Got an enclosed trailer quote...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 2k1yzfr1, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    I went to my paceamerican dealer today and got a price on an enclosed trailer. The trailer I looked at was a Pace Pursuit series 8.5'x20' 7'4" inside height, 3500 lb axles, treated floor, 2 fuel doors on 1 side of the trailer, 2 roof vents, 4 side vents, 24" stone guard, and 3/8" inside walls They quoted me about 5700ish. Is there any options that I should look at getting that I haven't listed?? I would like this to be my last trailer I would have to buy......unlike in the past of buying a new trailer every year and half b/c I outgrow it. Thanks again for the imput.

  2. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    spend the extra $ and get the bigger axles, 5200#? I have the same size and weigh 7700#with 1ztr and 1 wb and rest of equip.
  3. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    I agree to get the heavier duty axles. You just always want to be well within your limits. Excel- are you sure about those numbers? My 24' enclosed weighs 3400lbs. My Z around 1,000 and a WB around 500-600.
  4. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Messages: 554

    If your going to do alot of miles, the V nose trailer may save you a little on gas.
  5. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    And if you get the v nose with the ramp in it. That gives you to big ramps to pull mowers out of. One for the WB and one for the ZTR. so you dont have to take out one to get to the other.
  6. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Yeah I was thinking about the V nose but I don't really like the way they look. I will mostly be in town so I don't think it will make that big of a difference. My 03 cummins only gets 10 or so pulling the 18' open trailer so hopefully it won't get any worse than that??
  7. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    What exactly are fuel doors?
  8. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    pj, if you want to haul fuel with your trailer you just open the fuel door on the side and fill away.

    They are small doors on the side that you can pass a gas hose in to fuel up instead of having to unload. I use a cube van and the place where we fill up has an extra long hose so we can go inside and fuel up.
  9. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    I'd make one of the doors a ramp door. you'll love it for off loading mowers and on loading debris and stuff..........

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  10. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    My friend was telling me that the trailer payload is 3900. So other than the 5200 lb axles what other things should I get?? I like the side ramp door idea just would hate to have to open it and drop it down everytime I wanted to hop into the trailer for something, unless I did a ramp "curbside" and a door on the opposite side :confused: or course what would probably add another 600-800 to the trailer price. How much is vinyl lettering for trailers?? And do most put on the trailer?? Business name and # or a list of services that i do?

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