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10-14-2002, 06:19 PM
What is the farthest distance someone has traveled to buy a trailer? Thanks Terp

Ryan Lightning
10-14-2002, 06:51 PM
I drove 440 miles round trip, in one day, to get my TTHP 48" :eek:

10-14-2002, 08:02 PM
Yea Ryan Lightning, I may have to make a trip to Branson to get a 6ft x 12ft open single axel, about 6 hr drive.

Ryan Lightning
10-14-2002, 09:10 PM
You should look into double axle, it pulls much straighter! And its probally safer if you get a flat tire.

10-14-2002, 10:34 PM
From Alaska to Oklahoma and back...about 8000 miles.


But I might have picked up a few other things that made the trip worthwhile.


10-14-2002, 10:45 PM
You can come to Little Rock and buy my 6.5 x 16 open trailer:D
I need a 5 x 14.

Green Pastures
10-14-2002, 11:04 PM
I've never heard of anyone needing a smaller trailer. I'm on my third, and I thought I was doing something going from a 7x12 open to an 8x24 enclosed. Shoot that 8x24 is slam packed from front to back, and there is still stuff in my garage! :cry:


10-15-2002, 12:27 AM
I like my trailer, but its too wide to go in my garage. A 5' x 14' would fit just perfect. Actually, I want to keep my 6.5 x 16 and find a place to store, and get the 5x14.

Tony Harrell
10-15-2002, 06:36 AM
I'm with you. My 6 1/2 won't fit in my garage either. DOH!

10-15-2002, 08:15 AM
Get a hold of capt devo, on this site, in south east Iowa and make a deal. i have attached a photo of the one I got from him last week. you can not go wron with his prices and quality, also he has trailers in the size you are talking abotu. He saved me almost $800 over what i could get one here.

10-15-2002, 08:39 AM
HEY Greenman,

I've got a 6'4" x 14 I might trade for your16'

Let me know!


10-15-2002, 10:29 PM
I just purchased a trailer last week and drove 45 min. to get it. At first, I thought that was pretty far since there were so many places I went past (that sells trailers) to get to this place. But, after reading some of your posts, I feel a little better. By the way, what are the price ranges for trailers in your area. I paid $600 for a new 5x10 with: drop gate, wood floor, side mesh, and made out of 2x3 tubing (single axle). It had used tires on it but got a spare tire and rim for an extra $20. I thought this was pretty good.

10-16-2002, 12:49 AM
Thanks for the offer Jim, but I need one that is not so wide so it will fit in my garage. I lloking for a 5 x 14.

ranger520-thats a good looking, well built trailer. I need the mesh sides on mine with the steel o-rings welded on the sides to hold all the hand tools like shovels, rakes, and things for my landscaping.

Bill Davis
10-16-2002, 12:59 AM
green man i have a 5x14 for sale right here in little rock
it is a tandem axel with expanded metal sides and side and rear gate!! with trimmer racks and a equipment bow for blowers!! please email me!!

Envy Lawn Service
10-16-2002, 01:54 AM
Anyone using a trailer with a curb gate???

I been thinking of having my new one made this way so I can pull up along the curbside and uload right on the lawn.

Bill Davis
10-16-2002, 09:54 AM
i have a four and a half foot curb gate on my trailer and it works great. I like it to unload my 21's and it is nice for unloading mulch and dirt right into the yard so that you dont have to jump the curb with the wheelbarrow. My trailer has four foot expanded metal sides so it looks good. I didnt think i would actually use it much but now that i have it i will always need one on future trailers. hope this helps, Bill.

Envy Lawn Service
10-16-2002, 10:47 AM

Thanks for the input there. I thought it would be a good idea for several things. Matching the height up all the way around sounds like a neater looking idea too. I thought this design would really come in handy for places where there's not much room to park. Just park, drop the gate on the curb and go.

10-16-2002, 11:03 AM
I have a side gate on my 16 ft trailer. Nice to unload a walkbehind without having to move the Laser. Comes in handy for pushmowers also. I drove about an hour to get mine, best price I could fine with a side gate, dual axle brakes and a reinforced back gate. $1800