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mowcrazy
04-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Well, I been wanting an enclosed for a while and I stumbled across this thing a few days ago. I was out with 2 friends looking at enclosed trailers all day long and when I was almost home there was a truck broke down with this trailer beind it. I might add it was a ford powerstroke LOL. Anyways, I asked the feller if we could help him and he said he had a rollback coming to get him but said he would appreciate it if could pull his trailer to his house about 5 miles away. He rode with me and i told him Id been looking at enclosed trailers all day and he said this thing was for sale. Stated it has been used for pulling his 2 harleys and gear to florida in the winter (motorcycle chaulks were permanently bolted in). Walked in and grabbed a receipt from when he bought it new in 2006 for $4900. Still had original tires and still have lots of tread. Very little use but he flat out told me it hadnt been cleaned since the day he bought it. As you can see it was very dirty. Here is some pics of cleaning half way done. Got the trailer for $1900. it is 16 x 8.5 wide.

944own
04-24-2011, 10:12 PM
nice find man that thing was dirty, post pics when you get it all cleaned up.

GunnPropertyServices
04-24-2011, 10:13 PM
id say you got a good deal

SkinnyVinny
04-24-2011, 10:14 PM
good deal, nice trailer.. I cant believe how dirty it was haha.. good find man, good luck with it

stlouis grass cutter
04-24-2011, 10:15 PM
LOL. Do you really need to ask if you got a good deal on this. You sure as shoot did. Enclosed trailers around here in St. Louis, MO hold there value tremendously. If he only hauled what he said he hauled and it wasn't abused other than the lack of washing, I would say you got a good deal. Karma, man Karma. Helped him out and he helped you out. Congrats on a once in a lifetime purchase.

fire126
04-24-2011, 10:16 PM
You could of wrote your company name on the trailer with soap and a scub brush.lol

THEGOLDPRO
04-24-2011, 10:17 PM
Nice,Get it all lettered up now.

TopNotchLawnCare
04-25-2011, 01:42 AM
Nice. What did you use it clean it up? Just soap and water or ?

grincon
04-25-2011, 02:51 AM
Great deal! Its funny how stuff works out sometimes.

mowcrazy
04-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Nice. What did you use it clean it up? Just soap and water or ?

Nope, actually I went to the dollar store and bought 2 spray bottles of MEAN GREEN. wet the trailer down with water, spray a 2x2ft square very heavily with the mean green and scrub with a scotchbrite pad. It took a while but it was cheap!!! $4 and some water. Oh and 1 buck for 2 scotchbrite scrubbies.

mowcrazy
04-26-2011, 10:27 PM
I was gonna buy some high dollar trimmer racks and blower racks but I just didnt like the idea of the trimmers going long ways down the trailer. Just takes $2 a piece and they are strong as all get out. Anyways, they craddle the trimmers great. Used these also for my hand blowers and my backpack but didnt get pics of them yet. I drove a lil wild today to see if anything was going to fall which i didnt figure they could the way everything is held. Bought 6 of the racks, $12 bucks!

Anyways, ill get some more pics soon!!

SkinnyVinny
04-27-2011, 01:07 AM
awesome idea, where did you buy them at?

ALC-GregH
04-27-2011, 08:42 AM
Will you be DOT compliant with that much weight?

ALC-GregH
04-27-2011, 08:47 AM
I was out all day and while I was, I counted 20+ trucks on the road pulling landscape trailers and stuff that I know for a fact were over the 10,000lb limit (a half ton truck with a dual axle trailer WILL be over the maximum GCVW) that did not have DOT numbers.

mowcrazy
04-27-2011, 05:38 PM
I was out all day and while I was, I counted 20+ trucks on the road pulling landscape trailers and stuff that I know for a fact were over the 10,000lb limit (a half ton truck with a dual axle trailer WILL be over the maximum GCVW) that did not have DOT numbers.

Well now you have seen 21 of them. LOL Listen, im not exactyly 100% sure weather Im within legal means or not. All I know is that the trailer has tandem brakes and stops great. Truch has plenty of power for what I need it to do. If the road nazzis pull me over and give me a ticket for not having dot #s well then ill go get them. I live out in the sticks, never get on highways and just plain ole dont want to give my money away............. I have a 3/4 ton 2005 chevrolet hd in the driveway to I just don 't like trashing my newer truck............ Will my 3/4 ton need dot #s also. Not being a smart ass or anything....... I just dont see the need. If I were in fact hauling a heavy trailer or load I would understand but come on........... We haul lawnmowers for goodness sakes. Ive been doing this stuff for 14 years on my own now and have never been questioned...

mowcrazy
04-27-2011, 05:45 PM
awesome idea, where did you buy them at?

Harbor freight is where I got them. They were cheap. $2 a piece. Hell I put up an extra 1 in the trailer just incase I may need to put something else up in the future. I was sitting there watching it rain and had an idea. I went out and put my large spool of redmax .095 string on it. just slid the spool right onto one of the rods. Freakin works great.

SkinnyVinny
04-27-2011, 05:58 PM
Harbor freight is where I got them. They were cheap. $2 a piece. Hell I put up an extra 1 in the trailer just incase I may need to put something else up in the future. I was sitting there watching it rain and had an idea. I went out and put my large spool of redmax .095 string on it. just slid the spool right onto one of the rods. Freakin works great.

hell ya man, I just got my enclosed to and I cant see spending all this money on these fancy racks.. Im going to head out to home depot tonight and see if I can get some racks.

mowcrazy
04-27-2011, 06:06 PM
hell ya man, I just got my enclosed to and I cant see spending all this money on these fancy racks.. Im going to head out to home depot tonight and see if I can get some racks.

ya know, I went to lowes and home depot before I went to harbor freight and they actually had some things that would fit but they werent quite as strong, and what they had you couldnt just drill onto the wall of the trailer. they came with this track that it had to slide into so you would have to mount the track on the trailer wall and then put the racks onto that. Hope you find what your looking for. If you would like I can get the Item # off of these racks and you can order them online if you would like.

Let me know!!!

mowcrazy
04-27-2011, 06:23 PM
Now that the wheels are turning in my head would I need dot #s on my 3/4 ton truck? Here is a pic of it.

SkinnyVinny
04-27-2011, 06:24 PM
ya know, I went to lowes and home depot before I went to harbor freight and they actually had some things that would fit but they werent quite as strong, and what they had you couldnt just drill onto the wall of the trailer. they came with this track that it had to slide into so you would have to mount the track on the trailer wall and then put the racks onto that. Hope you find what your looking for. If you would like I can get the Item # off of these racks and you can order them online if you would like.

Let me know!!!

Will do man! I appreciate that. I will see if my HD has anything different, if not I will let you know man.

mowcrazy
04-27-2011, 06:26 PM
here are a few more pics of equipment hangin on them.

Sorry pics stink, just took them with my cell.