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Old February 21st, 2008, 04:54 PM   #21
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that fender might be behind the garage, but probably was scrapped. The trailer is 90% sold at this point...
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Old February 21st, 2008, 04:56 PM   #22
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Make sure that you buy one with at least 7000 pound GVW. You can get a jeep on a 16 ft trailer with no problem. 18 ft allows you to carry some extra junk like spare tire, tub of firewood, put a toolbox on the front, etc. IMO a 20 ft'r just adds length that you don't need. (unless you want to build a big ass toolbox up there)
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Old February 21st, 2008, 07:28 PM   #23
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Yeah I figure with 16 ft I am good for the jeep, I have a truck so any extras can go in there. 20 ft seems like too much extra length for no good reason.

Looking very possible that your old trailer may find its way to my house.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #24
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I chose the 18ft because I can haul any of my vehicles if there is a problem.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #25
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I got an 18+2 that I mounted a tool box on the front. Have had my Jeep and a couple of quads on. In a pinch if something happens to my tow rig (2000 Super cab long box super duty) it will fit. Just have to find a truck to haul it.
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D&R Trailer in Milan, 23 and Plank Road, 18 ft, $2450 ready to go. Steel frame, wooden deck. Iíve bought a couple trailers from them. Iíd go back.

I like the trailer. Would love have one in aluminum bought thatís some serious $.

When trailer shopping (new trailers on the lots) make sure the trailer has the tires and wheels you want. I found many dealers had absolutely cheap ass tires on the trailer and good tires were an option. Could add $400-$500 to the price.

Need (should have, suggest, good idea, law?) 4 wheel brakes. Another way for a trailer to look like a better deal is it only has brakes on one axle. Need both.


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Make sure that you buy one with at least 7000 pound GVW. You can get a jeep on a 16 ft trailer with no problem. 18 ft allows you to carry some extra junk like spare tire, tub of firewood, put a toolbox on the front, etc. IMO a 20 ft'r just adds length that you don't need. (unless you want to build a big ass toolbox up there)
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Yeah I figure with 16 ft I am good for the jeep, I have a truck so any extras can go in there. 20 ft seems like too much extra length for no good reason.

Looking very possible that your old trailer may find its way to my house.
I myself would like to sell my 18' for a 20' to haul my quad too.


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D&R Trailer in Milan, 23 and Plank Road, 18 ft, $2450 ready to go. Steel frame, wooden deck. Iíve bought a couple trailers from them. Iíd go back.

I like the trailer. Would love have one in aluminum bought thatís some serious $.

When trailer shopping (new trailers on the lots) make sure the trailer has the tires and wheels you want. I found many dealers had absolutely cheap ass tires on the trailer and good tires were an option. Could add $400-$500 to the price.

Need (should have, suggest, good idea, law?) 4 wheel brakes. Another way for a trailer to look like a better deal is it only has brakes on one axle. Need both.

I have bought a few quad trailers from them and they good to me. In Michigan for the weight it is law that you have 2 axle brakes.
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I got mine from USA trailer http://www.usa-trailer.com/Paid about $1400 its just a flatbed not a car hauler.
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[QUOTE=Big Daddy Rubicon;991962]I myself would like to sell my 18' for a 20' to haul my quad too.QUOTE]

I agree if you are trying to have a more versatile setup. All depends on if you want a dedicated trailer or not. I used to haul a sand rail and 2 quads all the time. Seemed like when we got to our destination we only used one or the other. That's when we sold the buggy.
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Criagslist. The guy wanted to downsize since he didn't pull his bobcat around any more.

16" with toolbox welded on the tounge. A hitch reciever welded on the deck and a winch to hook into it. Also welded stops on the front just incase his wife decided to run off the front of trailer :tonka:

$1,200 for it.

I looked for a long time to find one. I was going to go with a new one because I couldn't find anything right for the price when this one came up. The only thing that I'll do to it this spring is probably new tires and some fany lights
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Criagslist. The guy wanted to downsize since he didn't pull his bobcat around any more.

16" with toolbox welded on the tounge. A hitch reciever welded on the deck and a winch to hook into it. Also welded stops on the front just incase his wife decided to run off the front of trailer :tonka:

$1,200 for it.

I looked for a long time to find one. I was going to go with a new one because I couldn't find anything right for the price when this one came up. The only thing that I'll do to it this spring is probably new tires and some fany lights
Wow sixteen inches thats HUGE.
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bought a 30ft mobile home frame and chopped it down to 18ft. moved and axles. put brand new deck on it and was good to go. i have a total of $400 into mine including new lights and safety chains.
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check with elusive or 95geo. then went somewhere in indiana or something and got 16ft car haulers for like $1400 a piece.

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Wow sixteen inches thats HUGE.
The nylint fits up there quite nicely!
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I bought a 18' SureTrac from Kelly and Son's Trailer, 12620 N. Telegraph,Carleton, MI 48117,Fax: 734-783-0559, phone:734-783-6464 . It's a 7000# all tube construction, full diamond plate, w/ a 4' dove tail, and brakes on both axles. I just got it last November, so I haven't used it yet. I've herd nothing but good stuff about these trailers, and it's made very well. I can't wait to use it. Oh, I paid about $2600 for it.

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Lotsa people are ditching trailers cheap that don't meet the new codes. You can update one if you like, otherwise, law in Michigan as of October 2005 is that any trailer with a GVWR OVER 1,500 lbs MUST have brakes at every wheel. And there is no grandfather clause on this. The actual law was passed back in the 90s, with Oct 2005 being the deadline for compliance.

Strangely enough, compression brakes (like on a uhaul) are still allowed.
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Lotsa people are ditching trailers cheap that don't meet the new codes. You can update one if you like, otherwise, law in Michigan as of October 2005 is that any trailer with a GVWR OVER 1,500 lbs MUST have brakes at every wheel. And there is no grandfather clause on this. The actual law was passed back in the 90s, with Oct 2005 being the deadline for compliance.

Strangely enough, compression brakes (like on a uhaul) are still allowed.
So has anyone been pulled over since Oct. 2005 for this?
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I know of two people I work with. One was on a lawn equipment trailer and the other was a boat trailer. The guy with the lawn trailer got a fix it ticket and just decided to scrap the trailer. The guy with the boat trailer updated it.

Thing is, they have to pull you over for something else first. They have to have reasonable cause.
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