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Old 11-27-2003, 06:21 PM
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New business questions

Planning out the new LC business and wondering what size trailer to start off with.

I will be carrying a lawn aerator, power rake, a couple of push mowers, a lawn vacum, timmer, backpack blower, fuel cans, debris bins, tool box. I will also have to haul whatever bags of leaves or cuttings/debris that will not fit into the back of the 6.5 ft box of my 1/2 ton (Chev c1500 Silverado)

Here are my questions;

* Should it have 2', 4' or no sides. Mesh or solid sides?
* Should I purchase with a double axel or is single sufficient?
* Is it recommended to have electric brakes?
* Is having a side and a rear ramp advantageous?
* What can you do for the winter months with the trailer?

Any other advice for this rookie is welcomed.


Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-28-2003, 06:20 PM
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Hi JarrodsDad,

Here is a post that may be helpful.

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Old 11-28-2003, 06:20 PM
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Opinions will vary, but I think for now you would be fine with 6.5'by 12' Single axle.
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Old 11-28-2003, 06:46 PM
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single axle trailors tow like crap
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Old 11-28-2003, 10:23 PM
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They may not tow the best but they serve their purpose. You dont need the best when your just starting out. (no heavy loads) Good way to financial ruin. I guess capescaper you have all double/tandem. you must have deep pockets or run one crew. when starting out or running multiple crews single axles have there place. Again opinions will vary... like I said opinons will vary.......
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Old 11-29-2003, 08:50 AM
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* What can you do for the winter months with the trailer?
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Old 12-01-2003, 09:03 AM
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Thanks for all the replies.

After reading through this great site and seeing the pictures, I have decided on the following features ;

- 7'X12'
- Electric brakes.
- 4' side and 7' rear entrance ramps
- Wood decking

BUT I still need advice on whether to go to 2' or 4 foot sides. It would be great to have solid sides on a 2' and 2' mesh on top of that but the manufacturer only makes mesh or solid sides.

Are there any opinions about 2' or 4' sides?

I hope you can help.

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