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View Poll Results: What Have You Towed?
I have yet to tow anything. 81 43.32%
Small boat 10 5.35%
Medium boat 20 10.70%
Utility trailer, steel or aluminum 43 22.99%
Cargo trailer, steel or aluminum 21 11.23%
Small Camper 31 16.58%
Large Camper 11 5.88%
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post #21 of 341 (permalink) Old 01-28-2015, 11:33 PM
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@mtudb24, thank you very much. Have you heard anything about the company, good or bad? In trolling the interwebs I see a lot of expensive car owners buy his trailers and love them. I have not seen much of anything on the trailer like I am looking to order. I am calling him tomorrow with my list of additional questions.
Mudman1. No problem. I personally have not heard of them but I sent my nephews who live up there a message asking They would know. They are Truck / trailer guys and will have a honest opinion of them. Will let you know as soon as I hear back
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@mtudb24, thank you very much. Have you heard anything about the company, good or bad? In trolling the interwebs I see a lot of expensive car owners buy his trailers and love them. I have not seen much of anything on the trailer like I am looking to order. I am calling him tomorrow with my list of additional questions.
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Great trailers according to my nephews. But they are very very pricey. My newphew travels the southern states and brings back cars / truck bodies and sells them. He see's lots of nice trailers in his routes.


If you want to PM me about exactly what you're looking to accomplish with this trailer, I can see if thinks he can find something cheaper down south on his travels. He hauls car parts / bodies / full vehicles about once every two months or so.


If you are set on Montrose Trailer, he did say they are very well built and engineered. But you do pay a very high premium for them
Just giving you some data points to make an informed decision
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Wow that was fast. Thanks! It seems like even plastic trailers that are small are over $3,000. Like this one http://www.familygokarts.com/shop/ut...trailer-pulmor. I LOVE this one and of course 100% USA made but it does not accept 4x8 lumber which is a bummer. But everything else is pretty cool http://manleyorv.com/trailers/morv-original.html. I also found these guys http://www.morrismule.com/index.html. But again, all 3 links are either plastic (works well for many things, not bashing it) or steel and I really want aluminum.

I will keep your offer very handy. After I call Montrose tomorrow I will have a better idea and will update. Again, thank you for taking time to help me and the Forum out.
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Today I spoke to Gary for almost 40 minutes on the phone. He is really easy to work with. The specifications have adjusted a little bit.

Here are the specs I would get:
- 4 1/2'W x 6'L x 3'H. We are going 6" wider inside so a sheet of plywood can be slid in on the floor.
- Rear ramp door that can either act as a ramp or as a tailgate.
- 10" of ground clearance at the body, not the axle at a minimum.
- He is going to accommodate the high hitch height of the Cherokee with a target of 21".
- 4 strips of E-Track (2 on the floor, 1 on each wall). Plus 4 D-rings on the floor (in the corners).
- 8 total high mounted tie points for use on gear on the lid. 3 per side, 2 in the front. - Likely D-rings or something of that nature.
- 2 U points (military style) on the rear to cross tie long cargo (one strap on a floor D-ring, across the cargo, and anchored to a proper location at the rear by the bumper / frame).
- Spare mounted on the left side, folding table on the right (for camping, working, etc).
- Large tool box on the front that can hold at least 2ea 5 gallon gas cans.
- Upgraded 3,500 lb axle with 14" wheels.

Again, this is all through Montrose Trailers in MI. He offers a lifetime warranty on the frame and body as well, so it is good to know he stands behind his work.

Now, back to what you tow! Show what your Cherokee can pull.
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I'd love to get something to tow, but my driveway is tiny and I'm sure if I parked anything other than a vehicle in the street semi-permanently my HOA would kill me.

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I'd love to get something to tow, but my driveway is tiny and I'm sure if I parked anything other than a vehicle in the street semi-permanently my HOA would kill me.
In my town you can't park a trailer/motorhome/camper more than 48 hours in front of your own home and not at all in front of other's property.

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I do not miss my HOA in Virginia at all.

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My custom aluminum trailer is now on order! I will pick it up mid-March.

Keep the pictures coming. Show what you tow!
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I tow a 6x10 cargo trailer. The dealer didn't have a lot of choices when it came to drops. I believe it is currently a 5" or 5.5" drop. The ball needs to come down another inch to transfer more weight on the tongue. With a light load the trailer wants to pitch and pull on the ball. Not good.

The place I bought it is around 75 miles from home. That trip was pretty windy. There were a couple of times I especially watched it around trucks, but it really didn't have any sway problems.
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Hey, nice color you got on that Jeep! I think you are the first one to post up a picture of such a large enclosed trailer. There are lots of boats though. Having towed a LOT with pickup trucks and large cargo trailers, I am well aware of the wind concerns and how it feels when a semi, especially a triple trailer, passes you on the interstate. This is a major reason I did not spend less money and buy a trailer like yours. Not being rude, just sharing my logic.

Is that a steel frame or aluminum? Do you lock out any gears or just leave it in D? What sort of MPG hit did you take? And yea it is odd how much of a drop you need on these Jeeps for the trailer to be level. This is why mine is being built with a much taller ball height.

Thanks for sharing. Let us know how it does when you put some weight in it.

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