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Big on the Outside, Small on the Inside...

Old 07-09-22, 04:53 PM
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Big on the Outside, Small on the Inside...

...of my shed, that is.

Last month I bought a used trailer for $30. It had been a pet carrier with removable wheels that a previous owner added a plywood flatbed to. I added a 50-gallon plastic tote/tub and replaced the rail-mounting bolts with cotter pins for quick assembly and disassembly.

Today I finally figured out how to fold the rails flat to the topside of the trailer bed. The arm folds underneath the load-floor. As you can see from the photo the bed, rails and wheels almost fit completely between the wooden frame supports on the shed wall, and I hung the the tote/tub above to save on floor space.

If I was more handy at carpentry, I'm sure I could devise a way to hang the assembled trailer, but for as seldom as I use it, this works fine.

It all goes together in under 5-minutes...just over 2-minutes if I hurry.

Sorry I don't know the make and model of the original trailer. Just wanted to share.

Also, on the photo of the assembled trailer, I see the tub has shifted towards the rear. Normally it snaps in between two wooden guides, but an unexpected bump had dislodged it.

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