As for the side ramps, if you don't really need them, don't get them. Although they double as rails, you have nowhere in the "usual" places to mount trimmer racks or anything similar. Also, trailers with side ramps usually have an extra section built into the frame. They need that since they don't have a frame rail to help support the rigidity of the trailer. This isn't a big issue except it makes the trailer a little taller than other 6'X12's. A taller trailer often means more difficulties loading and off-loading equipment.