Having a clean and well-organized trailer/workspace can be the edge you need during hectic race weekends. Outfitting your rig or garage with lightweight and durable organization and storage products are a great way to maintain an advantage and capitalize on proper arrangement of tool and vehicle essentials. Jegs, one of the preeminent sources of all things racing, has put together a whole range of affordable and quality products that allow you to easily pack your trailer to prepare for any situation.
The purchase of an enclosed trailer is an invaluable addition to any racing program, and serves as more than just an enclosure to haul around your time attack machine or 1/4-mile missile. It becomes the base of racing operations at the track — a refuge from the elements over the race weekend, and for some, it serves as the race team hotel room.
Racing experiences at the drag strip with our BlownZ project car has given us a good determination of the quintessential trailer storage products available from our friends at Jegs. Several products have greatly helped with pit organization and assisted our racing team to advance deep into the final rounds on race day, by providing great workspaces and ease of access to tools, cleaners, and fluids.
Utilizing every bit of your racing trailer for hauling and storing spare parts, fluids, tools, and your all important pit vehicle is paramount. Packing a trailer to accommodated all these necessities can be a daunting task as space is limited. Jegs’ lightweight aluminum storage solutions are durable and designed to fit every racer’s budget. Here is our list of enclosed trailer storage essentials … check them out below.
When it’s crunch time at the track, a space dedicated to work on small and intricate parts helps to ensure parts don’t get lost or damaged. And it certainly is convenient.
Made in the U.S., Jegs Trailer Door Cabinet (PN 555-80330K) is constructed from lightweight 0.090-inch aluminum, and is designed to be a quick and convenient work station on the go. Measuring 24×16 inches, the workspace shelf is perfect for any small project and ideal for carburetor, alternator, and starter rebuilds, and it easily folds up and locks into place so it’s out of the way in the tight confinements of a packed trailer. This handy mount-it-anywhere wall organizer and workstation features three additional rows of shelving that can accommodate automotive fluids and aerosol storage needs. A bonus is the integration of twin paper towel holders to help make cleaning up a cinch.
The added Jegs workbench utility mat (PN 555-80170) complements the trailer door cabinet with a soft grippy oil resistant surface that can be easily cleaned. The mat include five molded recesses that are perfect for keeping small and delicate parts such as carburetor and nitrous jets safe and organized, which is a must in any work space that’s being utilized for quick jet changes between rounds.
Jegs Folding Work Table
Using the floor of the trailer as a workspace or workshop can be be pain in the neck and back; Jegs’ Folding Work Table (PN 555-80307) is designed to be lightweight and elevate you off the floor to put your project within arms reach.
Rated to withstand 100 pounds, this table is constructed of durable lightweight aluminum and is easily mounted to any surface with the attachment mounts located on 32-inch centers. We all know that having a stationary workspace can get in the way sometimes, however at 45-1/2 inches x 18.5 inches, this work space can effortlessly be folded out of the way and protrudes only 4 inches from the side wall of the trailer when fully closed.
Jegs Floor Jack Mount
We all know storing a jack can be just plain inconvenient, and when it’s in an already crowded area, its even worse. Bulky pieces of aluminum that are only good for getting cars off the ground are a paperweight the rest of the time.
Jegs has figured out a way to make sure that this “paperweight” has a nice lightweight storage holder (PN 555-80320) that allows you to retain your valued floor and trailer space. Designed to attach to your trailer wall or home garage, the storage bin is manufactured from .090-inch aluminum and measures 24×15 inches by 5.25 inches deep. Coated in silver aldine to help prevent pesky corrosion, it can also be easily painted the color of your choice. The bin accommodates both 1-1/2 or 2-ton aluminum floor jacks.
With the constant uncertainties of road travel, loose aerosol cans can easily become projectiles in an enclosed trailer, unleashing the potential to wreak havoc on your prized race car. Do you store your fluids and cans unsecured in boxes or in overhead cabinets? This handy Jegs aluminum aerosol tray is the simple yet useful accessory you need (PN 555-80380). It can hold around 12 standard size aerosol cans, making it the perfect add-on to any garage setting or car-towing encasement.
“The aerosol storage tray has really helped with utilization of space in BlownZ trailer that would otherwise be wasted space. Mounting the tray above the door has made it a breeze to find exactly what we’re looking for, and its compact design takes advantage of the fact that a cabinet couldn’t be mounted in the same location,” states Sean Goude, BlownZ crew chief.
Jegs Aerosol Tray With Rack
Nothing can be more frustrating than thrashing to making last-minute changes between rounds, and you’re brought to a sudden standstill when looking for the right tools. Toolbox drawers only seem to be organized at the start of the race weekend, but this solution will help carry you through the entire race season.
Like the aerosol storage tray, this machined aluminum rack (PN 555-80384) is useful in storing cleaning supplies, aerosol, and oil cans with the added advantage of being a handy, easy-to-read marked tool rack. The precision-cut 33.5×5.5-inch by 6-inch deep mount holds an assortment of metric and SAE wrenches and standad screwdrivers. When mounted near or above a workbench it can help save valuable time, instead of wasting it by walking back and forth multiple times to and from your toolbox or storage cabinets.
Another great organization idea from Jegs is this wire tire holder (PN 555-80300), which makes a wide range of cable ties easily accessible. Constructed of lightweight aluminum with a powder-coated finish, this handy storage solution measures 13×10.75 inches and protrudes only 3 inches off the mounting surface, making it a great addition for storage on a shop wall or trailer siding. It accommodates 4-, 8-, 11- and 14-inch wire ties.
Jegs Tire Pressure Holder
This handy wall mount is the Jegs air pressure gauge holder (PN 555-80304). Keeping it right in plain sight on your trailer wall or pit vehicle, the holder fits most gauges up to 3.5 inches in diameter face and has a cutout for the tire pressure hose. Measuring 3-1/2 x 4 x 2 inches, this compact light-weight aluminum holder is a must for anyone who has issues with damaging or misplacing tire pressure gauges.
Jegs Interior Trailer Hangers
Gearheads know how frustrating it is to untangle extension cords and air hoses, so these double and single hooks (PN 555-80326, 555-80327, 555-80328) are the remedy to tangled messes. Also doubling as a great place to hang your helmet and fire suit between rounds, it keeps everything within easy reach and off the floor or your countertop workspace. The lightweight construction allows for easy mounting to any surface, thanks to the sturdy aluminum construction.
Jegs Oil Absorbent Pads
Kitty litter can be a mess when cleaning up shop and track oil spills. Because we don’t live in the stone age anymore, Jegs’ heavy-duty oil sponge-like absorbent pads (PN 555-80178) are fire-resistant and reusable. A patented Oil-Dri technology allows these pads to quickly clean up any spills, leaks, and drips that may stain or damage the surface under your vehicle, and also help prevent slipping hazards.
Jegs Tie Down Trap Holders
Most of us are guilty of throwing the ratchet straps of our tow straps on the floor inside the trailer. With the help of Jegs’ compact tie-down strap hangers (PN 555-80325, 555-80325K, 555-80325K1) you can properly secure those straps out of the way. Made from high-strength steel with a black powder-coated finish, they are designed to keep off oil, dirt, grime, and keep your straps safely secured up and out of the way when not in use.
Race Ramps Trailer Step
Making sure you safely step into and out of the trailer can be a big step … literally. Generic stepstools are too small and seem to slide every which way on the asphalt pit surface of the track. They don’t seem to be able to add to the functionality or purpose while in constant use, and if the step surface gets greasy, you risk injury.
The Race Ramps trailer step (PN RR-TR-SP-30) is designed to combat the demanding nature of the track and racers who use it. Weighing only 10 pounds, it measures 30 x 11.25 x 8 inches tall and can be easily stored on the wall of a trailer.
Jegs offers one of the largest inventories of parts, supplies, and equipment for everyone, from home garage do-it-yourselfers to professional race teams. To learn more, or to to view the online catalog, contact them using the resources below.