Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

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Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by rmontalvo76 » January 16th, 2019, 2:52 pm

I need help in order to find the proper material for my trailer floor, what calibre or type of material is the best



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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by towtruck » January 16th, 2019, 3:34 pm

Are you mounting directly to the floor or a cross member?. How much weight do you plan on having at each point that is supported?



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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by rmontalvo76 » January 16th, 2019, 3:37 pm

I have a small Reverse Flow Smoker is a 100 galons tank and a 36 x 24 Fire Box total with arround 1000 punds I like to install light roof and a couple torch for cooking sides!!! I like to mount directly to the trailer estructure.
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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by Big T » January 16th, 2019, 8:53 pm

I used expanded metal for the floor on mine. It allows me to haul things under the cooker but it doesn't hold water so I don't have to worry about it rusting or rotting out anytime soon.


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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by Dirtytires » January 16th, 2019, 10:27 pm

Can you reach the racks from the ground or do you need to stand on the deck to work your smoker? It looks like it’s mounted pretty high and I would want a solid deck if I were standing on it. If not, I like BigT with the mesh.

Either way, thickness depends on how many cross-member/supports you have under it and how you will be mounting your equipment (directly to the frame or only to the deck).




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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by rmontalvo76 » January 17th, 2019, 3:51 pm

Thank you guys for the comments, this is my first project and I don´t like to spend too much money, I´m looking for make my small food trailer but the axis of the trailer is just for light weight ( 1500 pounds ), I like to walk with not issue and put a few additaments, install light roof and working table, just to work with a free space. I like also to install a vertical flow smoker to keep warm my food, I´m a street vendor of my neighborhood and I need more space to work easy, I like somthing like this .
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Post by rmontalvo76 » January 17th, 2019, 3:53 pm

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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by Dirtytires » January 17th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Your trailer is only ratedT 1500lbs...TOTAL?

Stop now and get/build a proper trailer. My guess is you are now at close to 1000lbs. Typical guy weighs 175 lbs so you only have 325 lbs for a deck, roof, warmer, wood, meat, supplies, and that doesn’t include a safety factor. I like what you are trying to do but I feel you are not going to be happy with the results.

Totally appreciate wanting to work on a budget but you have to be safe about it as well.



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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by towtruck » January 18th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Double check your numbers for trailer rating. Check tire rating and find the rating for the axle. Your springs will have a rating as well. A simple axle/suspension swap may be all that is needed as long as the weight is supported on the frame properly.



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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by rmontalvo76 » February 14th, 2019, 4:55 pm

Here are some updates of my trailer!!!
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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by Big T » February 14th, 2019, 4:58 pm

:LG:


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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by towtruck » February 15th, 2019, 11:29 am

I like the set up. .............But I will have to hold my breath on how top heavy it looks. One good bump on the left could pitch it over the way I drive.



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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by Dirtytires » February 15th, 2019, 11:30 pm

:yth:



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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by rmontalvo76 » February 20th, 2019, 3:38 pm

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Re: Trailer Floor Size or Calibre?

Post by towtruck » February 20th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Dam...I like that angle you put it on!!!! I did not see that in the first pics......still holding my breath though :)



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