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Title: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 03, 2017, 10:00:09 PM
So my next Offroad purchase is going to be a trailer.
Any advice?
If I was to do it over I would get?
Used vs new?
Trailer length recommendations?
Capacity?
Brands you like or think are garbage?
Good people to buy from?
Features you would want or wish you had gotten?
Deck surface you prefer?
Ramps? Tilt? Dove tail?
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: ryantowry_81 on Jan 03, 2017, 10:29:49 PM
I have owned many trailers over the years and I would suggest at least a 10k trAiler instead of the standard 7k. Not only for the extra capacity but for the build quality of the axles. A trailer parts supply house once told me that manufacturers build 3500 lb axle cheap for people who might use their trailer but customers that step up to 5200 or larger axles are planning on loading their trailers heavy so they build in extra safety factor. Probably just a story but I used to eat wheel bearings in my 7k trailer but I have had my 10k tilt for 4 years and done nothing but grease the zerk fitting and check tire pressure.

Also I would never own a ramped trailer again after having my tilt deck. Mine is a little work being a manual pump til it but it has done many things a ramp trailer could never have done as easily.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: Mudder on Jan 03, 2017, 10:30:55 PM
Goose neck or fifth wheel is what I'd use. I haven't towed a car trailer but I have towed a lot with farming and those always did the best I thought. Also you'd want to make the fifth wheel removable in order to actually keep the bed usable.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 03, 2017, 10:44:21 PM
I have owned many trailers over the years and I would suggest at least a 10k trAiler instead of the standard 7k. Not only for the extra capacity but for the build quality of the axles. A trailer parts supply house once told me that manufacturers build 3500 lb axle cheap for people who might use their trailer but customers that step up to 5200 or larger axles are planning on loading their trailers heavy so they build in extra safety factor. Probably just a story but I used to eat wheel bearings in my 7k trailer but I have had my 10k tilt for 4 years and done nothing but grease the zerk fitting and check tire pressure.

Also I would never own a ramped trailer again after having my tilt deck. Mine is a little work being a manual pump til it but it has done many things a ramp trailer could never have done as easily.
this is the valuable information I am looking for. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 03, 2017, 10:47:38 PM
Goose neck or fifth wheel is what I'd use. I haven't towed a car trailer but I have towed a lot with farming and those always did the best I thought. Also you'd want to make the fifth wheel removable in order to actually keep the bed usable.
For my plans a bumper pull will be required, I have plans for a camper to be placed in the bed.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: mudmaster on Jan 04, 2017, 05:54:27 AM
Mine is a 7K and I have repacked the wheel bearings once in 10 years. The grease still looked good though. I would suggest getting one with a breakaway feature and a solar charger for the breakaway battery.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: ryantowry_81 on Jan 04, 2017, 09:44:55 AM
here is the trailer i have in the 10k flavor:
http://www.pjtrailers.com/trailers/tm-83-inch-manual-tilt

i wish i had the money to get this one but the manual is still reliable:
http://www.pjtrailers.com/trailers/th-83-inch-hydraulic-quick-tilt

some day i want to add a winch and a hydraulic pump setup to make mine like the quick tilt.

i like this tilt better than gravity tilt because i can tilit it back with dead weight on it.helps in unloading firewood, topsoil, gravel etc. along with non running vehicles.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: ryantowry_81 on Jan 04, 2017, 09:46:19 AM
oh and i have built covers for my tires so when it is parked they do not see UV's. i cant stand the idea of tires that dry rot before worn out.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: bub on Jan 04, 2017, 03:36:20 PM
I've got a 22ft (overall) bumper pull Pipe Top trailer from Texas Bragg. It's rated for 7200lbs and I would say it usually sees close to that when heading out for a long weekend. The bearings have worn pretty nicely and have been repacked a couple times over the last ten years. The thing I don't like about it the most is that it has side railing and flimsy tongue jack (upgrading to a heavy duty square jack is on my list of to-do's). When I'm ready to buy another car hauler I will be getting a flat deck trailer, preferably 8ft wide with drive over fenders. There have been quite a few times where I needed to move something that was too wide (or too low and the side rails prohibited opening the vehicle doors once loaded) and a flat deck would have worked perfectly. Ramp trailers are okay, especially since you don't need to use them for the crawler  :shades: Here's a link to what I have, it's the 18P model: http://www.texasbraggtrailers.com/product/pipe-top/
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 04, 2017, 03:54:11 PM
This is great, I appreciate all the do's and don't.
Calling all you trailer queen owners!
Keep the helpful information and advice coming.

Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: Willard on Jan 04, 2017, 04:23:48 PM
I have pulled/towed with a lot of different trailers. Just a standard 7k 18'x8 wide was perfect for what I needed. Also depending on your width you may consider drive over fenders as stated  above or even bolted fenders for ease of removal for wider loads.


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Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: emsvitil on Jan 04, 2017, 05:07:38 PM
I just use a 16' utility trailer.....





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Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: Willard on Jan 04, 2017, 06:56:32 PM
I just use a 16' utility trailer.....





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Wish I could, but my outer tire width is 84" so they don't fit very well lol. Unless you build a custom deck.....


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Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Jan 05, 2017, 08:03:32 AM
I have quite a few trailers. All have their own place. If I'm just pulling a trail rig, I use my 16' open center all steel car hauler. Nothing special, just a little 2" ball bulldog hitch on it and a 8k winch. I absolutely love this little trailer because it is very light (OPEN CENTER) if for any reason the deck needs to be complete I have 2 sheets of plywood I lay in the center. It had the normal 3500 rated pair of axles. I tossed them and put a set of dexter 5200 rated axles under it from a mobile home, then put the 6 lug hubs on I from dexter. The axles combines have a rating of 10,400 lbs. This trailer hauls everything from a couple 4 wheelers to crew cab long bed duallys. By far my favorite little trailer. You can't go wrong with an all steel trailer. Not knocking the wood deck trailers. I just don't like replacing the wood every 10 or so years.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 05, 2017, 08:17:15 AM
I would love some information or experiences with enclosed trailers.
I like the idea of a secure place to keep the truck and a mini garage.
Limitations?
Bad idea?
If I'm going to get a trailer why not ?

Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: mudmaster on Jan 05, 2017, 08:59:02 AM
Get a toy hauler then you don't need a camper..........
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Jan 05, 2017, 09:02:35 AM
My pops in law used a 16' enclosed for his rzr. It was cool because he had a place to sleep. Pain in the ass to keep clean, no room around it to work on it.

I know quite a few guys in the mud racing game that use enclosed trailers for there rigs. Basically for transportation only. The inside walls are never over about 98-100" so you just simply dont have room to get around the truck. It is a good place to store your tools though.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Jan 05, 2017, 09:04:30 AM
I just sold my 38' toy hauler. BIGGEST PILE OF WASTED SPACE EVER! It was very hard to keep the back of it clean. Also I've never seen a toy hauler that could support the weight of a truck. Unless it's the tiny camper or pop up on the front and open on the back
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Jan 05, 2017, 09:06:26 AM
I saw in another place you tow with a tacoma? Is that correct?
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: mudmaster on Jan 05, 2017, 09:21:35 AM
I saw in another place you tow with a tacoma? Is that correct?

No, he has 15 F350 diesel.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: mudmaster on Jan 05, 2017, 09:22:26 AM
Also I've never seen a toy hauler that could support the weight of a truck. Unless it's the tiny camper or pop up on the front and open on the back

They do make them $$

Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: ryantowry_81 on Jan 05, 2017, 09:25:25 AM
I would love some information or experiences with enclosed trailers.
I like the idea of a secure place to keep the truck and a mini garage.
Limitations?
Bad idea?
If I'm going to get a trailer why not ?

here is the enclosed trailer i had when i moved to California from Alaska:
(https://board.marlincrawler.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi344.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp357%2Fryantowry_81%2Fdeuce%2FPicture114.jpg&hash=f15240be6f2ac3deb274f4d2653fcf9a) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/ryantowry_81/media/deuce/Picture114.jpg.html)

i used it to haul my old first gen on 37's. i had to keep the tire pressure below 5 psi and ratchet strap down the suspension to get it through the door and keep it from hitting the roof on a large bump. it was great for securing stuff but way more of a pain to strap down and load unload.

also i could not put her in with doors on and still get in.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: liveoak on Jan 05, 2017, 11:15:39 AM
you should get a trailer that can haul two rigs. then you can take a buddy with you or help a buddy get home and split the fuel $. your tow rig def has the power for it. I myself have a doolittle 7klbs 16 ft flatbed trailer and like it a lot http://www.doolittletrailers.com/
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Jan 05, 2017, 12:41:57 PM
That's my theory. I have a 25 deck over thst does 2 swb toyotas a 32 deck over that does 2 lwb toyotas. A 40 flat deck that will do 3 toyotas if loaded correctly.

Just seems like alot of people claim to help with fuel but never do.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 05, 2017, 05:37:21 PM
That's my theory. I have a 25 deck over thst does 2 swb toyotas a 32 deck over that does 2 lwb toyotas. A 40 flat deck that will do 3 toyotas if loaded correctly.

