Going to a smaller trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jds720, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 6x10 open, and im thinking of downsizing, and getting a more fuel effieicnt vehicle to pull it! anybody have compact set ups? pics maybe?
     
  2. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd love to have something like a landscape body on an Isuzu Pup diesel. My grandfather has a couple of these trucks and they get 40+ mpg. With about 1500 lbs of payload, they would not get that much, but it would probably still be 20-30. What size trailer are you thinking about going to? 5x8?
     
  3. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
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    ya, just a little smaller and probalby get jungle jims trailer mate to create more space
     
  4. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yeah, im buying the next cheap ford ranger i see.
     
  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Get rid of the trailer all together.
     
  6. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
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    and make it a flate bed with a drive up ramp?
     
  7. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That would save a lot of costs:
    tag
    insurance
    tax
    tires
    weight (fuel)
    drag (fuel)

    When you add it up, the cost of a flatbed/stakeside with a ramp/gate would be covered by the decreased costs of maintaining and owning a trailer.

    **And, you can turn around anywhere you want to, back out into the street without worrying about your trailer creaming a mailbox or blocking traffic, etc..
     
  8. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
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    hmmm take a ford range, its really low to the ground, chop the box off, flat bed it add trimmer racks...
     
  9. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
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    at the same time, i love having a trailer! at least for personal use
     
  10. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    That is my thought. Use the trailer for hauling materials for projects if need be.
     

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