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Finally got the enclosed trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nobagger, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I finally got an enclosed trailer, its a 8.5x16 US Cargo. This thing is huge! 36" side door, and the extended height roof, and heavy duty rear door. Its white and I am lettering it in the next few weeks. I got a really good deal, just over$4500.00 brand new:clapping: This guy is priced really reasonable, Prozan's Trailer Sales, in Erie Pa. Every one else was well over 5k for this sized trailer.
    MY 6.5x12 is for sale if any one is interested. Its an open trailer with a full sized locking storage box on the front of the trailer. Asking $1000.00 or best offer.
  2. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Now its time for a new truck, that big trailer will put a strain on your truck if its a 94. I am sure it will be good for the rest of the season but you will want a bigger truck.
  3. Green Grass

    Green Grass LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 163

    Make sure you get some pics on here when you get it all set up
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    Sounds alot like my trailer, but 8.5x20. Paid the same price though ;) lol.... Post some pic's
  6. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    congrats mate, we just picked up our first enclosed trailer as well last week. Upgraded from a 16' open to a 8.5'x20' . Very Huge. I only wanted to go 18' but It was hard finding something on short notice in black, so my options were limited. Im glad I did now, because I have plenty of room. Still working on building storage shelves and getting things mounted but its sweet.

  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    PerfiCut L&L and RedWingsDetroit.......where did you get your trailer?
  8. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    Ended up getting mine from Jiffy Hitch in Millersville, Md. They had on on the lot that someone apparently ordered but backed out of for whatever reason. Fluke on my part, because I just called them a few days prior and they had nothing in stock. Saw it when I drove by, stopped in, told the guy I'd buy it but he said someone ordered it and he will be in that day to get it. Told if he changes his mind to call me. First thing the next day he called me, so I went down to get it.

    I called a number of places in MD, PA, and DE, not much out there in this size and color on the lots. Orders take anywhere from 3 weeks to 10 weeks. I even considered buying via ebay from a dealership in Ill. paying the 500 in shipping since that would have still been a couple bucks cheaper than buying from any of the local places. Only problem was I wanted to see it first hand first.

    Bought my 61" ZT via ebay from Georgia, paid 300 shipping and still saved almost $1k on the total price. Great buy, came assembled, with .2 hours, and was bery happy.
  9. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    I bought mine in Monroe Michigan, it was called Antique Trailers or USA auto trailers, same thing....

    I think I paid around 4600 or so
  10. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Yeah, but just wait until you have to get warranty work done and didn't buy from a local dealer just to save a little money, but yet you will want the local dealer to fix it. Hope you have a back-up mower/plan.....

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