Strongly Considering This One
So, I think I might bite the bullet, spend way more than I wanted, and buy a custom trailer constructed out of aluminum. It is lighter, won't rust, has no screws to come loose (like my previous ones did) and can be either enclosed or open. Montrose in MI is the company that makes them. Here are some pictures from their Site.
Here are the specs I would get:
4'W x 6'L x 3'H inside dimensions.
Rear ramp door that can either act as a ramp or as a tailgate.
10" of ground clearance at the body, not the axle.
Raised hitch neck due to the height of the Cherokee hitch.
4 strips of E-Track (2 on the floor, 1 on each wall).
2 of the boat ties on the front, in addition to the 3 on each outside part.
The max weight I envision carrying is about 1,400 lbs. The owner says it weighs under 700 lbs empty. And he says he can park an 800 cc quad on the lid. So it would be better than a pickup truck bed as it is much deeper and I can put ladders and such on the top.
The cost is what is making me worried. About $5,500 give or take. When I call him tomorrow we will firm up the specs and price.
What are you thoughts' on this? My other option is to buy a less expensive cargo trailer and a utility trailer. This way I only own one. And it seems like he does very good work.
2015 Trailhawk - Eco Green, 3.2L, Nav, Tow, Cold Weather. MODS: Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain ProGrades 245/70R17; WeatherTech mats, vent shades; Magnaflow exhaust. Rigid SR 20" bar and Rock Lights. JW Speaker fog lights. Blue Ridge Overland Gear panels and bags. Pelican tool box loaded! Bubba Rope and Gators too. Much more....
Trailer: Custom built Montrose aluminum 4.5'Wx6'Lx3'H off-road utility with 3,500 lb Dexter torsion axle. Known as the Zombie Escape Trailer.
Last edited by Mudman1; 03-13-2015 at 08:16 PM.