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Enclosed trailer thoughts, decisions

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

  1. Kustom Kutz

    Kustom Kutz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I have used every size and type of trailer there is at one time or another. The trailer that I try to keep hooked to my truck (2002 Chevy 1500HD) at all times is a 18' CargoMate enclsed. I have every tool that I might possibly need at my disposal on every job. Everything has a place on the trailer, stays dry and secure. I bought my trailer because I live in a condo with no storage, but I think they are the only way to go now. Make the investment and purchase a trailer. You won't know how you lived without one. There are ways to do all of your equipment racks like mine and save ALOT of money. Tires and brakes aren't a "issue" they are "maintanence" which as long as you are making money will be no big deal. My tailer empty weighs around 3200# with the boxes and racks and the only thing I would change is I wish it were bigger.
     
  2. Omran&Turbo

    Omran&Turbo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    I could not say it any better than you Mr Kutz, and infact that what am planning to do buyingan enclosed trailer.
     
  3. Lazer Cut

    Lazer Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    I have been contemplating buying a 16ft enclosed but my only concern is hauling mulch. I do a lot of mulching in the spring. I have a 16ft trailer with 3ft walls now and mulch is cake work. If I got an enclosed I'd like to keep the open for cleanups and what not but don't know if money allows both.
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  4. Lazer Cut

    Lazer Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    Tell me how guys that do mulching manage this
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  5. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Lazer, the only options are get the mulch delivered, keep your open trailer, or get a dump insert for the small jobs. I run an enclosed trailer and get most of the mulch delivered or will do 2-3 yard runs with the truck but that gets old quick. Going to pick up an open trailer this spring for around a grand and be done with it.
     
  6. Kustom Kutz

    Kustom Kutz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I have 4 trailer 3 open (6.5x12, 7x16 and a 8x18HD) It will only be logical to kkep a open trailer if you can't afford both. Delivery is a option, but for what you'll pay for delivery fees over a year you could by yourself a debris trailer as I call them. If you ever buy a enclosed you will be in love.
     

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