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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawncare3, May 3, 2003.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am looking to buy a trailer sometime soon and am looking to buy a enclosed or open trailer. I need a 12x6 OR 7 i am just wondering if your stuff also grows legs and walks away with a enclosed trailer.

    Any replys are greatly appreciated.


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  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    what do you mean? Stuff gets stolen?
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've never had anything stolen from my enclosed trailer.

    Having said that a 7x12 is WAY to small and unless you never plan on growing buying a trailer that size will turn out to be a mistake.

    Mark my words.

    I had a 7x12 before my current 8x20 and it lasted me about 2 months.
  5. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    I agree about growing out of those small trailors fast.

    I have open trailors, but it applies with both.
  6. Auroris

    Auroris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    Do you have trouble parking the 8x20' when doing residentials, or is it used mainly for commercial accounts.

    I am thinking about trying to find a place to park in some of these neighborhoods... and a 12' enclosed (like what I was originally looking at) trailer behind a pickup is going to take a lot of getting used to. Actually, might have to replan how I get in and out of several places all together.

  7. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Auroris- you will find a way to drive and park any trailer. I have a 24' enclosed and while it sucks in some areas, I have found that I can fit it almost anywhere I could fit my 16' open. By the way a 12' is way to small if you EVER and I mean EVER plan to grow. Go with a 16' at minimum.
  8. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    No problems parking my 8x20. Of course you can't just whip a u-turn like you can with a 16', but then again you can put as much stuff on a 16' either.

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