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7 or 8.5 Foot Wide Enclosed Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TimberlandGrounds, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. TimberlandGrounds

    TimberlandGrounds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    I am currently in the market for a new enclosed trailer. I am considering a new cargo trailer, most of them are 7 feet wide. Is it a mistake to not upgrade to a 8.5 foot wide trailer (a car hauler)? Will I regret not getting the 8.5 wide trailer?
  2. zero_turn_mowers

    zero_turn_mowers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I have a 16X7 and is ok for mowers less than 60 inches but if I had a mower any wider I would get the 8.5 wide.

  3. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    at the risk of saying what you probably already know.....the wider trailer will require bigger mirrors. I opted for the wheels to be on the outside of the trailer walls. While it gets a little tight in there on occasion...especially in fall, I still like the fact I can see to the rear better and without those big mirrors as I have to get into some really tight alleys. I barely get thru them now and would not get thru with the bigger mirrors
  4. Bond's Lawn Keepers

    Bond's Lawn Keepers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    i have a 8.5 enclosed horton hauler that is 20'. The trailer was optional from a car hauler. I got them to put insulated walls. In south mississippi it gets real hot. So why insulate the inside walls the inside is cooler.

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  5. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Damn Bond! That is a sweet looking set up you got there. Very sharp!
  7. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    I think yours is a 8 foot wide trailer.
    If it was 8.5, the wheels would be completely inside the trailer.
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Go wide as you can.......I hauled my 72" Chopper in mine when I had it. Never know what you might want to put in it.
  9. myoder

    myoder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    I have an 8.5' enclosed and would recommend going with the larger size.
  10. Bond's Lawn Keepers

    Bond's Lawn Keepers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Hello guys I have been on vacation with the other half. Sorry about the last post. Yes My trailer is a 8' wide. It is an 8.5 counting the outside of fender. I have about five to six in. inside of trailer. But it has enough to haul two 60' mowers and a 72" when i need the big one.

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