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In Reply to: Trailer question posted by DegŁello BBQ on May 23, 2011 at 07:24:30:
Thanks for everyone's input; it was much appreciated. I took the trailer in for service, and while there learned that my warranty had expired three days earlier. Sharon and I had discussed our single axle trailer and the fact that we had no backup/support from an additional axle when that tire blew as well as other issues that had cropped up in the last month (including a bad shore power plug that would require extensive electrical repairs) and decided we'd at least take a look at what was out there when I brought the trailer in. Our service writer asked me exactly how we were using with our trailer, and when I told her she suggested we look at a Work and Play toy hauler from Forest River. I did and was instantly sold. Oil resistant rubber flooring and the sofa/beds fold up and out of the way to provide open, unemcumbered storage capacity throughout the entire trailer length. It's an 18' (same as our previous trailer) but it has tandem axles , 4,500 lb. cargo capacity and a 2,500 lb. rated ramp.
We'll be able to keep all our non-perishable items in the trailer all the time now when we're not using it, thus eliminating the extra load in on Wednesday or Thursday and load out on Sunday. Plus we won't have to put anything in our truck bed, so we can travel long distances and be able to park overnight without worrying about theft from the truck. And our trade in on the old trailer was over 90% of its purchase price so we didn't get whacked there. Looking forward to getting out there with the new rig.
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