Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arizona High Country
I make bird houses, bird and pet feeders, key racks, boxes, etc. etc. and haul them to farmers' markets and craft shows. I have a compact pickup and a 4'x8' trailer to carry tables, canopies, chairs and merchandise. A new and/or bigger trailer is not in the budget, but I need more room for merchandise, so I want to build a topper with a shelf for the trailer. On the floor would go all the tables, canopies, weights and "stuff," and on the shelf would be bird houses/feeders. I have a shelf in the truck for this already, but I need more room.
I want to slip it over the existing sides, down to the rail, and attach it so that it can be removed when I need the trailer for other things. The back can be open and just covered with a tarp for travel. Other than the open back, it should be as watertight as possible. The top is wider than a 48" plywood, so it will need a watertight seam, I guess, as well as along the corners.
If anyone has ever built anything like this, or knows of a plan, please advise. Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Mort Tenon; 03-01-2015 at 04:42 PM.