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 • 4 152

  • Diana Goodrich
    Diana Goodrich  6 hours back

    Thank you for the interesting video. I like the heat gun solder heat shrink tubing demonstration as much as others have. I was concerned that you painted the electrical wire until I saw that it was wire collection covering. I do hope there is no long-term degradation of that cover by having painted it.

    A word of caution -- stainless steel bolts are generally a good idea where you use them. Just be aware that they can be brittle so a little care is a good idea.
    I worried when you put the trailer on its side that the wheel bearing of the wheel most pressured would be goofed up. But your experience and the use of the crane seems to have left the wheel in good order.

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      • Troy Crowder
        Troy Crowder  1 days back

        that's some nice wire connectors

        • Stickz420
          Stickz420  1 days back

          Im not tryin ti be sarcastic at all i promise but i actually enjoy how alllll your videos include so much random things during the course of the actual project 1 example when you fixed a soldering gun kinda not part of restoring a trailer lol but it is a tool to connect wires together and you did replace wires lol but hey im not tryin to sound like im complaining or being sarcastic i love it keep the cool vids coming

          • Andrew Camarata
            Andrew Camarata   1 days back

            The excavator/trailer on its side kinda fits with the topic of trailers.

          • Stickz420
            Stickz420  1 days back

            Another example is when your power went out n you showed clip of excavator on its side completely not part of the actual main project but hey you kinda couldn't work with no power lol

        • big baza30
          big baza30  2 days back

          Andy, you need to stop hoarding shite, one day you will run out of room lol.

          • NovaBXNY Nova
            NovaBXNY Nova  2 days back

            Andrew- “Pick him up”
            Older man- “ I don’t want to get bitten
            Andrew- He’s not going to bite you
            Old man- sure he will
            Andrew- welllll he’s a little mouse

            Lmao, that Well was you thinking about that little mouse biting that guy

            • Toasted Bread
              Toasted Bread  2 days back

              You should wash the skid steer aswell

              • fghfg
                fghfg  2 days back

                please tell me you powerwash and paint that whole bitch before the end

                • Nick M
                  Nick M  2 days back

                  Can't say enough brotha great electrical work also. Plus those wire connectors with the solder ring inside that melts with the heat gun those are one of the best thing I have seen in a long time. Damn!

                  • Nick M
                    Nick M  2 days back

                    I love that welding trick to pull the trailer floor tight to the cross support man that was fucking great.

                  • Nick M
                    Nick M  3 days back

                    When you are are drilling through steel like that and such a large hole especially you should use some cutting oil at least. Plus obviously should drill a smaller lead hole first. I love your channel man great stuff.

                    • Andrew Camarata
                      Andrew Camarata   2 days back

                      I got the stencels to plasma cut holes like that in the future.

                  • ERIC EDMUND
                    ERIC EDMUND  3 days back


                    • scott Baker
                      scott Baker  3 days back

                      Nice work. Invest in some good led overhead lights for your shop. You won’t regret it. you’re electric bill will also see the advantages

                      • GW2 MacKen
                        GW2 MacKen  3 days back

                        Yea 1:44 hr and I sat thru the whole vid. Happy.

                        • Paul Micks
                          Paul Micks  3 days back

                          Didn't know you gotta crane ... cool. Hey what's going on 435 down thumbs? Are there that many asses out there?
                          Massively cool parade just like the good ole days.... awesome! Do you have a bloopers episode.?

                          • Captain Cobb
                            Captain Cobb  3 days back

                            Andrew... What's up with you and Dodge? Dodge's are just about the bottom of the junk pile.
                            As a world-class machinist/Tool & Die maker for over 40 years... and a builder of stockcars & dragsters engines for another 5 years. I have some inside wisdom.
                            I would never build my business upon Dodge. Ford would be my pick. Because they are the most abundant and they last lot longer than anything else.
                            It's simply numbers... Fords sell almost two for one over Chevy and Chevy sells almost two for one over Dodge, because companies everywhere buy Fords for there base line workers because they are cheap to run and operate and repair. Every company in the world can't be wrong. The numbers never lie.

                            • Frito original
                              Frito original  3 days back

                              Good laugh at the end with the mouse

                              • CrudusViscus
                                CrudusViscus  4 days back

                                1:27:00 Burke bar cameo!

                                • Eugene Bigay. 1990 American Skaters

                                  How much did you get for the small car and how much did you pay for the red truck

                                  • Shakdi Dagalimal
                                    Shakdi Dagalimal  4 days back

                                    Man that's all some heavy duty farm boy work - city boys stay home.

