Ok trying to make the best residential machine hauler I can for the money and have the time this winter to do so. so with that said here it is. All opinions are welcome. I have been contemplating this for a while and have an Idea what I am going to do but figure I will put it in front of a few faces first. First I guess I should say what it is going to haul. 1-36" 1-52" 1-21" Two garbage cans misc. rakes, shovels and such edger 2 blowers 3 trimmers. other misc stuff you carry with you. 1. Buy a new trailer with all the gizmo's for hauling mowers/blowers/ trimmers and such. estimated cost for 7x14 and all the gadgets is 2700. 2. Manufacture a flat bed for my old 4door 1 ton truck(long bed 8') in such a way to extend the bed out 3' and add a drop down gate. this would give me a 11'x6' roughly. estimated costs to rig this up would be around 3000 with all the gadgets and such. every thing should fit on it. Pros for 1. is that I can pull with any vehicle. pros for 2 is that I have no trailer following and I can go more places that I can't even get my 5x10 trailer into. cons for 1 is turning around and backing up( yes I can back up a trailer but you have more accidents backing a trailer than a regular vehicle). cons for 2 is getting all the DOT certs for the extension of bed. and if the truck breaks you are scre@ed. Has any one tried #2? Thank you in advance.