Refurbishing a 5 ton equipment trailer

  • Published: 11 July 2019
  • Refurbishing a 5 ton equipment trailer:
    0:00 explaining the project
    1:44 remove wood deck
    3:32 fixing broken frame
    12:00 cutting diamond plate inner fenders/metal decking
    16:05 paint wheels, installing wheel bearing
    23:23 welding down deck
    36:14 installing lights
    41:05 tilt trailer to weld bottom
    50:00 painting
    1:01:34 wiring lights
    1:11:44 installing reflective tape
    1:12:18 talking about wood vs steel deck
    1:18:02 First time using trailer, moving antique tractor to parade
    1:21:38 stickers/moving a small car
    1:25:28 Talking about tying down equipment
    1:34:36 Bringing tracked skid steer to a small job
    1:40:18 towing a pickup truck

    Tools I used:
    Paint sprayer:
    Solder tool:
    shrink tube:
    solder/shrink tube:
    heat gun:
    solder holder:
    Welding stuff: cheaper at your local weld shop
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Comments • 4 498

  • YT1344
    YT1344  1 hours back

    Learned A LOT! thanks for the amazing video.

    • simon2428
      simon2428  5 hours back

      I cannot believe I’ve spent 1hr 40mins of trailer repair it felt like it was only 30 minutes ! Brilliant is all I can say.

      • jerry dalton
        jerry dalton  6 hours back

        wheres the hay trailer for tractor with all the good looking young ladies to ride on it in the parade lol

        • jerry dalton
          jerry dalton  6 hours back

          you need a set of these crimpers they do a great job on 14 and 12 and 10 gauge

          • jerry dalton
            jerry dalton  6 hours back

            you have to have the split of the wire fitting in the in rounded side while the point or grove part of crimpers is forced into the round part of the fitting if not it tends to open the split back up and does not crimp wire properly

        • RyansCoolStuff
          RyansCoolStuff  12 hours back

          "Andrew camarata approved. This thing will last forever. "

          • Howard Launius
            Howard Launius  21 hours back

            Andrew, who flies your drone while you are driving down the road?

            • Lisa MacGregor
              Lisa MacGregor  1 days back

              Hi Andrew love your content but when you where doing your calculations on the price of sheet steel compared to wood l couldn't believe you used square inches,it just took me by complete surprise could you not have used feet it was a 4×10 after allk

              • David Williamson
                David Williamson  2 days back

                why not bontinue the double frame>

                • bokkenrijder172
                  bokkenrijder172  4 days back

                  Andrew, when washing or painting: always start at the TOP and then work your way to the bottom.
                  When washing, all the dirt flows to the bottom where you haven't cleaned yet, and when painting, any dripping will flow to the unpainted area so you can compensate for it. Greetings from Belgium! 😉

                  • Marshall Asher
                    Marshall Asher  4 days back

                    Andrew I really liked this video, good on yah Bud, Tumeke! Choice!

                    • Koning Bolo
                      Koning Bolo  4 days back

                      All those dudes are louder then there tractors...except one man: The Drew of Augustine Castle...

                      • Chuck
                        Chuck  5 days back

                        There is a law against texting while driving but none against Droneing while driving. Yet. :-)

                        • Andrew Camarata
                          Andrew Camarata   5 days back

                          There actually is. I am usually flying from the passenger seat (that is allowed). But a passenger can not fly a drone from an air plane. Land vehicles are ok.

                      • CluelessBeeKeeping
                        CluelessBeeKeeping  1 weeks back

                        55:12, I caught that. That was cute.

                        • Bill Hanley
                          Bill Hanley  1 weeks back

                          Did you not connect the electric brakes? I think anything over 1100 lbs has to have working trailer brakes.

                          • Andrew Camarata
                            Andrew Camarata   1 weeks back

                            It has surge brakes, they don't need an electrical connection.

