Wrecked trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Tharrell, May 21, 2006.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Last tuesday, 5-16-06 I was headed out to the nursery to get a load of plants and a big reefer truck blew through a curve and took out my trailer. I swerved at the last minute because he was almost into my door.
    Sweet huh?
    He hit the front left corner and the left wheel. It pushed the metal all along the left side and broke the welds on the tailgate. All the expanded metal on the bed is wrinkled and the axle is bent.
    I got $2600 for it as it sits and I took the wood, blower mate, spare tire and the tailgate helper I installed. It's a 6.5x12. I'm going to order a 6.5x14teshandsons trailer on tuesday. Sweet!
    Oh yeah, I think I need a new bumper or a drawtite hitch!



  2. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    youre lucky thats all it was. seems like you came out alright on this deal.
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    That might be one time that a bumper hitch might have saved you. If that had been hooked to the frame you would prob be looking for a truck also by the way that looks

  4. funkigreasemonki

    funkigreasemonki LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 13

    Wow, it definitely sounds like quite a day. Also sounds like you made out pretty well given the circumstance. If it had happened a week ago, I would have had a bumper for you :( .... I just cleaned out a bunch of my old truck parts that I figured I'd never use again (one of which was a tow bumper from a dakota. Sorry
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I was gonna scrounge the junkyards for a bumper but it would be hard to find, so I bought a drawtite from etrailer. I just don't have the time right now. I'm working off the back of my truck as it is now.
  6. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 307

    Glad your ok, trailers can be replaced....
  7. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    The real pi$$er is I put $75 of lumber on it 2 days before so I could haul some mulch and they didn't pay for that because it wasn't on the replacement trailer estimate list.
    Anyway, you guys are gonna freak when you see my new trailer. It won't be ready before somewhere around the 15th of July.
    I got EXACTLY what I wanted!!! NO compromises!!! There's a similar trailer posted under "Yankee Clipper" made by the same guys.
    Anyway, I'll try to find this thread when I get the trailer so I can post some pics.

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