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Old 07-23-2013, 10:36 AM
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Want to update everyone and say thanks for your input/feedbacks. We've placed a order for Wells Cargo 8.5x18 Enclosed trailer. We should get it in 6 - 8 weeks.

The trailer will fit all our needs and will be dual use for our lawn service and tow Model A/F1 trucks ( yep they fit in 18 Ft pretty good).

Again - thanks!
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:53 AM
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Want to update everyone and say thanks for your input/feedbacks. We've placed a order for Wells Cargo 8.5x18 Enclosed trailer. We should get it in 6 - 8 weeks.

The trailer will fit all our needs and will be dual use for our lawn service and tow Model A/F1 trucks ( yep they fit in 18 Ft pretty good).

Again - thanks!
How much did it run you if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:43 PM
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did u get extendedt ounge?
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:12 AM
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@truckn - nope I dont ... it was close to 9.5k out of door and I pretty much got everything I want/need with it.

got 5200 axles, ext tongue, 2 fans, elec, lights, 48' door, upgrade rims/tires, upgrade flooring/walls, led lights and so forth. also added custom battery/winch box siting on ext tongue w/ hole thru it to inside cargo ( will be using it for our model a/F1 trucks ).
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:24 PM
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Sounds like a great trailer, it might take some getting used to and you may not like manuvering it at first, but it is worth it.

I got an 8.5x18 with a 3 foot tounge making it 21 feet long and I love it. At first I would get a little annoyed after coming from a 7x14 open, but it was worth it for me. I use it for snowmobiles in the winter also Good thing you got the 5200 axles, they are an abosulte must for a trailer this size. I even bent the axles on just a 7x14 that had only 3500 axles. it wore through tires and bearings like crazy.

Make sure you have enough truck for that trailer fully loaded though.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:27 PM
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I am a very forgetful person, I tend to space things and have a one tracked mind. So the reason I like the enclosed the best is because I dont have to unload every night and pack up every morning. Since I do more than just mowing, I always had to remember different things for jobs I was doing that day at mowing customers houses. I would always forget something or wish I had other tools/equipment with me, and I would kill my productivity and have to explain to customers that I didnt have all the tools for random things they would ask me to do on the spot. Now with my enclosed trailer I have just about everything inside it and it STAYS in there. No more having to load up and remember everything in the morning.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:11 AM
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We have an 8.5 X 20 Doolittle trailer.

Some of the upgrades we chose were:
taller height
3/4" plywood walls
5200 lb axles
extended tongue
"boggy" Wheels for the very back to prevent bottoming out
in floor spare tire
spray in bed liner for the floor and 2' up the walls.
we also did screwless panels

Here are some photos.
On the right side from back to front we have a trash can, trimmer holder, racks for hedge trimmers / chain saws the side door.
On the front we built shelving the top is made for milk crates (belts, straps, safety equipment and 2 cycle oil and the last is for chain saw chains, chaps etc.
The left side water jug, 3 blower racks, 2 racks one for 2 cycle and the other a back pack sprayer, 3 hand tool racks and then a tool box. Above everything is an extension ladder.
We can carry a 21, 36, 52 and 2 riders.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:57 AM
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We have an 8.5 X 20 Doolittle trailer.

Some of the upgrades we chose were:
taller height
3/4" plywood walls
5200 lb axles
extended tongue
"boggy" Wheels for the very back to prevent bottoming out
in floor spare tire
spray in bed liner for the floor and 2' up the walls.
we also did screwless panels

Here are some photos.
On the right side from back to front we have a trash can, trimmer holder, racks for hedge trimmers / chain saws the side door.
On the front we built shelving the top is made for milk crates (belts, straps, safety equipment and 2 cycle oil and the last is for chain saw chains, chaps etc.
The left side water jug, 3 blower racks, 2 racks one for 2 cycle and the other a back pack sprayer, 3 hand tool racks and then a tool box. Above everything is an extension ladder.
We can carry a 21, 36, 52 and 2 riders.
Have you had any issues with your hedge trimmers leaking when stored vertically? I had built a racks that held four vertically but they would dip very slowly over time. I can see some spots under your trimmers and wonder if your having the same issue.

Where is your gas stored or folding ladders for trimming hedges? I like the idea of having wheels to prevent the tail of the trailer from bottoming out. Can you post a picture of the wheels?
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:56 AM
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thanks for pictures @beck

& I agree w/ plantscapesolution on pics - would love to see them if possible!
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:28 PM
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For the step ladder we have not put in a rack for it.
As for the spots on the floor they are from the chain saw bar oil. I have not noticed the hedge trimmers leaking.
We typically only carry 2-cycle gas with us and that is in one of the two "boxes" on the left side of the trailer. The other holds a backpack sprayer with round-up.

sorry this pic is upside down but I hope you can get the idea
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