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Old 04-28-2014, 03:32 PM
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Also need to know what vehicle he has to pull the trailer smaller trucks cannot handle to much
any half ton on up can handle a 16-18ft trailer hauling two mowers and some other equipment no problem. Would a 3/4 ton be better... yes, but the half ton is fine. I've done it plenty of times.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:34 PM
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I pull with an f-150 with the tow package, and my mom will have a hard time for me wanting to get a 12' trailer even though i may need it in the future because it is not a necessity at the moment. The 8' is too small and a 10' trailer is not that long. Even in a year i can sell the 10' for almost what i paid for it if i need to. Good point on the a-frame trailer. Keep the suggestion coming.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:31 PM
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I've had two big tex traikers and live them not to mention when you go sell it they hold their value especially when they hear it's a bigtex. But anyways have a 6x12 and actually wish I had a 6x14! I have a 50" dixie chopper and a 36 tt and it's real tight !
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:17 PM
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I pull with an f-150 with the tow package, and my mom will have a hard time for me wanting to get a 12' trailer even though i may need it in the future because it is not a necessity at the moment. The 8' is too small and a 10' trailer is not that long. Even in a year i can sell the 10' for almost what i paid for it if i need to. Good point on the a-frame trailer. Keep the suggestion coming.
Yeah you gotta keep in mind the space you have at home I suppose. Hadn't really thought about that. When I was 19, me and two buddies bought a 22 foot camper and my parents just about s h i t their pants when I brought it home and parked it in the driveway
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:42 PM
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Define smaller truck.

My 150 pulls a 7 x 16. Or 18 I can't remember
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:05 PM
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Yeah you gotta keep in mind the space you have at home I suppose. Hadn't really thought about that. When I was 19, me and two buddies bought a 22 foot camper and my parents just about s h i t their pants when I brought it home and parked it in the driveway
Haha, i don't think my parents will let me keep it in the drive way, but i live on 2 acres, and there is plenty of room for a 10'-18' trailer. I could even fit a tractor trailer in my driveway because it is pretty good size.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:30 PM
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Found this:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...specifications

Local HD has one in stock, seriously considering it. Thoughts?
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:09 PM
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Found this:
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Local HD has one in stock, seriously considering it. Thoughts?
I know you are on a budget, this trailer is better than the first line you posted imo. If you are just hauling mowers, not a bad trailer. If you want to do mulch, not so good. If you plan on doing mulch and clean ups I would look for something like this trailer:

http://www.trailersuperstore.com/tra...igh-mesh-sides
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I started out with a 5x10 and ended up with a 5x14 before I ended up getting a storage space other than my garage....I used my garage as my shop space, which limited me to a 5 foot wide trailer due to the width of the actual garage door, a 6 foot wide trailer with wheel wells wouldnt fit
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