In a race trailer setup, making everything fit in safely and securely, is one of the biggest obstacles a racer can have off the track. In a race trailer setup, making everything fit in safely and securely, is one of the biggest obstacles a racer can have off the track. It can likewise make the difference in between acquiring a win or sitting out a race. Knowledgeable racers understand the value of equipping a race trailer with the needed tools, support devices, and replacement parts, and keeping everything organized can frequently make the distinction between winning and losing.
It’s not unusual to see racers and their crew frantically searching their trailer for a crucially required special tool or replacement part in the middle of a racing event. No matter the size of the unit, whether big or little, every racer has actually gone through the chore of equipping it, jokingly described as putting 10 pounds. of “sand” in a 5 pound. bag.
Using readily available cabinet, flooring and wall space as effectively as possible is key. The task may be greatly streamlined if you have great organizational skills and understand the many trailer associated products that are readily available from providers including Allstar Performance, Clear One Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, and Pit Pal Products.
A number of these products are function constructed, created to secure tools, lubes, and other items so they may be stored and mounted safely and easily, while keeping gross trailer weight to a minimum and making the most of readily available floor space.
Trailer Weight when Packed
One crucial reality to bear in mind at this moment is to keep gross trailer weight within the limitations of the tow vehicle, trailer, trailer hitch, and receiver. The system should be weighed completely packed with race car, tools, and all support devices. It’s equally important to know that after all the freight is packed, the tow vehicle ought to be able to securely pull it. While a set of durable wood storage cabinets might be bought from the nearby house improvement shop for a good price, the included weight might result in compromised pulling power, fuel economy, and most notably, braking ability.
Safety of Equipment
A priority when equipping a race trailer, tool boxes need to be correctly connected to the floor or counter top. They should be bolted down if their installation is intended to be permanent. Smaller tool boxes that might need to be moved on occasion needs to be secured, with one technique being making use of angled aluminum, readily available from Allstar Performance.
No matter the size or weight, tool boxes ought to be adequately secured to prevent them from becoming large projectiles while braking hard or when avoiding unpredicted road hazards. A Michigan-based drag racer just recently suffered a significant quantity of damage to the front end of his race car when a tool box became dislodged and toppled onto his car.
A variety of light-weight cabinets and racks are used to help keep lubricants, aerosols, and other items easily accessible. Allstar Performance, Clear One, Hepfner, and Pit Pal each offer a variety of storage systems. One of the most popular is Pit Pal’s 25th Anniversary Edition Trailer Door Cabinet (PIT320A) that can secure a wide array of lubes, aerosols, and other accessories.
The light-weight produced aluminum cabinet can be installed easily to a trailer wall or door, and consists of two paper towel holders. Clear One provides similar Door/Wall Cabinets (CLRTC138 or CLRTC156), manufactured from light-weight, high-strength plastic materials.
Connected and Secured
While a lot of racers focus on equipping their trailers with all of the necessary tools and devices that they typically use, some may go to the degree of installing small microwaves, refrigerators, and so on in their trailer to provide some of the comforts of home. Angled aluminum might also be used for securing these types of items to floors or counter tops. Always make sure that each is connected correctly as the highways traveled are occupied with pits and bumps that can produce a rough ride.
A range of specialized floor mounts are easily available to protect fuel containers, floor jacks, and other products. Pit Pal’s 2-Jug Fuel Rack (PIT181), for instance, is popular with racers in securing 5-gallon fuel jugs. There are also a variety of specialized wall mount brackets and wall hangers used that are designed to conveniently store ratchet tie downs, electrical cords, air hose, and so on directly to a trailer wall. Pit Pal’s Tie Down Hangers (PIT217 or PIT218) and Universal Hanger (PIT170) are among their most popular.
A lot of entry-level enclosed trailers include marine-grade plywood floors, which can become dangerous if they become wet. Aluminum diamond plate, provided by Allstar Performance in 4′ x 8′ sheets (ALL22240), may be utilized to update the flooring to a long lasting, non-slip surface, or utilized to develop runners. It may likewise be used to efficiently develop a platform and include storage space to the trailer tongue for an extra trailer tire or generator.
One essential product that should not be overlooked when equipping a race trailer is keeping a fire extinguisher available. H3R PERFORMANCE Fire Ext 1.4lb Halguard Chrome units.
A trailer that has been efficiently arranged with the needed support equipment is invaluable. Especially when the need occurs for a particular replacement part that indicates the difference in making a quick repair between races and perhaps winning the event. Or even becoming a non-qualifier due to damage.
Here is A Performance Parts Tip that I wrote a while ago but is still relavent.