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Jay Flath
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I wonder how much more it would be for 5k axles instead. Can't be that much more. Might be worth a call.

George B
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That would be the way to go. Then that trailer would be in my driveway.

Jay Flath
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Agreed. I emailed that Hickory trailer for a quote on a cargomate 20-22 with finished interior and cabinets as well. I'll let you know what I find out from them.

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When I was pricing new trailers from hallmark direct, a stripped 24 with 5k axles was about $5800. Done up with walls, floor, cabinet, lights it was $10800.

I'm pretty sure a 20' with 5k axles would be custom. Doubt that would be a big deal.

Haulmark has direct listings on newyork.craigslist.org.

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When I was pricing new trailers from hallmark direct, a stripped 24 with 5k axles was about $5800. Done up with walls, floor, cabinet, lights it was $10800.

I'm pretty sure a 20' with 5k axles would be custom. Doubt that would be a big deal.

Haulmark has direct listings on newyork.craigslist.org.

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George -

I noticed that All Pro West also stocks the ATC & Motiv trailers as well. They should be able to order an ATC or Motiv (ATC's steel line) to your specs if you wanted to go that direction. If you like the ATC fit and finish, you can probably get a comparable Motiv built with 5200lb axles. Comparing the Carmate to the ATC/Motiv line is like comparing a Honda to a Lexus. Both are good products, but side to side you'll see a difference in build quality, fit & finished and attention to detail. And they don't cut any corners underneath the skin where you can't see it (that's not to imply that Carmate does). I'm sure All Pro can compare them over the phone. Good luck with your search.

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I forgot to say that you can get info on ATC & Motiv at their website:

http://www.aluminumtrailer.com

Check out the Promos.

I'm finished now [Smile]

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Brandon F. Verified Driver
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Since everyone else is pimping their trailer sources, here's mine:
http://www.econotrailer.com/

Got the 18' open deck. Though it weighs a bit more than an AL one, I tow it with an '05 Expedition (5.4L) and couldn't complain - other than not having a factory option for a front-end tire rack.

New it was just a bit under $2k ($1850-something?) and apart from getting the trailer brake controller installed (another $200) it's been smooth sailing for me (2 years now).

George - your figures are about right:
Dual 3500# axle == 7k# loading

Trailer == 2000# leaving 5000# for loading
Miata == 2200# leaving 2800# for gear/spares

Let's just say my expedition should probably have some spring helpers when we're fully geared up (wife, dog, clothes, tent, spares, wheels/tires...)!

Best of luck!
Brandon

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quote:
Originally posted by htron435:
George -

I noticed that All Pro West also stocks the ATC & Motiv trailers as well. They should be able to order an ATC or Motiv (ATC's steel line) to your specs if you wanted to go that direction. If you like the ATC fit and finish, you can probably get a comparable Motiv built with 5200lb axles. Comparing the Carmate to the ATC/Motiv line is like comparing a Honda to a Lexus. Both are good products, but side to side you'll see a difference in build quality, fit & finished and attention to detail. And they don't cut any corners underneath the skin where you can't see it (that's not to imply that Carmate does). I'm sure All Pro can compare them over the phone. Good luck with your search.

Jay,

Thanks,
Tomorrow I'm going to find out from ATC what it would cost to order a trailer to my liking. If I can get into one for a fair price, I may order one. Was told that it would take 6-8 weeks. I really don't want to spend too much but I believe you get what you pay for and I don't want to get something I will not be happy with and have regrets.

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quote:
Originally posted by Brandon F.:
Since everyone else is pimping their trailer sources, here's mine:
http://www.econotrailer.com/

Got the 18' open deck. Though it weighs a bit more than an AL one, I tow it with an '05 Expedition (5.4L) and couldn't complain - other than not having a factory option for a front-end tire rack.

New it was just a bit under $2k ($1850-something?) and apart from getting the trailer brake controller installed (another $200) it's been smooth sailing for me (2 years now).

George - your figures are about right:
Dual 3500# axle == 7k# loading

Trailer == 2000# leaving 5000# for loading
Miata == 2200# leaving 2800# for gear/spares

Let's just say my expedition should probably have some spring helpers when we're fully geared up (wife, dog, clothes, tent, spares, wheels/tires...)!

Best of luck!
Brandon

Hey Brandon,

Whats up? We will have to get together for some track time next year. Thanks for the advice. Keep in touch.

George

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quote:
Originally posted by George B:
I'm looking to purchase a trailer for a spec miata.
I was thinking about a 14 foot open featherlite. Would this work? Cars are approx 13 feet long.
My tow vehicle is a 2011 ram 1500 with a towing capacity of 10,200 lbs so weight isn't an issue. Want a small aluminum (no steel) trailer to keep in driveway and keep cost down to a minimum for a newbie. Gas mileage is a priority.
Anyone using one? any advice any for sale? would be very helpful. I'm looking to purchase my first car very soon.

George
Check this company out first. If you want to drive over and see my trailer before you buy,give me a call. PM you with #
http://www.trailerworld.com/inventory.cgi?style=10

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Jeff,

Thanks. I will contact you. PM sent.

Joe Specht
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This is bigger than you're looking for but I have an ATC 40' Aluminum 5th wheel for sale.
13K for trailer and hitch.
Joe.

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There is a good deal on a 24' Cargo Mate on the Asedan site.
http://www.asedan.net/forums/showthread.php?p=25559#post25559

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quote:
Originally posted by Joe Specht:
This is bigger than you're looking for but I have an ATC 40' Aluminum 5th wheel for sale.
13K for trailer and hitch.
Joe.

Joe,

That sounds like a nice deal but too big for me.

George

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I'm lowering my asking price if anyone reading is looking for an enclosed. Link to info is earlier in this thread. Willing to listen to reasonable offers, would like to move it before the holidays. Happy Holidays everyone. Regards, AJ

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quote:
Originally posted by l8tbreakr:
I'm lowering my asking price if anyone reading is looking for an enclosed. Link to info is earlier in this thread. Willing to listen to reasonable offers, would like to move it before the holidays. Happy Holidays everyone. Regards, AJ

Good looking trailer and very fair price. If I didn't have one already I'd jump on it.

Good luck, R1chy

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Thanks R1chy

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This one is always good for a show. All custom, obviously.  -

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