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  • Easy to Use Ladder Rack Options for an Enclosed Trailer
  • I do have an easy way that will allow you to carry multiple ladders on your enclosed trailer, however, none of them mount to the roof and tilt down for loading/securing. I recommend using the Pack'Em Ladder Rack part # PK-28WL2-BM as this will be your best option. The Pack'Em ladder racks attach to the exterior walls of your enclosed trailer and will allow you to carry up to 2 ladders on each side of the trailer without having to climb up on the roof to secure them. As long as your...
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  • Will the Pack'Em Ladder Rack Fit a Trailer With High Side Walls
  • The Pack'Em Ladder Rack for Side Rail of Open Air Trailer part # PK-28WL-BMH for 1 ladder or part # PK-28WL2-BMH for 2 ladders are universal ladder racks designed to fit most open air trailers. The only requirement for the ladder rack is that you have two anchor points for the uprights to attach to the side walls of the trailer. The upright posts will attach to trailers with metal or wooden side walls. I went out to our warehouse and measure the bolt hole spacing on the upright posts...
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  • Recommended Trimmer Rack for Open Utility Trailer with Round Top Rail
  • All of our Trimmer Racks are bolt mounted, so you will have to custom mount them on a round top rail. You will either have to run bolts through your tube or run U-Bolts around your top tube. For a Trimmer Rack, I recommend the Pack'Em Rack # PK-6-OP1. This holds 3 trimmers, 1 blower, 1 line spool, and one cooler. It is a very nice system with a gray powder coat finish. This does not come with mounting hardware, but does come with keyed alike locks. If you are looking for a more...
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  • Recommendation for Using E-Track Chocks and Straps for 32 Inch ATV Tires
  • As you mentioned in your question, both the Pack-Em Wheel Tie-Down Kit # PK-WTD and the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 will work with tires up to 30 inches in diameter. There is not a similar kit available for your 32 inch tires, but you can easily piece together a few items that will work in the same manner. I recommend using short sections of the E-Track like # EM19145 or # ET4S, along with the Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap # EM58523. This strap will be plenty...
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  • Can I Haul an Extension Ladder on the Pack'Em Ladder Rack for Exterior Side Wall of Trailer
  • Yes, as long as the ladder is not wider than 6-1/4 inches it will work for an extension ladder. Keep in mind that the weight capacity is 75 lbs per ladder as well. Most 28 feet and 32 feet extension ladders fall under this weight limit. This ladder rack does come with bungee cords to secure the ladders to the rack, but to help deter theft I recommend using the RockyMounts SteelBraid Cable Lock # RKY3850 with the Master Lock Shrouded Padlock # 37DAT. The Padlock can be keyed alike if...
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  • Is Adapter Needed for STIHL BR700 Blower with Pack'Em Rack for Open Utility Trailers
  • I spoke with my contact at Pack'Em regarding the Rack for Open Utility Trailers # PK-6-OP1 referenced in your question. She stated that if the handle on your STIHL BR700 model blower tilts toward the engine, the Adapter # RA-STIHL will be needed. If the handle is straight or tilts away from the unit, no adapter or additional bracket is needed to use it with the rack system. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also take a look at.
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  • Can Additional Trimmer Kit # PK-6S2 be Added to # PK-6S-6S2 to Make 3-Trimmer System
  • I spoke with my contact at RackEm regarding the ability to upgrade your existing 2 Trimmer System # PK-6S-6S2 to a 3 trimmer setup. He stated that an additional # PK-6S2 will physically bolt to your existing units, but he does not recommend doing this in order to hold 3 trimmers. The reason for this is simply because of the lack of stability the system will provide when adding the additional components. They do offer a complete 3-trimmer system with part # PK-6-OP1. You can see how,...
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  • Recommended Tie-Down Kit for Golf Cart Transported in Pickup
  • The safest way to secure a 4-wheeled vehicle like a golf cart in a truck bed is to use wheel nets that secure to the truck bed in some manner. The Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 is one option that is similar to the Pack 'Em kit you referenced, part # PK-WTD, although I prefer the Erickson since it includes 4 wheel chocks not 2. The Erickson also wins in terms of ease of disconnecting everything, thanks to the spring-loaded E-Track clips which detach easily. You only need to...
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  • Ladder Rack With Higher Transport Height than Pack'Em Ladder Rack or Extensions
  • The Pack'Em Ladder Rack for Side Rail of Open Air Trailer - 2 Ladder # PK-28WL2-BMH is 46-1/2" tall x 2" wide x 1" deep, so anything taller would require customization as there isn't an extension designed for this system. If you want just the holders so you can customize the height, I recommend the Ladder Holder for Pack'Em Towers - Enclosed Trailers and Open Air Trailers # PK-28WL. For additional tower length you can add the Heavy-Duty Towers for Pack'Em Ladder Rack or Rack'Em Blower...