                                    • rats arsed
                                      rats arsed  4 days back

                                      Can you go over those tie downs for heavy equipment again? I just want to make sure that when I'm cruising around with my excavator ripping down the power lines for an entire community that when I dump my excavator off the trailer onto it's side in the middle of the road that no one will blame me, and everyone will say "Not your fault". I will of of course give a plug in court for your tips.

                                      • rats arsed
                                        rats arsed  3 days back

                                        @Andrew Camarata Vertical Clearances
                                        The governing standard for clearances between overhead utility facilities and land traversed by vehicles is the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), which prescribes minimum requirements and is considered the industry standard for such clearances across the country.
                                        NESC Rule 232 covers the "vertical clearances of wires, conductors, cables, and equipment above ground, roadway, rail, or water surfaces."

                                        Utilities are required to design, construct, and maintain all new facilities in accordance with this standard. With respect to existing facilities, the code is revised on a continuing basis, and although these facilities are not technically required to comply with the latest editions, most installations provide adequate clearances for the appropriate nature of the surface.
                                        Viewers have no way of telling if the loaded height was as you say. State law in some jurisdictions specifically places ALL liability for overhead damages on the operator if he exceeds 12.6. Any non-compliance with vehicular laws on the part of the hauler would also contribute to tort claims. None of which the viewer is privy to. Additionally unnamed co-defendants and subrogation of insurance could be involved, so it is quite a stretch to just say "The phone company has to cut him a check."

                                      • Andrew Camarata
                                        Andrew Camarata   3 days back

                                        rats arsed The excavator is less than 12 feet on the trailer, lines are supposed to be 14’

                                      • Andrew Camarata
                                        Andrew Camarata   4 days back

                                        Power lines need to be high enough. The phone company has to cut that guy a check now for causing an accident.

                                    • Patryk Mazurkiewicz
                                      Patryk Mazurkiewicz  5 days back

                                      The sandbox and the toys in your possession impress me. Really really impress me. A right man in the right spot. All the best, Monsieur!

                                      • Chuck Kolancz
                                        Chuck Kolancz  5 days back


                                        • jaime reyes
                                          jaime reyes  5 days back

                                          Andrew, you are a jack of all trade.

                                          • B Elliott
                                            B Elliott  5 days back

                                            Hey guys, I think he probably know wtf he's doing so I would lay off with the stupid comments. He just looks at you like you're an idiot, which more than likely you are.

                                            • David Farley
                                              David Farley  6 days back


                                              • David Farley
                                                David Farley  6 days back


                                                • simon bennett
                                                  simon bennett  6 days back

                                                  hi you fit your barring how ever you find it easy most people have never change a barring in the wild

                                                  • Tom Smith
                                                    Tom Smith  6 days back

                                                    I've been fabricating for 30+yrs. I must say, you do excellent work, dude.

                                                    • guy cooke
                                                      guy cooke  6 days back

                                                      Nice job, Andrew!

                                                      • tyler guill
                                                        tyler guill  6 days back

                                                        What video did you get the new truck??

                                                        • Orppranator
                                                          Orppranator  6 days back

                                                          You are pretty much the only person I have seen who's jeans have holes ripped open by your own knees. Everyone else bought them like that, as "fashion".

                                                          • Andrew Camarata
                                                            Andrew Camarata   6 days back

                                                            Ill sell them some ripped jeans if they want, its annoying when they get holes in them.

                                                        • Kyle Maurice
                                                          Kyle Maurice  7 days back

                                                          That's a beautiful old farmall, what model and year? I've got a 1941 farmall A that my grandfather restored, absolutely love it

                                                          • M M
                                                            M M  7 days back

                                                            Do you possibly have a link for the trailer lights that you like?

                                                            • T. iloveootaku
                                                              T. iloveootaku  1 weeks back

                                                              Drill with cutting oil

                                                              • David Armstrong
                                                                David Armstrong  1 weeks back

                                                                Please, Before painting the wheels take the time to clean-off the rust and god......

                                                                • Andrew Camarata
                                                                  Andrew Camarata   1 weeks back

                                                                  I did. I wire brushed them with a twisted steel wire wheel on an angle grinder.

                                                              • Keith Anderson
                                                                Keith Anderson  1 weeks back

                                                                Oil while drilling keeps your bits from dulling

                                                                • Dan Brown
                                                                  Dan Brown  1 weeks back

                                                                  Not a Camarata video if there's not some fine adjustment with the big 'ol hammer at least a couple times! Looks like a darn good job, man!

                                                                  Wish I was closer, throw some of those bits on the Tormek and get a decent edge on 'em!

