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- Trailer and Garage Safety by using Trailer Cabinets and Accessories
Trailer cabinets and trailer storage accessories not only make your trailer and garage look nicer, but they can also make them a safer place for you, your family and your friends.
How many times have you been walking through your garage or trailer and have had your feet get tangled up in an extension cord?
Maybe you had to climb over that pile of tires to get to something in the back corner of the garage when you slipped and fell?
There is even that ladder that was leaning up against the wall when it mysteriously fell over onto your freshly painted 1970 Chevelle Super Sport?
How about when you twisted a little bit too much and threw your back out while picking your ratchet straps up off of the trailer floor?
These are all thing that you can picture happening (if you are lucky enough to have a 1970 Chevelle Super Sport that is!) and did you know that many of these thing could be easily avoided if you were to use some trailer storage accessories?
Let's start with our first example: You are in you trailer at the end of the night tying down your precious cargo. You are in a hurry and you have already unplugged your trailer and thrown your cord on the floor so your lights are not turned on. As you are stretching reaching for that last tie-down strap the extension cord that you are standing on rolls out from under your feet and you end up on the floor in a big heap. Your friends yell and ask if you are ok, and at first you think you are but as you try and get up off the floor you realize that crunching sound you felt wan't the trailer floor but it was your back and shoulders.........
Ending up in the emergency room wasn't how you expected your weekend to end...........
Only if........... You had seen this coming.
Do you know how easy it could have been to keep things up off of the floor of your trailer, not only so you don't have those hazards to trip and fall over but so they are at easy reach without having to bend over to pick them up?
This type of accident could happen around the home as well as in your trailer, so picture the same scenario playing out in your garage or workshop.......
A couple of well placed ratchet strap hangers and a cord hanger could have helped prevent this whole accident from happening, and possibly ruining the next few months of your life while you a recuperating from your accident!
I know what you are thinking(I always thought the same thing), I can just drive a nail or screw in the wall and hang that stuff up so why would I want to buy a "special" hanger for that stuff?
The reason you might be interested in buying a "special" hanger for that stuff is that they are specially made for their intended use. A cord hanger is designed to hold an extension cord or air hose without kinking it, and to keep it securely on the hanger even while a trailer is moving down the road. You pay good money and invest is high quality cord and hoses so why would you risk damaging them by hanging the on a nail?
The same things apply to you ratchet and tie down straps.
Have you ever noticed how quickly the rubber coating on the hooks get damaged when you hang them on a nail or screw?
By using a ratchet strap hanger designed for not only securing your straps, keeping them in easy reach they also help protect your investment.
There are many other trailer accessories that keep your trailer and garage a safer place by securing and keeping things off of the floor from tire racks to many varieties of storage cabinets and even ladder hangers.
There are also many items to help you when an accident occurs, from first aid kit holders to fire extinguisher brackets that help make it easier to get you fire extinguisher out and ready for use in an emergency.
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