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Unread 11-24-2010, 02:22 PM   #31
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AHHHH, so you do have a microwave in der CX
Looks to me that it's also the first thing off the truck too, eh?
Izznota truck, Roger, izza eight feets by sixteen feets trailer.

Microwave thingee don't hardly never leave that spot.
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Unread 11-24-2010, 06:44 PM   #32
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As for tools going into a house, I use an electricians tool bag. It is square in shape, all of the tools fit around the edges, leaves room in the middle for the hammer, small square, tape measure, Bosch screw gun and pencil sharpener. Here is a pic of the current Husky bag, mine is a little different.

As far as the truck, big items go in the cargo area and the utility doors are divided by job task.
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Unread 11-24-2010, 11:37 PM   #33
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Milk crates are handy and tough. I like the big totes too. Walmart has some small rubbermaid plastic food jars that I use for spacers and fasteners. 1 big steel toolbox for daily use stuff. The bucket tool bag things don't work for me.

Right now my trailer is just a big ice cube full of junk. 6 degrees outside. -5 before morning.
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Unread 11-24-2010, 11:46 PM   #34
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I like the way you built and bolted your shelves mark. I had two of my helpers build my shelves for me on a day we finished early. They work now because I have a spot for everything, and am ocd on where stuff goes, but they really aren't too practical. I wish I'da built them myself.
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Unread 11-25-2010, 12:25 AM   #35
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One more accessory

I am impressed with the different ways people set up their trailers. I also have a cargo trailer (8x20). Late last week my trailer was broken in to overnight on the jobsite. The house was hit too. Homeowner, builder and I all lost a bunch. The thieves pried the hasp right thru the left door of my locked trailer. I was hit for over $7000 in tools. Insurance will cover most of it. The point is: You can get a locking hardened steel bar that will cross the barn doors (or ramp door) and the man door on the side. It costs a little over $250 each. I have two on order now. Sure wish I had done it earlier. Also, it was recommended to me to have some sort of locking cabinet inside of the trailer to keep your battery, power, and/or pnuematic tools in. The police officer told me the last construction trailer robbery he investigated, the thief cut a hole in the trailer roof to bypass the alarm system on the cargo trailer. Unbelievable. Hope this helps, and I am interested in any other security measures that you guys take.
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Unread 11-25-2010, 12:34 AM   #36
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matt- that stinks. I may be known as a liberal, but tool thieves should be tortured and disemboweled. Get a hyena, motion activated flamethrower, sprinkler system loaded with HIV.......

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Unread 11-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #37
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Learn to handle reptiles and put a King Cobra or an alligator in there then put a warning sign on the outside. I'm not sure how practical it would be though but if there is a big snake in there or even a little one, I think that would scare most of these thieves away.

Or you could do a rattle snake and when the trailer senses motion you could have some kind of pre-recorded rattlesnake sound play inside the trailer.

This might not work for cold weather............................what about electric shock if someone touches the trailer when the trailer is armed? You could have a big lightening bolt warning sign on the side.

OR buy an old Brinks truck and drive it. Your slogan could be, "when you want your tile secured use ..............company".

I think there could be a big market for trucks and trailers that are specially built or modified for the construction trades.
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Matt: Late last week my trailer was broken in to overnight on the jobsite.
This why I dont leave my stuff on the job. I guess it is kinda hard to move everything on a big job.

But man something like that would set me back aways. Sorry to hear it man.

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Unread 11-25-2010, 08:52 AM   #39
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Ben Hell with the warning signs just let em open up the trailor and have a damn pissed off Grizzly bear rush em. That'l show em.

Guueuze, Miracles do happen man, we agree on something.
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Unread 11-25-2010, 08:52 AM   #40
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I looked into insurance for my tool trailer years ago, Matt, and found the cost prohibitive. Even though I lost nearly five grand in one similar break-in, averaged out over just ten years it was substantially less expensive than the insurance premiums woulda been.

You got a link to those locking bars of which you speak? I've "been gonna" make me just such a device for my trailer since that break in. Back in the early nineties, I think it was.
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Unread 11-25-2010, 08:58 AM   #41
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CX it costs you that much, I don't have a ton of coverage but I have 10k worth of coverage and it costs me like 250-300 a year. I prolly have more than 10k worth of tools in there, but that money sure would help if some piece of shit did steal my stuff. Over the long run this may or may not pay off, but I can afford $25 a month I wouldn't be able to afford replacing even 25% of my tools right now if I had too.
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Unread 11-25-2010, 09:38 AM   #42
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Insurance yes, abd I get a discount for having an alarm. Alams....I use cheap wireless GE shock.motion alaems. The system is pretty nice actually and rather flexible for add ons.

If I was in a problem area, I'd use something like this
http://www.dewaltmobilelock.com/main.asp

http://www.amazon.com/DS510K-MobileL.../dp/B000IZCMPI
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I cleaned out my work shop and trailer today. Took these pics.
Since I do more than tile, the trailer can be switched from carpentry to tile to electrical or whatever the need is. Painting over graffiti is another passion, so there are brackets in the trailer to accept the generator and paint sprayer.

To more easily Identify what's inside the tool boxes, they are labeled with a paint maker on the ends.
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k paul you have way too much time on your hands if your willing to label all your tools for us...lol...
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