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  • Availability of Stainless Steel Trailer Side-Door Bar Lock Assembly
  • The Polar 55-Inch Side-Door Bar Lock Assembly # 3057-55 features galvanized steel construction but they do offer a universal kit with stainless steel components, part # PLR158-SS. This kit does NOT include the 3/4-inch diameter pipe so that one part you will source locally. Since you provide the pipe you can control the exact size of the lock set-up to best fit your trailer door. Polar also offers a heavy-duty version # PLR258-002-SS which is designed for flush to 3/4-inch-offset doors....
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  • Which Piano Hinge will Work the Best on a Trailers Ramp Extension
  • Determining between piano hinges, # H300 3 Inch Wide Steel 6 Ft Long or # SH200 2 Inch Wide Stainless Steel Hinge 6 Ft Long, depends what features you find more important for your application. The # H300 hinge will be stronger in that it is an inch wider than the # SH200. Plus, the extra width will allow for more surface area on the hinge to mount to the trailer making for a stronger hinge. However, if weather conditions are a concern, the # SH200 is made of stainless steel. The stainless...
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  • Does the Polar Ramp Door Hinge # PLR1902 Have 2 Plates for Welding
  • The Ramp Door Hinge # PLR1902 that you referenced does not come with 2 of the plates for welding. You will weld the plate to one surface and the outside ends of the pin to the other for installation. For a hinge that has 2 of the plates you would want the Polar Butt Hinge # PLR1005.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Replacement Door Hasp for a 2000 Haulmark Trailer
  • The best thing to do to determine if this is the correct hasp for your 2000 Haulmark is to measure. I have linked an image with the measurements of the Polar Hasp # 158-101 to this page for your convenience. The center on center mounting holes are 4-1/4 inches apart and the width of the entire hasp will be 1 inch. If your hasp's mounting holes are 3-3/4 inches apart then you will want the # PLR258-101. If neither of these match your dimensions, just let me know what you find and...
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  • I'm Looking At An Aluminum Butt Hinge For My Horse Trailer Ramp, Is This A Good Hinge?
  • An aluminum butt hinge like Polar's # PLR1005 is a durable hinge that could work great on your horse trailer. My only concern with this hinge for your application is if your frame is steel instead of aluminum which could cause galvanic corrosion because they are dissimilar metals. If your frame is aluminum, I think this is a great choice and you will just need to be careful welding. I don't know how many you would need for your application, but most trailers use a minimum of 3 or 4....
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  • Side and Roof Vent Options for 5 x 8 Enclosed Trailer
  • We carry all sorts of trailer vents and we can help you with a solution to provide proper ventilation in your 5 x 8 trailer. You can use either a roof vent or a side-mount ventilator, or both if you wish. We offer two side-mount ventilators that offer passive air flow, parts # PLR1715 and # PLR20. Side Cowl Ventilator # PLR1715 includes a screen and measures approximately 6 x 11-inches. Ventilator # PLR20 measures approximately 10-1/2 x 12-inches. Both vents allow you to open/close air...
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  • Replacement Entry Door Lock for Jayco Part 0089033 on 2002 Pop-Up Camper Trailer
  • Jayco and other RV trailer makers do not maintain details about the smaller items like the locks they install but based on the information I could find on the Jayco part 0089033 that is installed on your trailer, it looks like the closest option we have available is with a paddle handle locking latch like the Polar Hardware # PLR5115. This paddle handle latch measures 5-1/2 inches long and 4-1/4 inches wide. It uses a cutout dimension of 4-5/8 inches long and 3-3/8 inches wide. It features...
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  • Door Hinge Bracket with 4 Inch Width
  • We don't have exactly what you are looking for. The # PLR1904-Z you referenced is 3-1/8 inch without the strap. The best other option is the Ramp Door Hinge - Steel # PLR1902 which utilizes as different hinge style and welds flat. It is 4 inches wide but without the bend. These are the only ramp door and dump door hinges we carry.
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  • Recommended Wall Vents and Roof Vent for Enclosed Trailer Air Movement
  • The Multi-Purpose Ventilator - Aluminum # PLR20 will work to help you move air through your trailer. You may also be interested in the Side Cowl Ventilator with Screen # PLR1715. For the best air movement and still the weather protection, I recommend these side vents for the lower vents and then using a roof vent like # MA00-06401K if you have a trailer battery. If not, then I recommend the Ultra-Fab Solar-Powered Plumbing Vent for Motor Homes - 7" Diameter x 3-3/4" Tall # UF53-945001...
