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HOW DO I TRANSPORT DEER HEADS IN A 14 FOOT TRAILER TO SHOWS ?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by NDAR15MAN, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. NDAR15MAN

    NDAR15MAN New Member

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    Folks..... I am not a taxidermist. I am a going to be a licensed hunting , fishing guide and i plan to travel to some hunting / fishing shows in a 3 state area . I will be pulling a 14 foot trailer (I have not bought it yet ) with all my show material , chairs , tables , lecture , maps , and taxidermy deer head mounts ( 4 ) and some fish mounts ( 2 ).

    I want to hang deer head mounts and big fish mounts on one side of the in-sidewall of the trailer. The mounts have to be secured inside the trailer wall in a way that they will not fall down even going over a rail road track at 40 mph. I mean they cannot fall off during Transportation no if ands or buts about it. I want to hang them so i can just take them off trailer wall put them in my little wagon and bring them in my booth and hang them in my show booth. I just do not want to mess around putting them in and out of a wooded box every time i go to show. looking for something fast and secure. So i need to make sure i buy the right kind trailer , with the right kind of inside walls in the trailer and away to mount this stuff so it dont fall off the wall.
    So the QUESTION IS HOW DO I DO THIS ? Thanks. Marty
     
  2. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Buy several sheets of 1/2 plywood. Screw the deer heads to the sheet of plywood (it's simple enough to use 2 inch drywall screws through the plywood into the backboards of the mounts. When you have a sheet filled with them, lay them flat on the floor of your trailer and then run a few one inch screws through the sheet into your trailer floor.
     

  3. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    You can do like George mentioned. Or the way I do it is the same concept as Georges but I just attach a piece of plywood to each mount and then screw down to the floor. I will see if I can find a picture of one of our deliveries to show you.
     
  4. Galen

    Galen 218-263-7177 www.EdgewaterTaxidermy.com

    What if you built a 2x4 frame inside of the trailer,,, up the walls across the roof ,,, across the floor so you have some solid 2x4 against the outside walls that would not move AND Then did what George said screw mounts to plywood and THEN plywood to the 2x4. That way you would still have FLOOR space to put things.

    I do have to say I have never done this but I think it would work.. as long as you used plenty of screws. maybe tie the racks to the 2x4 on the top going across..
    just in case .

    Galen
     
  5. NDAR15MAN

    NDAR15MAN New Member

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    Will I have used the screw method to ship deer heads in wooded boxes. But I am not sure using screws to screw mounts to plywood walll of a trailer. I don't see how I remove them every week fast to take them inside for my show booth ? What am I missing on your idea with screwing them to plywood wall of trailer ? I guess no way to hang them safely ? Thanks. Marty
     
  6. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

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    Use this hanger. Line the deer along the wall and then screw One 2x4 over their backs to keep them from jumping out of the slots. Simply unscrew the 2x4 that holds them down and lift off each deer. You can buy extra female receptacles to permanently attach to your display.
     
  7. Tom Maul

    Tom Maul Active Member

    That's a darn good idea, Joey.
     
  8. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    Cut the plywood larger then the back of the deer mount, attach to the deer and screw the overhanging plywood to the floor or stud wall, that's how I do it.
     
  9. Look up E trac. Its a great system, you can strap things in place. Make a second shelf with 2X4s and 1/2 inch plywood.
     
  10. NDAR15MAN

    NDAR15MAN New Member

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    I like joeym idea of that special bracket. Going to give that a try I think with one before I buy 4. Thanks. Martyd
     
  11. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    That would keep them from jumping off the hanger, but they would still be able to move and possibly cause damage. I would rather screw them in solidly.