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Old June 1st, 2006, 09:21 AM   #21
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I used to have a trailer from Antique. They are cheap in price, and cheap in construction.

Crappy wiring, light components, etc. They'll nickel and dime you for ramps, new tires vs used car tires, 7 wire plug, etc. I had to reweld several of the welds on it that cracked. Brakes on one axle, no breakaway, etc.



we recently bought a new 16ft trailer(with a 2 foot beavertail) from Forbes trailers in Waterford. MUCH heavier construction, nice welds, nice electrical junction box with a splice block, slide in ramps, 100% better than the antique one, and was maybe $700 in price difference.

I highly recommend them.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 01:03 PM   #22
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There is a guy in Waterford, Clarkston area that sells random trailers for cheap. In fact I just saw a car hauler out there the other day. He is located on White Lake Rd between Dixie Hwy and Andersonville Rd. I don't have his information but there are allways trailers out by the street for sale. If I drive by there the next few days I will get more info for you.
someone else was just telling me about this guy, he goes down south somewhere and pickes them up every so often, so he has random trailers out there... it's hit or miss for what he has, I was also told he has more trailers at his house, so call the number and ask...

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I got my steel deck Mac Lander from them and I was happy with the service / price. Make sure you get brakes on both axles if your gross weight is going to be over 3000 pounds. I actually got stopped by a Motor Carrier for going over 55 on the interstate and he checked to make sure both axles had brakes.

http://www.mac-lander.com/products.asp

Antique does sell Mac-lander, but not all their trailers are Mac-lander, the one's they build or are buying from a place building them cheap, are the ones people are talking about that don't seem to last great.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #23
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I know you said SE MI, but there are a few places over here on the west side that sell 14-18ft trailers w/ dove tails in the 1600-1800 range brand new. They are just people that sell them from their home. The trailers are made out of state and then sold here, they are of good construction to. There are a lot of farms over here, so there is more competition. If you want some phone numbers let me know. Might be worth a drive for you.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #24
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Antique does sell Mac-lander, but not all their trailers are Mac-lander, the one's they build or are buying from a place building them cheap, are the ones people are talking about that don't seem to last great.
Yup, I went to Antique (near Edmore) to look at the "advertised Model" and left with the Mac-Lander. The advertised trailer compared to the Mac was junk. I still saved $250 over getting the Mac locally.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 08:18 AM   #25
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I got a 16 ft Norstar from Howlands for around $2200. Both axle with brakes, break-away kit. This trailer is a good one. I have rolled across the scales at the wood dump weighing almost 14k lbs. Been doing that almost every day for a year now and its still holding up.
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