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Need a trailer...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by pattytastik, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. pattytastik

    pattytastik LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    I am looking for a used 5x8 trailer. What price should i be looking for to get a good conditioned used 5x8?
     
  2. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    I GOT A 5X8 NEW THIS SPRING AT TSC STORE FOR 600.00 IT WAS A GOOD BUY:clapping:
     
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,854

    What happened to the mesh one you were going to buy in the other thread?

    I sold a 5X8' this summer that was far nicer and heavier duty than anything you can buy at TSC or any place like that, for $500. It had a tube frame top to bottom, 24" side walls with wood, and steel floor too. Keep your eye on craigs list. I see them like that all the time for around the same money.
     
  4. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,435

    In the $400-$600 range. I started with a 5x8 and found myself upgrading mid season to 7.5x16ft, which in turn was overkill, ended up trading down to a 6.5x12 at the end.
     
  5. pattytastik

    pattytastik LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    I have been continuing my search for a trailer and I think I might have found the one. It is listed as a 5x7 but when I went to check it out it is actually a 5 or 6x10. I got him down to $450 and possibly a bit lower. What do you think?
    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/tls/2768149018.html
     
  6. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 467

    Thats a funny add .Headlights on the back ? it has two wheels and latches on the back of a truck ? sounds like the seller is a moron ,you might be able to get it real cheap .
     
  7. pattytastik

    pattytastik LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    Yeah those are the reactions I had, but i met with him and he was really nice guy, and he's apparently a police Sargent (in philly!) so I guess he can't be that stupid lol. Also one of the taillights (not headlights on the back LOL) was missing one of the red covers, but the lightbulb was still intact. How easy are these to replace (how much would it cost ballpark)?
     
  8. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,435

    Wouldn't imagine that it would be more than $40. Would seem decent if your planing on just putting one or two walkbehinds on it.
     
  9. pattytastik

    pattytastik LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    Yeah it seems like the size is more than I need for a 36" and 1 or two 21"s. I'd rather buy something bigger than I need than buying a 5x6 or even 5x8 and finding out that its too small. I can't imagine that a light cover would be $40. I think I could get a whole new light for like $20.
     
  10. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 467

    I would just replace the whole light assembly with a regular sealed beam .The lamp,pigtail and grommet could cost $5.00 or so .
     

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