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Old 03-06-2014, 12:48 PM
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I'm planning on adding a new enclosed trailer to my fleet this season and have been checking prices in my area and elsewhere. I'm looking to get an 8.5'x 16' with ramp gate and a flat nose. In my area these are going for 7k and up (with tandem 3,500lb axles). Similar trailers in the south I see new for just a little more than half that before taxes. I was in contact with a dealer in Georgia who said he could have me out the door for under 4k. even with shipping or me driving 15 hours to pick one up this is still a big savings . Any of you guys know why they would be so much cheaper down there??
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:36 PM
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:06 PM
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Hey man I got one out of Georgia and what everone wanted 7500 for I got for 4200
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:40 PM
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I just bought one locally. For me it was 950 miles each way to pick it up. On the way down I could probably get 15mpg with my half ton, but on the way back with that trailer I would be I would be lucky to get 10 so thats -

158 gallons fuel X $3.50= $553.00
1 hotel room= $80.00
TOTAL= $633.00

Plus 2000 miles wear and tear on your truck and the possibility of breakdown if your not driving a newer truck.

If you still feel like your coming out ahead, then go for it. For me the difference was only about $500 so I just bought locally in case I have a problem I can go right back to him and he is also my Gravely and Stihl dealer.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:43 PM
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If your interested my guy could probably do a 16ft for alot less than $7K. PM me if you want his info. Im probably only a few hrs from you.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:54 PM
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The GA deals for GA manufactures is legit, I'm at the plants all the time. I see pick up's towing their new trailers to all of the northern states. Take a trip to the beach and bring one back.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:47 PM
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Make sure it has brakes on both axles. Required in CT. Compare the construction also. My 8x20 enclosed has floor joists 12"o.c. and wall studs 16"o.c. A lot of cheaper trailers run 24"o.c. That may be fine for the occasional car hauling, but not for daily use. Otherwise, go get a good deal.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:07 PM
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I would highly recommend not buying any trailer made in Georgia, almost every manufacturer is crap! Pay the extra money and it will last 4 times longer.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:42 AM
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I'm planning on adding a new enclosed trailer to my fleet this season and have been checking prices in my area and elsewhere. I'm looking to get an 8.5'x 16' with ramp gate and a flat nose. In my area these are going for 7k and up (with tandem 3,500lb axles). Similar trailers in the south I see new for just a little more than half that before taxes. I was in contact with a dealer in Georgia who said he could have me out the door for under 4k. even with shipping or me driving 15 hours to pick one up this is still a big savings . Any of you guys know why they would be so much cheaper down there??
Just priced a 8.5x18 $4300 for standard
I am adding 5200Lbs ax
6'6" door height
extended tong
48" side door

Price on that I will get Monday
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:21 PM
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I thought about it until I read this http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ctory+trailers This is a nightmare I do not want to encounter.
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