Need advice ASAP on trailer im looking to get!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RonWin, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Never had a trailer before and am looking to stow my Zturn in it. These are the specs: (P.S. using 2009 f250 (only 15k miles on it)

    2012 haulmark passport enclosed trailer 6x12
    3500 gvwr
    4" idler spring axel
    205/75R14 5 lug radial ply tires?
    2"x3" tube frame 24" on centers ?
    2" ball coupler
    2000# Jack ?
    3/4" side wall 24" on center
    z-posts sidewall
    18" wedge nose
    3/4" plywood floor
    Luan walls *** (asking about plywood cost differential)
    16" Starbright stoneguard?
    incandescent light
    rear ramp door entrance (1750 LB limit, snapper pro s50x gw:688-750w/o bag
    32" camlock side door
    dome light and switch
    1 piece aluminum roof 24" on center ( is this my vent? is it sufficient enough?)
    3 year warranty
    1 year road side assit.

    PRICE - $2335 Input plz!!


    also anyone with an idea on gas mileage if i am getting 12MPG atm?
     
  2. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    Seems like a good deal. Your gas mileage will drop prolly to 9-10 at best. If I were you I would go wider may a 7-7.5. Personally I'd get a 8.5 that way you have room to move around in the trailer when its loaded down.
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  3. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
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    You wont find an 8.5X12 foot trailer. Most of the 8.5 wide trailers are made to haul cars so thats why you only see them in the bigger models. 6x12 are good for starting out but I know I outgrew mine very very fast. May want to go a little bigger as that size will fill up FAST.
     
  4. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    I now you would need to get a long trailer in order to get a 8.5 feet wide. I just forgot to mention it. I agree, that trailer will fill up fast.
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  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ronwin~ important factor, what are you putting in it? SA encloseds don't leave much for payload and you will need to put most of it over the axle.
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  6. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    going to be putting a s50x snapperpro in it. Also going to have attached, a commerical bagger. Other than that maybe a backpack blower and a couple string trimmers. I do have an 8ft bed on my truck with a tonneau cover on it.
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    You should be ok then. Honestly your mileage will be about the same around town. Highway is where you'll be lucky to get 10mpg if you cruise over 50 for any length of time. One option you will want is a ramp assist. They feel like a ton at the end of the day. Its a good price and I wouldn't sweat the luan. Just mount racks to the upright with nutserts or use buckboards.
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  8. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    for side vents and a roof vent & ply wood walls( instead of luan)the price hits $2480 out the door /w temp tags and tax. Whats a ramp assist and what'll that cost me? is that a must for trailers?
     
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    150 is a good price for the upgrades. The ramp assist is two devices with enclosed springs aand exposed cable that help raise the ramp and also prevent it from slamming open. Will add about 200 to price but can always be added later.
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  10. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    alright thanks patriot, ill keep that assist in mind.
     

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