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Old January 14th, 2006, 09:51 AM
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10K Trailer

This seems like a very good deal.

10K Trailer

Much lower price than anything similar in my area (new england). Wasn't sure if anyone local to TN has looked at these trailers or even purchased one. Low pricing usually seems to mean less quality but one never knows.

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Old January 14th, 2006, 10:16 AM
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Hmm, I searched online, it looks like they are made by a company called down2earth, but I culdn't find anything about them online. All I found were a couple farmer/construction personal for sale sites that eople were selling them on.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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That seems like a pretty good deal... I have a 7K trailer that I bought in 2002 for $1650.00. Looks like they have a variety of colors...which one are you going to get? Go with the Lime Green.


I have heard that driving a 10K trailer with no load will make your teeth vibrate, 'cause the springs are so stiff.

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Old January 14th, 2006, 04:56 PM
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If I get one, I'd get the green. I missed the "Down2Earth" sticker that Mike saw. Now that I know the manufacturer I'd like to try to find one more local. Unless someone needs a trailer to get something from TN to New England.

I've heard that 10K trailers have a hard ride also, but I don't have a lot of options. The Defender is 4800lb, which is about the max a 7K car trailer can handle. Plus, I have a 5500-6000lb John Deere tractor that I'd like to be able to move around.

If any of the local guy have recommendations regarding where to purchase I'd like to hear your input.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 10:06 PM
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Jimmy bought his 7k trailer in Mass someplace but he said he could have saved a little by buying it in NH someplace. I'm sure he'll see this Monday and reply. I would imagine the trailer wouldn't ride to hard when loaded with 5000lbs, and how often would you be pulling it empty to worrry about it?
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Old January 16th, 2006, 01:42 PM
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Janson i bought mine at welch welding in lowell,they do all sizes and the prices seem resonable
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Old January 16th, 2006, 06:42 PM
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Jason, give Mike Rizzo a shout (http://forum.newjo.org/index.php?showuser=24) He has a nice trailer, and he got it from a guy who goes down south to one of the manuf. every once in a while and brings back a bunch of trailers.
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Old January 16th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Don't go with a 7K trailer if you can avoid it. The smallish hubs/bearings don't like being loaded up on bridge decks at highway speeds carrying a defender...ask me how I know. I ended up with a beefier setup after learning the hard way on the road home from Moab.

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Old January 17th, 2006, 03:51 PM
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Hey Johnathan,
I just got a 7000lb trailer that I'd like to haul the D90 with. It basically came free with the truck I just bought. As a result, I can put some money into it. What parts did you have to upgrade and how much did it cost. I need to decide whether to sell this trailer for a larger one or upgrade it.
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Old January 17th, 2006, 10:17 PM
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Rob,

I started with an inexpensive car hauler type trailer with 2 #3500 axles, one of which had brakes. The spindles/hubs just seemed small and it had bias ply tires. It towed OK but I went through several tires and bent the hub assembly on the way home from Utah...the trailer had less than 8K on it. Could have been a lemon, but I went to #4200 axles with brakes on both and radial tires. The trailer dealer I bought the original from gave me nearly what I paid for it (~$1100) towards the purchase of the heaver duty trailer with a few upgrades(2 spare tire racks, D shackles, storage, ect) which cost ~$2000.

When I tow, I'm usually going across the country and need my setup to be very dependable. I know guys who run the #3500 axles without issue, but my experience has been different. Good luck, but I'd say look at radial tires at a minimum and maybe some stouter axles.

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Old January 17th, 2006, 11:46 PM
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Johnathan,
Thanks for the information. I am going to post the question and see what other people are doing before I make a decision. Upgrading this trailer to heavier 6 or 8 lug axles and a beefier suspension will cost me about $1000 which is approaching the point where I should just sell it and buy something bigger.
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Good idea Rob, there was a thread here some time ago regarding trailers but I can't remember the title.
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