Enclosed Trailers - Need advice...



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  • LarryCO

Posted April 09, 2003 - 05:03 AM

#1

OK, given that I'm moving to MN and need some extra space to carry boxes, etc., I need a new enclosed trailer! (Love how you can justify purchases like this...) :)

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! :D

Larry

  • YAMAKAZE

Posted April 09, 2003 - 06:27 AM

#2

If you shop around you should be able to find a tandum axle 7x7x17 trailer. I got my 7x7x20 Trailer for $3,200 brand new. I can haul 3 bikes and an ATV in mine. You would be able to fit an ATV and 2 bikes in a 12 foot trailer but it would be very tight, with gear bags, fuel cans and the like.

This is what my trailer looked like when I first bought it...Notice the ATV in the left front.

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Bonzai :)

  • YZ250F49

Posted April 09, 2003 - 06:35 AM

#3

Figure out what size trailer you will need......and then buy the NEXT SIZE UP.
(Mine is a 7 x 14 Pace Tandem Axle for 4 bikes)
Good Luck
:)

  • YZ250F49

Posted April 09, 2003 - 06:39 AM

#4

YAMAKAZE, where did you get that cabinet in the upper left side of your trailer? Did you make or buy?
Thanks!

  • MyBloodisBlue

Posted April 09, 2003 - 07:08 AM

#5

I have a 6x12 that fits 4 bikes and toolbox with room to spare..We mounted 4 bike shoes at an angle to get 4 slots easily.

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  • Lon13

Posted April 09, 2003 - 02:15 PM

#6

Someday I'll buy a trailer so I can stop putting my bike in the trunk of my wifes car. :)

  • LarryCO

Posted April 10, 2003 - 04:20 AM

#7

Found a 6x14 enclosed trailer for $200 over cost. Seems like a screamin' deal.

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?

Please advise...

Larry

  • Merfman

Posted April 10, 2003 - 04:30 AM

#8

LarryCO.. you're moving to MN on purpose?

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..

Merf

  • YAMAKAZE

Posted April 10, 2003 - 07:06 AM

#9

There's two cabinets on my left wall. I got them from and Office Cubicle that my company was getting rid of when we did a furnature upgrade a couple of years ago.

Bonzai :)

  • Bill

Posted April 10, 2003 - 01:54 PM

#10

Larry,

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.

Bill

  • LarryCO

Posted April 15, 2003 - 06:27 AM

#11

Well, I ended up buying that Interstate 6x14...felt like I got a good deal with all of the extras they through in.

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!
Larry




 
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