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Enclosed Trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by FootHills Landscape, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. FootHills Landscape

    FootHills Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    What have you found in the way of 17 - 24' enclosed trailers? cost, usage, durability, brand. that kind of stuff. Thanks
     
  2. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 961

    Im considering getting a ford f250 or f350 to pull a fully loaded 7x16 enclosed tandem axel trailer. Right now I have a 07 GMC sierra 1500 with the flex fuel engine and the gas mileage is killing me. Do yall think I will get that much better mpg with the diesel. If I had to guess i would say im proab getting between 7-10 mpg with the sierra. I would also like the heavier truck for the bigger payload.
     
  3. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 961

    lol, ok that was supposed to be a new thread lol sry about that
     
  4. FootHills Landscape

    FootHills Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    no problem. ill answer your question while im at it. if you get a 7.3 deisel f250 you will get about 21mpg. so pulling a trailer would be around 18 or 19.
     
  5. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 826

    Foothills, Nice business name!

    That's the same name as my business too. :cool2:
     
  6. FootHills Landscape

    FootHills Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    nice. Its actually FootHills Lawn & Landscape but it didnt fit when i created my account. Where are you located?
     
  7. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 826

    Mine is Foothills Landscapes. I'm in Canton GA about 40 miles north of Atlanta.
     
  8. FootHills Landscape

    FootHills Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Cool. im up in Fort collins colorado. about an hour north of denver
     

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