new enclosed trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Tylerr83, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Tylerr83

    Tylerr83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I'm planning on adding a new enclosed trailer to my fleet this season and have been checking prices in my area and elsewhere. I'm looking to get an 8.5'x 16' with ramp gate and a flat nose. In my area these are going for 7k and up (with tandem 3,500lb axles). Similar trailers in the south I see new for just a little more than half that before taxes. I was in contact with a dealer in Georgia who said he could have me out the door for under 4k. even with shipping or me driving 15 hours to pick one up this is still a big savings . Any of you guys know why they would be so much cheaper down there??
  2. Ethanslawn

    Ethanslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    direct factory dealers
  3. procut_TN

    procut_TN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hey man I got one out of Georgia and what everone wanted 7500 for I got for 4200
  4. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    I just bought one locally. For me it was 950 miles each way to pick it up. On the way down I could probably get 15mpg with my half ton, but on the way back with that trailer I would be I would be lucky to get 10 so thats -

    158 gallons fuel X $3.50= $553.00
    1 hotel room= $80.00
    TOTAL= $633.00

    Plus 2000 miles wear and tear on your truck and the possibility of breakdown if your not driving a newer truck.

    If you still feel like your coming out ahead, then go for it. For me the difference was only about $500 so I just bought locally in case I have a problem I can go right back to him and he is also my Gravely and Stihl dealer.
  5. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    If your interested my guy could probably do a 16ft for alot less than $7K. PM me if you want his info. Im probably only a few hrs from you.
  6. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    The GA deals for GA manufactures is legit, I'm at the plants all the time. I see pick up's towing their new trailers to all of the northern states. Take a trip to the beach and bring one back.
  7. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    Make sure it has brakes on both axles. Required in CT. Compare the construction also. My 8x20 enclosed has floor joists 12"o.c. and wall studs 16"o.c. A lot of cheaper trailers run 24"o.c. That may be fine for the occasional car hauling, but not for daily use. Otherwise, go get a good deal.
  8. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    I would highly recommend not buying any trailer made in Georgia, almost every manufacturer is crap! Pay the extra money and it will last 4 times longer.
  9. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 994

    Just priced a 8.5x18 $4300 for standard
    I am adding 5200Lbs ax
    6'6" door height
    extended tong
    48" side door

    Price on that I will get Monday
    A&A Center Trailer Sales Jonesboro GA
  10. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 2,720

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