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Old 01-22-2014, 01:03 PM   #21
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For what its worth...
In 04' I had my brand new dump trailer stolen from a fixer. (full of trash and locked)
Home insurance wouldn't cover it, was on the street.
Auto wouldn't cover it, I didn't have plates. (plates nor required in OR)
Took a total loss on it, cops said there was a ring of trailer thieves that take them out of state and sell them on CL.
So don't get caught sleeping like me.
Now I roll dump truck....
That's why I pay 40 bucks a month for my job trailer, and 40 bucks a month for it's contents.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:24 PM   #22
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So why would they call it power down of it goes down with no power? Get stuck one time and you will miss the gravity version.
Because it uses power to go down, but it will still go down with no power
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That's why I pay 40 bucks a month for my job trailer, and 40 bucks a month for it's contents.
Yep!
But it was 10 years ago when when I was younger and more dumberer... Before I knew to cover my butt like you are.



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Old 01-23-2014, 07:49 AM   #24
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Tarps required here also. If you pull into the dump without a tarp, they add a fee to you. Quite a bit if I remember the sign right.
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Required or not, you have to be an idiot not to tarp a load.
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Because it uses power to go down, but it will still go down with no power
The last one I had was power down and if the battery was dead it just stayed up all pretty and stuff. Maybe yours is different?
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The last one I had was power down and if the battery was dead it just stayed up all pretty and stuff. Maybe yours is different?
Did you push the down button. It's slow going down, but it will go down.

My truck will charge a dead battery enough to dump and go back down in the 5 min trip to the dump. It's got a 20 amp fuse on the trailer that blows sometimes, so I've gone and didn't realize it was dead, pulled out of the way for a couple minutes to let it charge and it works fine.
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Funny guy.
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I always keep mine charged. Hopefully I won't have this problem
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Buy top of the line. I've seen so many that start rusting out within 4-5 years, paint starts bubbling of and looking horrible. of course this is northern IN, everything rusts.

Also I've used/rented dump trailers a lot over the last several years but I don't think I'd buy one. I honestly think I'll get a small dump truck so I could pull the job trailer or skid steer behind it. You can pick up a small older dump truck for not a lot more than a dump trailer. yah a little more to maintain maybe but it seems more versatile.
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Dump trailers are wonderful, go bigger if you can, you will always use the room. I have learned my lesson on a dead battery and now I carry long jumper cables, taking truck battery out and back to dump trailer just to dump sucks! On big jobs I have a roll off delivered but smaller jobs, having a dump on scene will pay for its self in a short amount of time easily.
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I have a 7x12 with 4' sides. Its a little bigger than a 10 yarder.
Custom built here on LI. What i like the best is all the debris from the little jobs gets tossed in at home. dont have to worry about leaving garbage on the HO's curb. My battery doesnt charge that fast while driving but I keep a small charger on the trailer just in case.

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Old 03-09-2014, 05:11 AM   #33
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We have a 6x10 deckover that we like a LOT.

bigger is not always better.

often down narrow city streets and narrow drives that we were BARELY able to squeak the 6X10 into- bigger trailer would have been a no-go.

In fact there have been some jobs we had to leave even the 6x10 on the street-which makes for a long carry of debris.

also prefer the deckover-narrower profile lets us get it into tighter spots like narrow driveways with curbs or retaining walls on both sides.

the deckovers higher profile makes it harder to load at times- but frankly we prefer to throw down into it from roof top- frankly, loading it is the employees problem,not mine, LOL

also- we find the time spent driving to and fro from the dump is more than offset by labor savings of being able to properly position the trailer near the source of debris(shorter carry)

We bought the trailer new for about $5200 IIRC about 6 years ago-and it more than paid for itself in the first 2-3 months we owned it.

now-a-days it mostly stays parked at the shop and acts as a dumpster that we throw barrels of broken slate/tile into at the end of each day. we also use it fairly often to move pipe staging from job to job or shop to job.

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