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Small trailer advice please

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Valk, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    Am expanding from just a 21" to include a Quickie 32" WB (350lbs).

    For now, meaning this year and perhaps the next, I need to buy a small trailer for the WB to be towed by my Nissan P/U with a 2.4 liter/140hp 4 cyl with a bedshell/topper.

    I commute 2 days a week about 80+ miles (at hopefully hwy speed - 70mph) and the other 3 days are local.

    I'm basically a mow/trim/blow operation for now. I can keep all handhelds & the 21 in the bed if need be.

    I want to buy new so am open to brand/style/model suggestions...IE small enclosed trailer max 48" inside height OR tilt trailer/snowmobile-type trailer OR small utility trailer OR what?

    My biggest concern is aerodynamic drag with my engine size...a tall gate would seem to be quite a wind-drag at hwy speeds - but for now I need to make my truck-trailer work for the forseeable future.

    Thank you for your time. If any of this is unclear please say so...

    Valk
     
  2. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Sounds like your basic 5x8 landscape trailer will work fine. Get one with a drop down gate as opposed to a tilt bed. It's not really a good idea to go 70mph with any trailer by the way. And lastly, don't use a bumper hitch - do it right and put a class 3 receiver on the truck. The bumpers on most trucks are strictly decoration.
     
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    think someone on the forum was selling a 5X8 for $500....
     
  4. Yahl

    Yahl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Yup, and $650 brought to your door if you live under 500 miles away from OKC. Wish I could buy it...
     
  5. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    I think it was mowman25 selling that trailer
     

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