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Old 10-13-2013, 09:41 AM
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What Size Trailer? Have 2 Walkers, a Scag walkbehind, push blower and push mower

I am in desperate need of a new enclosed trailer-please help me figure out what size to buy.

My problem: I have more equipment than space

I've got a 48 & 52inch Walker Mower, a 36inch Scag, a 21inch Honda push mower a huge Billy Goat push blower, two backpack blowers, two hedge trimmers & 3 trimmers.

What size trailer should I get?
I've been leaning towards a 8.5x16 with a v-nose.
Should I go bigger?
Maybe 8.5x18?

The price difference for a couple extra feet is pretty insignificant.
I am upgrading from my 6x10 enclosed trailer and can not wait!

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:56 AM
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Atleast 18, if not 20. Walkers are what, 7 foot a piece? Plus a walk behind. An 18 v nose is actually 20 which should fit you nicely
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:22 AM
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My 20' holds 3-Toro Z-master 60" perfectly.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:25 AM
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Walker mt are 91 inches or 7.6 feet rounding up. So your at over 15 feet for the walkers. If you go to a 8.5 wide you can put your SCAG and blower beside one of your Walker. If you stack nose to tail you will need a 20. We have a 8x18 and can Cary 2 Walker and are 21 and push blower and still have plenty of room.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:32 AM
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I gotta thank you guys for shining the light on my situation.
I likely would have been shooting myself in the foot getting a 16footer.
Most places around here sell either 8.5x16 or 8.5x20's. Looks like my decision just got easier.

I think I will have to really focus on my driving in the short term until I get comfortable.
There are a few spots in town where I think things are tight with my 6x10.
Doubling the trailer size is going to be a worthwhile learning process.
What I am really looking forward to is having everything with me everywhere I go.
That will be a huge stress relief!
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:37 AM
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Something no one addressed is your truck. You will need to consider what the total weight of the trailer fully loaded will be. Is your truck going to be able to handle it?
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:09 AM
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Like said above, can your truck handle the load? Im your situation i would probably get the 20'.... don't hear people complain about having too much enclosed trailer room very often. Also, the price difference from 18' to 20' isn't huge so yeah.

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Old 10-13-2013, 11:28 AM
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I've got a 2012 F350 6.2 Reg Cab/Long Bed with a Downeaster Dump insert.
I think the truck can haul the set up, though I'll be looking for a new dually dump truck in the near future. I'd really like to move to diesel if possible.

It looks like going big is the way to go. We've eliminated the 16 footer and now the difference between a 18 and 20 foot trailer is a matter of a couple hundred bucks.

I'm going for the 20 Footer

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Good choice
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:28 PM
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Sounds like you have it figured out. I would love to move to an enclosed set-up. Then I could just drop the trailer at the end of the day. Plus it would open up ton of garage space. Post some pics if you can and let us see your new set-up.
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