Flat vs V nose trailers?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by the cleaner, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. the cleaner

    the cleaner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Which is a better trailer, can you still put shelves in the nose? If i want a 20ft trailer's space do i have to go larger with a v nose?
  2. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

    After getting my v-nose, I will never go back! This thing pulls like a dream!
  3. AtoZ

    AtoZ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    V-nose's are great in that they give you more space than a conventional trailer would. I've never owned anything other than a v-nose so I can't comment if it's better than a flat front. Yes, you can put shelves or anything in the V that you would like. On my trailer I have a rear ramp door, 36" side door and a ramp door on one side of the V-nose. No, you can get a V-nose in any length you want... Here is a pic of mine. Mine tows great but is heavy when loaded, about 11,000 lbs total...

  4. wayside

    wayside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    v- nose just look ugly to me and it's really not that much more space.....
  5. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    V nose all the way for me. I used the V to put all my tools, supplies, oil and gas.

    Otherwise you need to go to a next size bigger trailer and backing and maneuvering becomes a beotch.
  6. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    I get much better MPG's pulling my 16' V-Nose loaded then I did with my old open 16' trailer. The V really cuts down on the drag and it gives you a little more room w/o taking up real cargo space.
  7. the cleaner

    the cleaner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Thanks guy's, i am looking at a 8.5x20 express enclosed trailer. There made here locally and are build real well..
  8. 1wezil

    1wezil LawnSite Senior Member
    from tn
    Messages: 532

    can anyone tell me i am looking at a new 8.5' x 24' enclosed trailer can you turn around with a z turn mower, as far as i can tell if my mower is 8' long from front corner to the far back wheel on the other side it should make it around just not by the wheel well.i woul like to put in 3 z turns and my golf cart, we like that for clean up and trimming after we are done mowing. i would like everthing we have in the trailer so were ever we go we have it. then i can free up my garage. any help would be great...... THANKS......
  9. DFLS

    DFLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I have a 8.5 x 24 for sale brand new no tire marks inside. See it in the for sale section. Click on my avitar and see my posts for pictures.
  10. Patatoe1

    Patatoe1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Is reversing a V-nose any more difficult than a regular trailer?

Share This Page