Enclosed Trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Oakleaf landscape, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

    Okay guys I really need some help here. I am going to buy me an enclosed trailer before spring but I don't know which one to buy. I was set on a brand new 2011 8.5x20 from a manufacture georgia. But I had somebody tell me that it was a POS. Granted it was only 4400 and thats with an extended tung and 7.5ft tall and 5200lb axles. Now iv found a 2004 Haulmark with the same specs for 4500. Do I buy an older trailer from a quality manufacture or do I buy the new trailer that might be a POS? Granted i'm still looking around but I can't find much that's in my budget.

    Also if you know of any other quality manufactures please tell me.

    What is the manufacture of your enclosed trailer too?
  2. bcg717

    bcg717 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I use a Horton Hauler 16' , I've had it for 3 years now and never once have had a problem with it.
  3. M.M.A. Mowing

    M.M.A. Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    I use a 7x14 tandem interstate load runner, great trailer. They also have a interstate 20x8 I believe for 4300. Look for a trailers plus near you.
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  4. Pinecone91

    Pinecone91 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    We have done a lot of research lately and a few key points need to be addressed:

    *Torsion axles as opposed to springs

    *Studs at 16" as opposed to 24"

    *Curved roof as opposed to flat so roof can move a bit if needed since the trailer is not actually one piece

    *Just becasue it reads as a 7 x 14 (for example), it may actually only be 6.5 x 10 if due to interior fender wells, door frame and so on.

    *Height may be listed as 6' but once the frame is taken into account, it is really 5'7 - low enough to be a bother after time.

    There are a few other key points but the above three are big.
  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    I have a Pace, it's been worked hard and has held up well.
  6. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,102

    Do you have a summit or cargo sport?
  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    It's an 06 Cargo Sport, 8.5X20.
  8. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,102

    Yours should be all on 16" on centers and 5200lb axles .Do you have any issues towing that wide of a trailer .Don't know if you ever pulled a 7' wide trailer but if you had was there alot of difference's in fitting places with that larger width opposed to the narrower width? Some area's I run in the streets are tight and parking is limited.
  9. rlong97150

    rlong97150 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 110

    I did a lot of research before I bought mine and though I was tempted by some of the lower cost trailers, I went with a Pace Summit. Here was the price breakdown on mine.

    Trailer 6,091.00 2010 Pace Summit 820TA2 White (7k axles)
    Spare tire 110.00 White rim spare tire for compartment
    Tire Compartment 125.00 Inside tire compartment
    D-rings 72.00 Total of 6 D-rings
    Extra Height 200.00 6 inches of extra height
    Wide Axle 114.00 81 inches between wheel wells
    Side Ramp 572.00 60 inch side ramp curbside
    Entry Door 0.00 36 inch side door roadside
    Counter 170.00 Counter - 24 inches
    Light Switch 18.00 (2) 3 way light switches at roadside door and rear door
    Loading Lights 50.00 (2) Quartz loading lights on rear header of trailer
    Switch 19.00 Switch for rear loading lights
    Total 7,541.00 (before 300.00 rebate)

    I have been very happy with it for the short 6 months that I have owned it. :)

    Here is a link to a picture of it. http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=3857033&postcount=26


    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  10. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    I have never pulled a 7' wide trailer, only my 16' open trailer.

    The 8.5' wide is not a problem for me, for other folks maybe but not me.

    What I mean is sometimes on narrow roads oncoming cars will just about run off the road. :laugh: Come on, it's not that wide. :laugh:

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