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6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

as most of you know, I just got a 6X12 CarMate. I was hoping that people could post pics of where you put your E tracks and/or D loops. I have to tile mine first...but I want to see what other options i have! Thanks in advance!

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

Here's the only decent pic of my trailer.

Pic courtesy of Conq.

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

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Here's the only decent pic of my trailer.

Pic courtesy of Conq.

That is what i am thinking about doing pretty much. Do you ever have two in there? Also do your chocks go into a E track? That style does not look too bad. I would like one that I can remove easy for when I use the trailer for other things.

Did you attach the E tracks with sheet rock screws, or did you drill and bolt them all the way though the floor?

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

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Did you attach the E tracks with sheet rock screws, or did you drill and bolt them all the way though the floor?


Definately bolt them all the way through (wheel chocks as well). Put a wide washer on the bottom to spread out the pressure...
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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

I used 3/4" lag screws through every other hole in the e-track. I gaurantee those suckers aren't going to move. The Pit-Bull stands came with mounting hardware that does bolt through the floor. That pic doesn't show the third row of track I installed down the middle. I haul two 929's with this setup all the time. The shelf is removable and slides on top of the panel across the front to keep all my gear (stands, tool chest, leathers) from moving around during transport. When I need to use the trailer to haul furniture, etc., both panels are removed, along with my gear, to maximize the cargo space.

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

ok, all this information is helping me quite a bit!

I checked this joint near me that had E Tracks 5' for 25.00 each, and chocks for 75.00 each (chrome). To me that seems kind of high. Bottom line, I need to get this stuff at some point before I haul anything in the trailer. So I need to find the cheapest/best place around.

Red, do you have a pic with all three E tracks in? I like the idea of the shelf you made...I will have to do somethign like that. Did you use 3/4 or 1/2 plywood?

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

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ok, all this information is helping me quite a bit!

I checked this joint near me that had E Tracks 5' for 25.00 each, and chocks for 75.00 each (chrome). To me that seems kind of high. Bottom line, I need to get this stuff at some point before I haul anything in the trailer. So I need to find the cheapest/best place around.

Red, do you have a pic with all three E tracks in? I like the idea of the shelf you made...I will have to do somethign like that. Did you use 3/4 or 1/2 plywood?
Pit-Bull chocks are only $49.95. Get those before you get some $75 chrome ones.
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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

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ok, all this information is helping me quite a bit!

I checked this joint near me that had E Tracks 5' for 25.00 each, and chocks for 75.00 each (chrome). To me that seems kind of high. Bottom line, I need to get this stuff at some point before I haul anything in the trailer. So I need to find the cheapest/best place around.

Red, do you have a pic with all three E tracks in? I like the idea of the shelf you made...I will have to do somethign like that. Did you use 3/4 or 1/2 plywood?
I don't have any other pics at the moment...I'll see what I can do when I get home. I bought my e-track in 30" lengths and used only one for the center. I can't remember the price I paid for all the stuff, but I bought it here. Be careful of the chrome (Pingel?) chocks as the rotors on 929's come REAL close to hitting. The Pit-Bulls have lots of clearance.

The shelf was made out 1/2 plywood. I got the finished grade (maple?) that has a much nicer surface than construction grade. I used a couple of L-brackets to mount the shelf to the wall and two tiedowns to support it from the roof of the trailer. Works really well I might add.

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

All this really helps! Thanks a million guys. I will check out the pit bull chocks tonight...i was not really feeling the chrome ones anywho. The E tracks were $25.00 for 4 feet...sorry. Then I will just need the peice that goes into the tracks.

Red, if you could take some pics, that would rock! It will let me start working up the layout. PS that link is where I bought my trailer!

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

http://www.s-line.com/products/track.htm
the best track I have ever used. cheaper too.
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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

Definitely get the Pitbull chocks. Then you can be 100% sure that your rotors won't hit them. I used self-tapping metal screws to put the e-track in, if it lined up with a metal support under the trailer, and bolted all the way through the floor with big washers otherwise. If you want your chocks to be removable, the best set-up I know of is to get these brackets from Performance Trailers (www.traileroutlet.com). They designed and patented these brackets, you can't get them anywhere else. They attach to whatever chock you purchase, then they clip into the e-track. They have to clip in a piece of e-track running horizontal, though. I have vertical pieces running the length of the trailer for the straps, with a piece of track running horizontally mounted in between the long vertical pieces. I'll try to get pics of mine soon. I've found that other removable "pop chocks" tend to remove themselves at inopportune times.

edit: when I refer to horizontal, it's the same type of e-track that you'll mount vertically. They do make vertical and horizontal e-track, but I was using those terms to describe how it's mounted only. You'll want horizontal e-track.

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

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All this really helps! Thanks a million guys. I will check out the pit bull chocks tonight...i was not really feeling the chrome ones anywho. The E tracks were $25.00 for 4 feet...sorry. Then I will just need the peice that goes into the tracks.

Red, if you could take some pics, that would rock! It will let me start working up the layout. PS that link is where I bought my trailer!
I'll see what I can do. Conq used to have some pics of his trailer with e-track set up for 2 bikes (his and Flashers) that I used for ideas when setting up mine.

edit: $25 for 4 feet? That link I posted has 5 foot sections for $10.95.

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Re: 6X12 and 7X14 pics please.

Kinda funny how they all add up to being a @#%^!% load of money!

Did you all put bolts through evey...say 4 holes on the Etracks? Or did you use every single one?

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