Enclosed Trailers - Need advice...
Posted April 09, 2003 - 05:03 AM
Been looking at an Interstate 6'x12' enclosed trailer @ Classic Trailer in Wheatridge. Has a side door and a spring assisted rear ramp door, light, and vents. Seems that I could fit atleast 2 bikes and an ATV in there, but not sure. Definitely 3 bikes and gear if arranged correctly. And a single sled by itself sometime down the road (moving to MN after all!)...
Question #1: with this size trailer (6x12), can I fit the things listed above in there without a problem?
Also, I'm looking for advice/feedback on this trailer or any others that are out there. This one's a bit more than I wanted to spend ($3500), but it's a heavier-duty fab than the "Journeyman" model (some other manufacturer - short name - cant remember - Pace?) that I looked at and seemed nicer overall.
Question #2: Interstate vs. Pace? vs. other models? Pricing of each? Durability?
After I pick the trailer, the next input I would be looking for are suggested mods to the interior (floor, wheel chocks, surround sound media center, etc.) and exterior (spare tire obviously, etc.).
Question #3: Suggested mods? Suggested options?
Thanks in advance for helping me spend money that my wife otherwise will for me!
Posted April 09, 2003 - 06:27 AM
This is what my trailer looked like when I first bought it...Notice the ATV in the left front.
Posted April 09, 2003 - 06:35 AM
(Mine is a 7 x 14 Pace Tandem Axle for 4 bikes)
Posted April 09, 2003 - 06:39 AM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 07:08 AM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 02:15 PM
Posted April 10, 2003 - 04:20 AM
So do you think that I could fit 2 sleds in it if I faced one forward and backed one in (someday when I buy them)? Not these mountain longtrack monsters...but rather the 8-9' variety?
Posted April 10, 2003 - 04:30 AM
I have a friend who had a 6x14 trailer. Enough room for 4 bikes and gear, no problem.
I have a 6x12 and I've gotten 4 bikes and gear, but it's jammed. I can carry
3 bikes and gear no problem.
As far as accessories, try these sites:
www.blazinbelltech.com : Great door organizers.
www.pitpal.com : Got some nice hangers and gas can racks from them.
www.modulinecabinets.com : Pricey but nice cabs..
Posted April 10, 2003 - 07:06 AM
Posted April 10, 2003 - 01:54 PM
I've been looking around for a 6 x 12 also. The dealer I checked out carried Continental Cargo trailers and for a 6 x 12, barn door, side door, 6'3" interior height, 15" wheels and torsion bar suspension, $2850 or $2650 for 14" wheels, straight axle and leaf springs.
Posted April 15, 2003 - 06:27 AM
Now my next series of questions...let's talk floors and paint. I see there being a couple of options...using some sort of polypropylene paint mixture and/or paint mixed with fine sand on the floors/part way up the wall. Any ideas on what works well? Want to be able to spray out the crap with a garden hose from time to time, and now have the floor turn into a skating rink when wet...
Thx in advance!