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Old 09-08-2004, 07:45 AM
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24 foot enclosed trailer

Hi guys,

I just picked up a new 24' Contential Cargo enclosed trailer. Any of you have problems manuevering yours? I already broke one of the lights on the side of the roof (hit one of the trees alittle trying to get it out of my tight driveway this morning.

I'm wondering if I should get a 20 footer or if there isn't much difference in how "huge" it feels.

I have it for a demo for the rest of this week.. And I'll have to see how it does getting around the accounts..
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:19 AM
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We use 18s & 20s. They seem to be the best for getting around with.
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:51 AM
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Some people like enclosed and some like open better. I think its more of a personal preferance. I like the open to get to what I need very quickly. Not having to go inside to get stuff. I have a place to back the trailer under to keep it out of the weather when not being used so that isn't an issue for me.

An enclosed would be a nice pull around billboard for advertisement though. Positives and negatives for both.
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:53 AM
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As soon as I have enought dough together, enclosed is going to be the way to go. Its much easier to keep things out of the weather, and you dont have to unload at night. Plus, its your biggest contribution to advertisement.
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:22 AM
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The 5.4 and auto, that may be alittle under powerd if you have lots of hills.
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:26 PM
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lets see some new pics of it with ur F350!
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:55 PM
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Continental Cargo
8'6" x 24' (26 at front of V) V nose car hauler with side door and rear ramp.

Here are some pictures..




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Old 09-08-2004, 07:56 PM
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Nice trailer, but pulling that around to all my accounts would be a major headache around here.
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:02 PM
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Yea its been a pita for me today.. BUT, the good out weighs the bad.. We are getting all of the rain from Frances right now.. Got soaked on my last account and loaded everything into a dry trailer.. It's sweet!

Alittle hard to back it up though. Not the turning part but more of a problem figuring out exactly where the back of it is and how its lining up with the driveway/road I want to back into..
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:11 PM
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Hey, its nice, and if it works go for it.

Its just way to big for what i need.

BTW whats the For that thing?
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