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post #1 of 12 Old 11-27-2003, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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I have a single place trailer that i would like to enclose before this winter and i was wondering what is the cheapest and easiest way to enclose my trailer?
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Floe trailers sells caps that you can have installed down the road after you purchase a trailer. they may have one that would fit your trailer.

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If you'er like me, who does like to build, you might consider a steel frame with wood siding, or for a better look a fiberglass hood you or a pro make. Either have it flip up (wth the help of some struts) or have doors on it, which can double as ramps. I did consider building a two place V-nose, bu my time is precious so I just might buy one for $4,000 next season. Paying off a house debt this season. I borrow money the old fashoned way-I pay it back.
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It won't be the cheapest way to enclose it, but some of your other options are a Bearcat single place enclosure, a Sled Shield enclosure- think they start at $169(would need 2, plastic), or Toy Carrier, don't know prices, think they are mfg. in Ontario but are sold in the US too. I will try to find links to those sites later for you.

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Here's one link. Not a bad idea given the cicumstances. Marc

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I'm gonna enclose my trailer,maybe this winter if i can afford it(gasoline for the sled first..) gonna make it out of square steel tubing to make a frame, then thin aluminum sheets (with plastic on it) around the frame. they sell it in black and white
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thanks for all the info, i'm really considering the sled shield, but i'm still considering building it myself if i can get steel tubing and aluminum panels cheaper than the sled shield
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hey, that's a good product; plastic on the inside. Might keep down the condesation.
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We enclosed my buddies double trailer with Aluminum 2x2 tubing and 4x8 sheets.
Not cheap but will last life of the trailer. Remember to put weather stripping between tubing and sheets before riveting on. Also use sheet metal screws on front sheets, they take a harder pounding than the sides and top. For the rear door we had a vinyl door with zippers and velcro .It rolls up out of way for loading. Very water tight and super strong. Best of luck!
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Anybody ever check pricing on the toy enclosure ?

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