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I've been looking at used trailers. Everyone seems to be wanting 5000-7000 for used trailers.

i see this for $6900 in black or $6500 in white brand new.

Extra door, finished inside, cabinets, compared to single door used with no cabinets, no floor, etc on the used ones...

http://www.trailershopper.com/page-26504.html

I talked to the guy yesterday, he said it's "tube" built vs how 95% or so are made, he said

I don't know trailers so forgive me.

And this guy is $3850 new (4700 with 5200lb axles and mag wheels with e load tires)

http://www.racingjunk.com/category/...8.5X24-ENCLOSED-CARGO-TRAILER-CAR-HAULER.html

Are these good deals, or are both of these busted brands looking at the specs?
 

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Just remember you only get what you for...if your lucky. Most of these small Ga. manufacturers will be long gone before the warr. runs out. So buyer beware. Freedom has been around for awhile, but the cabinets don't compare to Pace or Cargo-mate type trailers. Theyre wood covered in aluminum. but...just depends how hard your gonna use the trailer. The roofs are PAPER thin galv. rather than the thicker one piece aluminum that the better brands use. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I shopped a long time and found that the new trailers down south for $4500 are not even worth that.Find a good brand name even if its used and stay away from those new trailers selling for such little money.
 

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I shopped a long time and found that the new trailers down south for $4500 are not even worth that.Find a good brand name even if its used and stay away from those new trailers selling for such little money.
the first link is tube framed, seems like thats a better setup than alot use?
 

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I wouldn't take a trailer with leaf springs if they were giving them away. Well, maybe to use as a storage shed that never left the yard.
 

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the first one you listed is a v nose and ill bet that its more like a 20ft trailer worth of floor up to the v ...
 

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the cheap ones arent worth a fuck.

no matter what brand all of them come with cheap ass tires.

I got a haulmark, I thought it was kind of shitty til I saw some other ones. seem like most all of them are shitty just different levels of it. Have friends with high dollar ones, they arent any better....alot of chicken shit
 

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the cheap ones arent worth a fuck.

no matter what brand all of them come with cheap ass tires.

I got a haulmark, I thought it was kind of shitty til I saw some other ones. seem like most all of them are shitty just different levels of it. Have friends with high dollar ones, they arent any better....alot of chicken shit
got a friend selling a 26 ft haulmark, has the side door and an awning, he is wanting 5600. it's an 01. has a power lift on the tongue as well
 

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x2 buy a good one, Haulmark or CarMate. You pay more you will be happy towing with ease.
 

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After getting hit by a hit and run driver and totaling my 08 28' pace, I decided to go cheap and bought a 28' tag from Cargo South in Fitzgerald Ga.. This trailer is not the quality of the Pace but will work. These trailer use tube wall channels vs "hat" channels, they glue the seams vs screw them, ( i have two that have opened up since May), they use 6" floor beams vs 8" in the Pace, they sit lower to ground and will rub gas station inclines at rear channel. Ask me how I know. LOL . I was able to salvage interior of my pace and reinstalled alum. wall skins and cabinets after insulating all walls and ceiling. I also upgraded to 5200 lb. torsion axles with load e rated radial tires. The dove tail is not as long as the Pace so I have to raise the front up a couple of inches to unload car. For the price if you are not towing cross country and don't carry more than trailer is rated for it will work. I also coated the factory roof with white mobile home paint and installed power roof vent and a/c and the trailer has worked fine. Also side door is smaller and did not come with trailer door lock only drop down door lock ,(no way to lock it on inside), so I installed a screen door lock setup.
 

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The problem is that guys looking at used trailers (here and elsewhere) expect you to price match these POS southern-built trailers. You can't explain to them that there is a difference in quality. Not only that, but they expect a fully finished out '10 with a winch, welder, flooring upgrade, compressor, cabinets, A/C, rolling tool cabinet and a T/F dragster included for $6K. :rolleyes:

I just shake my head looking at some of the replies to the poor guys selling trailers here.
 

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I'm in the same boat as the OP.

I'm not reading a lot of specific details about what is different.
- Some fit and finish, details type stuff that can probably be found on the "name brand" trailers.
- Types of channel, 16" centers, E rated tires (I"m not seeing that advertised on Haulmark trailers), one piece roof.

They all list something similar. Does it really matter?

I'm starting to think this is a Proform vs. Meziere water pump arguement. I paid $500 for something that you paid $150 so yours is a POS and mine is the best that can be built in my mind. They both do the same job. They both circulate water. They can both fail 2 days after purchase or 10 years after purchase.
 

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I have a carmate open trailer that I bought in 1987. This thing is built like a brick shit house! I have dropped two different cars off it due to faulty tie downs and it never even budged. It has sat outside all its life through storms, snow and searing heat. It is a little rusted and needs some new paint but other than that I can hook it up with confidence everytime. Paid $2500 for it back then.
 

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- Its a7,000lb GVW "I" beam trailer. Check the dry weight on it (trust me)
- Factory Warranty = You gotta take it back to them if something happens.. which could be bad
- brakes on 1 axle, which i went over on another thread.
- It has the lighter alum walls, (must companys are .030).

I tell everyone, you dont have to buy from my store, nor do i care. I'll answer any question you have, but i would not suggest buying that trailer
 

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got a buddy down in N Ga who has a 36ft goose neck a/c winch, tool box air compressor cabinets think it is an LTD he used till he got a 44ft been behind him and its steady @80mph from tenn. to montgomery alb. think he asking 4500. pm me and i will give you his name and #
 

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I've been looking at used trailers. Everyone seems to be wanting 5000-7000 for used trailers.

i see this for $6900 in black or $6500 in white brand new.

Extra door, finished inside, cabinets, compared to single door used with no cabinets, no floor, etc on the used ones...

http://www.trailershopper.com/page-26504.html

I talked to the guy yesterday, he said it's "tube" built vs how 95% or so are made, he said

I don't know trailers so forgive me.

And this guy is $3850 new (4700 with 5200lb axles and mag wheels with e load tires)

http://www.racingjunk.com/category/...8.5X24-ENCLOSED-CARGO-TRAILER-CAR-HAULER.html

Are these good deals, or are both of these busted brands looking at the specs?
I depends on what you are going to do with it. Will it be a decated car hauler for 26 weekends of the year or will you haul something 4 times a year. How many miles a year. My Cheapie $7,000 24' enclosed V nose is 29' long total. I use it about 4 times a year for about 1,000 miles. I don't need more than that. Some do I have a buddy that has a 51 footer has living quarters. He goes about 5 times a year and his woman doesn't go with him anymore. He doesn't need all that, hell he had to buy a bigger truck just to pull the damn thing. $100,000 All for about 5,000 miles a year. He truely doesn't need all that but he has it now.


What will your needs be?!
 

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Good thread. I'm learning more all the time. There are some subtle differences you have to watch out for and decide if it's worth the extra coin. (Same applies to the parts we buy too when I think about it.)

After sale customer service is hard to put a $$$ figure on. That might end up being the difference considering this is a larger ticket item.

Check out this thread on Freedom trailers ( I think that was the OP's first link.)

http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=297361
 
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