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Old 09-28-2012, 06:19 PM
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personally I'd go with a local fabricator. We have a Leonard 6.5x14 tandem, Kaufman 6.5x16 tandem, and local built 5x12 and tandem lo-boy equipment trailer. The prices and quality of the local built stuff are above excellent, plus all of the money stays local too.
how would i find a local fabricator of trailers?
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:24 PM
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how would i find a local fabricator of trailers?
know any welders or anyone that works at a machine shop? Our yellow pages has a section for 'metal fabricators' or google it.

The best thing about working with someone local (outside of supporting local business) is you can get it EXACTLY how you want it. I wish I would have gotten all of our stuff custom instead of just the last two. Better steel, custom lengths, baskets exactly how you want them, where you want them....
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:53 PM
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isnt that going to be real expensive?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:10 PM
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well, in 2010 we needed a little smaller trailer to pull with a 1/2 ton, and get got a 5x12 w/3500lb axle, no brakes, 2' mesh sides, front locking basket (holds 5 gal cans), custom trimmer racks and 2" oak decking for $875. I don't think that's too bad.... of course prices vary upon location.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:46 PM
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hello thank you gcbailey that is a good price

im finding some local dealers now, and im wondering which brands are good?
BRI - MAR (i think theyre good cause ive seen alot of them)
NNT
Carry on
Lark
Sure trac
TNA

any of those brands good?
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:27 PM
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where are you located? The "big" brands around here are: Leonard, Kaufman, Big Tex, Gatormade...
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:02 PM
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well, in 2010 we needed a little smaller trailer to pull with a 1/2 ton, and get got a 5x12 w/3500lb axle, no brakes, 2' mesh sides, front locking basket (holds 5 gal cans), custom trimmer racks and 2" oak decking for $875. I don't think that's too bad.... of course prices vary upon location.
I wish I could find someone to build me a 6.5 x 12 like that, of course mine is already too small and I just sized up from a 5x10 this past spring.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:03 PM
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yea im in maryland
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:12 PM
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I would recommend a tube steel frame with a 6000lbs Axle that way your not worried about that extra big load that you WILL encounter.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:25 PM
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My state handles "homemade" and professionally manufactured trailer registrations differently. I forget all the details, but be sure to check with your DMV before you have someone go and weld up a trailer for you. The guy who built mine had a trailer design that had already gone through the DMV process and I just had him build one up for me with some material and minor design changes. It goes a lot quicker when they have a jig set up for laying them out and welding them. I would think that it would be cost prohibitive to have a fabricator do it all from scratch, without having a design and jig already.
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