Best color for 7 x 16 Enclosed Trailer

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by viking company, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. viking company

    viking company LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hi Guys:
    It is time for us to upgrade our cargo trailer. We are going to order one from a local trailer dealer. My partner and I just can't agree on a color. We have it narrowed down to either white or pewter. I have attached pics of the pewter for those that might not have an idea and then for fairness I attached the white one. (my partner's choice)

    As far as options go we are getting:
    -high low vents
    -LED lights
    -mini wedge
    -Med duty ramp door capacity 2000 lbs of rolling weight.

    We welcome votes on the color to help us make our decision. We believe color is an important factor that will determine how quickly it resells when we are done with it.

    Thanks for your help!


  2. BowmanR

    BowmanR LawnSite Member
    from IA
    Messages: 12

    Bright white and professionally wrapped with a company logo. Such a huge opportunity for advertisement that I would NEVER pass up.
  3. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    I like the pewter but it depends. If your going to wrap it or what colour your logo is if your even going to have one.
  4. PA GrassChoppers

    PA GrassChoppers LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 127

    White if you're going to wrap it or letter it, otherwise get the pewter. Look at white trailers that are a few years old and notice how dirty they look.
  5. Bob MacGregor

    Bob MacGregor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I've had red, dark blue, and currently white, all looked like crap in several years. My next one will be silver grey or pewter with aluminum wheels.
    I recommend a heavier capacity ramp than 2,000 lbs., extra height and a wide side door, no roof vents!!! :cool2:
  6. viking company

    viking company LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for all your replies. They are helpful.

    @Bob MacGregor: What types of machines do you use that need a ramp of more than 2000 lbs?
  7. Bob MacGregor

    Bob MacGregor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Not always is it possible to open a ramp onto a surface where the ramp is properly supported. A light or medium duty ramp can get twisted even with a 1,000 LB machine running over it if not properly supported.
    The trailer dealer that I have bought all my cargo trailers from will only order cargo trailers with the heaviest ramp option having learned a lesson way back.
    The list for my next trailer:
    Aluminum wheels
    Radial tires (which I have always had)
    No roof vents!!
    Largest side door available
    Heaviest ramp option
    Extra height (which makes for a longer ramp) Don't like banging my head!!
    Front mounted spare tire
    LED lights
    3/8" minimum plywood interior
    Possible V nose (gotta think about this more)
    Interior lighting
    Silver or similar color
    Double floor (usually 3/4" single layer of plywood) Sagging between supports from weight of the machines.
    Torsion suspension, better ride, less bouncing of equipment, no rusty springs!!
    I currently have an 8' X 20' (10,000 GVW) and a 7' X 14' (7,000 GVW), both extra height, heavy ramps and Pace American Cargo Sports.
    Next trailer will be a Bravo 7' X 16' with the above list, $7,500.
    I sometimes haul delicate equipment in my trailers, and I was in the Marine Transport business for too long!!! F350s, F450s, Peterbilt, Mack, Kenworth!!:laugh:
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  8. Bob MacGregor

    Bob MacGregor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Scag Tiger Cub with collection system and Hustler X-ONE 60" rear discharge deck, but only one at a time as my 7' X 14' trailer isn't long enough with the other stuff I bring along with me while mowing.
  9. JeffH1

    JeffH1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    I think they look best if they match the color of your truck. JMO.
  10. viking company

    viking company LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks Bob.
    That was very helpful. We had forgotten a few of the options you mentioned.


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