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Old 04-08-2010, 10:21 PM
Shoreline Shoreline is offline
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I have an 8X16 enclosed and really regret not getting one with a V nose. Fuel economy is horrendous for me right now and it's harder on the transmission with any amount of wind. I still need to build some shelves inside the trailer to get stuff off the floor but that's about it.

Whatever you do, absolutely get a V nose and get the ramp as the back door.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:33 PM
bobhardt bobhardt is offline
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Originally Posted by SimonCX View Post
Personally I love my enclosed the only thing I regret is not buying alittle bigger because that 2 ft doesn't look like a big deal until you start loading everything. Like previous posts it keeps things out of the elements, extra storage, and the most important how many times have you been in a nice neighborhood and you have to go piss with no where to go, that empty gatorade bottle comes in handy.
Amen on the Gatorade bottle!
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:40 PM
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always loved the idea of the enclosed trailer, and have toyed with it for years. Most of my buddies in the biz have them. I run Walkers and have a custom built with 2 ramps, 1 goes into the truck and 1 going into the trailer. we take alot of grass, and I'm too old to be lugging barrels. I like being able to back my mower into the truck bed and dump, but that's just me
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:43 PM
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We use both on large HOA properties and prefer open trailers all day long. All of the equipment on open trailer is locked so the only thing they could get is gas or hand tools and we haven't had any loss in 10 years. The blowers and trimmers and chain saws are in the 2ft x 2ft cage and the trimmers are
all on individual locks off the side. We lock the tail gates up if there are mowers not being used that are on the trailer. The big advantage on the closed trailer is not needed to cover it every time you think it is going to rain. The air drag on those are terrible and .....towing truck used fuel big time.We operate on the idea that we don't take all of our belonging with us so our trailer are on the smaller side.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:45 PM
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with an enclosed you wouldnt have to load and unload at the end of every day. just park ther trailer wherever and its set for the next day
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:08 AM
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I would love a enclosed, besides the hassle of fuel and such, other than that, it seems like a great investment. And Id leave all my stuff in it!! Much easier than loading every day!!
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:13 AM
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love my enclosed!! i kept my open for hauling crap~
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:42 AM
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For the fueling problem I went to Norther Tool and they had two L shaped 45gal fuel tanks for like $300 and they fit perfectly together so one is diesel and one gas. But you can also just buy one big one.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:22 AM
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Get yourself about 3-4 gas stations to mow. Then when you're at the stations mowing each week, you fill up the mowers. Kill two birds with one stone.
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