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Old 03-28-2013, 01:05 PM
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Trailer brand?

I am buying a 16' tandem open utility trailer and can't decide if I want the tubular sides or angle iron, then I'm stuck between Doolittle which is 2 minutes from my house or Big Tex? Doolittle runs between 2,000 and 2,500 and I'm not sure about pricing for Big Tex.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:03 PM
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I got a quote from a Big Tex dealer and they where around $3500+ for a 16' tandem axle trailer. I went with an off name and I got square tube and I got mine for $2700 with all my options.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:39 PM
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I called the big tex dealer, they want $2500 for the 7000 lb gross weight. It's not far off from the Doolittle which I was quoted around $2300 and its gross weight capacity is 5200.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:16 PM
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Get square tube if you plan to bolt or weld racks to the top rails. Angle iron has to be braced or reinforced if heavier racks/equipment are mounted to it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:21 PM
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I called the big tex dealer, they want $2500 for the 7000 lb gross weight. It's not far off from the Doolittle which I was quoted around $2300 and its gross weight capacity is 5200.
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If you add brakes to the second axle they will rate it for 7000.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:39 PM
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That's good to know thanks
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:49 AM
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I guess I'm going for a 16' Doolittle
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:57 AM
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I'd go for the Doolittle, though angle iron needs some bracing if you mount any heavy equipment brackets, the tube steel also weighs more. Your total GVWR is going to be 7000 at most and a 16' trailer will weigh anywhere from 800-1200 lbs empty. When it comes to hauling mulch and such, you want every pound you can get to be under the GVWR so you don't bend axles.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:22 AM
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Thanks. The guy at the dealer days tandem axle tires wear down more than single especially when doing residential work in and out of neighborhoods. I've only had single axle, what do you think about the tire wear?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:37 PM
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I got my trailer from this company called Tiger Trailers out of Texas. I got a 12foot by 6 foot double axle trailer for roughly $1750. I called around when i was wanting to buy and this was by far the cheapest. Very strong trailer, came with 2 inch tubes around the top, its built very strong!
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