Just seems like alot of people claim to help with fuel but never do.
I have looked into the multiple vehicle trailers now. To much money for my budget and it would make single car or truck trailering more difficult than necessary.

Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Jan 05, 2017, 05:45:23 PM
I haul tractors and other various objects for other people so the larger trailers kind of paid for themselves over time. You are certainly correct on overkill for 1 rig. A 16-20' bumper pull with a good heavy set of axles would be just fine for what your doing.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 16, 2017, 04:39:15 PM
So I am getting closer and closer to a final selection. How do I decide how long of a trailer
16' 18' 20' +
What do I need to consider?
 :help:
What are you Guys using for a length ?
What fits what length? examples.......
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: Willard on Jan 16, 2017, 05:16:48 PM
18 would be perfect for your rig.


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Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: emsvitil on Jan 16, 2017, 07:55:13 PM
How much room do you have for storage?
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: joeyf on Jan 16, 2017, 08:18:54 PM
I have found when looking for new, local small company's put in more of a quality effort. Also 10k would be the best bet. 7k will work but after 15 years my deck is starting to bow and the 5 lug wheels flex hard when backing up around tight corners.

You could probably get away with a 14. This is my 14', the long bodied 4runner and long wheel base wheeler fit on it nice.

(https://board.marlincrawler.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi835.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz276%2Fcrawle%2F20160410_114935_zpsfsrxw078.jpg&hash=f8e18dabaffc110ee118a0f6299f243a) (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/crawle/media/20160410_114935_zpsfsrxw078.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 16, 2017, 09:18:37 PM
How much room do you have for storage?
I can fit a 20+ at the house.

I have found when looking for new, local small company's put in more of a quality effort. Also 10k would be the best bet. 7k will work but after 15 years my deck is starting to bow and the 5 lug wheels flex hard when backing up around tight corners.

You could probably get away with a 14. This is my 14', the long bodied 4runner and long wheel base wheeler fit on it nice.

(https://board.marlincrawler.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi835.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz276%2Fcrawle%2F20160410_114935_zpsfsrxw078.jpg&hash=f8e18dabaffc110ee118a0f6299f243a) (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/crawle/media/20160410_114935_zpsfsrxw078.jpg.html)

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Very nice setup you got there
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 17, 2017, 07:57:03 AM
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/trb/5962984854.html Craigslist add

http://www.bulldogtrailers.com/inventory?view=detail&id=91  Specs from official page

So this Is the trailer I have selected at this point. Please shoot holes in it if you see something you don't like.
I Have never used a tilt deck that tilts using a mounted floor Jack. Anyone have experience with this design.
I have only ever used the kind with the dampening ram.
I can see times where this could really help out.
I once tried to load a truck with the nose of the trailer down, made things difficult because the trailer would not stay tilted down.
Also, the trailer did not want to tilt with the nose down. We had to have three people stand on the tail of the trailer while I started to drive the vehicle up.
Anyone have an opinion on this brand?
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: Willard on Jan 17, 2017, 11:54:05 AM
I dunno that floor jack setup looks kinda sketchy to me lol. I don't like tilt trailers as it is tho.


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Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Jan 17, 2017, 12:27:18 PM
Looks like a nice trailer. But your talking gooseneck money. I personally do not care for a tilt deck trailer. That's all personal preference though. I would go as large as you could afford. Better to have and not need than need and not have. You never know what you might be hauling. An all steel deck is the bees knees when it comes to trailers. Easy cleaning up, no wood to rot, and if your winching a dead load up it, shoot it with some oil or soapy water and it slides right on.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: SqWADoosh on Jan 17, 2017, 12:39:18 PM
Looks like a nice trailer. But your talking gooseneck money. I personally do not care for a tilt deck trailer. That's all personal preference though. I would go as large as you could afford. Better to have and not need than need and not have. You never know what you might be hauling. An all steel deck is the bees knees when it comes to trailers. Easy cleaning up, no wood to rot, and if your winching a dead load up it, shoot it with some oil or soapy water and it slides right on.

He's dead set on a tilt so that he can haul non running vehicles up it for his side work.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: mudmaster on Jan 17, 2017, 01:42:46 PM
That can still be done with a non-tilt.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Jan 17, 2017, 01:52:27 PM
Also, Future race car that likely will be sitting on the ground.  :qtip:
I like the part about as long as You can afford. Your statement makes sense to me.  :crossed:
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 17, 2017, 07:44:09 AM
Alright boys,
The time is here to make a final decision on My trailer purchase.

