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enclosed trailer help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mcwlandscaping, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    i have figured that the best option for me right now is an enclosed trailer, we have so much in our backyard, (parents shed, big pool, and trampoline) to be able to build a big enough shed for me, so, im at the point where the enclosed trailer is looking to be my best option. My question is, what size do you think will suit me the best with what i have in my signiture, keep in mind, ill have shelving units up front for small stuff, but pretty much everything will go in my trailer and be stored there too, what i need to know is a good size to start with and what i should expect to pay for a new one and what should i expect to pay for a used one in that size. I would of course need the heavy duty rear ramp gate, and a side door would be nice. And any other things i should look for or need, please let me know, this will be happening soon so i would appreciate some answers, thanks

  2. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    Hey buddy, you should go for an 16ft or bigger I think. If you go anything smaller you'll grow out of it too quick.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    bump, common guys, help would be greatly appreciated
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Get as BIG as you can a) afford and b) have the truck to pull it with. Even if you don't need it now you might later.

    True Example: I went this afternoon to look at a new 8'x20' enclosed for my traveling crew. I ended up deciding on a 8.5'x28' because in the end it wasn't but like $300 more and side by side it made the 20' look not big enough.
  5. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Buy a truck 1st. I wouldn't waste the money on an enclosed on anything less then a 16 or 18 footer. Buy a 12 foot open, and build 4 foot high walls on it. Throw a tarp over your 48" at nite. Problem solved.
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    not really, you must not be familiar with the New England winters. but thats besides the point, i absolutly hate relying on tarps to protect $3k pieces of equipment or even $400 ones for that matter. i want something weather tight, that will protect the equipment. Will be towing with dads 1996 GMC suburban 2500, with the monster 350 vortec in it until i get my own truck this august. thanks guys
  7. samk

    samk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    14 at least. if this is going to be your buisness then you will end up filling it. would lean more towards a 16.
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    minimum of a 16 footer, shooting for an 18 footer, anyone have either for sale? would really prefer to buy one used as it will be my first enclosed trailer, PM me or my email is mcwlandscaping@yahoo.com, cell number is 603-557-4667, don't know how far ill be able to travel to get it, just looking for some options right now as opposed to new, not ready to buy yet......

    keep the suggestions comming! thanks
  9. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Where do you keep your stuff now?
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    hard to explain, think of it like this, we have a small shed that my parents use, i have built two lean toos on the side of it, they use tarps as weather barriers and have a wooden roof over them, they let in moisture, animals, everything, my equipment shows rust very quickly becuase of this, just making my job of taking care of the equipment that much more difficult.

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