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    Re: Project detail trailer

    Coming along nicely. Just curious, why not mount the water tank vertically?
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    Re: Project detail trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Tran View Post
    I would love a trailer right about now!


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    When we first started, we worked out of the back of a full size SUV and used a hitch carrier for three months. It worked but it sucked. I started broaching the idea of a trailer to my son. He hated it. We won't be able to park anywhere. We don't need that much space. My son is like my wife, resistant to change. We pulled the trigger on the trailer and I built it out to our specs. EVERYWHERE we go people tell us how professional we look, how nicely the trailer is set up, how great the wrap looks, etc. He loves it now. We've been using it for almost four months now and we've never had a job we couldn't do because of space concerns. It takes a little thought sometimes. Every now and then we might have to find a car owner and ask them nicely if they could move their car to give us some space. Never had anybody say no. If you treat people nicely, they're usually more than happy to help you out.

    Speaking of the wrap, it's absolutely the best money I've ever spent. I think it's probably paid for itself two times over since we had it done. I get so many calls for people that say "I just saw you drive by" or "I took a picture of your trailer so I could call you." I wouldn't have believed it would be that effective as advertising before I spent the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudsmobile View Post
    What am I missing? How is every bottle not on the floor of your trailer after every trip to every job?
    I was wondering the same thing.if you drove around on the roads we have up here in Massachusetts, you would be cleaning up a mess and ordering new spray bottles.

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    Re: Project detail trailer

    Little more work today still figuring out where to store everything

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    Re: Project detail trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A. View Post
    Coming along nicely. Just curious, why not mount the water tank vertically?
    Weight distribution and also makes the pump work less by pressue of water going into the hose

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    Re: Project detail trailer

    I don't think the water pressure thing is true.

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    Re: Project detail trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by sudsmobile View Post
    I don't think the water pressure thing is true.
    Think about it you have 55 gallons of water sitting on the side and there is a spigot there is more pressure on that fitting full then there is with the barrel standing up

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    Re: Project detail trailer

    I mean I don't have to think about it. The only thing that affects water pressure is gravity. I didn't invent gravity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudsmobile View Post
    I mean I don't have to think about it. The only thing that affects water pressure is gravity. I didn't invent gravity.
    Correct but if the tank is ventricle you have to run a sump or a hose down to feed into the pump with it on its side gravity does the work for you

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    Re: Project detail trailer

    We're obviously talking about two different things. IF you mount the tank vertically and you install a spigot at the bottom, it will have more pressure than the same tank mounted horizontally. It sounds like you're saying if you mount the tank vertically, the spigot won't be at the bottom. But with your setup, if you mounted the tank vertically on a standoff and used an L, it would work fine with more pressure. That being said, I prefer horizontally mounting it as well. I was only refuting your incorrect claim that it would have less pressure mounted vertically. That is patently false.

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