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Old 01-01-2010, 07:29 PM
Kustom Kutz Kustom Kutz is offline
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Enclosed trailers are a must!

I have used every size and type of trailer there is at one time or another. The trailer that I try to keep hooked to my truck (2002 Chevy 1500HD) at all times is a 18' CargoMate enclsed. I have every tool that I might possibly need at my disposal on every job. Everything has a place on the trailer, stays dry and secure. I bought my trailer because I live in a condo with no storage, but I think they are the only way to go now. Make the investment and purchase a trailer. You won't know how you lived without one. There are ways to do all of your equipment racks like mine and save ALOT of money. Tires and brakes aren't a "issue" they are "maintanence" which as long as you are making money will be no big deal. My tailer empty weighs around 3200# with the boxes and racks and the only thing I would change is I wish it were bigger.
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:50 PM
Omran&Turbo Omran&Turbo is offline
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I have used every size and type of trailer there is at one time or another. The trailer that I try to keep hooked to my truck (2002 Chevy 1500HD) at all times is a 18' CargoMate enclsed. I have every tool that I might possibly need at my disposal on every job. Everything has a place on the trailer, stays dry and secure. I bought my trailer because I live in a condo with no storage, but I think they are the only way to go now. Make the investment and purchase a trailer. You won't know how you lived without one. There are ways to do all of your equipment racks like mine and save ALOT of money. Tires and brakes aren't a "issue" they are "maintanence" which as long as you are making money will be no big deal. My tailer empty weighs around 3200# with the boxes and racks and the only thing I would change is I wish it were bigger.
I could not say it any better than you Mr Kutz, and infact that what am planning to do buyingan enclosed trailer.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:02 AM
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I have been contemplating buying a 16ft enclosed but my only concern is hauling mulch. I do a lot of mulching in the spring. I have a 16ft trailer with 3ft walls now and mulch is cake work. If I got an enclosed I'd like to keep the open for cleanups and what not but don't know if money allows both.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:03 AM
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Tell me how guys that do mulching manage this
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:58 PM
DoetschOutdoor DoetschOutdoor is offline
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Lazer, the only options are get the mulch delivered, keep your open trailer, or get a dump insert for the small jobs. I run an enclosed trailer and get most of the mulch delivered or will do 2-3 yard runs with the truck but that gets old quick. Going to pick up an open trailer this spring for around a grand and be done with it.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:12 PM
Kustom Kutz Kustom Kutz is offline
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Open vs. enclosed.

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I have been contemplating buying a 16ft enclosed but my only concern is hauling mulch. I do a lot of mulching in the spring. I have a 16ft trailer with 3ft walls now and mulch is cake work. If I got an enclosed I'd like to keep the open for cleanups and what not but don't know if money allows both.
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I have 4 trailer 3 open (6.5x12, 7x16 and a 8x18HD) It will only be logical to kkep a open trailer if you can't afford both. Delivery is a option, but for what you'll pay for delivery fees over a year you could by yourself a debris trailer as I call them. If you ever buy a enclosed you will be in love.
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2002 Chevy 1500HD Kandy Green on 22's
2008 Chevy 1500 4dr 4WD

18' 2007 CargoMate 10th anniversary trailer (logo)
18' 2009 18' equipment trailer
20' 2010 landscape trailer
6x12 lawn trailer

2008 Kioti 4WD compact tractor w/ loader
52" Scag
48" Exmark
36" wright Velke
Bronco sulky

STIHL110
STIHLFS90R
STIHLFC90
STIHLBR600M
STIHLBR420
STIHL hedgetrimmers
STIHL pole saw
STIHL climbing saw
STIHL MS360
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