Originally Posted by bigjoey38
I try to send him a PM and his box is full. If I dont do the railings we are talking about I like to put smaller railings around the sides and rear of the trailer and use a convas bag like the way this guy has on his HF trailer. He pulls this with his trike.
Maybe I can make the railings with some wood so if you have any ideas send them my way
He does not have the railings but the trailer is the same size:
Ok, so I went to HF and they had a 4' trailer leaning up against the wall, so I took some measurements (especially where the stake pockets were located).
Then I went home and sketched it out for you. This is for a "Red" HF trailer with the box measuring 40.5" x 48". Here's what you need to do the railings. The boards are regular 1"x4" boards (they actually measure out to be 3/4" x 3.5"), and with these measurements there is 2" of space between the horizontal boards (same as my trailer).
1. For the left and right sides you need eight boards 45" long, with a 1/4" hole drilled 5.5" from each end centered on the board.
2. For the front and rear sides you need eight boards 39" long with a 1/4" hole drilled 6.5" from each end centered on the board.
3. For the upright stakes, you need eight boards 25" long, with 1/4" holes drilled (starting from the top and in the middle of the board) at 1.75", 7.25", 12.75", and 18.25". When you put the stake all the way in the stake pocket, mark on the board where the hole is on the trailer's frame, then take it out and drill (I think it's a 3/8" hole).
And you'll need 16 corner braces or something to keep the boards together when the meet in the corners. And I put eyebolts on the second set of boards so I'd have something to tie down to.
Take a look at the picture of my trailer; that's how it should look when you put it all together. You'll need 1/4" bolts about 2" long (your choice of how you want to do it). Just try to keep as little protruding inside the trailer box as possible.