enclosed trailers?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Mbsausage, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Mbsausage

    Mbsausage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    do any of u run enclosed trailers? im looking to get a 7x16ft. what i want to know is on my area of new england trailers are way over priced so i found this guy in georgia selling these for about 1500-2000$ less check this out and tell me what u think! thanks MB:pumpkin:
  2. thartz

    thartz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    Check your shipping charges.Living in this area I know they all advertise the cheapest price until you check the fine print.
  3. OMG

    OMG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    You can get a 7x16 trailer here (Mississippi), with ramp gate, camper locks on the side door ($75 extra), diamond plate on the front, bottom and fenders, tandem axle, with surge brakes ($300 extra) for $4000.00 plus tax if instate.....no tax here if from out of state.

    I use one exactly as stated above.
  4. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    Not all trailers are created equal. There is a reason some of them are pretty cheap as compared to others. This is not to say all of the "cheap" ones are junk but just be careful when shopping for a value priced trailer.
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I paid $5600 for a 8x5 x 20ft haulmark trailer new in May of 2005. IMO, theres a big difference between the cheap trailers and expensive ones.
  6. scaper27

    scaper27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I paid $3000 for my 7X16 in April 2003. With all the extras, (stoneguard,side door, two vents, two lights, ramp door, brushed aluminum sides, brushed aluminum rear panels, chrome wheels.) All I added was Led lights all around. The only catch was I picked it up in Indiana. I like to drive so I made it a vacation.. Around here that trailer would be close to $7500 with the extras

  7. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Thats a good looking trailer for 3,000. What is the brand name and where in Ind. did you get it? I bought a 8.5 x16 Interstate trailer for 5,600 out the door here in Phx after 3-4 months use the warts are beginning to show one cable on the ramp has already come loose , the floor is spongy, you look at it funny and it dents, even the diamondplate rock guards are thin. You definitely get what you pay for.
  8. Mbsausage

    Mbsausage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    scraper do you have the name of the company u got it from? or a link?
  9. RHayden

    RHayden LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    scaper I'd be interested in the company name or a link as well.
  10. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    As Premier said,
    There is a big difference in cheep and good.

    Make sure you get dual axel 7500 lb axels( upgrade) and change the centers for the walls, i think 16 inches from 24. 3/4 inch thick walls and floors.

    I looked at enclosed trailers for a while. I had one speced just like BRICKMAN.
    10,000 lb gvw
    Most enclosed trailers weigh about 2500 lbs, 7000 lbs GVW. so 4500 lbs. So that doesnt leave alot of payload. If you have DOT or state police, make sure you dont overload. Thats all. Also brakes on both axels....

    Just my .02 cents... and no i dont have an enclosed.. ( Tooo expensive @ 6,000 for 20x 8.5)

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