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Trading for a 4ft x 12 ft trailer tomorrow.

What do you guys use your trailers for primarily? It's a fair trade but I'm trading and awesome ATV for it and the trailer can't give me close to the amount of fun the ATV did. Help me go through with the trade by telling me all the uses!
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Hauling debris and hauling equipment. Honestly, a 4x12 is on the small side for this business. You can pick up a 7 x 16 tandem new for around $1200. They hold around 25 cyds. Dump trailers are also used a lot. The bigger the trailer, the fewer trips to the landfill.
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I agree, if you like the ATV that much get something more for it. Not sure what its worth, but I bought a 6X16 enclosed trailer for 3,400 brand new recently. ( you can get them cheaper used).I like not advertising my equipment to the world while driving, close the ramp while doing grass cuts, and also use for some debris work. Sometimes go out with only 1 mower, do 10-15 cuts and a trim job, stick tree debris in nose of trailer and it is a good day!

I think you should get a minimum 6X14, depending on what you are doing with it, Grass cuts, debris,both? But the extra 2 ft makes a big difference.
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4' is awfully narrow! You'll never get a decent sized mower on it.
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4x12?
If that trailer is in exceptional, like new condition, it's worth around $800.
What is your ATV worth?
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Hauling debris and hauling equipment. Honestly, a 4x12 is on the small side for this business. You can pick up a 7 x 16 tandem new for around $1200. They hold around 25 cyds. Dump trailers are also used a lot. The bigger the trailer, the fewer trips to the landfill.

Where can I buy one of those $1200.00 trailer - Here in Michigan it outrageous $$$
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The guy bought the trailer for $1300 last year to haul wood. Honestly, the ATV is probably only $700. I really should do the deal. It's more of the time that I went into it.

I'm sure you guys know how that is. We spent so much time working on it and so many memories but obviously the trailer is just going to get way more use. I don't have the option of trading with anyone else right now. I have sent hundreds of trade emails to people on the barter section of Craigslist and haven't had a single bite. Thanks for the insight guys!
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Again, 4 x 12 is small, too small, for hauling debris, and its real tight for even a home style riding mower plus trimmers, etc.
Most 12' trailers I am aware of are tilt trailers. Worthless for REO work and very tail heavy which causes sway and wagging. Of course, if you don't have the truck to pull a bigger trailer, then maybe that is your best bet.

Missouri is king of the trailers. When I needed one, I always planned a trip thru places like Sikeston. Too far for Michigan boys I suppose.
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