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dobehap
06-12-2003, 11:08 AM
I might be purchasing this damaged trailer.

From the pic, could you guess apprx how long is it?

I will be hauling it with my 02 2500HD.

I'm just afraid it might be too long.

Also, what is that small square openning in the side?

turfcare
06-12-2003, 11:20 AM
16' maybe? Hard to tell from the picture.

AL Inc
06-12-2003, 11:23 AM
I have a 16' and that trailer looks bigger, more like a 20' or 22'.

dobehap
06-12-2003, 11:24 AM
I think its at least 22'.


I just cant imagine maneuvering with anything bigger around neighborhoods.

Tx Firefighter
06-12-2003, 11:25 AM
I'm guessing that the square door on the side is where an onboard generator would be at.

HarryD
06-12-2003, 11:29 AM
I would say 24 - 28 thats one big trailer if you can pick up for cheap I think it would be well worth it

Remsen1
06-12-2003, 11:32 AM
I could imagine getting very frustrated everytime you need something from the front of the trailer you have to take everything out that is behind it. It would be a big pain especially if you have enough equipment to actually fill a trailer that size.

dobehap
06-12-2003, 11:33 AM
Say it is 28'. How practical it would be for lawn care? What about turning around/ parking/ etc?

I know its nice to have room for expansion, but as of now, I could probably park my wifes sentra in it, and still have enough room for equipment.

Is anyone out there runs such big rigs in clustered neighborhoods?

dobehap
06-12-2003, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by Remsen1
I could imagine getting very frustrated everytime you need something from the front of the trailer you have to take everything out that is behind it. It would be a big pain especially if you have enough equipment to actually fill a trailer that size.

there is a side door on front/ on the other side of the trailer.

HarryD
06-12-2003, 11:38 AM
what are they asking for it. and have you checked into what it will cost to have it repaired. now that you show another veiw the top looks like it really got crunched

there are a few guys on LS that use 28' trailers and they dont seem to think its a problem

65hoss
06-12-2003, 11:39 AM
Thats a race car trailer. I think its way way to big for lawncare. I know lots of people with those. They are extremely heavy. The gas needed to pull it is huge. Find something else.

dobehap
06-12-2003, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by HarryD
what are they asking for it. and have you checked into what it will cost to have it repaired. now that you show another veiw the top looks like it really got crunched

there are a few guys on LS that use 28' trailers and they dont seem to think its a problem

This will be auctioned off on a public auction.
Cost to repair it would be material only.

dobehap
06-12-2003, 11:51 AM
65Hoss, I will take a closer look at it Saturday, the day of auction.

If its more than 22" I'll pass.
If I'm there when the bidding takes place, I'll let you all know for how much it went.

Jimmy348
06-12-2003, 11:56 AM
I see faded paint on the side. Looks like CNN or something. Boy, that is a big one. :D

drobson
06-12-2003, 12:23 PM
Looks like 22' to 24' to me...

nelbuts
06-12-2003, 12:31 PM
BUY IT!! Your 2500HD will pull it fine. If it is heavy so be it. Better to have a good strong trailer than a light weak one. Even with the damage it may go for over $1500 as it looks to be a good trailer.

dobehap
06-12-2003, 12:36 PM
Any comments on the brand "Pace"? And how much a new one like this one is worth?

lawn perfection
06-12-2003, 01:16 PM
NICE TRAILER,IF YOU CAN FILL IT UP. LOOKS TO BE ABOUT 20 TO 24' YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK IN YOUR AREA, I THINK THEY PASSED A LAW IN TN ANYTHING OVER 16' MUST BE PULLED WITH A DUALLY. NOT SURE IF YOURS WAS OR NOT.

Lakeview
06-12-2003, 05:29 PM
If you can get it cheap enough and you have the time and knowledge to fix it then get it and fix it. You can always resale it later and put the profit back into business.

ffemt1271
06-12-2003, 05:29 PM
it's a 28 the panels on the side are 4' wide and there are 7 of them

LA LAWNS
06-12-2003, 07:16 PM
THOSE PANELS MAY BE 3 FOOT WIDE. I HAVE AND ENCLOSED 16 FOOT. LOOKS ABOUT 2O-22FT

wriken
06-12-2003, 08:37 PM
22' I think:)

bob
06-12-2003, 09:35 PM
If you can get that close to take a picture, can't you just measure it with a tape?

ksland
06-12-2003, 10:02 PM
Its a 26 footer, model year 1999

dobehap
06-12-2003, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by bob
If you can get that close to take a picture, can't you just measure it with a tape?

Picture was taken by an auctions employee,
auction is 50 minute drive from where I'm at.

dobehap
06-12-2003, 11:02 PM
Yes it is a 99, but how did you figure 26 feet?

dobehap
06-12-2003, 11:14 PM
About half the people think that it may be a 22'
The other half think its bigger.

If its more than 22, I will pass.

Just trying to justify loosing the whole Saturday going to that auction. There would be over 600 cars/ rv's /etc sold, and this trailer is near the end, therefore it could be 3pm before the bidding starts on it, and yet again they could go the other way (reverse way) and it could start as early as 10am.


Will the vin number help?

Barkleymut
06-13-2003, 11:03 PM
First thing to do is check the plate on the side to see how much it weighs. My 24' Haulmark is 3500 empty. My '03 2500HD with the 6liter pulls it just fine. I get around 9 MPG in fairly heavy city traffic. You will get used to a big enclosed really quick. The storage is awesome and the brakes are even better.

Woody82986
06-16-2003, 01:28 AM
Ok I am no huge expert on trailers here but to put all of your minds at ease, that trailer is exactly 24 feet long and you could park any mid sized car in it. Unless you plan on rigging up a mowing deck on an old Chevy Nova or a Nissan I would say either sleep in or go play golf on this auction day. What could you possible need 24 feet for that you could do with 18 or 20.

dobehap
06-16-2003, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by Woody82986
Ok I am no huge expert on trailers here but to put all of your minds at ease, that trailer is exactly 24 feet long and you could park any mid sized car in it. Unless you plan on rigging up a mowing deck on an old Chevy Nova or a Nissan I would say either sleep in or go play golf on this auction day. What could you possible need 24 feet for that you could do with 18 or 20.

Wrong :D , its exactly 28 feet long.
I did not go, I buddy of mine went and he measured each panel exacly 50", there are 7 of them.

He did not stay long enough to see how much it went for.

Thank you all for your input.

Whatdefunk
06-18-2003, 08:25 PM
I have a 2002 pace cargo sport that is 20 ft. long and i payed around $7000.00 for it. That trailer is a custom job and i'll bet it went for 8 or 9k new, maybe more. This one in particular is between 18 and 22 ft. long(so i would guess). Also I have been very happy with mine and good luck getting a bargain on that one!!!