Side ramp folding out into the street is a problem and into the lawn its in the way. On mulch jibs I can fold it down near the area I'm working in and shorten how far we push the materials without going over a curb. Posted via Mobile Device
I wish I had a side ramp for the one house that never has enough parking. I can usually get the truck and trailer to fit but not enough room to drop the gate, pull out the z, and grab the 21 or 36. (Mines also enclosed )
My 20 footer has a 48 inch side gate. I use it for the 2 lawns I cut with the 21 inch mower it allows me to park my big mower on the trailer and avoid having to restart it after I finish a small pool area. It's a nice novelty I even put a gate assist on it hehehehe but I wouldn't have ordered a trailer with it. I use it more to pretend it's not a useless option on my trailer than anything else.
Now on a 12 foot trailer I can't see it being that needed but perhaps you have a job it would fill. I do have a 12 footer but its not seen any action in over 2 years my plan is to get some time to fabricate some things I have dreamed up and make it a fertilizer only trailer.