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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mullica woods'er, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Apr 10, 2011 at 4:23 AM
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    mullica woods'er

    mullica woods'er [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to get a trailer for towing fourwheeler,firewood,misc.My qwestion is how much weight should the trailer be itself?I'm not going with aluminum.Should i go with dual axle,or single?Anyway,i wan't a 5x10 or say 10x6.Also it needs to be road worthy in the sense of traveling out of state.In my area on craigslist there is dual axle,10x6,wood deck trailer for sale,and they are asking 675.00.Is that a fair price?I am looking for used.I have V6 4x4,plus towing package.My real concern is weight of the trailer itself,before loading it down.So i thought maybe dual axle might be to heavy.But 5x10 or 10x6 is small.Ok,thanks for the help.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2011 at 5:46 AM
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    Drainbung

    Drainbung Some days you watch the show, and some days...

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    I've got a 5X10 single axle (Premier is the brand) wood deck and it weighs about 900# empty. I paid $950 new.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2011 at 5:52 AM
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    Wile

    Wile Back in the game!

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    Dual axle will tow and track better. Each axle usual has a 3500 lbs rating. Are you looking for a covered or uncovered trailer? $675 seems about right for a used tandem axle open flat bed trailer. Why not aluminum if you are concerned with dry trailer weight?
     
  4. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    mullica woods'er

    mullica woods'er [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i say no on aluminum,because of price.They are more xpensive.Yes,i'm looking for open trailer,not enclosed.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    I bought a 4x8 trailer from harbor freight for $200 brand new 5 years ago.the best trailer I ever owned. It tows perfect at 75-80 mpg. Folds up out of the way.I use it alot for doing my side work. I load the sucker up every weekend with central air units and it's never giving me a problem.I think they make a bigger trailer and I have a store local to me so no shipping
     
  6. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    03coma

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    LoadRite is a good trailer, I use mine to lug my ATV and misc project material.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:18 AM
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    Wayner275

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    I have a 5x10 single axle and I wish I had a dual. As Wile said, dual axle tows better and doesn't shake the crap out of whatever you are hauling. Get the extra capacity with trailer brakes and you won't be disappointed.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    I picked up a used trailer being sold on the side of the road. Bought it for only $125. It was made by a local welder that also makes trailers. It is very well built. It is a 4x8 steel trailer with wood bottom and 1ft steel sides and open slots for if I want to extend them up with a single 3000lb axle. Very handy to have. I have carried all kinds of stuff (1.5 cubic yards of gravel, loam, atv) in it before no problem. So keep looking around you can find some great deals.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    RZRob

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    My only advice is biggest diameter wheels possible and run Bearing Buddies. Keep 'em greased. Small diameter wheels run hot and suffer bearing and tire failure - often.

    RZ Rob
     
  10. Apr 10, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    Sheppymach

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  11. Apr 10, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    Sheppymach

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  12. Apr 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    mullica woods'er

    mullica woods'er [OP] Well-Known Member

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    rear leaf tsb,billies all around.front set at 1.75. 265 duratracs.cbi front hitch.rough contry 9.5 winch/syn.rope.
    hey folks,

    thanks for all the replys.I am keeping my eye out for a used one.I figured a dual axle would be more stable.I know our trucks are more than capable.Electric brake setup would be nice.I just started looking,and i got a little time to pick though the ones for sale used.later.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Sheppymach

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    I've hauled 2 street bikes to NJMP on my 5x8 single axle w/no problems. Found myself doing 80+ once in a while and never having a problem.
     
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