Looking for Enclosed Trailer in New England

Discussion in 'The Choo-Choo shop' started by 71GSX455-4SPD, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. 71GSX455-4SPD

    71GSX455-4SPD Nick Serwo Magic Car

    Looking for a trailer to haul behind my '02 Avalanche 2500 series. Ideally looking for:

    -24' length (open to suggestions)
    -5k axles
    -electric brakes all four wheels
    -dovetail friendly to a front spoiler
    -driver's door exit that will clear height of A-body door
    -v-nose desireable
    -less than three years old

    If anyone has any leads, I'd appreciate a heads-up. Also, if anyone has any suggestions as far as options, etc, I'm listening.

  2. 71GSX455-4SPD

    71GSX455-4SPD Nick Serwo Magic Car

  3. 71GSX455-4SPD

    71GSX455-4SPD Nick Serwo Magic Car

  4. Aerobatix

    Aerobatix Well-Known Member

    Hi Ken,

    I am also looking for a 24' enclosed trailer. Been checking Craigslist and Racing Junk hoping to find a good deal on a used trailer. Seems like people want $5k and up for used trailers. :Do No:

    I am wondering the same as you about these smaller trailer manufacturers as far as quality and long term dependability. Seems like the right specs for axle rating.

    One thing I checked on regarding the V-Nose trailers is the front frame rails are NOT long enough to connect the brackets for my Equal-I-Zer hitch. I was told they can simply build the front frame rails with a 16" extended length to accomodate the hitch mounting brackets. I was also given cost of about $250 extra for the side escape door allowing you to open the car door once loaded in the trailer.

    I'll be watching this thread to see if others have actual experience with this brand. I am looking to buy in the next 6 weeks to haul the GSX to California during our move.

    Only other thing I can think to check is that the axles are the "Torsion" type as I have been told thats' the ay to go for car hauling.

    My thoughts, FWIW!

  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Look into an Exiss Mach 10 trailer Ken. Its beautiful. I think they come with extruded aluminum floors too. Really nice.
  6. 71GSX455-4SPD

    71GSX455-4SPD Nick Serwo Magic Car

    Good point on the hitch brackets. I didn't think of that. And I definitely want a driver's side escape door. I've been doing the Craigslist and racingjunk thing too. Let's hope we both score something decent at a reasonable price soon!
  7. 71GSX455-4SPD

    71GSX455-4SPD Nick Serwo Magic Car

    That's a nice trailer, Jay. I requested a quote/brochure. I'm assuming that's what Jennifer has for horses? Any dealer within a reasonable distance pretty much had horse trailers only in inventory.
  8. Aerobatix

    Aerobatix Well-Known Member

    Went to a local trailer dealer here in SW Florida looking for a 24' enclosed trailer. I really like the idea of the aluminum trailers like the Exiss and Featherlites but they are out of my budget and seem to be 3X the money. I asked about the empty weight difference and was surprised to learn that similar size/configuration steel vs. alum trailers were less than 500 pound weight difference.

    I am on a budget so Aluminum is out of the question. I got a quote on a "South Georgia Cargo" trailer with the following specs:

    24' V-Nose (24' box, the V-section is another almost 2' in the nose)
    5200# Torsion Axles with electric brakes on all 4 wheels
    15" Radial Trailer Rated tires
    Extended Tongue - Allows my Equal-I-Zer hitch brackets to be mounted
    Escape Door on Left Side - Allows you to open car door when in the trailer
    LED Rear Tail lights
    No Show Beaver Tail
    3/4" Plywood Floors
    3/8" Plywood Walls
    Single Roof Vent & 12v Overhead Light
    4 - D Rings Mounts

    $6050.00 Brand New delivered to the local dealer. 2 week delivery.

    Seems like a great value. This is my first trailer and I've been reading and researching a bit. It has the main features that I think are important. Did I miss anything?

    Feedback and advice appreciated!



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