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LawnMowerBoy48
12-04-2004, 10:04 AM
I've come across a used enclosed trailer it's about 7' by 14', dual axle with electric breaks. The guy only has used it a few times for his fourwheelers and had stored it ina garage. He said he would take $2,000 cash for it. I am not 100% sure of the make, it did say 'Yamaha' on the back and it had barn style doors being one of the draw backs. What do you guys think? Thanks, Tyler
I'll try to get some pictures on later of it.

Branchland
12-04-2004, 10:07 AM
I persononaly wouldn't get it because of the doors versus a ramp. Don't know the cost to change it.

DSIM
12-04-2004, 10:55 AM
sounds like a very reasonable price! Just change out the doors for a ramp.

My 6x10, single axle, enclosed, with no e-brakes and was $2200 back in 2000.

I would go for that. esp. if it has a side door.

grass_cuttin_fool
12-04-2004, 11:03 AM
From what I have seen in pricing trailers the rear door option is about 300-400 dollars more than standard swing doors. I have been looking into trailers lately and that size trailer with brakes are around 3200- 3500 dollars. At that price you may can use a set of ramps to get by for now till you can get a ramp door or find another trailer

LawnMowerBoy48
12-04-2004, 02:07 PM
The trailer does have a side door as well, I am not too concearned about the barn doors. My friends dad is a very talented craftsman and will be able to make some sort of make shift ramp for the time being. I am going to go look at it again tonight and possibly buy it. I will keep this updated.

LawnBoy89
12-05-2004, 10:45 PM
I think the Yamaha sticker is for the quads since Yamaha is a big company in ATV's. Sounds like a good deal to me I would jump on it.

lawncare3
12-06-2004, 12:05 AM
A 14' open with tandem, brakes, and ramp gate new here is a little over $2100. I'd jump on that ASAP.

Smalltimer1
12-06-2004, 01:00 AM
Our 16' Wells Cargo enclosed trailer was $4500 new in 2000. It has 2 3500lb. axles with brakes on all 4. Large side door and swing doors on the rear. Also has the extra lights on it as well.

LawnMowerBoy48
12-06-2004, 05:32 PM
I bought it!!! It's a 14'x7' enclosed Haulmark, it is in excellent shape, I am back at school now but I will get pictures of it up when I go home next weekend. Thanks for all of the replies- Tyler

RedWingsDet
12-07-2004, 07:05 PM
Well, guys I dont think its that easy to change it from barn doors to a ramp door. If it is that easy, LET ME KNOW!!!

Reason being, I had a chance to buy a 2003 Haulmark 7x16 Enclosed, brakes on both axles, lights inside, stone guard, the whole shebang, even a side door. Now I know some of you probably wont belive me, but I talked the guy down to $1100, he is desprate to sell it because he cant find a place to store it and hes moving. I was going to buy it right then and there, but when i called to see how much the ramp door was he told me "it cant be done the frames are different" I think hes lying though. Then i called another place and they said it'd be 2k $. ALL I WANT IS THE RAMP so I can do it myself, but I cant find any dealers to sell me one. As soon as I find one, Ill be buying the trailer.

If anyone can shed some light on this, let me know. Thanks.

grass_cuttin_fool
12-07-2004, 07:19 PM
For that price I would buy it and make me a set of ramps from 1x12 treated lumber and use the aluminum pieces on the end, that is my 2 cents worth

mission007
12-12-2004, 12:18 AM
For that price I would buy it and make me a set of ramps from 1x12 treated lumber and use the aluminum pieces on the end, that is my 2 cents worth
hope you meant 2x12 cause a1x is kind scary . That for $1100 If nothing else thats a resale deal and 1/2 in it self.

grass_cuttin_fool
12-12-2004, 09:15 AM
yep you are right, I have a set of ramps that are made from 2x12, Had to go and measure themm I havent used them in years except to ocassionally load something in the pick up truck