Have Dog - Will Travel
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Chester County, PA
Re: Basic utility trailer
Good luck JW. I bought a light weight utility trailer in the middle 80's when I owned a Subaru wagon. The trailer has been with me ever since. It is a 54" x 98" tilt bed. I have used it to transport my tractor, my ATV, move my kids from home to college to apartment multiple times. I bolted motorcycle wheel chocks into it to haul two dual sports around PA with my son. I've overloaded it with river stone, I've hauled trees, brush, shingles, building supplies, firewood. And every spring I haul mulch. My preference is to drive to a local mulch supply, get a yard or two (no question 2 yard is over loaded) drive home, then because my particular trailer is perfectly balanced, I can switch from truck hitch to garden tractor hitch with which I can distribute the mulch around the lawn. I've found the lower bed height of the trailer makes things like moving a chest freezer or refridgerator or washing machine, or whatever much easier than attempting to lift the same appliance into the back of a truck.
I now have a Tacoma, and have no problem with my trailer loads, but my son drives his Outback, and has borrowed my trailer often. Primarily for moving himself and friends, for hauling Dual Sport, or a small flotila of kayaks on a camping trip. You should be very happy, and in a couple years you will find yourself wondering how you managed home ownership without one.
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