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  • Recommended Handle Latch Kit for Barn Door on Dump Trailer
  • For the barn door on your dump trailer, I recommend looking at the Cam-Action Lockable Door Latch Kit # 383200. This is a nice steel cam-action door latch with a 1 inch wide hasp that can be installed flush on doors with a 3/4 inch offset. It features a bridge-type hasp that will help to prevent accidental opening and secures a safe latching action. This will use a 3/4 inch diameter pipe that you can source from a local hardware store. This will be a simple bolt-on installation. I have...
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  • How Does Enclosed Trailer Vent Keep Rain Out of Trailer?
  • The enclosed trailer vents we offer are designed to keep the rain out and the best option would be the 2-Piece Side Vent for Enclosed Trailers # 9139. As you can see from the accompanying photo the exterior piece is angled to keep rainwater out and it also has an interior baffle that will direct rainwater to drain holes in the corner of the vent. The butterfly vent also allows you to close it if you'd like. To install this vent you will need 20 screws and four #10/32 machine screws as well...
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  • Availability of a Door Latch That Will be Compatible on an 1 Inch Thick Door
  • I found a latch for your enclosed trailer door. The Full Size Lockable Steel Flush Door Latch, # L3980, will mount in a 3-3/8 x 4-5/8 inch hole and will work on doors up to 1-1/16 inches thick.
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  • Availability of Hasp for Polar Cam-Action Latch Kit
  • It sounds like you are just needing the hasp from the Cam-Action Lockable Door Latch Kit # PLR458-018-SS referenced in your question. If this is the case, you can use the Polar Replacement Hasp # PLR158-102-SS. This is a stainless steel hasp that measures 5-1/8 inches long and 2 inches wide. It has a distance of 4 inches, center to center, between the mounting holes.
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  • Recommended Hasp And Lock For Enclosed Trailer That Deters Theft
  • The closest we have to the dimensions you mentioned is part # PLR158-102-A which measures 4-inches hole to hole. If that will not work for you and you have to drill a new hole for the hasp I recommend part # PLR158-102-SS. This measures 3-3/4 inches center to center for the mounting holes. I do have an alternative for you. I recommend a lock like part # 720DPF. The mounting hardware is hidden under the covers and it is difficult to pry off. It is made of hardened steel and uses a padlock...
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  • Dimensions of Cam-Action Lockable Door Latch for Large Enclosed Trailers
  • The Cam-Action Lockable Door Latch Kit for Large Enclosed Trailers - Stainless Steel # PLR258-002-SS has the following dimensions as I measured them in our warehouse: Hasp dimensions are 5-1/8" tall x 2" wide 3-3/4" From center of hole to center of hole Lock hole diameter: 1/2" Retainer dimensions: 4-1/2 tall x 1-1/2" wide Measures 3-1/8" from center of hole to center of hole Handle length: 14" Mounting hole diameter: 13/32" Keeper dimensions: 5-1/8" long x -1-1/2" wide Measures...
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  • Uninstalling Old Cam-Action Locking System on Trailer
  • Sorry to hear about your trailer getting broken into. From the picture that you sent it looks like your problem is that your setup is a bit rusted. I recommend using the UltraLube Biobased Spray Lubricant and Penetrant # L10444 to help loosen up the rusted bolts. You may want to try to spray some of the UltraLube into the bolt hole as you are loosening the bolt, and definitely after the bolt is removed. This should enable to you install your ned Cam-Action Kit, like part # PLR458-018. You...
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  • Replacement Hinge for Horse Trailer Tack Room Door
  • We have many types of horse trailer door hinges that you can see on the linked page. I do recommend taking a look at the Polar Flush Hinge # PLR104SS. The photo of this item that I linked includes overall dimensions as well as the center to center mounting hole spacing. If this and the others shown on the linked page do not fit your application please feel free to send us a photo along with dimensions and we'll try to help you find the best option in a replacement.
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  • Recommended Side-Door Lock Assembly For Enclosed Trailer With 24-Inch Gate
  • The handle and lock I recommend for your trailer is part # PLR3057-SS. This is a stainless steel lock. This system does not come with the required 3/4-inch pipe but you would be able to use a 24-inch length of pipe to work for your trailer. A couple other kits you may want to check out are part # PLR158 which attaches to a 3/4 inch pipe, or if you want ot use a 1-inch pipe you can check out part # 383200. The kits that you mentioned like part # 305736 that come with the pipe...
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  • Replacement Lock For Trailer Feed Door Latch
  • To ensure that the Economy Side Door Lock PLR3057-SS will work with your trailer feed door latch, I have attached a picture showing the various mounting dimensions needed to install this product. The handle measures 12-1/2", with the mounting bracket that is extended to 13-3/4" The mounting holes for the 3/4" bar (not included) measure 3-1/4" apart on center The bracket that holds the handle has mounting holes 4" apart The hole for the shackle of your lock measures 1/2" in diameter Let...
