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post #1 of 10 Old 12-04-2008, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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New Trailer

Well I drove 6 1/2 hours today and am sitting in Sikeston, MO at a hotel. I drive another 30 min in the morning to pick up my new trailer for the Jeep. I sure hope it is what I ordered. There is a small dealer in my area that sells the same trailer but it was $700 cheaper if I went direct. I did spend a little more and had brakes put on the second axle.

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-04-2008, 07:44 PM
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-04-2008, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Called Wholesale Trailers on E-bay. Dad bought one from them five years ago and I found them again on E-bay. It is 18' with a treated deck and a steel dovetail. Brakes on both axles, ramps, #7,200 GVW, new tires, $1850.
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-04-2008, 09:57 PM
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i almost bought a trailer from sikeston, MO. glad i didnt, i did some research and seems that the front of the trailer that attaches to the hitch ball has a history of coming loose. they were using older tires, and their electical wires were crap. of course it could be a different dealer in the same town.


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post #5 of 10 Old 12-05-2008, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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There are three manufacturers, one is bad. Dad has a trailer from these guys and it has been great. He hauls tractors that weigh more than my Jeep.
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thats cool, it been several years and i couldt remember how many retailers they had there. congrats on the purchase


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post #7 of 10 Old 12-05-2008, 09:04 AM
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Where are you sitting in Sikeston that you have to drive for another 30 min to get to it? If your by the interstate on I-55 then there are probally 4 within 1 mile of you. I live only about 15 miles from there. Hope you ate at Lamberts last night, not a place you should miss if in town. I think mine is a JaMar and I have been happy with it. Some of the guys around there put junk tires on them to get them out the door but JaMar didn't. You should buy a few and take them back home to sell. Post some pictures when you get back.
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-05-2008, 08:39 PM
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Well I drove 6 1/2 hours today and am sitting in Sikeston, MO at a hotel. I drive another 30 min in the morning to pick up my new trailer for the Jeep. I sure hope it is what I ordered. There is a small dealer in my area that sells the same trailer but it was $700 cheaper if I went direct. I did spend a little more and had brakes put on the second axle.
I hope you ate at Lamberts...
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-05-2008, 08:45 PM
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I hope you ate at Lamberts...
one of these day we are gonna take the 2.5hr drive down there for that


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post #10 of 10 Old 12-07-2008, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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I was staying in Perryville so was more like an hour from Sikeston. The trailer is certainly what I expected. Mule-Tuf was the manufacturer and it really looks like a couple shacks with four guys welding and painting. I found them on e-bay and they had a long history with 100% positive customer remarks. The tires are new but are certainly a cheap Trackmaster or something like that. He said they are cheap but seem to last quite well. I will buy to Goodyear Marathon Radial trailer tires to take on my 3,500 mile trip to the southwest. I can always find someplace to mount one if I have a flat.

I installed a Prodigy brake controller in the truck yesterday and it went very well. I loaded the Jeep on the trailer and adjusted the brake control and went for a 20 mile drive. I estimate the Jeep and trailer weigh 5,200 lbs. and my new '08 Yukon is rated to tow 7,200 with the 3.73 rear gear so it pulls heavy but will be just fine. I do expect 10 mpg on the long trip. The tie down straps I bought are certainly not adequate so I will likely just buy chains. I left the Jeep in 4-lo and in first gear with the parking brake set, is this thought to be the safest so all four tires will not turn or does it matter when you are tied down well?
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