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Valk
01-24-2008, 12:24 PM
Am expanding from just a 21" to include a Quickie 32" WB (350lbs).

For now, meaning this year and perhaps the next, I need to buy a small trailer for the WB to be towed by my Nissan P/U with a 2.4 liter/140hp 4 cyl with a bedshell/topper.

I commute 2 days a week about 80+ miles (at hopefully hwy speed - 70mph) and the other 3 days are local.

I'm basically a mow/trim/blow operation for now. I can keep all handhelds & the 21 in the bed if need be.

I want to buy new so am open to brand/style/model suggestions...IE small enclosed trailer max 48" inside height OR tilt trailer/snowmobile-type trailer OR small utility trailer OR what?

My biggest concern is aerodynamic drag with my engine size...a tall gate would seem to be quite a wind-drag at hwy speeds - but for now I need to make my truck-trailer work for the forseeable future.

Thank you for your time. If any of this is unclear please say so...

Valk

sclawndr
01-24-2008, 04:06 PM
Sounds like your basic 5x8 landscape trailer will work fine. Get one with a drop down gate as opposed to a tilt bed. It's not really a good idea to go 70mph with any trailer by the way. And lastly, don't use a bumper hitch - do it right and put a class 3 receiver on the truck. The bumpers on most trucks are strictly decoration.

Raven386
01-24-2008, 04:30 PM
think someone on the forum was selling a 5X8 for $500....

Yahl
01-24-2008, 05:21 PM
think someone on the forum was selling a 5X8 for $500....

Yup, and $650 brought to your door if you live under 500 miles away from OKC. Wish I could buy it...

deere615
01-24-2008, 09:49 PM
I think it was mowman25 selling that trailer