground. The tool box is mounted to the bench. The milk cartons are held in with bungee cords for easy access.
Optional : An "Old Man" Step.
Michael, the first thing I did with my new trailer was to paint the floor and ramp door with Tuff Coat, (truck bed liner paint). It keeps the floor protected and provides a non slip surface. The next thing is to have your local heating and air contractor fabricate a drip pan about 36" by 96". I put this on the floor with some simple cleats to hold it in place. Keeps the "T" tracks off the floor.
Well...... What I would put in the trailer is a Model T with a few choice parts and tools under the rear seat and go on a tour!
I cut up card board boxes and lay card board on the floor where oil normally drips. In addition, I sealed the plywood floor before putting anything inside.
When the card board gets soaked, I simply replace it. This way, I have something to place under our T if we are away on tours and are staying in a motel.
I use large plastic containers to keep items in. The problem with enclosed trailers is you tend to stuff more in your trailer than you will normally ever need.
Looking at Bob's picture i think i'll try a 8' folding table that can go or come as needed? I also see the need for the bench/table to be high enough for model T tires below? Bud.
The work bench is 36 inches high - like normal. The bench is only about 14 inches deep -just enough to be useful if needed.
A Murphy bed, stove, refrigerator, port-a-potty and TV, because I would have to sell the the house to pay for the trailer and the truck to pull it, then of course I would need a better Model T to make it all worth while. LOL
Good ideas for storage and floor paint.