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    Re: Our new detail trailer...

    Quote Originally Posted by JustJesus View Post
    I like the set up!

    Be careful with that last bit there. The places I've gone to have some pretty strong pressure. I can see their flex-hose popping up/off your PVC elbow from too much water pressure.
    I was worried about that so I started with $1. LOL To say it worked like a charm would be under selling it. It didn't leak a single drop of water. I did $5 one at a time and it worked perfect.

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    Re: Our new detail trailer...

    LOL - Okay, cool. Easy peasy

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    A great looking well organized trailer Suds. It’s always nice to have everything you need within easy reach. Good luck with the business.��

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    How big is the trailer and where did you get that water tank?

    Thatís really well laid out but a lot of tongue weight. Iíd feel a hell of a lot better with that weight over the axle. 100gal of water is round about 800lb, most half ton trucks are only rated for 500 on the tongue without a WD setup.


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    Re: Our new detail trailer...

    It's a "5x8", but it is slightly longer than 8' down the centerline. I will say, most of the time we only carry the water tank about 1/2 full. Every Friday we setup at the local hospital and work there from dawn to dusk, but it's only 2 miles from our house. The place where we buy water is about 10 miles away. I bought the water tank for $220 at a place in Orange County about an hour from my house. I just drove over there and picked it up. Kind of a weird shop, the guy sells water tanks, pressure washers, hoses, generators and spot free water, but it wasn't what you'd call a detail supply place. He appeared to also do small engine repair.

    I will say this, I've towed big boats all my life. Like a 30' Warlock that was 37' tongue to drives on the trailer. I don't get any of the negative feedback with this setup. It's not sloppy, it doesn't sway, it doesn't sag my rear end, it's not hard to stop. But like I said, I rarely drive it anywhere fully loaded. It's nice to be able to carry 100 gallons of water one day a week, but we can get 10-11 washes plus bucket fill ups out of that, so for day to day use it's not really necessary. I'll keep an eye on it.

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    Not being negative, just stating what Iíd personally feel more comfortable with. Particularly in the event of a blowout.

    That looks great for a 5x8. When I sway toward going with a trailer vs a van, for some reason 5x8 seems so small when looking at pics but it looks like a lot of really good, usable space without being a nightmare to move around.

    That, and your setup has me reconsidering how much water I need to carry. I was thinking 100gal tank but may go 50-70 since I donít do a ton of cars per day right now. That price you got seems to be going rate for 100gal tanks.


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    Iíve always truly admired the engineering and ingenuity that goes into these mobile setups. Thanks for sharing.


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    The Spray Bottles holder will be copied by many.
    You should have put a Patent on that idea.

    Great looking set up -)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCDetails View Post
    That price you got seems to be going rate for 100gal tanks.


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    We couldn't find anything similar for the price and I live in SoCal. Everything local was way more expensive. Everything online was the same price until you added $150 in shipping. I mean there were guys on craigslist selling used tanks for $250.

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    We finally got it wrapped yesterday and spent all day working out of it today.


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