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Utility Trailer

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by kB19, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Jan 29, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    kB19

    kB19 [OP] New Member

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    Anyone have any recommendations and/or knowledge (brand, retailer, size, etc) they could provide on utility trailers?

    I will only be using the trailer occasionally for yard/house projects (e.g hauling gravel for new driveway), moving into a new house, random large purchases, etc.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    4runningMan

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    There are often local trailer fab shops that make very high quality trailers- much better than what you'll find at big box stores (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc). I'd just google trailers in your local area or on google maps and see if you can find some local sellers.

    I've been looking for one too. For the same things as you. It's looking like a high quality 5x8 aluminum trailer is gonna run about $2k, give or take. Lesser quality trailers are less money, obviously.
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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  4. Jan 29, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    I bought a utility trailer right after buying my 4 so I would essentially have a 5x10 truck bed. I wanted a better quality trailer than what you get at Lowes, etc...I bought a 5x10 Big Tex 30SA. I sprang for a better quality trailer because it is a long term investment for me. This trailer will probably last my lifetime if I do my part. LED lighting, brakes, and a spare tire bolted on the side. I treat the wood yearly. I changed the jack to a front handle jack so I could add a tongue box from Tractor Supply. It's a great trailer and I have had no issues for 3 years and counting now.

    https://www.bigtextrailers.com/30sa-single-axle-utility
     
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  5. Jan 29, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    I have an Aluma 5x9 all aluminum ultily trailer with 14’ inch tires. It’s super light weight and tracks excellently on the highway. It will cost you more but IMHO well worth the price if you plan on keeping it a long time (higher quality hubs/wiring/etc) or plan to take it on the highway. 2F4652A7-D650-4F4E-8F49-ECD5D45AA368.jpg
     
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    All aluminum is specially the way to go if it's going to see much weather. If you're able to garage anything you buy a decent quality trailer should almost last "forever" well that is as long as you'd need it. Buying a Home Depot model usually doesn't pay in the long run and it'll never break down in your driveway it'll always be 50 miles from home on a pouring rainy day or when it's 15 degrees out. Why does it always happen that way???
     
  7. Jan 30, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    I also fluid film my all metal trailer. An I would probably fluid film it if it was aluminum also. Salt and well any metal, don't mix.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    Another vote for a Big Tex....well built trailer. I went with the 35SA and I love it!
     
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  9. Feb 2, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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