View Full Version : 6x16 trailer new on ebay $1200..OPINIONS??

05-20-2007, 01:35 PM

Is this around the going price for a new trailer this size. I'm looking for my first trailer and read from alot of users that the trailer is one piece you don't want to go small since you can always grow into it.

How drastically does a trailer this size affect gas mileage if your pulling the trailer empty.


05-20-2007, 02:07 PM
Actually, that is a pretty good price on that.

05-20-2007, 03:00 PM
Thats an excellent price. As for fuel mileage, the heavier the trailer the more the mileage will suffer.

05-20-2007, 03:09 PM
good price if construction is halfway decent. You will need to upgrade to trailer brakes and re-do the wiring because of it. That'll add another couple hundred to the pricetag plus shipping.

05-20-2007, 03:44 PM

05-20-2007, 03:56 PM
I can't believe that size trailer doesn't have brakes!!!

05-20-2007, 05:12 PM
look at how long the tounge is it could be a problem in time with heavy weight sititng on the front of the trailer like a WB or a Z

05-20-2007, 05:26 PM
I have a 6x16' tandem axle trailer and even when its fully loaded up I don't have any problem stopping. I don't have brakes on my trailer but my Dodge 250 has over sized brakes and heavy duty tow package. My trailer cost me $975.00 out the door from the manufacturer.

05-20-2007, 07:49 PM
2 Things:
It is hard to tell if the tongue "wraps" back to the front of the fender or not, better if it does.
The other, MAKE sure that the COUPLER is RATED for at least 7000 lbs, but I will bet it is ONLY 5000 lbs rating. Makes having 2-3500lbs axles worthless in my opinion if you can only haul about 3500 lbs or so ON the trailer.

Other than that, not to bad of a deal. I paid $1055. w/ tax for may 6"4" X 16" tandem 2 yrs ago. No brakes for that price, but wrapped tongue, 8000lb coupler, & gate.


05-21-2007, 05:47 AM
If your going that far for a trailer keep looking. I got a 6'4"x16, dual axle, no ramps, new rims, used tires, no brakes, on e-bay from Tennises for $849.

My trailers has a 5 1/wrapped tong, This design while unable you to cut into the side rails to add a side ramp.

Gas mileage empty should not jump much. If I arm unloaded my small Ford Explores will stay in overdrive most the time. Loaded in the wind it will suck gas Petty good, but my old small v6 is working when loaded id say 2000#. Id say if you do a lot of big city heavy traffic loaded, trailer brakes are a must. Also if you pull it much loaded in the winter. that trailer load will push most any truck down the road as you are trying to stop.

05-21-2007, 08:19 AM
I have been searching for a 16' trailer for a couple weeks now.
Like has been said, I see a lot of differences in build quality as I search.

But, it seems, that the prices are much better down south. Here in PA, the best I could do was $2010 with 4 brakes, mesh gate ramp etc. Fairly decent trailer. Also found a very good built one - walking beam suspension, spare tire, etc for $2750.
Then I look on ebay, and see lots like you posted down south.

For me, brakes are a must as this will be used to haul a 4000# tractor.

05-21-2007, 08:40 AM
JMHO, but there's no point in having a 7000# trailer without brakes. I wouldn't tow more that 3000 without them. Just asking for a huge liability issue. Sure 99% of the time you would get it stopped, but that one time you have it loaded heavy and a bicycle rolls out in front of you.....