                        • Capt. Adam Zablocki
                          Capt. Adam Zablocki  1 weeks back

                          Kinda creepy watching your door chains swing with it being closed inside at 2:27 but nice repair and I like the diamond plate idea.

                          • JumbleMT
                            JumbleMT  1 weeks back

                            what's the tune that starts at 1:20:43?

                            • Aldo Rain
                              Aldo Rain  1 weeks back

                              Cheater pipe

                              • Aldo Rain
                                Aldo Rain  1 weeks back

                                I always used jack stands under the tail of my trailer when loading my Kubota B-21

                                • Aldo Rain
                                  Aldo Rain  1 weeks back

                                  U ever use tractor implement paint?

                                  • Jake Walter
                                    Jake Walter  1 weeks back


                                    • Jacques Huisamen
                                      Jacques Huisamen  1 weeks back

                                      Not a kitchen but a workshop. Not a vegetable but a piece of iron. The Jamie Oliver or metalwork..the naked welder. (lol)

                                      • Thomas Anderson
                                        Thomas Anderson  1 weeks back

                                        dude, you're a freaking genius

                                        • Roger Dickinson
                                          Roger Dickinson  1 weeks back

                                          More than 1 operator has had the old style cinch binder flip  up smashing jaw and teeth.

                                          • Kashif Noorani
                                            Kashif Noorani  2 weeks back

                                            I can’t imagine tilting the trailer on its side like that can be any good for those bearings

                                          • FrmrGman
                                            FrmrGman  2 weeks back

                                            Andrew.... whenever you want to paint bare or rusted steel, gr brushed on... the Navy uses it on there ships... when applied to rusted metal it turns black... once it dries it will NOT rust ever againfor life...OSPHO... I used to restore antique vehicles... we stripped them down to the frame, sand blasted then then sprayed them with the OSPHO... CHECK IT OUT... TRY IT !! Rustoleum cant hold a candle to OSPPHO.....

                                            • Tadd Reifsteck
                                              Tadd Reifsteck  2 weeks back

                                              your hooks on your ratchet binders and chains should always go inside the stake pockets,by law,just an fyi,enjoy your videos!!

                                              • Andrew Camarata
                                                Andrew Camarata   2 weeks back

                                                Yeah, I got some smaller binders that go in there better.

                                            • RC6 YouTube
                                              RC6 YouTube  2 weeks back

                                              I’ve watched this video and the ITV and pickup truck videos like 3 times

                                              • Trent Arbeau
                                                Trent Arbeau  2 weeks back

                                                Hey Andrew, you need to make some more 2 hourish videos lol. Lovin this one !! I can’t remember if I already commented on this but, just in case I didn’t. Great job on this video, with very few interruptions. Looking for the next video sir.

                                                • warnigel
                                                  warnigel  2 weeks back

                                                  Great show Andrew. You work hard to a very high standard. Keep making your vids mate! From UK...

                                                  • Eric Scott
                                                    Eric Scott  2 weeks back

                                                    I agree with the hour long vids being interesting ill watch his videos from 8pm till 4 am and lose track of time great content keep up with the good work love the videos and the tractor on this one was awesome.

                                                    • Dev Everything
                                                      Dev Everything  2 weeks back

                                                      seizure at 55:11

                                                      • gary dodson
                                                        gary dodson  2 weeks back

                                                        I'm new to your site. Great videos. For a young man, you got your act together. Carry on.

                                                        • Ferddy Ferddy
                                                          Ferddy Ferddy  2 weeks back

                                                          well done videos and very instructive, I just eat it from start to finish, so I have to admit those machines and tools it had to cost a bundle

                                                          • William Blakeley
                                                            William Blakeley  2 weeks back

                                                            Thanks Andrew 👍 I've been watching you a while & it's always a pleasure 😝
                                                            never complaining never worried 🐒 it's Enjoyable .

