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16" trailer Intimidation

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by turfman33, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    OK I am looking for a bigger trailer. I looked at a 16" and boy does that look long. I have mainly residential lawns and I'm wondering where you park that 16 footer?

    Which would end up being 19-20" when the hitch gets put on. Put that on the back of an F250 and that makes for a lot of ground covered.

    Also what about small Colder-sacks? Easy to move around? What if you have a client in one?

    I may be rambling a bit here but I sure need a bigger trailer and that just looks to long.


  2. lawn perfection

    lawn perfection LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    I pull a 16ft trailer with a f-250 no problems, i park on the street, or where ever i can. If you get a 16fter after a litte practice you will be fine, after a while you wonn't even know its there.
  3. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    I have a 8ft trailer and a 16ft trailer and most of the time i use the 16ft but on some accounts i have to use the 8ft to park in the driveway because the street is way too busy to park on. I pull the 16ft with an f250 also and mine comes to around 36ft long total but its easy to drive after you get use to it all.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    try parking this 12'steak body 20'box trailer total length 50' then u have to put the gate down. culdesac no chance in some of them to turn around had to back out what a pain
    but if u get a 16' trailer u should like it just make sure it will fit everywhere u need to go
  5. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    Steve --- the 16’ trailer will work just fine for you and your F-250. You will quickly learn to back it up into driveways, so the cul-de-sacs shouldn’t be any problem to you if there isn’t enough room to make the turn.

    Find a friend who has one and take it out for an introductory spin on the weekend.
  6. ELC/IA

    ELC/IA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    and the longer the trailer the easier it is to back....i have found
  7. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Wow 16" is really small. I think you should get a 16'

  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I run a 20' open trailer and this 25' v-nose, either one is no problem. Pulled by a super duty

  9. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    It will take you a little bit of getting used to, but after you go through the learning curve it won't cause you any problems. Worst case scenarios you have to back into a couple people's driveways or slightly jacknife the trailer to get the amount of turn you need.
  10. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    Here's my f250 with my 7X18 trailer. I used to tow a 12 foot enclosed, and was really nervous about going to 18 feet. Actually the 18 tows much smoother, you just need to use those rear view mirrors........ Go for it...........

    trailer and truck.jpg

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