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How are Royal Cargo trailers?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ALarsh, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Input on these enclosed trailers? I'm looking at the 7x16 with the following for $4,000:

    Bright front corners
    24” inch diamond plate stoneguard
    Undercoated frame
    2 interior lights and switch
    Roof vent
    Ramp door
    2 rear stabilizer jacks
    36” side door
    ¾” Plywood flooring
    DOT exterior lighting
    Sealed beam tail lights
    6” inch tube frame
    3/16” Luan interior walls
    2 5/16” inch coupler
    Aluminum fenders
    24” O/C sidewall
    24” O/C roof and floor
    2 x 3500lb dexter spring brake axle
    EZ lube hubs
    ST205/75D15 bias tires
    2000 lb top wind jack w/ sandpad
    .030 aluminum exterior

    Brakes are on all wheels on tandems*

    Hitch height 18” approx
    GVWR 7000 lbs
    Interior height 72”
    Interior width 80”
    Exterior height 97”
    Rear door opening height 66”
    Rear door width 77”


  2. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 939

    Kinda off topic but I remember you saying you had the perfect size trailer for your equipment?
  3. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    For open I do.. but my parents are starting to get on my case about taking up too much garage space and they would like to see me out of the garage. If I get an enclosed its going to be large enough for another walkbehind or Z.
  4. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    Royal trailers are very popular around here. I think that they are a bit expensive, but I couldn't argue against their construction. When I was trailer shopping last year, I ended up buying a cargomate trailer, mainly because the price differential was so much. Haven't had any problems at all with it.
  5. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

    Is this the trailer that was/is on ebay??.....I'm thinking of buying one from him later on in the spring....I have his number and he said he will sell me the same trailer at the same price anytime i want.:)
  6. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    IMHO the trailer you listed above is not a great trailer, nor it is really all that great of price for what the trailer is.

    I would prefer at a minimum 16" on center floor/walls, and radial tires.

    Also if it were me I would not consider a 7' wide enclosed. Once you start hanging stuff on the walls, it will get very narrow in a hurry.
  7. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Yeah its on ebay and its at Prevail Trailers. Your sig says you just bought a Pace trailer?

    Eclipse, what size width would you recommend? What do you mean 16" on center floor/walls?
  8. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    My father has a 8.5x18 enc. trailer that he uses for construction. It looks just like the landscape enc. trailers. The wider interior is nice because once you get racks fo the handhelds and stuff it will become more crammed and tougher to get to the front to grab something. I know it has a side door too but if you could get a wider one then you'd probably be better off.
  9. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    8ft wide.

    16" on center cross members for the floor and walls. It will make a stronger, better built trailer but does drive up the cost a little bit.
  10. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    That seems like a good deal to me, I got qouted the same price for and 7*16ft Interstate enclosed but only with the flat top. Yea as soon as you start to put your racks in there it will get pretty narrow but if it will just be a mowing trailer mount the trimmer on the left side of the wall and then have your blower rack on the side door so when you open the door its right there then just build a shelf up front and the 7ft will do just fine. Also don't go to big because it gets pretty tight in neighbor hoods or drives my 18ft is a pain some times.

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