Which way would you go if you were in my shoes? I don't need but would like a dedicated mowing trailer for next season. I am currently running a 16' open trailer for everything but would like to keep it for landscape work only and have a mowing only trailer. What I'm looking at is an open 5'x12' with 2' sides or a 7'x12' enclosed. This is where I need to choose. I like the advantages of both but they both are limited. For the enclosed I know my gear will be locked up and out of the weather with signage on the side, all pluses. The downfall is a GOOD enclosed is going to run me $3K and is limited in what I can use it for. If I get an open its cheaper, more versatile, lighter. The downfall to this is I can't lock it up as easily or have the great signage. I'm concerned the least with the doubled cost of the enclosed or the extra fuel cost. I really would like to know from some that have been there which you would get. Pulling them is not as issue, currently running a half ton Dodge, either one will be ordered with an electric brake package. I also don't need a trailer bigger than the one's noted I have a bigger trailer if doing something besides mowing, this will be dedicated to mowing for the most part.