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  • Cam Latch Hasp Availability with Different Distances Between Mounting Holes
  • I wish we had a cam hasp latch that matched the dimensions you listed but we only have options with 3-3/4 inch between mounting holes like part # PLR258-101 and 4 inches like part # PLR158-102-SS.
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  • Recommended Hinges And Ramp Assist For Steel Ramp
  • For your ramp, I recommend a hinge like the Ramp Door Hinge - Steel # PLR1902 or the Dump Door Hinge - Steel # PLR1904-Z. Both of these have a built in zerk grease fitting. Then you can use springs like # RS16933RH and # RS16933LH. If you want further help in lifting and lowering, I recommend the Rack'Em Double Barrel Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Chain - 200 lbs # RA-27C that can be used on either side or both.
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  • How Does the Pipe Attach to the Cam Lock Assembly on Polar 658-002?
  • According to the manufacturer the pipe is the 1 inch schedule 40 pipe which means the inner diameter is 1 inch and the outer diameter is 1-5/16" so the attached video and the video are correct. I have also attached a photo from the manufacturer to show you the locations of the Anti-Rack Ring you requested. They will be located just under the top bearing bracket and just above the bottom bearing bracket. You will weld these rings to the pipe as well as the cams at each end and the handle....
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  • How Does Paddle Handle Locking Latch # PLR5115 Normally Fit Door
  • I attached a couple pictures that show how flush latches like the part # PLR5115 that you referenced install. One shows the cutout and the other shows how the latch fits into it. You'd drill holes through the flange and door and use hardware that you'd have to provide to secure it.
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  • Alarms and Locks to Prevent Theft From Enclosed Cargo Trailer
  • I am glad you were able to avoid a loss from your cargo trailer by using an alarm system. It sounds like you have (had) a cam style door lock like # 3057-55 and # 305736 on your cargo trailer's rear door. These can be locked with items such as Global Link Vise Lock # 295-000024. If a determined thief has the time and the tools, pretty much any lock can be defeated, but alarms along with multiple locks can make your trailer a less appealing target than another, and sometimes that is...
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  • Weight Rating Of Seal Strap Hinge
  • I checked with my contact at the manufacturer regarding the Over the Seal Strap Hinge # PLR2116. It does not have a particular weight rating. This unit is designed to bridge door molding or a door seal. It is made in the USA and made from high quality steel. For a move heavy duty product I recommend Hinge # PLR109-SS to mount your swinging barn doors.
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  • Latch and Hinge Recommendation For Converting Ramp Door to Swing Doors On Car Hauler
  • To convert the ramp door on your Wells Cargo Car Hauler to swing or barn doors, you will need some hinges and a latch. A lockable latch like the Polar Hardware Cam-Action Door Latch Kit # 383200 is a great option. This system features a bridge-type hasp to help prevent accidental opening and ensures a safe latching action. The black vinyl grip on the handle makes for a nice, comfortable grip. This will require a 3/4 inch standard pipe which can be obtained at a local hardware store....
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  • Hinge Recommendations for a 5 Foot Ramp to Support a 1,000 Pound Load
  • The piano style hinges such as # SH200 are fairly stout but what I recommend is a combination of a piano hinge and regular ramp door hinges such as # PLR1902. Since you will be putting a considerable amount of weight on the ramp you want everything to be as strong as possible. The ramp is going to have to be pretty heavy to handle the weight so even though the hinge won't be bearing all the weight of the ramp and the bike it still has to handle the weight of the ramp opening and closing....
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  • Recommendation for Trailer Ramp Hinge that Can Handle a 500 Pound Motorcycle
  • For your ramp and 500 pound motorcycle I recommend using a couple of ramp hinges, # PLR1902, sold in quantities of 1. This is a heavy duty ramp hinge and has a grease fitting so you can easily keep It lubricated. I am not sure how wide your ramp is or the available space you have to mount a hinge but the overall length of this hinge is 8-3/16. For something a little shorter we have dump door hinge # PLR1904-Z which is under 5 inches wide. I have linked videos on both of these hinges for you.
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  • Dimension Of The Polar T-Strap Hinge For Trailer Doors
  • The T-Strap Hinge for Side and Rear Trailer Doors - 8" Long - Stainless Steel # PLR3408-SS is a nice corrosion resistant hinge. The measurement you asked for of the flat part of the bracket is the 1-5/8 inches you mentioned. If you include the pin it is about 2 inches. You can see these measurements in the attached video as well as a few others you may find helpful.
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  • Door Lock for Tack Room Inside Horse Trailer
  • What type of latch do you have on your tack room door? If it is a cam door style lock like the Lock Side-Door Bar Lock Assembly part # 305736 then you can use something like the Global Link Vise Lock for Cam-Action Door Latch part # 295-000025. If this is not the type of latch you have on your tack room then please send me a photo and I would be happy to let you know if we have any options.
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