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Old 08-22-2003, 01:41 PM
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16" trailer Intimidation

OK I am looking for a bigger trailer. I looked at a 16" and boy does that look long. I have mainly residential lawns and I'm wondering where you park that 16 footer?

Which would end up being 19-20" when the hitch gets put on. Put that on the back of an F250 and that makes for a lot of ground covered.

Also what about small Colder-sacks? Easy to move around? What if you have a client in one?

I may be rambling a bit here but I sure need a bigger trailer and that just looks to long.

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Old 08-22-2003, 01:55 PM
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I pull a 16ft trailer with a f-250 no problems, i park on the street, or where ever i can. If you get a 16fter after a litte practice you will be fine, after a while you wonn't even know its there.
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Old 08-22-2003, 02:41 PM
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I have a 8ft trailer and a 16ft trailer and most of the time i use the 16ft but on some accounts i have to use the 8ft to park in the driveway because the street is way too busy to park on. I pull the 16ft with an f250 also and mine comes to around 36ft long total but its easy to drive after you get use to it all.
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Old 08-22-2003, 02:56 PM
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try parking this 12'steak body 20'box trailer total length 50' then u have to put the gate down. culdesac no chance in some of them to turn around had to back out what a pain
but if u get a 16' trailer u should like it just make sure it will fit everywhere u need to go
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Old 08-22-2003, 03:02 PM
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Steve --- the 16í trailer will work just fine for you and your F-250. You will quickly learn to back it up into driveways, so the cul-de-sacs shouldnít be any problem to you if there isnít enough room to make the turn.

Find a friend who has one and take it out for an introductory spin on the weekend.
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Old 08-22-2003, 03:04 PM
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and the longer the trailer the easier it is to back....i have found
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:20 PM
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Wow 16" is really small. I think you should get a 16'

LOL!
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:23 PM
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I run a 20' open trailer and this 25' v-nose, either one is no problem. Pulled by a super duty
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:29 PM
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It will take you a little bit of getting used to, but after you go through the learning curve it won't cause you any problems. Worst case scenarios you have to back into a couple people's driveways or slightly jacknife the trailer to get the amount of turn you need.
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:32 PM
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Here's my f250 with my 7X18 trailer. I used to tow a 12 foot enclosed, and was really nervous about going to 18 feet. Actually the 18 tows much smoother, you just need to use those rear view mirrors........ Go for it...........
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