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What enclosed trailer will hold up.

ANGELO

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Part 2 for the dump trailer thread. https://www.pirate4x4.com/threads/wh...ld-up.2692112/

We are now looking for more enclosed trailers. we have a fleet of 12' wellscargo trailers from the 90s that are all on their way out. we have slowly been replacing them and its time for 2 more. we bought 2 14' larks in 2014 one needed the last crossmember replaced in 2016 and got scrapped in 2018. we bought 3 14' arisons and 2 16' tandem in 2018. one of them is getting the rear crossmember replaced this month. all the enclosed trailers are 5 lug. so all over loaded.. We need either 6lug or tandem trailers. these will be used for tool trailers on jobsites. alot of the trailers get loaded for working with excavator/cranes for concrete work. always loaded with buckets of chains and other heavy stuff. the trailer will also get a roof rack for loading boat lift bunks or concrete forms.
What kills these trailers is every one will have a 4x8x8" piece of foam wrapped with filter cloth for working in the water. those floats hold quite a bit of water, so when they get put in the trailer everything gets coated in saltwater.. some of the trailers we made a mount to keep it outside on the side of the trailer, which helps but it still rusts one side.
I know every trailer wont last long with these conditions but those wellscargos did. so whats some good mid grade trailers? I dont think its going to be worth getting the most expensive in this situation
 

DRTDEVL

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Haulmark is basically Wells Cargo these days (same assembly line). You can order them with 12" centers for more beef. I would skip the rear support legs (unless you absolutely need them) and add steel casters at the rear corners for when they drag ass. If not, they *will* crack at the rear crossmember to frame weld and/or at the top corner to roof weld.
 

midwestzj

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we've been looking into big 50' race car trailers and InTech trailers seem really well built. we also have a 20' of theirs and its held up well to a bunch of morons dragging it around
 

ANGELO

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I don't remember who made this one, but replaced the tongue and rear crossmember a few months back

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