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Sherry Pelletier
  • Simpsonville, SC
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  • wood, paint
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How do you organize your trailer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Aug 13. 35 Replies

We just purchased a 5x8 enclosed trailer. Yay!! How do you all organize your trailers?Did you install any special racking system to corral your bins? Or do you just use a bungee cable and attach them…Continue

Artist tent banner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlo Saucedo Mar 29. 6 Replies

I see banners on the tent fronts with the artist name on them. They just fit the canopy. I haven't had any luck finding these. Staples, Vistaprint, etc doesn't carry that size.Where's everyone…Continue

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Newbie question about "body of work"

Started this discussion. Last reply by johnnie dobson Feb 15. 12 Replies

The husband and I are debating exactly what is meant by a cohesive body of work in regards to the photos that need to be submitted as part of the application process. We seem to have different ideas…Continue

What category am I?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Dec 16, 2017. 17 Replies

Hopefully I selected the correct discussion. Feel free to move if this is the wrong discussion. Thanks!We have decided to try some of the "better" art fairs. We've been doing local craft shows.…Continue

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Joanna Bella replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion Can't decide on a site builder
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Oct 24
Connie Mettler replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"What an amazing and wonderful discussion. For those of you who are attaching photos, it is really easy to upload them to your discussion. Click up above in the "FAQ" and you'll see the directions on how to do that."
Aug 13
Sielski Karen M. replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"there are two types or brands of axles,..and my husband, who is mechanically inclined, knew which one we had and went to a place that specialized in a ll sorts of trailers and accessories and bought the kit and installed. thinking that most trucks…"
Aug 13
Reid Watts replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Yes.  I got mine at Northern Tool.  If you can repack a wheel bearing, you can install the brake kit.  If your tow vehicle does not include an integrated brake controller, you will have to buy one and build it in yourself.  That…"
Aug 12
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Are the "user installed brakes" the same as the "factory installed" systems? What about the Brake controller?"
Aug 12
Sielski Karen M. replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"haven't used my trailer yet for anything other than moving to my house down here but it has the e tracks and curious to see how others use them....also you can get brake kit if you are handy tools :-) - my Kaufman 6 x 10 enclosed trailer…"
Aug 12
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"I wasn't sure about the side to side VS centered, over the axles as someone had said to center it. Not sure if that had to do with handling or structural integrity of axles and wheels? I've also considered having a ladder installed and…"
Aug 11
Reid Watts replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Larry, A tandem axle gives you almost twice the load carrying capability, and also adds significant weight low down.  So that would give you much more flexibility. I have concluded that it’s impossible to organize trailer loads…"
Aug 11
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Very good Reid, One of the reasons I want a tandem axle. I'll still have to be cognizant of load balancing, however it should be a little more forgiving. I would think the poles, up top, would be offset by the collective weight of bins of…"
Aug 11
Reid Watts replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"In thinking about organizing your trailer, one other important consideration is safety, particularly weight and weight distribution.  For example, it may be tempting to store your poles on a high shelf, but that raises the center of gravity and…"
Aug 10
Will Pelletier replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Just let your husband take care of it.  You can spend your time looking pretty and attracting patrons to your booth."
Aug 9
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"I have also considered the route of another vehicle. Sprinter or other. However I'm too frugal (cheap) to spend for acquisition, insurance, registration etc. lots of benefits for the extra vehicle - lots of extra costs. So trailer it is. Also…"
Aug 9
Cindy Welch replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Sherry, when we started doing shows back in the spring of 2013, we packed everything in a GMC Acadia.  Tent, product, all supplies needed and 3 people--dh, dd, and myself.   It was packed to the gills for sure.  Then we graduated…"
Aug 9
Cindy Welch replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Chuck, your experience with the smaller trailer is EXACTLY why we went with the same size you ended up with.  John decided at the last minute to upgrade the 6x12 single axle, brakes added to it.  I told dh that he would be sorry if we did…"
Aug 9
Sherry Pelletier replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Thanks for all of the detailed responses and photos!! This is all very helpful and gives me some ideas. I've been packing everything into a Dodge Journey along with my dh and sometimes 2 kids. When the kids ride I add a small cargo basket to…"
Aug 9
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"With some of the great bin ideas, I see for the trailers, I wonder of one drawback... With all the bins, the only option is to transport bins 4 times. 1)Into show, 2)back to trailer during setup, 3) back to show, 4) Back to trailer for breakdown and…"
Aug 9

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At 8:22am on October 18, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Sherry,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders! We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope that you'll find the site to be beneficial. Thanks and best wishes for continued success.

At 10:02pm on October 29, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Sherry. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.
Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

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Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

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