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Old February 20th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Where did you get your trailer?

It is that time, I need to get a trailer for my jeep.

Ideally I don't need anything super overkill, but I want a nice solid trailer that will last year after year.

I would probably be fine with any sort of 16 ft car hauler.

I would also prefer electric brakes.

Where did you get it?
What did you pay?
Would you purchase from them again?
What do you like dislike?

goosenecks, enclosed and multi jeep haulers need not apply (except of course if you know where a good deal can be had on a standard car hauler)

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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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I built mine, cost about $2800 in parts. It is really nice :D
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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I have kicked that idea around, could build it exactly like I want it, but I dunno if I really need something that specialized right now.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #4
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buy bills...try cash not a trade this time.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #5
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18' bumper pull all steel deck purchased from USA trailer Sales.. paid just over 2k out the door brakes one ONE axle D rings welded on the deck. removable fenders.. has served us well so far..
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #6
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found mine on craigslist

make sure you get dexter axles

buy one with lighting problems. Almost all owners don't know shit about electrical... price drops a few hundred bucks and lighting kits are $40...
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #7
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I got mine from my dad who got it from my uncle as a storage fee for keeping it and his new trailer at our house. It cost me my old 4x8 trailer in trade then I had to put brakes on it.

Talk to matt(halfgassed) I think he picked his up pretty cheap- brakes on both axles, removable fenders and tiltbed.

or try grabbing one of those auto and rv traders if I recall there were always pretty good deals on trailers in there
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #8
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buy one with lighting problems. Almost all owners don't know shit about electrical... price drops a few hundred bucks and lighting kits are $40...
those 4 wires are way to complicated for me
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #9
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Old February 21st, 2008, 09:33 AM   #10
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connecticut Trailer... thats probably too far for you lol
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Bought mine from Forbes Trailer, in waterford. 16ft (14ft wood deck with 2ft steel beavertail.) Brakes on both axles (required by law to actually put anything on your trailer), all wiring is inside an enclosed junction box, breakaway system, slide-in ramps, new radial tires, ez-lube splindles, etc. The details are where you pay now or pay later. Was ~$2400 out the door.

I used to have a 14ft $1600 from antique auto, those are complete garbage. Had to reweld half the thing over the first year.

Very nice people, knowledgeable about what they were doing. Wouldn't let me leave the lot until we checked every function on the trailer, they even replaced the flashers in my truck with HD versions for no charge to speed up the blinkers.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 02:06 PM   #12
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R&R 18' aluminum solid deck, 4 wheel brakes, self storing ramps, removable fenders, aluminum tool box, 15" tires. Bougth it from Triple Creek in Thre rivers for I think $4000.00, best part is it only weights 1,100 pounds.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 02:21 PM   #13
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I bought my BIG TEX trailer from Becks marine in St. Johns right on 127. The thing tows great. I really like the set up for the ramps. They are solid diamond plate not the angle iron kind and they slide straight out of the back of the trailer and stop. No more lifting ramps or storing them from the sides(pain in the ass in parking lots ect.) Had it about 4 or 5 years now with no problems at all. I want to say it was around $3000.
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Was ~$2400 out the door.
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Bougth it from Triple Creek in Thre rivers for I think $4000.00,
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I want to say it was around $3000.
should have bought mine :tonka:
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Old February 21st, 2008, 02:33 PM   #15
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http://terrysusedcarsandtrailers.com/


Talk to Laura,.............tell her, that her Uncle John sent you.
(Her and her Dad own the lot, both are pretty cool, and will make you a good deal under my name)

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Got the most recent trailer from Johns Trailers in Toledo, found their add in the free Auto swapper and they had the best price out of everybody I shopped. All of the other enclosed trailers I've owned have come from Becks in St. Johns, they have gotten a big head now that they build their own. (Legend) My flatbed came from USA trailer sales in Edmore, really good prices and service.

Pic is of my current enclosed from Johns Trailers, give them a call they sell flatbeds!
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Got the most recent trailer from Johns Trailers in Toledo, found their add in the free Auto swapper and they had the best price out of everybody I shopped. All of the other enclosed trailers I've owned have come from Becks in St. Johns, they have gotten a big head now that they build their own. (Legend) My flatbed came from USA trailer sales in Edmore, really good prices and service.

Pic is of my current enclosed from Johns Trailers, give them a call they sell flatbeds!
I wasn't impressed with the sales staff(rude, not very helpful) at USA in Edmore. We looked there a few years ago for an enclosed for work. I also looked at his flatbeds, but they only had brakes on one axle. That might of changed in the last three years.
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should have bought mine :tonka:
Didn't you have crappy mobile home axles?

I'm rather happy with a brand new trailer, since damn near every used one I've seen really should get several hundred bucks in repair.

I didn't pay a single penny, in all honestly. My dad bought it for my use, under the pretense of using it to haul his Kubota's around.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:42 PM   #19
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should have bought mine :tonka:
I still may, I want to see whats out there first.
I was just looking at yours, what did you do with the original fender ont hepass side?
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Didn't you have crappy mobile home axles?
I've had mobile home axles in the past, but the trailer I have now has 5,000lb dexters

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I still may, I want to see whats out there first.
I was just looking at yours, what did you do with the original fender ont hepass side?
that fender might be behind the garage, but probably was scrapped. The trailer is 90% sold at this point...
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