Final two contenders are the following links.
I need opinions and a pick. 
Both are 10k tilt trailers 7x18
Thanks for the Help.

#1 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/trb/5984171875.html

#2 https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/trb/6007394600.html
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: mudmaster on Feb 17, 2017, 07:50:51 AM
#3 Hard to tell in the pics, but it looks to be heavier duty. Edit: due to another choice
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 17, 2017, 07:57:19 AM
Ok I like this one too.

#3 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/trb/5998479071.html
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 17, 2017, 07:58:18 AM
Looks like you are coming my way soon. Hit me up and we will get a beer and some grub.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: mudmaster on Feb 17, 2017, 08:09:02 AM
Revised my pick to #3.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 17, 2017, 08:23:32 AM
Which one fits my truck on it best for when I break again?   :yupyup:
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 17, 2017, 09:11:46 AM
Looks like you are coming my way soon. Hit me up and we will get a beer and some grub.

I shall  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: ryantowry_81 on Feb 17, 2017, 10:28:24 AM
i would go with #2 with a mechanism to power the tilt up if you plan on dead vehicles. that is how my trailer works with a cherry picker ram and i cant tell you how many times i have been glad i could jack up the front and make it tilt when a vehicle was non running and had flat tires.  also works better for non vehicle loads like gravel firewood, trash etc.

(https://board.marlincrawler.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi344.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp357%2Fryantowry_81%2Fdeuce%2F2013-04-19123049_zps51e03bfe.jpg&hash=a337a3d7d28dbe5afa2ca0225e056616) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/ryantowry_81/media/deuce/2013-04-19123049_zps51e03bfe.jpg.html)


that being said i paid about the same for my PJ with nicer diamond plate fenders. I would also look to see if the tires are trailer tires and what the weight rating is. alot of trailer manufacturers put horribly cheap tires on their trailers from the factory to help their retail cost.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 17, 2017, 10:43:04 AM
i would go with #2 with a mechanism to power the tilt up if you plan on dead vehicles. that is how my trailer works with a cherry picker ram and i cant tell you how many times i have been glad i could jack up the front and make it tilt when a vehicle was non running and had flat tires.  also works better for non vehicle loads like gravel firewood, trash etc.

(https://board.marlincrawler.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi344.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp357%2Fryantowry_81%2Fdeuce%2F2013-04-19123049_zps51e03bfe.jpg&hash=a337a3d7d28dbe5afa2ca0225e056616) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/ryantowry_81/media/deuce/2013-04-19123049_zps51e03bfe.jpg.html)


that being said i paid about the same for my PJ with nicer diamond plate fenders. I would also look to see if the tires are trailer tires and what the weight rating is. alot of trailer manufacturers put horribly cheap tires on their trailers from the factory to help their retail cost.
I looked at the PJ trailer you are using. I was not sure about the split it does and how it lifts the front set of tires.
Any draw backs or issues? You have a trailer system I have not seen in person. If you went to buy a replacement trailer would you get the same one again?
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 17, 2017, 11:02:07 AM
I have to say, He has a good point on the ability to jack up the front of the trailer when unloading. I have ran into this issue before. I found that it also helps when you are unloading with the rear of the trailer up hill.
Winching on is easy but coming off is a different story. OK leaning towards the #2 trailer at this point.
Can anyone give me more info on the trailer tire concern. Load rating? trailer only tires? Not sure how to tell if they are cheap-o tires or what I am looking for exactly?
also I am going to need to mount a spare tire some place. Suggestions? Picture would be even better.
Anyone have a recommendation of where to get a complete spare wheel tire? I am sure the trailer place is not a good option? Online?
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: ryantowry_81 on Feb 17, 2017, 11:50:13 AM
actually this PJ is the second trailer of this style i have bought. Before buying the enclosed to move from alaska i had a 7K H&H tilt with the same mechanism (http://www.hhtrailer.com/products/steel-open/tiltbed-trailers/mx-speedloader-manual-tiltbed/) that i bought used for a really cheap price. after i sold the enclosed to look for another open trailer only thing i wanted to change from the H&H was i wanted 10K for added capability. I wanted to be able to haul a full size truck and the 7K trailers really only have a load capability of 4,700 once you factor in the trailer weight itself of 2,200. 

I had actually contacted H&H to buy a trailer from Iowa when i found the PJ and found a dealer local with one on sale.

if i was made of money i would love to get the electronically tilted version but that would be lazy and go against my KISS mentality.


