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Old September 22nd, 2013, 04:53 AM   #1
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If anyone is in the market, check these guys out. 100% locally built in Jackson and one of the nicer built trailers i have seen.....especially considering they were 1000-2000$ cheaper than the big name guys. Mine is a 20+5, dual 7k brake axles, radial tires, lifetime LED's, wiring through conduit, all heat shrunk (no scotch locks), the whole nine yards....only real missing features is its painted not powder coated (which i prefer anyhow) and it only has a single jack. Guy was super great to deal with....even stayed open late on a Saturday to help me out.
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Looks like a nice trailer. Just wondering what ya paid? Were looking for a new rig trailer .

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Old September 22nd, 2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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5200$ out the door.....plates and all
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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Hauled it about 300 miles today (battle creek to rocks & valleys and back)....tows awesome...extremely pleased with it
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x2 on trailer sales of MI. Ours has seen tons of highway miles loaded with all kinds of stuff and its holding up great. I also found it was cheaper than anywhere else I could find. I agree the owner was a nice guy.
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Old November 8th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #6
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good to hear. I drive by there all the time and would like to buy local when I get around to buying the trailer I want. I know a couple of guys locally who are happy with the trailer they got from them also.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 05:15 PM   #7
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I am really happy so far. There are three things i don't like if i were going to get picky.

1. Chain boxes are not water tight (they are not on several other more expensive trailers i have seen either)

2. I wish it had two jacks on the front not a single one in the center....preference thing, it functions fine as is.

3. I wish it had anber lights down the side of it to help with turning/backing/maneuvering at night

All just small things....i can look at any trailer and find little things like that.
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Here are some easy fixes.

1. Get some door weather stripping from Lowes/Home Depot ect, and put apply one to the lid, one to the box. Should get close.

2. Got nothing.

3. Is it easy to tap into existing running light wiring? Little wire, and a couple lights can't be to expensive.
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There is no fixing the boxes so they are weather tight due to their design....i plan to add some large under deck storage boxes in the spring. As for the lights.....the harness is 100% sealed so i don't really wanna tap into it.....really haven't investigated past that....it doesn't bother me that bad
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I'm in the market for one. I've been comparing the same trailer you got to one at D.R.Trailer in Milan with the PJ Brand on it.

And you are correct at the $2000 difference....wondering if it's worth the extra cash.
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Obviously i have this one, not the pj so i can't give head to head....but here are some things i see and my take on them:

The pj trailers are powder coated not painted which adds $$....however, in my experience the powder coat is no more durable than a good heavy duty paint which these trailers have so why pay for it?

The rub rails on most trailers (iirc pj falls into this) is flimbsy flat strap...meaning if you actually use it, it bends....this trailer has heavy duty i-beam which is way better imo

Pj's are a true deckover meaning the framing comes clear over the tires and they are a full 102 wide....these trailers are decked to the wheels, then use a heavy steel wheel box that covers the tires and lets the trailer deck sit much lower which was a big plus to me.

I am pretty sure the wiring on the pj's is just scotch locked like most big companies skimp out and do....these trailers are fully heat shrunk

There are a few other differences i am sure i am forgetting.....bottom line for me there wasn't 2$ difference let alone 2k$ difference....if anything these trailers had more pluses than negatives.....your results may vary
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How much does that weigh in at empty?
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4200 per their website....i have not weighed it myself
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Obviously i have this one, not the pj so i can't give head to head....but here are some things i see and my take on them:

The pj trailers are powder coated not painted which adds $$....however, in my experience the powder coat is no more durable than a good heavy duty paint which these trailers have so why pay for it?

The rub rails on most trailers (iirc pj falls into this) is flimbsy flat strap...meaning if you actually use it, it bends....this trailer has heavy duty i-beam which is way better imo

Pj's are a true deckover meaning the framing comes clear over the tires and they are a full 102 wide....these trailers are decked to the wheels, then use a heavy steel wheel box that covers the tires and lets the trailer deck sit much lower which was a big plus to me.

I am pretty sure the wiring on the pj's is just scotch locked like most big companies skimp out and do....these trailers are fully heat shrunk

There are a few other differences i am sure i am forgetting.....bottom line for me there wasn't 2$ difference let alone 2k$ difference....if anything these trailers had more pluses than negatives.....your results may vary
Thanks for your input. I'm going to look at both, I've just been comparing them online.
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What brand hitch did you go with?
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Just generic rail system with Drawtight insert. I absolutely hate under bed hitches like B&W
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Just generic rail system with Drawtight insert. I absolutely hate under bed hitches like B&W
What don't you like about the B&W?
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The way it puts the attachment point right on the bed floor. Its not a big deal for goose neck....but their 5th wheel setup sucks....it is so low in the bed that it makes clearing the bed sides on anything but a very low tow rig a real bitch...my old 5th wheel trailer would not have cleared my stock height 3rd gen Dodge with a B&W but cleared with tons of room to spare with the rail setup

Everyone bitches about having the rails in the bed...well in 5+ years they have been in my way exactly 0 times and i haul stuff a lot. In fact, i use them as much for tie down points for hauling random crap as i do for towing lol.
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This is the one I'm thinking about...

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Like i stated....it's fine for goose neck applications but the 5th wheel adapter sucks. If you ever see yourself hauling a 5th wheel (like a camper) do yourself a favor and get an above bed rail setup
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