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Offline 05rckymtn

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car trailer
« on: March 09, 2012, 09:39:02 PM »
I am about to pull the trigger on a trailer tomorrow or sunday.  I have seen it and it is basically brand new, a 2008 with like 3 easy pulls on it.  I just want to post this that in the unlikely event that someone has or knows personally of, a similar trailer for sale.  I am in the $1,400-$1,800 range. 

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Re: car trailer
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 11:11:12 PM »
Sounds like a great deal to me. If you don't buy it I will. I'm looking at an 18' Big Tex from Trailer Outlet in Tilton, NH for $2,800.
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Re: car trailer
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 07:02:37 AM »
the big tex's are big $. I bought my trailer new for $2600
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Re: car trailer
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 10:47:25 AM »
I've been thinking of going enclosed, mine is a 2004 18' H&H tilt with box & winch

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Re: car trailer
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 04:58:59 PM »
the big tex's are big $. I bought my trailer new for $2600
Where? The Big Tex is the cheapest one I have found. Pretty slim pickings on the used market right now.
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Re: car trailer
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 08:23:52 PM »
new england dumper in Smithfield. they may have moved though.
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Re: car trailer
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 02:37:22 PM »
you guys should check out t and t trailers on rt 16 in mendon ma. i bought mine from them a few years ago and the price was great in 08 i payed 2100 out the door for a 16 ft with a dove tail. and brakes on both axles and radial tires. i would make sure whatever trailer you buy get radial tires not bias and make sure they are trailer tires.

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Re: car trailer
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 08:21:40 PM »
i would make sure whatever trailer you buy get radial tires not bias and make sure they are trailer tires.

it still amazes me people use regular tires on their trailers

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Re: car trailer
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 02:49:49 PM »
I have bias on mine and she does just fine at 70-75  ;D
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Re: car trailer
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 02:52:29 PM »
I have bias on mine and she does just fine at 70-75  ;D

wait till the tread peals off 20 miles after you pass the worlds largest tire shop.

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Re: car trailer
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2012, 03:08:25 PM »
that's what the spare if for  8)
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Re: car trailer
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 05:57:07 PM »
I run bias on the front axle and radial on the rear.  The bias are very new. I found that the front axle wears faster than than the rear. 

Andrew, you might have to make a drive over fender because if you drive over a stock fender you will toast your tires when the two make sweet love.
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Re: car trailer
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2012, 06:35:03 PM »
I run bias on the front axle and radial on the rear.  The bias are very new. I found that the front axle wears faster than than the rear. 

Now I have heard that you should Never mix match bias and radials!
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Re: car trailer
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2012, 08:30:53 PM »
I run mis matched radial/bias, I'm switching to radial trailer tires as the bias tires blow up.   Fortunately for the wallet they hold up quite well.  I agree not to mix bias/radial on a car, but on a trailer I'm less mindful of the rule (currently I have 3 bias and 3 radial tires on my trailer rims).

If anyone wants to know more than is possibly necessary check out the write-up by Bill vista on pirate about trailer tires.  He will tell you all you need to know.  What I took from the article is if you run your trailer heavy use bias for stability, if not use bias as they have a better ride quality and last longer under normal circumstances as the sidewalls run cooler.
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Re: car trailer
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2012, 08:33:17 PM »
I recently switched from dry rotted bias-ply tires to brand new E range radials.  The difference is amazing.  Never again with bias. 
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