Anyone running a white trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Hawg City Lawns, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i was wondering if any of you were running a white open trailer (as in the color) i have a thing about matching truck and trailer colors and i bought a white truck so im not 100% a red trailer looks that great (plus its needing a paint job anyway) would you go with white or black?
     
  2. T.M. LAWNS

    T.M. LAWNS LawnSite Senior Member
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    Go with black. How's it going Hawg City. :drinkup:
     
  3. lyndont

    lyndont LawnSite Member
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    Just painted mine green and it turned out a lot better than I thought it would but I would go with black over white unless you want to spend a lot of time washing it. The advantage with the white one though is you wouldn't worry about someone stealing it. They usually stay away from rare colored trailers that's why I painted mine.
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  4. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    hey man its been great finally glad to get back in the swing of things after this winter... is it just me or are the weeds out in full force this year?

    yeah i dont think ive ever truely washed a trailer to be honest i think ive sprayed it off a couple of times but thats about it the problem is black is just so common ive always kinda liked standing out a little such as the whole matching colors thing there was one guy around town that use to have a white f250 with a white tandem trailer always looked pretty slick but i havent seen him around in a couple of years i might have to try this thing out but the whole sanding the red down and maybe a primer then still possibly having it show through when its white just might suck
     
  5. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
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    I'd like to see some pics of a white utility trailer if anybody is using one.
     
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    My trailer is white. I don't have a real recent pic, but this is from a few years back... The truck I pull it with now is white so it does look better together.

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    The trailer needs to be repainted again, I think it's been 3 seasons now... Yes, the white does show more grime, but really there's not that much area on an open trailer to get dirty. the wheels and the fenders are about the only areas that you can tell when they are dirty. I think rather than a repaint I'm going to go with a new trailer this time around... This old beast has been repaired many times, and repainted probably 8 times in it's life. It's really hard to get any kind of a good paint job over old paint that's constantly flaking off. Sand blasting it down to bare metal would be the only way and that's not cost effective! It's a pretty lightweight built trailer, lots of flex... It's 20' long and set up the way I want it though.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  7. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
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    Trailer looks good. Got any pics of it with the white truck?
     
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, there's several on here but I will post one later. I still don't have a recent picture of the whole rig! Always think of it when I'm working but always moving too fast and too busy to get a pic!
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  9. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
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    a buddy of mine runs white dodge trucks and white trailers like Jason Rose's picture and i think it looks great. The only dirt that really shows up is in the fenders and the front of the trailer.

    I my self run white/orange trucks with orange trailers and they do stand out.


    Black is my opinion a bad color for a trailer as they always look dull after a year and dont have a shine to them.
     

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