Is this a good buy?

Discussion in 'Towing & Transportation' started by iracemine, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. iracemine

    iracemine black and tan

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...MEWA:IT&viewitem=&item=190083893103&rd=1&rd=1

    It seems this guy sells alot of trailers. and he is pretty close to my homested. its the price range that I am looking for, and the tralier I am looking for.

    However this guy has changed names at least once since I have been shoping and noticed that he slaps on crap tires and does not paint the bottom. dont know if thats a big deal since I could probably buy some farm and fleet tire for 35 bucks each and some spay paint can and come way short than any of the dealers round here.

    If anyone knows of somthing better or a better way of shoping (local auto traders have nothing less than 2K) PLEASE help. I just might buy one from this guy here soon.
     
  2. bushpilot

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    trailers ? where i didnt see no trailers ;)

    when i was looking for trailers i discovered that SOME of these types had
    NEW trailers but they were SHOD in USED TIRES/WHEELS...they wanted
    to "upgrade" you to good tires / wheels !

    what do you intend to do w/ the trailer ? problem w/ the beaver tails is
    you LOOSE some flat area...so its really probably only 16 (or less) flat
    feet.

    I bought a 7000lb 18ft FLAT trailer w/ 4ft ramps (that can be stowed up
    right...like construction trailers typically do...or UNDER the trailer...
    i had the ramps lengthend...im VERY HAPPY.

    Mine (topbrand - brand) has breaks on EACH of the 4 wheels ! and i gave
    less than 1500 (new).
     
  3. BamaSixGun

    BamaSixGun SDD Super Mod/Staff

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    i noticed that too bush, anybody that has to use some chicks to make his trailers look better, probably has a crappy product.
     
  4. bushpilot

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    well my thing was <and im pretty sure i looked at this guy too when
    i was shopping> was if i were buying a NEW trailer and hauling a $60,000
    dollar car on it, i wouldnt wanna worry 'bout the tires & wheels...

    TRAILER PICTURES / LINKS HERE

    youll have to buy a SPARE to begin w/...but i dont wanna buy a new
    trailer and then STILL have to buy FOUR NEW TIRES (and/or wheels)...
    when you consider the cost of new tires & wheels this guy isnt a very
    good price point at ALL !

    i bought a brand new full flat 18' (w/ stow-able ramps) that had
    brand NEW tires on it (and brakes on all 4 wheels) for less than 1500...
    ill have to find the receipt but im pretty certain i paid about 1350 !

    topbrand trailers are manufactured in wva (i lived in va @ the time)
    and they mfg in compliance w/ (NATM) National Association of Trailer Manufacturers standards.

    ...manufactured to the guidelines of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers. Other countries have government set standards, but in the U.S.A, standards are normally set by the private sector, mostly through trade associations.

    They are sometimes called "standards" and sometimes "guidelines". Our advice is to make sure your trailer meets all necessary safety standards and regulations.
     
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  5. 00F250

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    I got my 14' trailer from them almost 2 years ago. I believe they also go by Ozark trailer(or maybe they use to). I actually called them on the phone to order it and drove down to pick it up a week later. I eventually put bigger tires on it, changed a couple of things, like the size of the spring hangers. Also put on a adjustable height pintle set-up on it, re-painted it Ford Blue. But all those were all just personal changes. As far as the hangers I pretty much had to change them. The original ones were only 2" tall and the axle tube would hit the cross beam with a load, just changed 'em out for a set of 4" ones. Cheap 2" lift on the trailer. Also went from 205/75-15 to 225/75-15 tires from Wal-Mart. Over-all I like the trailer. Also the underside if unpainted, so you might want to undercoat it like I did to keep it from getting rusty. Also on the subject of paint, if they are still at the same place, it is pretty dust and appears to have been painted over the dirt, outside, without being cleaned first. It was only really noticeable on the fenders. Minor. Don't let that scare you away. If you're close, just stop in and have a look first. Their address is 266 Riverdale Rd, Ozark, MO. http://www.bransontrailersales.com/
     
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    Big Bubba's in Salt Lake City. I don't know if they have other locations though. Triple Axle, Brakes on each axle, nice toolbox upfront, brand new tires and wheels.

    Gooseneck is the ONLY way to travel, IMHO. I think bumper pulls are just downright dangerous.

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    Second the comment about having to have good looking girls in your pics in order to sell trailers. Isn't there a place in MO that is the trailer making place in the central USA? Should be a bunch of alternatives near there.

    Al
     
  8. iracemine

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    ok getting verey near to buying if there is like a phone number or a like please dont heasate to let me know.
     
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    the specs say it has a capcity of 7000 but has a 2" 5000 lb coupler as well as used tires.
     
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    thats the COMBINED AXLE capacity...dont forget you have subtract
    the weight of the EMPTY trailer to know your PAYLOAD capacity.
     

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