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Buying an enclosed trailer???

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Lawnchitect, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Lawnchitect

    Lawnchitect LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Who has a good place to get a quality enclosed 7x16 trailer, reasonably? I've been researching it and trailer dealers have such a heavy mark-up. Their price vs. say.. e-bay prices are close to $1500 difference. Does anyone know an intelligent way to go about this?
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    make sure you are comaring apples apples. Electric brakes, drop axles, dovetail, sheathing size, axle ratings, etc. can make a HUGE difference in price.
  3. whitebp1

    whitebp1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    check out the truc and trilaer section of this forum i posted several links in other treads there of places i am shopping for trailers.
  4. Young Cutter

    Young Cutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Just keep your eyes open to craigslist, newspaper and online. Stick with a used instead of new.
  5. Lawnchitect

    Lawnchitect LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I broke down and bought new. Sarasota, FL is a competitive market for lawn and landscaping. After much research and consideration, I ordered a new black 7x16 Express. I got a great deal at $5K. He threw in some upgrades like shelving in the front at 3'-6" (bar height) with a front lip so things won't roll off. A vent cover so the rain wont leak in while the roof vent is open, a 4' tongue for a better turning radius, LED lights, 48" side door, heavy duty ramp door, torsion axles, trailer brakes (tandem axle) and side vents for cross ventilation. I need tp purchase the electric brake unit for my truck separately ($217) but that includes installation and wiring. These trailers are really sharp looking and with season coming up right around the corner - a shiny trailer turns heads. I splurged, but am gambling that it'll pick up business. Thank you for all of your suggestions.
  6. Military Lawns

    Military Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 323

    I have one and you will love it!
  7. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    5K? nice job! =)

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