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Old 02-27-2000, 11:35 PM
BLUECAR202 BLUECAR202 is offline
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I was wondering if i am able to pull a trailer. For the past few years I could ride to customers houses in town, but want to expand. What type of trailer should I get and where could I buy it. I have a 52" wright stander w/ 22 kohlar, stihl trimmers and blower, echo stick edger and mcLane walk behind edger. Thanks in advance for your suggestions, since I am only 18
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Old 02-27-2000, 11:41 PM
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You should be able to pull a 5x10 trailer with no trouble at all. I'm assuming the Buick has a 3.8 v-6. Slap a trailer hitch on it and go to town. If you could trade it and buy a small truck that would be better but hey, run what ya brung right!!!<p>Homer
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Old 02-27-2000, 11:54 PM
BLUECAR202 BLUECAR202 is offline
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Yeah, it has a 3.8 v6 and a hitch. What about the suspension and handling aspects. Does anyone know where I can buy a 5x10? How Much am I looking at? Should I get side rails? Thanks a lot
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Old 02-27-2000, 11:58 PM
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A 5 x 10 should cost in the neighborhood of $525.00-$550.00 with a gate. Your suspension should handle the load, if not buy a set of air shocks for the car. Distribute the load right and you should not even have to do that. You need to look in your Heavy Equipment Trader magazine, should be a bunch of trailers in there or ads for new ones.<p>Homer
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Old 02-28-2000, 07:59 AM
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I think you'd be better off selling your mid sized Le Sabre & get a mid -80's caprice or Impala with a 305 or 350 V-8 for $800. It will pull an even bigger trailer with no worries. Your V-6 will only take so much before wearing out. <br>Or better yet buy a 77-87 Chevy half ton 2wd for $1000 or less. Then you'll have a bed too to haul stuff & make $$ with. Older 2wd pickups are EVERYWHERE. Spend a little extra & do it right; you can grow alot with the same truck. A car limits you from the start. I'd sell it & put the cash towards a truck.<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>
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Old 02-28-2000, 08:08 AM
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I'd sell the car and get a pick-up.<p>As far as the car having enough power...please! Those 3800 GM's run stronger than some of my Dodge V-8's.
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Old 02-28-2000, 08:11 AM
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If you're planning on looking for, and purchasing a trailer anyway, then it's not any more agravation to look for, and purchase a pickup. My partner and I had our own cars our first year (we were 18 as well)and our second year my partner traded his Escort GT in for a Ranger. What a difference. The following year I traded my Mustang in for a Nissan P/U. We used those two trucks for 5 years. We switched to 3/4 ton 4x4's when we decided to plow snow instead of continue snowblowing driveways. <p>Depending on the angle of a tailgate ramp, you might not even require a trailer at all if you get yourself a truck this year. Just run your mower right up into the bed. (Probably easier with a rider than with a stander though)<p>Good Luck.<p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>
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Old 02-28-2000, 06:07 PM
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I WOULD GET A TRUCK THAT CAR IS ONLY GOING TO HURT BUSINESS IF YOUR IN BUSINESS YOU HAVE TO LOOK THE PART. I WORKED FOR A HOUSE BUILDER THAT INCEASED ON A NEW TRUCK AFTER ALL HIS CUSTOMERS NEEDED TO BE IMPRESSED? YA !!<p>I WONDERED IF THOSE CUSTOMERS WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE 550.00 MONTHLY PAYMENTS PUT IT THIS WAY THE GUY DOES'NT BUILD HOUSES ANY MORE.<p>YOU SHOULD BUY A CHEAP TRUCK WITH A NICE BODY TRY ONE OF THOSE USED TRUCK BOOKS AT THE NEWS STAND A USED UTILITY TRUCK (LIGHT COMPANY THAT IS ) THEY ARE WELL TAKIN CARE OF AND ARE A BASIC COLOR SLAP SOME PRO. VINYL LETTERING ON IT AND START RUNNIN . I THINK THE TRUCK WOULD SURFICE FOR HAULING THE STANDER THAT CAR JUST SOUNDS UNPROFESSIONIAL BUT YOU HAVE TO DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE .
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Old 02-28-2000, 06:07 PM
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I WOULD GET A TRUCK THAT CAR IS ONLY GOING TO HURT BUSINESS IF YOUR IN BUSINESS YOU HAVE TO LOOK THE PART. I WORKED FOR A HOUSE BUILDER THAT INCEASED ON A NEW TRUCK AFTER ALL HIS CUSTOMERS NEEDED TO BE IMPRESSED? YA !!<p>I WONDERED IF THOSE CUSTOMERS WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE 550.00 MONTHLY PAYMENTS PUT IT THIS WAY THE GUY DOES'NT BUILD HOUSES ANY MORE.<p>YOU SHOULD BUY A CHEAP TRUCK WITH A NICE BODY TRY ONE OF THOSE USED TRUCK BOOKS AT THE NEWS STAND A USED UTILITY TRUCK (LIGHT COMPANY THAT IS ) THEY ARE WELL TAKIN CARE OF AND ARE A BASIC COLOR SLAP SOME PRO. VINYL LETTERING ON IT AND START RUNNIN . I THINK THE TRUCK WOULD SURFICE FOR HAULING THE STANDER THAT CAR JUST SOUNDS UNPROFESSIONIAL BUT YOU HAVE TO DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE . <p>
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