I have more pictures or the trailer up:
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Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: mudmaster on Feb 17, 2017, 01:27:45 PM
The sidewall will say they are for trailer use. If it doesn't, they aren't.
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 24, 2017, 01:32:30 PM
Final Decision has been made.  :thumbs:
Going to pick Her up tomorrow.  :willynilly:
14K tilt, Summit Brand Trailer  :drooling:
https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/trb/5991899641.html
Thanks to all of you who helped with the process.
Back to being a trailer Queen and it feels so good.  :best:
Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: Willard on Feb 24, 2017, 03:38:34 PM
Prices seem steep for wood deck to me.


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Title: Re: Selecting the right trailer for your needs
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 24, 2017, 03:44:51 PM
Prices seem steep for wood deck to me.


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It's a 14K pound Tilt trailer? 18ft....
Not a 7K or a 10K....
Also Tilt Deck adds $$$$.....
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Post by: joeyf on Feb 24, 2017, 04:04:59 PM
Thats a nice price for that trailer. I have seen 7k non tilts go for the same price.
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Post by: Willard on Feb 24, 2017, 04:22:17 PM
Thats a nice price for that trailer. I have seen 7k non tilts go for the same price.
Could have picked up a 25' used basically new steel deck gooseneck for the same price. And if you have seen 7k trailers for that price they must have been gold plated. My buddy just picked up a carson steel deck 10k for 3k and added a 8k winch and box still under 3,500. Not knocking the buy, just seemed expensive to me that's all.
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Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 24, 2017, 05:50:35 PM
Could have picked up a 25' used basically new steel deck gooseneck for the same price. And if you have seen 7k trailers for that price they must have been gold plated. My buddy just picked up a carson steel deck 10k for 3k and added a 8k winch and box still under 3,500. Not knocking the buy, just seemed expensive to me that's all.
Maybe its because of where you live?
Washington is crazy expensive for everything.
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Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 24, 2017, 05:56:18 PM
He lives in California it is worse than us.
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Post by: Willard on Feb 24, 2017, 06:00:46 PM
He lives in California it is worse than us.
Lol


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Post by: Willard on Feb 24, 2017, 07:58:58 PM
Maybe its because of where you live?
Washington is crazy expensive for everything.
Funny thing is my sister just visited a friend in Seattle and was talking about how expensive it is over there lol. I live in the Central Valley there is a trailer dealer or manufacturer in ever city  within 300 miles of me. That being said, a lot of farmers sell trailers cheap that are in great condition. I prefer a gooseneck personally because they just tow better. If you don't mind me asking...what was the reason for the 14k trailer?


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Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 25, 2017, 02:01:24 PM
Finally!!!!!
Trailer day has come.
$4295 for trailer
$150 for correct trailer spare tire and wheel.
$100 for moveable spare tire holder
-$150 refused to pay the Transaction and paperwork fee.
Total out the door $4926
It's so beefy, box tube frame.
Tow capacity of 11,400
I could not be happier!
I'm going to continue this thread as I upgrade and modify the trailer.
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Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 28, 2017, 03:44:33 PM
What size winch for the trailer?
Info please? experience? Recommendations?
I plan to use the trailer winch to drag up a Dead cars on occasion.   
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Post by: SqWADoosh on Feb 28, 2017, 03:46:19 PM
What size winch for the trailer?
Info please? experience? Recommendations?
I plan to use the trailer winch to drag up a Dead cars on occasion.

Everyone runs the harbor freight one. It holds up fine it just has a terribly slow line speed. Which doesn't matter for a trailer winch.
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Post by: emsvitil on Feb 28, 2017, 05:26:37 PM
And you can use a snatch block to double the capacity........ (and make it even slower)
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Post by: joeyf on Feb 28, 2017, 07:44:45 PM
X2 on the harbor freight, slow as double low but it will get the job done for cheap. Get there wireless controller for it,  a life saver for when you are by your self.
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Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Feb 28, 2017, 08:19:22 PM
What size harbor freight winch are people running ?
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Post by: emsvitil on Feb 28, 2017, 08:25:07 PM
I got the 2500 (*2 ) for $49 with a coupon...  (used a come along before that)
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Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Mar 01, 2017, 07:17:30 AM
8-10k hobo freight or another cheap one will be just fine.
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Post by: ryantowry_81 on Mar 01, 2017, 07:51:42 AM
Finally!!!!!
Trailer day has come.
$4295 for trailer
$150 for correct trailer spare tire and wheel.
$100 for moveable spare tire holder
-$150 refused to pay the Transaction and paperwork fee.
Total out the door $4926
It's so beefy, box tube frame.
Tow capacity of 11,400
I could not be happier!
I'm going to continue this thread as I upgrade and modify the trailer.

looks like a really tough well built trailer for a good price.

good work!