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Old August 29th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #21
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http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/car/406814783.html

that looks like the winner and I can pick it up tomorrow for $1600 if I'm interested. . . . so what do you guys think?

I like it!!
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Old August 29th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #22
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For $1600 you should be able to pick up a decent trailer that already has brakes. Just my opinion but I think you could do better.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 10:01 AM   #23
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For $1600 you should be able to pick up a decent trailer that already has brakes. Just my opinion but I think you could do better.
It has brakes.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #24
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over priced.

go see how much a new one is from a trailer place
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:19 PM   #25
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is that a 7000lbs trailer? im not familiar with that light duty trailer so i dont know how much they go for. seems like a decent price, but i usually only deal with 10k or heavier trailers.
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seems pretty nice that it already has a toolbox, winch and straps.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #27
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It has brakes.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #28
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over priced.

go see how much a new one is from a trailer place
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Old August 30th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #29
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over priced.

go see how much a new one is from a trailer place
Although I agree somewhat, if you look at the options on these new $1500 trailers, you get what you pay for.
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Although I agree somewhat, if you look at the options on these new $1500 trailers, you get what you pay for.
thats what I mean, for another 400-500 you could have a very nice, brand new trailer. the only thing that it wouldnt have is a winch as im sure that would cost more.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #31
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A good quality 16 ft beavertail flatbed cost us about $2300 about 2 years back. That one is very nice and very quality construction.

About 5 years back, I bought a $1600 flatbed new from the cheapie place. Never again, what a piece of junk.
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A good quality 16 ft beavertail flatbed cost us about $2300 about 2 years back. That one is very nice and very quality construction.

About 5 years back, I bought a $1600 flatbed new from the cheapie place. Never again, what a piece of junk.
if you know the right places to get trailers you can get get ones for 1500
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Old August 30th, 2007, 01:49 PM   #33
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I got my trailer for around 1,000 dollars and it has single axle brake. It is 7ft wide and is 16 ft long. It has a 2inch ball on it as well.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #34
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I got my trailer for around 1,000 dollars and it has single axle brake. It is 7ft wide and is 16 ft long. It has a 2inch ball on it as well.
Illegal.....if you are actually going to put anything on it.
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Illegal.....if you are actually going to put anything on it.
How is it illegal. If I go to the trailer store by my house or my work. They sell car trailers that use a 2 inch ball. So tell me how is it illegal. The only way it would be illegal is if I go over the wieght rating of the trailer.
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How is it illegal. If I go to the trailer store by my house or my work. They sell car trailers that use a 2 inch ball. So tell me how is it illegal. The only way it would be illegal is if I go over the wieght rating of the trailer.
Anything loaded at aprox. 3000# needs brakes on both axles.

257.705 Brakes.
Sec. 705. (1) (d) A new motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer sold in this state and operated upon the highways shall be equipped with brakes on all wheels, except a motorcycle or moped, and except that a semitrailer, pole trailer, or trailer of less than 3,000 pounds gross weight need not be equipped with brakes if the gross weight of a trailer or pole trailer, no part of the load of which rests upon the towing vehicle, does not exceed 40% of the gross weight of the towing vehicle, and if the gross weight of the towing vehicle and the gross weight of a semitrailer or pole trailer, part of the load of which rests upon the towing vehicle, does not exceed 40% of the gross weight of the towing vehicle when connected to the semitrailer or pole trailer. This subdivision shall not apply to a trailer or semitrailer owned by a farmer and used exclusively in connection with the farming operations of the farmer and not used for hire.
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if you know the right places to get trailers you can get get ones for 1500
I've yet to see one NEW for that price thats not crap. By not crap I mean has: brakes in both axles, new radial tires on both axles, ramps, breakaway system with battery, nice junction box for all wiring, and obviously solid construction/design/weld quality on everything.
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Well the trailer I have is the way I bought it brand new from the store. So it is not my fault they built it against the law. But it is an easy fix though. Because I can add brakes to the front axle.

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Anything loaded at aprox. 3000# needs brakes on both axles.

257.705 Brakes.
Sec. 705. (1) (d) A new motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer sold in this state and operated upon the highways shall be equipped with brakes on all wheels, except a motorcycle or moped, and except that a semitrailer, pole trailer, or trailer of less than 3,000 pounds gross weight need not be equipped with brakes if the gross weight of a trailer or pole trailer, no part of the load of which rests upon the towing vehicle, does not exceed 40% of the gross weight of the towing vehicle, and if the gross weight of the towing vehicle and the gross weight of a semitrailer or pole trailer, part of the load of which rests upon the towing vehicle, does not exceed 40% of the gross weight of the towing vehicle when connected to the semitrailer or pole trailer. This subdivision shall not apply to a trailer or semitrailer owned by a farmer and used exclusively in connection with the farming operations of the farmer and not used for hire.
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So I bought it. I'll get some pics up tomorrow or when the Jeep is on it
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Well the trailer I have is the way I bought it brand new from the store. So it is not my fault they built it against the law. But it is an easy fix though. Because I can add brakes to the front axle.
Strangely enough you can sell trailers in MI with brakes on only one axle...but its against MDOT to load and use that trailer in MI.
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