older enclosed trailer??heavy??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mx495, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    I am looking at an 18 ft enclosed trailer and it is a '94. It looks similar to newer ones but has ribbed or corrugated sides. Are the older ones a lot heavier than the new ones, for some reason it just looks heavy. It is a united express or something like that. It seems to be a good trailer just a little ugly with the corrugated sheeting, but i am mostly concerned with it being a lot heavier or something different that they have changed or updated on the newer models.
  2. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Check out the vin plate and compare to newer models. A 16' enclosed (Wells Cargo) wieghs 7700 lbs. Looking at it, just might purchase.
  3. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    Your looking at the GVW the weight of the trailers capacity including weight of trailer. If it weighs 7700 pounds you couldn't put anything in it.LOL A newer 16 foot probably weighs a little under 2000 lbs.
  4. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    Our 16' weigh in at 2200 empty. 18' are 2400.

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