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Old 02-07-2013, 10:13 PM
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John, you are so not invited to our bocce clubhouse.
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Besides, bocce is all about your ball handling skills.
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forget the girls - i can't stop looking at pics of mooty's/chasens trailer! i'm about T-10 days from pick up of my 38'
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Originally Posted by 24Chromium View Post
John, you are so not invited to our bocce clubhouse.
I got nothin' but love for ya man. Can't wait to see the trailer... Maybe I'll bring you some OCD meds ... God knows you've got enough cabinet space for them. .

I'll hopefully be parking a borrowed 24' TPD next to yours. Ha!
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Crash Cart

One of the things that always caught my eye in my adventures roaming around the paddock is a mobile cart. I've seen every variety, from humble steel two shelf to full-on race team type carts that have nitrogen, tools, and more on a motorized cart. The cart is very handy for quick access to tools and gear needed for tire changes, brake pad swaps, fluid bleeding, etc.

Being a one-man team, I have to think carefully about how much heft I want to schlep up and down the rear gate. Lightweight is GOOD. As is durable and rust-free. Then it dawned on me... Rubbermaid makes a line of structural foam carts. Perfect for my needs!

Here is a picture of my crash cart (Rubbermaid #G2371381) loaded up, ready for the track...

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It fits 4 JP jack stands, my racing jack (modified to perfectly nest the JP hat) and a bunch of tools necessary for wheel changes and more. I found a cargo net that was the perfect size (24" x 36"):

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Now I just need to drill some holes for the hooks to attach to the cart's side walls. Then, I'll add a second cargo net on the top shelf as well.

The cart will be secured via a pair of 2" ratchet straps to the e-track on the trailer wall. I've got e-track mounted at 13-1/4" & 31", so the cart will be ultra-secure. The cargo netting just keeps the stuff on the shelves from bouncing off/out during transport.
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Originally Posted by drl View Post
forget the girls - i can't stop looking at pics of mooty's/chasens trailer! i'm about T-10 days from pick up of my 38'
u will like the smooth ride down to LA.
get up and enjoy a napa weekend, before getting to TPD monday.
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Originally Posted by 24Chromium View Post
Crash Cart

One of the things that always caught my eye in my adventures roaming around the paddock is a mobile cart. I've seen every variety, from humble steel two shelf to full-on race team type carts that have nitrogen, tools, and more on a motorized cart. The cart is very handy for quick access to tools and gear needed for tire changes, brake pad swaps, fluid bleeding, etc.

Being a one-man team, I have to think carefully about how much heft I want to schlep up and down the rear gate. Lightweight is GOOD. As is durable and rust-free. Then it dawned on me... Rubbermaid makes a line of structural foam carts. Perfect for my needs!

Here is a picture of my crash cart (Rubbermaid #G2371381) loaded up, ready for the track...

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It fits 4 JP jack stands, my racing jack (modified to perfectly nest the JP hat) and a bunch of tools necessary for wheel changes and more. I found a cargo net that was the perfect size (24" x 36"):

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Now I just need to drill some holes for the hooks to attach to the cart's side walls. Then, I'll add a second cargo net on the top shelf as well.

The cart will be secured via a pair of 2" ratchet straps to the e-track on the trailer wall. I've got e-track mounted at 13-1/4" & 31", so the cart will be ultra-secure. The cargo netting just keeps the stuff on the shelves from bouncing off/out during transport.
where is the motor?
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Originally Posted by mooty View Post
where is the motor?
No need for a motor... I've got you to push it!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 24Chromium View Post
No need for a motor... I've got you to push it!
thank you for the trust.
my cart pushing skills rival my trailer parking skill.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:40 AM
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A slight diversion to talk about the business end of the truck...

This weekend I purchased a lock for the hitch receiver. This one is long enough to fit the stock GMC 2-1/2" receiver. It's designed to work with the stock key from the truck - meaning no extra key to load onto a keyring, and no combination to remember.

I also purchased a hitch cover from the PCA. This is made for a 2" hitch receiver, so I had to install the adapter. The adapter didn't fit, so I had to get out my Dremel tool and grind down the metal that was bulging around the holes on the inside, where the lock fits thru. A good dousing with a silicone spray to keep the metal from rusting and it's ready for the road.

It looks nice!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:43 AM
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LOL

I just now noticed that you can clearly see my big old skate shoe in the reflection of the PCA cover.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:55 AM
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The problem with those receiver locks is that I already know that any GM key will open it if it's on a GM truck; the company advertised that fact so well that I don't think they are actually that strong a theft deterrent, anymore.

Edit: Not that I'm in much better shape -- the Master set I use could be broken in a minute with a fairly light hammer. But at least the thief wouldn't get to feel clever!
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:15 PM
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24 Chromium --

Great thread and trailer build - thanks for doing this.

A question: What tires do you plan to use - be specific if you can?

A friend has found 16" UPS/FedEx truck tires at Discount and we have been using E rated Carlisle 80# on 24' 2 axle trailer.

Note: not looking to start a tire discussion - just curious . . .

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:37 PM
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What tires do you plan to use - be specific if you can?
What ever tires TPD supplies. I'll have to research it and get back to you on that.
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Originally Posted by Sboxin View Post
A friend has found 16" UPS/FedEx truck tires at Discount
Interesting. And they will mount and run normally on regular light truck wheels?
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