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7 hours ago, Trulyvintage said:

Bad idea to cut a large hole in the side of your trailer.

 

That is what you did by putting a side door in.
 

Trailer manufacturers use framed flush doors for a reason.

Height and width are limited so the trailer maintains structural integrity - there is a reason for a header support - just like a door

in a structure.

 

You destroyed the curb side sidewall integrity.

 

That side gets the brunt of road vibration and hammering.

 

Now it will start to flex - the crack the welds.

 

 

Jim

 

Probably NOT the case here,

 

When I saw Mike's trailer I was impressed with the way he had braced and modified the trailer to allow driver-side access.

 

From what I've seen, Mike doesn't do anything half-way,

and his trailer is just another good example of conscientious  planning, skillful execution, and effective results.

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

No trailer manufacturer would cut a floor to ceiling door without a header.

 

You can’t order an enclosed trailer with a 76 inch door - they don’t make them that large because the opening comprises the structural integrity of the design.

 

 

Jim

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On ‎12‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 10:13 AM, Trulyvintage said:

No trailer manufacturer would cut a floor to ceiling door without a header.

 

You can’t order an enclosed trailer with a 76 inch door - they don’t make them that large because the opening comprises the structural integrity of the design.

 

 

Jim

You are right Jim.

The top of the trailer perimeter consists of thin walled (.040") 1' x 2" rectangular mild steel tubing to which the 1" x 1.5" uprights are welded.

I added another 1 x 2 header tube.

Door is framed with 1 x 1 angle  welded to a DOUBLED 1 x 1.5 tube front and rear

Door is flush with the side of the trailer with 3 hinges and bar lock from E- Trailer.

This is an Alliance trailer from Fitzgerald Georgia and it utilizes a full perimeter square tube frame. so the "box" is just sitting on the frame.

 

Mike in Colorado

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21 minutes ago, FLYER15015 said:

You are right Jim.

The top of the trailer perimeter consists of thin walled (.040") 1' x 2" rectangular mild steel tubing to which the 1" x 1.5" uprights are welded.

I added another 1 x 2 header tube.

Door is framed with 1 x 1 angle  welded to a DOUBLED 1 x 1.5 tube front and rear

Door is flush with the side of the trailer with 3 hinges and bar lock from E- Trailer.

This is an Alliance trailer from Fitzgerald Georgia and it utilizes a full perimeter square tube frame. so the "box" is just sitting on the frame.

 

Mike in Colorado

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As I mentioned in my earlier quote,

When I had the opportunity to Personally see Mike's trailer, and the modifications he himself made to the trailer,

I was impressed with the way he had braced and modified the trailer to allow driver-side access.

From what I've seen, Mike doesn't do anything half-way,

and his trailer is just another good example of conscientious  planning, skillful execution, and effective results.

 

 

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Thanks Marty, and it is just about ready for another wax job.

Mike

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Arising Industries probably built your trailer - they use a full perimeter steel tube frame.

 

I am on my (5th) trailer built by Arising Industries - all of which were built to my specs including “ full welds “.

 

The last two have the ceiling - wall - floor joists on 12” centers.

 

All of their trailers have had the sidewall framing break at the wheel well area.

 

What I am pointing out to you about cutting into the sidewalk and making a hole is based on first hand experience.

 

The roads in this country beat the hell out of trailers.

 

 

Jim

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