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  • Package Contents Of Trimmer Racks For Enclosed Trailers
  • For products like the Rackem Trimmer Rack for Enclosed Cargo Trailers # RA-5 and the Pack'Em Trimmer Rack for Enclosed Trailers # PK-6-5 when the page states quantity 1, that does mean one set of rails to make the one rack.
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  • Will There Be Movement in Stake Pocket When Stake Pocket Tie-Down Anchors # PK-SPTD are Installed
  • With the Stake Pocket Tie-Down Anchors # PK-SPTD there are two ways this can be installed. The more permanent method which requires you to use the nuts on the pin that runs through it which holds it tight and prevents movement. Or using the cotter pin which allows a bit more movement but also the ability to remove when not needed. If you used the nuts to tighten the anchors down you'd get rid of the movement.
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  • Dimensions of the Pack Em Shovel Rack Part # PK-23
  • I went to our warehouse to pull get the Pack 'Em shovel rack # PK-23 to provide you some measurements. The outside diameter of the pre-cut holes is 2-3/8 inches and the internal diameter is 0.80 inches and can stretch to about 1.33 inches. The distance eye to eye is 4.36 inches or 4-3/8 inches. The height is 3-3/4 inches and the width is 2-3/8 inches. The length from either end to the center mounting hole is 13-1/8 inches. The overall length is 26-1/4 inches. If you need the...
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  • Can Pack'Em Ladder Rack # PK-28WL2-BMH be Used to Transport Lumber or Other Materials
  • The Pack'Em Ladder Rack for Side Rail of Open Air Trailer # PK-28WL2-BMH is designed to haul ladders but can also be used for similarly shaped items such as lumber or the sticks of rebar referenced in your question. The maximum ladder (or similar object) width that the rack can secure is 6-1/4 inches. The length will depend on how far apart from each other you are able to install the ladder hooks on your trailer. You will need to find a wall stud on the trailer wall for attachment of each...
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  • What is the Longest Ladder the Pack-EM Ladder Rack # PK-28WL2-BMH Can Support?
  • The Pack'Em Ladder Rack for Side Rail of Open Air Trailer - 2 Ladder # PK-28WL2-BMH is not rated by the length of the ladder but rather by the maximum weight of 75 lbs per ladder. Although this gives you a max capacity of 150 lbs for the rack, you will still be limited to 75 lbs per ladder so a single ladder weighing 95 lbs would not be compatible. The length of ladder will only be restricted by the trailer maneuverability with the ladder loaded.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack For 2002 Wells Cargo Enclosed utility Trailer
  • We have a couple options that will work for your Wells Cargo trailer. The first rack I recommend is the Rack'em Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack, part # RA-28. This rack has a telescoping design and will fit trailers from 4 ft to 8-1/2 ft wide. It has a 400 lb weight capacity and is made of heavy duty aluminum. The second rack that would work for you is the Pack'Em Ladder Rack Bracket Kit for Enclosed Trailers, part # PK-28B. This is a ladder rack you can create using either...
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  • Does Pack'Em Expansion Pack PK-OP2 Come with Tower Mounts
  • The # PK-OP2 is designed to fit the part # PK-BM to complete the rack. It's an expansion rack which is why it does not come with the bars needed.
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  • Utility Trailer Shovel and Trimmer Rack Recommendations
  • The Pack'Em Shovel Rack for Open Utility Trailers # PK-BM-23 will hold up to 6 shovels and would work well for you. I attached an installed picture and review video for you to check out. Then for a trimmer rack the # PK-6 would work great too. These need to be mounted a minimum of 3 feet apart. Review video and picture attached for this as well.
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  • Does Pack'Em Rack for Open Utility Trailers # PK-BM-OP1 Need Blower Pack Adapters
  • Adapters are required for certain blower packs, but in general the Pack'Em Rack for Open Utility Trailers # PK-BM-OP1 fits most out there as-is. The Stihl 420 requires the part # RA-STIHL420 and the Stihl 550 and 600 require the part # RA-STIHL.
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  • Recommended Nuts and Bolts to Install the PackEm Rack for Utility Trailers # PK-6-OP1
  • I checked with our contact at Packem and he informed me that they usually recommend using 5/16 x 1-1/2 bolts that are grade 5 or 8 with flat washers and matching lock nuts to instal the Pack Em Rack for Utility Trailer # PK-6-OP1.
