Looking at a new trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by LawnMowerBoy48, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. LawnMowerBoy48

    LawnMowerBoy48 LawnSite Member
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    I've come across a used enclosed trailer it's about 7' by 14', dual axle with electric breaks. The guy only has used it a few times for his fourwheelers and had stored it ina garage. He said he would take $2,000 cash for it. I am not 100% sure of the make, it did say 'Yamaha' on the back and it had barn style doors being one of the draw backs. What do you guys think? Thanks, Tyler
    I'll try to get some pictures on later of it.
  2. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
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    I persononaly wouldn't get it because of the doors versus a ramp. Don't know the cost to change it.
  3. DSIM

    DSIM LawnSite Senior Member
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    sounds like a very reasonable price! Just change out the doors for a ramp.

    My 6x10, single axle, enclosed, with no e-brakes and was $2200 back in 2000.

    I would go for that. esp. if it has a side door.
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    From what I have seen in pricing trailers the rear door option is about 300-400 dollars more than standard swing doors. I have been looking into trailers lately and that size trailer with brakes are around 3200- 3500 dollars. At that price you may can use a set of ramps to get by for now till you can get a ramp door or find another trailer
  5. LawnMowerBoy48

    LawnMowerBoy48 LawnSite Member
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    The trailer does have a side door as well, I am not too concearned about the barn doors. My friends dad is a very talented craftsman and will be able to make some sort of make shift ramp for the time being. I am going to go look at it again tonight and possibly buy it. I will keep this updated.
  6. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think the Yamaha sticker is for the quads since Yamaha is a big company in ATV's. Sounds like a good deal to me I would jump on it.
  7. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A 14' open with tandem, brakes, and ramp gate new here is a little over $2100. I'd jump on that ASAP.
  8. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Our 16' Wells Cargo enclosed trailer was $4500 new in 2000. It has 2 3500lb. axles with brakes on all 4. Large side door and swing doors on the rear. Also has the extra lights on it as well.
  9. LawnMowerBoy48

    LawnMowerBoy48 LawnSite Member
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    I bought it!!! It's a 14'x7' enclosed Haulmark, it is in excellent shape, I am back at school now but I will get pictures of it up when I go home next weekend. Thanks for all of the replies- Tyler
  10. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    Well, guys I dont think its that easy to change it from barn doors to a ramp door. If it is that easy, LET ME KNOW!!!

    Reason being, I had a chance to buy a 2003 Haulmark 7x16 Enclosed, brakes on both axles, lights inside, stone guard, the whole shebang, even a side door. Now I know some of you probably wont belive me, but I talked the guy down to $1100, he is desprate to sell it because he cant find a place to store it and hes moving. I was going to buy it right then and there, but when i called to see how much the ramp door was he told me "it cant be done the frames are different" I think hes lying though. Then i called another place and they said it'd be 2k $. ALL I WANT IS THE RAMP so I can do it myself, but I cant find any dealers to sell me one. As soon as I find one, Ill be buying the trailer.

    If anyone can shed some light on this, let me know. Thanks.

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