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Enclosed trailer thoughts, decisions

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Martsmth, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    Will try & remember to take a pic... pretty sure it was 16ft. But it also has 5ft wire mesh enclosure around the sides.

    BTW... what's with the wife's breast comment? Seems rude to comment on a man's wifes breast.
  2. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    Also.... nice rig.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You'll have to take that up with Topsites. He said it, not me.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Thanks. I keep it well maintained.
  5. jlhnumber1

    jlhnumber1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Buying an enclosed trailer for use as a way to transport and store your equipment is definetly a good idea. Keep im mind though the trailers are heavy when empty so this really does play into a factor with the truck that you are using to pull it. I have a 2006 dodge quadcab 1500 with the 5.7 hemi and a Haulin 7x16 enclosed trailer. I have no problems with the power to tow it and with the brake controller set right no problems stoping it, but when I load my trailer with my 727A John Deere ZTR, and hand equipment the ZTR has to be placed just right or there is either to much weight on the truck on not enough. I would say as long as you are hauling one ZTR you will be fine but anymore than that and you will need at least a 1 ton pickup.
  6. Martsmth

    Martsmth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Thank you all for your comments and advice.....looks like we're probably gonna make arrangements on one of these (a haulmark 7x16') sometime this week, if things work out. We're currently running one truck, the 1500....our next truck (hopefully before spring) will be a 2500/250 series. If things all come together, the 2500 will pull the enclosed on a regular basis while the 1500 will pull the open trailer. If/when neccessary, our 1500 shouldn't have any problem pulling the enclosed....it just won't get the job of pulling the enclosed around daily.

    Thanks again for your input....I'll throw up some pics when we pick her up!

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  7. crhoades68

    crhoades68 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 71

    I think you have made the right decision. The dual axles should make a big difference since the truck will be less stressed versus a single axle trailer (assuming the trailer is loaded properly).

    I pull a 7 x 14 enclosed with dual torsion axles and brakes with an '07 Toyota Tacoma V6. I'm only hauling a single ZTR (1200 lbs) and miscellaneous equipment.

    I was in the same position of no storage and this has been the ideal solution.

    BTW, I bought a used, smaller open trailer to haul mulch. Not always convenient but it works.
  8. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 2,313

    How do you like that 24' trailer. I know Brickman uses all 24' trailers but that seems like so much trailer to lug around every day. I may get an enclosed down the road and am considering either a 20' or a 24'. My biggest concern would be getting it into tight areas and into residential yards. I would hate to park it in the road all the time and cause traffic jams. I have some jobs that I don't even think I could get an enclose trailer on, especially a 24'.
  9. Big Wes

    Big Wes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 247

    The trailer is great. It's a non issue as far as parking in the street while working. I really don't care about making cars slow down or stop to let someone thru. People tend to drive to fast in the neighborhood anyway.

    Culdersac's can be an issue if they tight. I have one that so tight, I opt to back down the road. Otherwise the security of everything out of view / weather, and being able to lock things up is great.

    I can only suggest to buy bigger than you think you need, you'll thank yourself later.
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Wow Topsites...lots of incorrect info in this post!

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