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Author:  Ptack1 [ January 11th, 2015, 8:59 pm ]
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So I'm looking for a trailer for the gringo. I'm looking for something that is at least 7ft wide and at least 16ft long. Must be 10k gvwr with at least one electric brake axle.

Let me know if you hear of one. Thanks

Author:  LuckyLindy [ January 12th, 2015, 11:58 pm ]
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there are a few trailer manufactures over here in the valley, might be worth a drive. I've had an eye out for a decent trailer for a while and i'm almost convinced that it costs the same to buy new as it is to buy used then fix it up. I've seen 10k 18' deck trailers new for around $3000 and used ones are like $25-2800. one thing to consider is do you want a deck over trailer or drive over style fenders. a full width will smash up regular fenders so make sure you have a plan for that, trading the front tires to smaller ones just to load the truck sucks. Another thing I've been considering is getting a longer gooseneck so I can put a camper on the front of it or be able to haul 2 tractors/old cars/rigs. We're getting older and sleeping in a tent is getting less and less comfortable. We're looking at 4x4/diesel/dually trucks right now so I'll be serious about a new trailer later this year

Author:  Dan90FSB [ January 13th, 2015, 7:51 am ]
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I've done very little research but I've also noticed that new trailers are cheaper than I thought, and fairly close in price to used. I think I'll probably go new when the time comes and know that the brakes, wheel bearings, etc are all in good shape!

Author:  Garlic Bronco [ January 13th, 2015, 8:23 am ]
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Dan90FSB wrote:
I've done very little research but I've also noticed that new trailers are cheaper than I thought, and fairly close in price to used. I think I'll probably go new when the time comes and know that the brakes, wheel bearings, etc are all in good shape!



TIRES!!!!

dont skimp, i have seen/know tons of people that have blown out tires just because they dont put great tires on them some times.

Author:  Ptack1 [ January 13th, 2015, 9:46 am ]
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Thanks all. Dan and Aaron your right about the prices. I havent priced one out in person but it looks like 3-3200 for new. As the search continues if I dont find something decent used at the right price I will proibably go new.

I am going to hopefully look at this 18x8ft 10k tomorrow. The price is about right as long as its in good shape (the second pic)
http://fresno.craigslist.org/for/4812207895.html

As for deckover vs standard. Ill probably go standard for the cost and build some drive over fenders. With an 8ft width I wont need the drive over fenders. The truck is about 7ft to the outsides of the tires

Author:  Late Model Man [ January 13th, 2015, 11:55 pm ]
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One thing I've noticed about drive over fenders and short wheelbase trucks like ours is that they never seem to put the weight far enough forward, I really like the PJ drive-over-fender trailer but every time I use it I wish my truck was about a foot farther forward.

Don't skimp on the hitch either! It's hard to find an actual hitch that's rated for 10k or higher.

Author:  Ptack1 [ January 16th, 2015, 10:01 am ]
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Well the hunt is over :mrgreen:. Pics to follow but I got the trailer I posted above. Turns out it was a 7ftx18ft but the fenders are spaced out wide and measure 7ft4in between. It was an equipment trailer and it's got 2 5k axles with brakes on each. It needs tires but the price was right :thumb:

Author:  Garlic Bronco [ January 16th, 2015, 10:26 am ]
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Ptack1 wrote:
Well the hunt is over :mrgreen:. Pics to follow but I got the trailer I posted above. Turns out it was a 7ftx18ft but the fenders are spaced out wide and measure 7ft4in between. It was an equipment trailer and it's got 2 5k axles with brakes on each. It needs tires but the price was right :thumb:




SWEET!

congrats. do some shopping around and research on the tires, especially if you're going to be towing a ways

Author:  California Monkey [ January 16th, 2015, 12:20 pm ]
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congrats! I'll probably go this route if I ever need a trailer. lol
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/rvs/4849599059.html

Author:  Late Model Man [ January 16th, 2015, 12:38 pm ]
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That's the dude I rent from, that trailer is solid but the brakes suck.

The owner is super cool though and you can't beat the price.

Author:  Ptack1 [ January 16th, 2015, 12:55 pm ]
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Yea I saw that a few times. Solid option though

Author:  Ptack1 [ January 16th, 2015, 2:20 pm ]
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Here are a couple of pics. Piece of crap corvette will be leaving on February 7th

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Author:  Garlic Bronco [ January 16th, 2015, 2:22 pm ]
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nice!

we should take the corvette out and rip the tires off of it before it leaves

Author:  chexmix [ January 16th, 2015, 6:10 pm ]
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Congrats Peter! Now did u put time in for the summer trip yet?

California Monkey wrote:
congrats! I'll probably go this route if I ever need a trailer. lol
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/rvs/4849599059.html

Hmm The uhaul only charges me 54.95 per day, free mileage and they have week long discounts too. Convience is certainly there.

Author:  Ptack1 [ January 16th, 2015, 10:24 pm ]
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Also the guy is selling a 10k deck over 7ft X 16ft for sale for 2200.

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