View Full Version : Anyone using a 20' enclosed trailer?

07-15-2009, 06:21 PM
I am going to be buying my enclosed trailer this week finally.:clapping:I was planning on getting a 7x16, but after looking at the 8.5x20 trailers, I am thinking I should buy one, they just seem so long. I will be hauling 2 Super Z's and all my other equipment, and it looks like the 16' would fill up quick. So, my question is, does the 20' seem like the way to go, or should I stay with the 16?

07-15-2009, 06:25 PM
Go with the 20'. We've had a 16 for the past two years and it didn't have room for 1/2 of our stuff. We bought a 20' about three months ago and have room for our 60" Z, 36" Z, 48" Trimstar and Honda push mowers. It's a V-nose so we have a little room in the front for parts and supplies. Much better setup than the 16' we had.

07-15-2009, 06:29 PM
I was looking at buying a 16 footer but realized that it would fill up fast. The whole point of having an enclosed trailer is to keep everything you need or might need right in the trailer and not unloading it every night. With a 16 you probably wouldn't be able to keep everything in it at one time, I think the mowers would take up almost all of the floor space. With the 20 you will have over 50 sq/ft more than the 16. Plus the 20 will give you some space to add stuff later.

Turf Dawg
07-15-2009, 07:34 PM
I have a 20' and haul a 48" Walker a Super Z 66" and dump my grass from the Walker in the front. I put my 21 siedways between the front tires of the Hustler.

BTW do not get a North American Cargo brand. Mine is the biggest piece of crap I have ever owned. 3 years and it is falling apart.

07-15-2009, 08:21 PM
Get the bigger one.

07-15-2009, 08:23 PM
Most enclosed are pieces of garbage. They are just aluminum shells over a frame. They will get banged, dropped, slammed, scraped, knocked, bumped and more. There is nothing you can do about it. It is all about the frame design.

My advice is look at an 8' and not an 8.5'. Also make sure you get an extended tongue 5'+. Consider a side ramp and not a door. They will sell you on the right side, but 9 out of 10 times you'll wish it was on the left. Get the most vents you can and at least one light. And most important take it right from the dealer to the shop to get rhino lined.

07-15-2009, 08:28 PM
my 18' is packed tight with a wb and 2 Z's. if it was two scags id need the 20'. ive been wishing i got the 20' since i bought mine. dont go any less then 8' wide though, it makes getting in and on mower difficult.

Lex Lawn
07-15-2009, 11:55 PM
Get the 20 footer. I have a 7x16 and all I can get on it is two ztr's. Man I would love to have an 8.5 x 20 to accomodate all of my equipment. You won't regret it.

07-16-2009, 12:38 AM
I have 8.5 by 24!!! Best thing I have ever bought. I can fit everything I need in it.
2 Kubota ZD 60 inch
1 Great Dane Surfer 52 inch
1 Toro walk behind 44 inch
1 Push mower 21 inch
weedeaters on the wall on one side
blowers on the other
hedge trimmer on wall also
Oh alsmost forgot

1 bucket for emergencies (if you know what I mean):)

07-16-2009, 01:30 AM
We pull an 8.5x20, sometimes it's not big enough.

Go with the 20', if you have the truck to pull it with.

07-16-2009, 09:18 AM
I am going to go with the 20'. I can get a new Cargo Mate V-Nose for $4700 plus tax.

07-17-2009, 12:23 AM
I looked at Cargo Mate when we bought our trailer, and I didn't think they were very well built. They may be as good as our Pace.

07-17-2009, 12:47 AM
I found prices like that when I first started looking for an enclosed, but after researching the construction, realized that it wouldn't take the daily stress. It might be fine for a weekend racer, but won't hold up to the constant use you'll be putting it through. I bought an 8'by20' and it cost about $8k. It also has cross members 12" oc insteaded of 24". I also upgraded to a 10k from the standard 7k. The longer the trailer, the heavier it is and when they weigh between 3-4k, that may not give you enough for 3 heavy mowers like I run. Plus dot may not approve. Just a few things to consider before making that purchase.

07-17-2009, 10:22 PM
Go with the 20" you will not be sorry ... I bought a 28" this spring and love it we put in 3 z turns 1 walk behind ,1 push mower ,small trailer and golf cart..and odds and ends... I have not found a place we can't go, people always move for you:laugh: