enclosed trailer question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by gmcplowtruck, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
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    looking for an enclosed trailer think i narrowed down to a pace thinking 7x18 but theres an 8 x18 what do you guys think use im goining to be ordering this week so all comments are welcomed thanks guys
     
  2. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a 2009 Pace 8.5 x 20 V-Nose with the smooth no rivet sides.

    While more expensive than other trailers you get what you pay for. All wiring run through plastic conduit, no open wiring, completely undercoated and quality construction.

    You won't be sorry buying a Pace.

    Definitely get the 8.5 wide. 7Feet wide is too narrow and you'll wish you had gotten the wide deal.
     
  3. aird208

    aird208 LawnSite Member
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    I would go for the 8x18, we currently use a 7x16 and that extra foot would be very nice to have at times. Its better to have too much room than not enough.
     
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree, go as wide as you can. It will make it much easier to move around mowers and stuff in the trailer to get hand tools, trimmers, and what not.
     
  5. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
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    but what about towing is it harder to see around manuever
     
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Towing mirrors on your truck? If so, it shouldnt be a problem. May take a little getting used to, but that will probably come pretty quick
     
  7. fireman9

    fireman9 LawnSite Member
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    I own a Pace 8.5x20 and yes it's kind of hard to see around when backing into some tight driveways and I do have towing mirrors.
    I run baggers in the fall and I'll tell you that you'll love the extra width to get around inside and both my machines (61" cut)fit between the wheel wells with the blower and bagger, no problem.
    Before this I had an open 7.6x16 nice to manuver but I don't miss loading and unloading every day, having to lock everything whenever you'd stop for lunch, wondering if D.O.T was going to stop and check for straps and tiedowns everywhere, and when winter comes everything is still in it's place.
     
  8. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
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    the one im looking at is the 8 x18 not the 8.5x18 but thats y im upgrading from my open to an enclosed to lock it up and have winter storage and no loading and unloading i have a dump with wider mirrors but my pickup dont thanks
     
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    i would definitly go with the wider!

    im waiting for my 8.5x18 with V-nose to come in any day now!!

    i see in yur sig you have a Mustang 2040. i have a 2044(love tht lil skid)
     
  10. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    yeah its a good little machine i do alot with it
     

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