                                                            • J R Deckard
                                                              J R Deckard  2 weeks back

                                                              Did you just paint over the rusty wheels? Do mice get into your recliner? Don't those big light holes weaken that frame member? Instead of moving the trailer, I would have tried moving the sun. Where did you put the two secret VINs? What about the cost of the paint? Start and run all your machines at least once every six months. How can you stand living in New York? Move to Michigan. Hi, neighbor! You worked for the military? Talking about the DOD.

                                                              • Kashif Noorani
                                                                Kashif Noorani  2 weeks back

                                                                J R Deckard -I thought the same about the rims.
                                                                if anything, the holes will save weight and increase rigidity. As for the vin, he welded it onto the tongue of the trailer.
                                                                My concern with the paint is why he had remaining primer and skipped parts of the trailer - the dovetail and crossmember channels. Makes no sense to me, maybe he had a reason

                                                            • Cameron Strong
                                                              Cameron Strong  3 weeks back

                                                              My work has that same paint sprayer we have resprayed a d6r 329 and 336 with it and it works great

                                                              • Allan Sorowon
                                                                Allan Sorowon  3 weeks back

                                                                1:43:43 the truck comes with a free 🐁 🤣

                                                                • Stephen Grange
                                                                  Stephen Grange  3 weeks back

                                                                  Can't believe those springs are supported by such a small bolt.Awesome detail Andrew, I can see you building a scratch trailer.One more thing, why aren't the trailers balanced so they don't need a jockey support.? It means a ton of weight on the tow vehicle.

                                                                  • Jerry Foreman
                                                                    Jerry Foreman  3 weeks back

                                                                    Might want to cutting oil with the larger drill bits. Levi needs welding goggles. What did you use on those wheel wells ok n the rust?

                                                                    • Gregory O'Leary
                                                                      Gregory O'Leary  3 weeks back

                                                                      Awesome video Andrew, great job on that trailer..!!

                                                                      • Jesse Taylor
                                                                        Jesse Taylor  3 weeks back

                                                                        I swear this kid could fix anything. Thanks for sharing, Andrew. Great stuff.

                                                                        • T C
                                                                          T C  3 weeks back

                                                                          Levi needs a pair of welding goggles!

                                                                          • 1972FordF100
                                                                            1972FordF100  3 weeks back

                                                                            What thickness of steel did you use for your deck?

                                                                            • Andrew Camarata
                                                                              Andrew Camarata   3 weeks back

                                                                              I talked about the all the pro's and cons in this. Really it seems better in every way other than cost.

                                                                            • 1972FordF100
                                                                              1972FordF100  3 weeks back

                                                                              Andrew Camarata thanks man debating on wether I want to do the same to my trailer

                                                                            • Andrew Camarata
                                                                              Andrew Camarata   3 weeks back

                                                                              I am almost positive I mentioned it in this video. I think it was 1/8"

                                                                          • MrDDDEEEZZZ Weldor
                                                                            MrDDDEEEZZZ Weldor  3 weeks back

                                                                            Just discovered another addicting content creator! Attention to detail and correct methods for the electrical work is awesome. Watched from start to finish and didn't hear one curse. Of course you can edit that out but the frustration level threshold appears to be extraordinarily high with this guy!

                                                                            • WanSolve
                                                                              WanSolve  3 weeks back

                                                                              This is like watching episodes of McGuiver! Andrew can fix or cobble together anything!

                                                                              • Seriously Refinishing
                                                                                Seriously Refinishing  4 weeks back

                                                                                You gotta get an air chisel, you'll thank me later

                                                                                • Thomas D Harrell
                                                                                  Thomas D Harrell  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Andrew get you a sand blaster and blast the rust off first, then paint it.
                                                                                  And yep that’s how to pack a bearing

                                                                                  • Dave
                                                                                    Dave  4 weeks back

                                                                                    1:34:25 an eagle hovering a 10,000 ft spots and mouse in a cornfield, hasn't got Andrews canny eye for a missing nut