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I just bought and put together a Haul Master (Harbor Freight) 4x8 folding trailer. Right now it only has a plywood deck on it. I want to build wall/sides for it and wanted to see what everyones setup looks like for ideas. I am going to be hauling two bikes with it so I want to mount some eye bolts on the outside of the trailer so I have a better angle for tie downs. So my walls will have to have a space between the wall boards for the tie downs to feed through. So if you have a utility trailer please post up your setup ideas will be appreciated.

This is what it looks like all folded up

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I just picked me up a 4x8 utility trailer and I am getting ready to work on it, I'll try to post you some pics this weekend.

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Will post some when I get to the house.

Mine has a 5/4 (five quarter) board PT deck w/ the tire holders they sell at cycle gear. Still have more stuff to do to it but it works well.

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I have the same exact trailer. Weld the joints if you can. Put a single piece of treated 4x8 ply wood. The trailer is unstable and to flexable if you don't. Use conduit for all electrical wires. Get a spare tire. Greese bearings at least once a year. Don't overtighten bearings, a slight wobble is normal. When the wheel bearings heat up they expand. Consider upgrading to a 2" hitch receiver as the 1 7/8" is not as common. Get a wheel chock. I used 2x4 for my sides, 3 rails about 24" high. I don't have a back tailgate or ramp on it yet. I"m thinking about using a tailgate cargo net like this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTO-GATE-NYLON-KTM-LOGO-TAILGATE-CARGO-NET-/190609265198?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item2c6132922e

I'll post some pics later

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I finally got the trailer finished and got time to take some pictures. I got a killer deal on this 4x8 trailer and was super pumped. I didn't do much to it besides paint it and make a custom wheel chock and gas can holder. I made the wheel chock out of some steel pieces and had them welded together then I bolted them to the front trailer rail. I had to make it because I couldn't figure out any other way to secure the front wheel because with the mesh floor I couldn't bolt down a wheel chock. Then for the gas can holder I just got an old crate and used to heavy duty zip ties to strap it down. I highly recommend rider cargo tie downs from rocky mountain. They are super strong. I might have to rig something up so that I can strap down the rear wheel so that there is no chance of it bouncing around. I have fold up ramps so I just throw them in the trunk along with all my other stuff like the gear bag and stand. Hope this helps.

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Nice set-up. How much would you say the trailer ways, 200lbs?

Probably around 200 lbs. I'm not really sure though. I know its super light because I can pull it around the yard myself.

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Zip-ties on a fuel can is fireball waiting to happen. I wouldn't want to be behind you when it does. Other than that, good job on the trailer and homemade chock.

I've never heard of a zip tie starting a fire? They are holding the crate down not the can. Explain please.

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Its not that the ties themselves directly cause the fire, but the UV from direct sunlight will eventually make them brittle just like seat covers or other platic/latex parts of a bike. Considering the weight of a fuel can and the jostling around on a trailer, its only a matter of time before the ties fail and your fuel can becomes a rolling bomb down the freeway. Bolting down the crate would be a better option, or using a small set of tie-downs. Then you can bungee your fuel can down to the crate.

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