- Jan 24, 2023
Why a 20' trailer? I would suggest a 16' or 18' but that is just me.
Also in the trailers listed why the huge jump from 7K lbs to 14K lbs? Don't they offer a 8K lb or 10K lb trailer?
I had a custom 14' trailer built & wish it was 2' longer at least. Here is my take on it. If you have a 20' trailer you'll have every friend asking to either borrow it or asking you to haul their junk with it. And 9 times out of 10 you'll get it back in worse shape than it was when it left. That was a big part of why I went with the 14' trailer.
I originally was thinking I'd want a 16' trailer, but someone I know locally said that I would regret getting any smaller than 20'. He said it pulls a lot better, and the extra capacity is nice to have. I'm open to whatever, I just want to make sure I get the right thing the first time.
The jump in weight ratings is based on what I found on the website of the local dealer. I would have jumped at a 10k# steel trailer I think. Its the 7000# one that is worrying me. I'm not sure if I could get a 10k# one or not. But I doubt I'd be able to get it in time for the Moab trip...
Other question, what are you towing this setup with? 1/2 ton truck or SUV? Or 3/4 ton or larger truck?
If it's a 1/2 ton or SUV then I'd get the lightest trailer possible & also make sure to read the requirements for max or close to max weight. Things like a weight distribution hitch come into play.
Even with my 14' trail I'm going to use a WD hitch on my 1/2 ton truck just to be safer.
I have a 2020 Silverado 2500 gasser.
I wished I'd gotten a tilt trailer too but the rear is dovetailed so I can drive the Jeep on & off without the ramps. But the dovetail means it drags a LOT on uneven roads. Pulling out the ramps can suck (Old Guy) but mine aren't very heavy either.
Yeah, this is one of the fairly forceful suggestions I got when seeking advice. lol It seems like loading would be much easier.