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Oakleaf landscape
01-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Okay guys I really need some help here. I am going to buy me an enclosed trailer before spring but I don't know which one to buy. I was set on a brand new 2011 8.5x20 from a manufacture georgia. But I had somebody tell me that it was a POS. Granted it was only 4400 and thats with an extended tung and 7.5ft tall and 5200lb axles. Now iv found a 2004 Haulmark with the same specs for 4500. Do I buy an older trailer from a quality manufacture or do I buy the new trailer that might be a POS? Granted i'm still looking around but I can't find much that's in my budget.

Also if you know of any other quality manufactures please tell me.

What is the manufacture of your enclosed trailer too?

bcg717
01-12-2011, 06:20 PM
I use a Horton Hauler 16' , I've had it for 3 years now and never once have had a problem with it.

M.M.A. Mowing
01-12-2011, 09:56 PM
I use a 7x14 tandem interstate load runner, great trailer. They also have a interstate 20x8 I believe for 4300. Look for a trailers plus near you.
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Pinecone91
01-14-2011, 12:29 AM
We have done a lot of research lately and a few key points need to be addressed:

*Torsion axles as opposed to springs

*Studs at 16" as opposed to 24"

*Curved roof as opposed to flat so roof can move a bit if needed since the trailer is not actually one piece

*Just becasue it reads as a 7 x 14 (for example), it may actually only be 6.5 x 10 if due to interior fender wells, door frame and so on.

*Height may be listed as 6' but once the frame is taken into account, it is really 5'7 - low enough to be a bother after time.

There are a few other key points but the above three are big.

PLS-Tx
01-14-2011, 01:10 AM
I have a Pace, it's been worked hard and has held up well.

fatboynormmie
01-14-2011, 01:53 AM
I have a Pace, it's been worked hard and has held up well.

Do you have a summit or cargo sport?

PLS-Tx
01-14-2011, 02:00 AM
Do you have a summit or cargo sport?

It's an 06 Cargo Sport, 8.5X20.

fatboynormmie
01-14-2011, 02:48 AM
It's an 06 Cargo Sport, 8.5X20.

Yours should be all on 16" on centers and 5200lb axles .Do you have any issues towing that wide of a trailer .Don't know if you ever pulled a 7' wide trailer but if you had was there alot of difference's in fitting places with that larger width opposed to the narrower width? Some area's I run in the streets are tight and parking is limited.

rlong97150
01-15-2011, 12:29 AM
I did a lot of research before I bought mine and though I was tempted by some of the lower cost trailers, I went with a Pace Summit. Here was the price breakdown on mine.

Trailer 6,091.00 2010 Pace Summit 820TA2 White (7k axles)
Spare tire 110.00 White rim spare tire for compartment
Tire Compartment 125.00 Inside tire compartment
D-rings 72.00 Total of 6 D-rings
Extra Height 200.00 6 inches of extra height
Wide Axle 114.00 81 inches between wheel wells
Side Ramp 572.00 60 inch side ramp curbside
Entry Door 0.00 36 inch side door roadside
Counter 170.00 Counter - 24 inches
Light Switch 18.00 (2) 3 way light switches at roadside door and rear door
Loading Lights 50.00 (2) Quartz loading lights on rear header of trailer
Switch 19.00 Switch for rear loading lights
Total 7,541.00 (before 300.00 rebate)

I have been very happy with it for the short 6 months that I have owned it. :)

Here is a link to a picture of it. http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=3857033&postcount=26

Thanks

Bob

PLS-Tx
01-15-2011, 11:36 PM
Yours should be all on 16" on centers and 5200lb axles .Do you have any issues towing that wide of a trailer .Don't know if you ever pulled a 7' wide trailer but if you had was there alot of difference's in fitting places with that larger width opposed to the narrower width? Some area's I run in the streets are tight and parking is limited.

I have never pulled a 7' wide trailer, only my 16' open trailer.

The 8.5' wide is not a problem for me, for other folks maybe but not me.

What I mean is sometimes on narrow roads oncoming cars will just about run off the road. :laugh: Come on, it's not that wide. :laugh:

meador56
01-16-2011, 08:55 PM
I checked our trailer today it has torsion spring axles and 16" crossmembers but only 3500# axles it's a 7X16 and about 9 yrs old. It seems that the trailers in Ga. are a good deal. We have a local dealer that is keeping a trailer that looks just like them and when I asked if they were out of Ga. they were very elusive. I am sure they are the same and gave them a good look and we will probably buy one this year. A lot of then advice on this blog is from people with little or no experience one way to tell this is the advice to make sure that you get the biggest baddest most expensive one no matter what. I'm 54 and have been in business for myself for over 30 yrs and the one thing that gets people in financial trouble is over figuring need. Yes our diesel trucks out tow the gas but the gas gets the job done for less. We towed goosenecks all over the mid-south in the '70's and early 80's with 350's and 454's that were rated at less than 200hp and never failed to climb the hill or go thru the mud. So sure that 350 hp 600 ftlb pulls like a mad bull but can you afford 10 to 25 % more to save 5 minutes. The trailer is the same deal we have just rebuilt the brakes and put in a new rack system on a trailer that most of these guys say ain't good enough but we work the fool out of it and it's still ticking.

Oakleaf landscape
01-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Well I went ahead and bought me a NEW Haulmark Enclosed Trailer. It's the Thrifty Deluxe Car Trailer. It's 8.5x20 and I upgraded the axles to 5200lbs and also had some bogey wheels and stabilizer jacks put in. It's a 6-8 week build time so ill post some pictures when it finally arrives.