View Full Version : 16' to 18' trailer- my money, your choice

01-27-2007, 12:55 AM
I need to pick up an enclosed trailer, 10,000 gvw, best looking and build quality are essential. My plan is to get at least a 10 year service life out of it- remember it's MY money:)
Any suggestions?

01-27-2007, 01:18 AM
if you have the storage space and the roads it will be on are big enough, get the 18 footer.

01-27-2007, 01:34 AM
Thanks Steve,
since most of my work is commercial, I was looking for best manufacturer and those got to have options (torflex axles come to mind as one).

01-27-2007, 01:40 AM
If price is not a question....Go with wellsCargo Or Pace they are both very good trailers

Briarpatch Joe
02-02-2007, 08:03 PM
I've got a Pace car trailer (square top). They seem to be built a little better than the old round tops. No stain running down the sides of your trailer from the roof either. Bigger is better

02-02-2007, 10:28 PM

02-02-2007, 11:14 PM
My Wells Cargo is 9 years old. It has always been outside through winter and summer. I would buy another one for sure.

02-03-2007, 12:51 AM

Yes sir!!!!

Tim Wright
02-03-2007, 09:24 AM
I would get the longer trailer, even if you do not need it right now. Give yourself room to grow a little.

Perhaps even opt for a 20 or 24 footer.

United trailer has a 7 year warranty.


02-03-2007, 09:51 AM
Id go with the bigger size trailer, it's always better to have more space then not enough. I started out with a 16 footer and quickly realized it wasn't enough

02-03-2007, 09:35 PM
After doing some due diligence on enclosed trailers , I think it's narrowed down to the following 3- (all are the TA3 series)

Haulmark Grizzly
Pace w/convenience & limited kit
Wells Cargo w/convenience kit

These seem to be pretty rock sold units
H&H, CargoMate and United also are contenders, but seem to be a tad under build quality as compared to the first 3 (imho).

If any of my fellow members have any experience with any of these items, your input would be greatly appreciated.

PS. Consensus seems to lead to the 18' model, point taken!

02-11-2007, 05:42 PM
Any fellow members using the Cargo Mate brand enc. trailers? I can't for the life of me see any structural/cosmetic difference between the CM vs. Pace, Wells cargo, Haulmark etc.

Any CM users input would be appreciated.

The unit will be either a 8.5' or 7' X 18'

Briarpatch Joe
02-11-2007, 06:37 PM
Remember if you buy the 102 wide trailer you are not legal on all streets--maybe some that your customers live on

02-11-2007, 07:59 PM
Remember if you buy the 102 wide trailer you are not legal on all streets--maybe some that your customers live on

I was always under the impression that 9' and under were street legal. Thanks for the tip, a call to D.O.T. will most certainly clear that up i'm sure. The 8.5's would definitly give you the most bang for the buck, but Illinois's finest might have something to say about that.:nono:

Thanks for the heads up

02-11-2007, 08:51 PM
I've got a 7x16 haulmark. Great trailer but grew out of it very quickly both in length and width. Haulmark is a good trailer but i'd definately go with a 18 or 20 ft.

02-11-2007, 10:32 PM
I'm not sure if this is applicable here, but extended tounge if available. 5 feet as opposed to four=tighter turning radius and no dented front corners.