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    enclosed trailer brands?


    Looking for a 6x10. Don't need aluminum, but want a quality rig. What brands are good? I have seen some pretty crappy ones.

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Looking for a 6x10. Don't need aluminum, but want a quality rig. What brands are good? I have seen some pretty crappy ones.
    I have a carmate.. it's pretty good except for the door seals.. stupid design but I have Barn doors on mine so I'm not sure about ramp doors.. They are probably better since it's one long seal across the top instead of 2 doors meeting together..
    Nothing special about it so I assume they should be cheaper than the nicer manufacturers..
    Idk cuz I bought mine used and rebuilt some of it..

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    Thanks for the input

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    Pro line is the shit, and they're in NH.
    Base model is priced in line with other brands, but with options they get pricey. I priced a 16' trailer with just about all the options, it was $12,700.

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    I have been researching trailers forever, still not one in my garage. I am also looking at 6x10 or 12.

    In my experience the really well made ones are aluminum - ATC Trailers makes some really nice stuff. Most include Dexter axles and RV style doors - better quality throughout.

    This company also makes some really nice stuff.

    Mission Trailers

    There is a company in Michigan that makes some of the nicest I have seen, can't remember the name.

    I also like these -

    Max Flyer Mini Camper

    Intech makes all manner of other stuff in addition to the mini toy hauler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klp View Post
    I have been researching trailers forever, still not one in my garage. I am also looking at 6x10 or 12.

    In my experience the really well made ones are aluminum - ATC Trailers makes some really nice stuff. Most include Dexter axles and RV style doors - better quality throughout.

    This company also makes some really nice stuff.

    Mission Trailers

    There is a company in Michigan that makes some of the nicest I have seen, can't remember the name.

    I also like these -

    Max Flyer Mini Camper

    Intech makes all manner of other stuff in addition to the mini toy hauler.
    Alluminum is Def better.. I never did research on mission but they do look like nice trailers

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    Holy Shit atc ain't fukin around!!!

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by burnham View Post
    Pro line is the shit, and they're in NH.
    Base model is priced in line with other brands, but with options they get pricey. I priced a 16' trailer with just about all the options, it was $12,700.
    I second ProLine, I know several people that have em, from smaller enclosed motorcycle trailers to huge enclosed contractor trailers, have never heard of an unhappy customer 6x10 will put you in the $5k range

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by klp View Post
    I have been researching trailers forever, still not one in my garage. I am also looking at 6x10 or 12.

    In my experience the really well made ones are aluminum - ATC Trailers makes some really nice stuff. Most include Dexter axles and RV style doors - better quality throughout.

    This company also makes some really nice stuff.

    Mission Trailers
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    Mission is owned by Alcom, who owns several other brands of cargo trailers. Mission seems pretty widely stocked in NE.


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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    "I'm looking for a 6x10 trailer, doesn't need to be aluminum."

    "Here are 47 links to aluminum trailer manufacturers!"

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    I have had my EZ Rider by Homesteader trailers 6 x 10 for the last 10 plus years and its the balls. Torsion springs makes for a great ride, beaver tail makes loading/unloading a breeze picked mine up used easily holds it resale valve...

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    Take a look into NITRO trailers. They are built in Maine and the one I got is awesome! When I compare it to other similar trailers mine comes out on top for all of the small things that you may not think about right away. All the wiring is inside the trailer unlike most, all of the wiring is also put into split loom to protect it. Wall studs are 16" apart, torsion suspension vs springs, etc.. They are worth a look, not cheap but you get what you pay for.
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    Thule which is ProLine. All Alu. When i bought min it was made in Maine.

    Why go with steel? If the axle can support 3000# why loose the WT to the trailer and loose the loading capacity. Alu. you can load more + it does not rust!

    Next year I may be looking to offload my 14'x6.5' Vnose for a stout maybe 10'X6.5 or 6' v nose


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    I had a 14'x7' dual axel CarMate for years... it wasn't anything special but the bang for the buck was great and it served it's purpose perfectly, never had any issues. I picked it up as a 2 year old lightly used unit for a steal at $2500. 6 years later I sold it for $3500 after lending it to a neighbor who had more use for it than I did. There are definitely nicer trailers out there, but as far as utility goes... it did it's job well. My only complaint was that it had barn doors instead of a ramp, but never leaked or anything.

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    Those look so nice. 4500 for a 6x10 is a bit though.

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    i prefer barn doors. You can leave the doors open in tight areas without blocking traffic or tripping up people. + you can hang things on the door!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post
    i prefer barn doors. You can leave the doors open in tight areas without blocking traffic or tripping up people. + you can hang things on the door!
    Only reason I wish I had a ramp at the time was a rolling toolbox I couldn't load by myself. Otherwise a folding ramp for the bike worked out just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    "I'm looking for a 6x10 trailer, doesn't need to be aluminum."

    "Here are 47 links to aluminum trailer manufacturers!"

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    I have a 20yo Cargo Mate trailer my father bought new and ordered/picked up directly from the factory. It was built to fit into standard garage height and be able to allow a forklift to load a shipping pallet. Thing is rock solid and has no real signs of wear after all these years but it has spent roughly half its life inside a garage.

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    I have a Pace 7X14 now. I bought it used around 8 years ago, and I figure it will last another 10 years easily. The frame and ramp door are pretty stout. Its made to the trip to Hatfield McCoy eight times without fail now. I sleep in it at the track sometimes, that's the only thing that has me looking at Proline.

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    Re: enclosed trailer brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    "I'm looking for a 6x10 trailer, doesn't need to be aluminum."

    "Here are 47 links to aluminum trailer manufacturers!"

    Gotta love NESR.
    You would be on to something if he said "I don't want an aluminum trailer."

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    Looking around for years on the used market, I can see the appeal of the aluminum trailer. Lotta rust examples of trailers out there. I'd say try to get of the soda can ones if you can. Can always mod it later on to get the extras you need to leave out due to the higher price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Those look so nice. 4500 for a 6x10 is a bit though.
    Think about re-sale too. Aluminum wont have the depreciation like a steel will in 5 yrs

    I went ProLine and absolutely love it. Im of the "buy once cry once" mentality though. I went with something that I could grow with, would last, and I could tow with an average suv / truck.

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    I got a 7x12 , 6'6" tall kristi with torsoin axels and advantech flooring and 6 tie downs for $3600 brans new at Campout Inc in Oxford Mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Mission is owned by Alcom, who owns several other brands of cargo trailers. Mission seems pretty widely stocked in NE.


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    +1. I have an EZ Hauler brand, which is an alcom brand, I believe.

    Great trailer. Well worth the premium. Maybe 50% more than the cheapest steel trailers I was seeing. But so very much better in every respect. Some of the cheapies had 'z channel' walls. I could put my hands on the opposing walls and flex the entire trailer out of square easily. No thanks.

    Alton Motorsports in Alton NH had excellent prices and were very easy to work with. Money really well spent, IMO.
    I spent a touch over $3k IIRC. I looked a while ago and the prices had gone up significantly. $4500 sounds high, but not by a lot.

    FWIW I found plenty of jokers out there selling 2-4 year old used steel trailers for near retail. I found no incentive to buy used.

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    "I'm looking for a 6x10 trailer, doesn't need to be aluminum."

    "Here are 47 links to aluminum trailer manufacturers!"
    Probably because aluminum is well worth it!

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