Re: Basic utility trailer
Late to the party, but it sounds like you made a good choice, given the limits of your towing ability.
When I bought my utility trailer originally, it was just to move my tractor around, mainly to help my parents with leaf season. I can't tell you how much else it's done, just unbelievable.
When I bought it (around 2003), I was looking at box store trailers. The price for those was around $900, and a friend bought one. They had mesh floors, and didn't look very sturdy. I ended up buying an Anderson trailer for something like $1100, and it was built night and day better (heavier steel, bigger wheels and tires, 2x6 deck).
But, I have a truck to pull it, and it weighs a ton (figuratively), just empty. I got a 6x10, as this was about the most I could afford at the time.
I'm currently thinking about getting a bigger one (6x12 or 6x14) for when it's needed, and augmenting with a smaller one that I can pull around the yard with a tractor (mulch, yard cleanups). If I'd bought the 6x12 originally, I'd be happy as a clam and just buy a small one.
Anyway, just pointing out that there are lots of things to consider, and your needs may change. As others have noted, they sell fast if you ever decide to upsize.
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Last edited by mikeinri; 05-27-2019 at 12:48 AM.