                                                                  • Emory Richardson
                                                                    Emory Richardson  1 weeks back

                                                                    I would have cleaned up the wheels a little before painting, but awesome work on the trailer none the less!

                                                                    • Ron Collins
                                                                      Ron Collins  1 weeks back

                                                                      I'm curious about the lack of brakes on a trailer of this size and capacity. Are they not required?

                                                                      • Ron Collins
                                                                        Ron Collins  6 days back

                                                                        @Andrew Camarata Thanks. I obviously missed that. I confess having watched some of your video without the audio. Very interesting. I did not intend to watch the entire video at the outset but ended up doing just that.

                                                                      • Andrew Camarata
                                                                        Andrew Camarata   1 weeks back

                                                                        I mentioned the brakes in the video a few times. It has surge brakes, they work very well.

                                                                    • Making it Happend
                                                                      Making it Happend  1 weeks back

                                                                      Just a little curious. Isn't that sheet a little slippery if you have metal bands?

                                                                      • Making it Happend
                                                                        Making it Happend  1 weeks back

                                                                        @Andrew Camarata Ok, thank-you.

                                                                      • Andrew Camarata
                                                                        Andrew Camarata   1 weeks back

                                                                        Probably, but things wont slide off the edges with those fenders and edge lips. And that trailer wont see many metal tracked things. Its only good for 6 tons, most machines under 6 ton are rubber track.

                                                                    • Amit Kumar
                                                                      Amit Kumar  1 weeks back

                                                                      Man nice to see a person love his work and shares with everyone makes it interesting...

                                                                      • billfear1
                                                                        billfear1  1 weeks back

                                                                        This guy is a real can see it just by looking at his vast array of gear and equipment, and how well used it video

                                                                        • Noah Berry
                                                                          Noah Berry  1 weeks back

                                                                          Every person that knows anything about painting is its all in the preperation, lets just paint over this dried dirt and rust no biggy. You should have a disclamer on your video to not attempt this at home. Not because it dangerous no no, more so because you would have to be mentally inept to show people the wrong way to do everything and then pat yourself on the back for it. I really like all the overspray you got all over your tires cause you were too lazy to mask them off. Not to mention tiltin the trailer on its side so that all the weight is applied in a way that the trailer was not at all designed for. Its videos like these i use as a reference for what not to do.

                                                                          • Andrew Camarata
                                                                            Andrew Camarata   5 days back

                                                                            49:35 I even tipped the thing on its side and washed every inch of it. Get off my channel.

                                                                          • Andrew Camarata
                                                                            Andrew Camarata   5 days back

                                                                            Noah Berry I showed myself steam washing the trailer before painting it.

                                                                          • Noah Berry
                                                                            Noah Berry  5 days back

                                                                            @Andrew Camarata so when it comes to painting youre advising all your viewers to just paint over the dirt and grass and itll look good as new. Jesus id hate to see you on a jobsite following that practice. Remember guys what makes the paintjob has nothing to do with preparation but everything to do with covwring up your mistakes and lazyness

                                                                          • Andrew Camarata
                                                                            Andrew Camarata   1 weeks back

                                                                            Noah Berry no it’s not. I get a ton if things done. And when I do something, it stays working. Let’s see some videos of how great you are.

                                                                          • Noah Berry
                                                                            Noah Berry  1 weeks back

                                                                            @Andrew Camarata letting you touch the progect is a good way for the project to fail

                                                                        • Russell Clement
                                                                          Russell Clement  1 weeks back

                                                                          And it wasnt his fault he hit the power line ???? :-( did it just jump down and grab his Excavator ???

                                                                          • Russell Clement
                                                                            Russell Clement  1 weeks back

                                                                            @Andrew Camarata Oh ok,, we have a different set up in Aussie ,,

                                                                          • Andrew Camarata
                                                                            Andrew Camarata   1 weeks back

                                                                            He drove for miles before getting to that spot, didnt catch any of the other lines.

                                                                          • Andrew Camarata
                                                                            Andrew Camarata   1 weeks back

                                                                            The line was too low.

                                                                        • Mike West
                                                                          Mike West  1 weeks back

                                                                          Do you delete the negative comments?

                                                                          • Mike West
                                                                            Mike West  1 weeks back

                                                                            One tip for the painting though take that wire brush over all the rust so when the the paints had time to dry it doesn't flake off so easily

                                                                          • Andrew Camarata
                                                                            Andrew Camarata   1 weeks back

                                                                            Not usually, unless its insulting. There are some, but rare.

                                                                        • Russell Clement
                                                                          Russell Clement  1 weeks back

                                                                          Hmmmmm ,, Brand new " G " clamp for the job :-) :-)