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  • Can Pack-Em Rack for Open Utility Trailers Part # PK-6-OP1 Fit a Tubular Frame Trailer
  • My contact at Pack-Em advises that their Rack for Open Utility Trailers, part # PK-6-OP1, can mount to a trailer that has a (round) tubular frame rail. Since mounting hardware is not included with this item you have the options of drilling into your trailer frame to install the two towers with your own hardware or using u-bolts to attach them to your trailer rail, which would avoid the need to drill your trailer. The two main C-channel upright towers measure 2-inches wide x 1-inch deep. We...
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  • E-Track Chocks and Tie-Downs for 32 Inch Tires on a Side by Side
  • We don't have a kit for 32 inch tires but you can use a few short sections of E-track such as # EM19145 or # ET4S with Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap # EM58523. And you could add a couple of chocks for E-Track using # EM09162-2.
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  • Installing the Pack'Em Rack for Open Utility Trailers on a Trailer with 24 inch Tall Side Rails
  • I spoke to my contact at Pack' Em and he informed me that your best option would be to install the Pack'Em Rack for Open Utility Trailers # PK-6-OP1 on your trailer but to install it about 12 inches from the floor of your trailer. Installing it in this manner would not interfere with the conduit either. You would need to install each upright post of the # PK-6-OP1 on the vertical posts that attach the top railing of your trailer to the trailer frame. The only issue you might run into...
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  • Weight Capacity For Pack'Em 2 Ladder Rack for Exterior Side Wall of Enclosed Trailer # PK-28WL2-BM
  • I called my contact at Pack'Em and asked about the Ladder Rack for Exterior Side Wall of Enclosed Trailer, part # PK-28WL2-BM. This system has a weight capacity of 75-lbs for each pair of hooks. The entire system has a capcity of 150-lbs but the 75-lb limit still exists for each ladder.
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  • Lockable Trimmer and Blower Rack Recommendation for a Trailer
  • Yes we do, for a combination trimmer and blower rack that is lockable you would want the part # PK-6-OP1. This product is designed to be installed on a trailer, but if you wanted to install it in a storage shed you could as well. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Replacment Locks for Pack'Em # PK-6-OP1 Landscape Trailer Equipment Rack
  • According to my Pack'Em representative, the padlocks are not something they typically sell as a separate item. The lock shackles are 1/4 inch in diameter, so if you're looking for a replacement, a keyed-alike set like part # RM-308 would work great for you. These are much higher quality padlocks that are designed to be exposed to the elements. You'd need to keep them maintained by lubricating them occasionally.
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  • Recommended Bolt Size for Installing Packem Trailer Racks
  • I checked with our contact at Packem and he informed me that they usually recommend using 5/16 x 1-1/2 bolts that are grade 5 or 8 with flat washers and matching lock nuts to install their racks like the part # PK-6-OP1 that you referenced.
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  • Can Pack'Em Trimmer Rack # PK-6 Be Installed On Pipe Frame Trailer
  • Our contact at Pack'Em has advised us that the trimmer rack # PK-6 can be mounted on a trailer with a tubular frame. The mounting hardware is not included. You could either drill holes in the tubular trailer, or possibly use U-bolts to attach the trimmer rack to the pipe frame you said you have. We do have several U-bolts you can select from depending on the tube size on your trailer. I have attached a link to the U-bolts we offer..
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes of Pack'Em Ladder Rack for Exterior Side Wall PK-28WL2-BM
  • I attached a picture that shows the distance between the mounting holes of the uprights that come with the Pack'Em Ladder Rack for Exterior Side Wall of Enclosed Trailer # PK-28WL2-BM.
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  • What is the Difference Between the # PK-BM-23 and the # PK-23
  • The difference between the Pack'Em Shovel Rack # PK-BM-23 and the Shovel Rack for Pack'Em Racks # PK-23 is that the # PK-BM-23 comes with the # PK-23 and a Tower Kit # PK-BM. The # PK-BM is basically the foundation for the # PK-23 and can be ordered separately. If you do not already have a # PK-BM already you would want to go ahead and get the # PK-BM-23.
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  • Installation of the Pack Em Rack for Open Utility Trailers, # PK-6-OP1
  • The Pack Em Rack for Open Utility Trailers, # PK-6-OP1, installs as follows: Mounts securely to the bottom rail of your open utility trailer. Just line up the towers of the base trimmer rack, approximately 3 feet apart, to determine where on your trailer you will need to drill. Then attach the pre-drilled towers with bolts (not included). This rack system is not designed to be welded to your trailer. Be sure to face the rack toward the outside of the trailer for easy access to your...
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