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i have a 6x10 and its way too packed . thinking about upgraiding but dont wanna have something too big that is a pita moving around , recommendations ? :w00t:
 

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Lots of discussions on this. I myself have a 14' enclosed V-nose so it is actually 16' long. I have only been in one situation so far where i could not back it in to the job site. But i also had trouble backing the truck in solo too. Size wont matter when it comes to being crowded, the trailer will always be packed to the gills.
 

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8x24 here and I am in the hills of Northern California, there has only been 2 instances where I could not get the trailer in because the combined length, turning radius and the steep hills wouldn't let me in.

The bigger they are the more you pack in them
 

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I just use a 6X12. Is long enough to get my 24' extension ladder in and with organization, not too crowded.

I like the hallmark above. If the old lady gets on your case about lack of jobs, it could double as a nice doghouse:)
 

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I started with a 5x8 barn door style about 6 months ago, never worked out of a trailer before. I couldn't believe how nice it was in loading/unloading, having every possible tool on the job, and the ease of dropping it and hooking up to the fifth wheel camper for a stress free weekend. No hours of unloading and removal of toolboxes. No tool overflow into the backseat of the truck. Loved it. The only problem is that after about 2 months, I had to unload most of the trailer to get the tool I needed that was all the way in the front. I purchased a 6x12 drop gate last week and so excited to move into it I can't stand it. I ordered 5 pieces of 8' etrack and piles of d rings to attach to them. I have planned out in my head how I am going to organize it and it is already full. I would like to carry EVERYTHING I could possibly need at ALL times, but I can't and still be able to get to everything easily.

Chris nailed it when he said, "The bigger they are the more you pack in them". Gotta draw the line somewhere. It will always be too small.
 

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I debated this also and ended up drawing a plan of where i wanted everything then laying it out on the floor and measuring how long and wide i need my trailer. I ended up with a 7x14 which fits all my gear in perfectly with plenty of space to spare and it's not to bad to maneuver into tight spaces.
 

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Ya, i believe that you can't go over 16'. I have been able to get my 16' in almost anywhere. I think if were an 18 i wouldnt be able to fit in about 30% of the drives, etc. I think anything from 7-8.5x16 is perfect.
 

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Do you guys think gooseneck is easier to tow and back up? I've heard that but dont have much gooseneck experience.
 

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thanks guys. does v nose will get a better milage ? or is it just bs that dealers throw at ya ?

They dont really make any difference because your trailer slipstreams behind the truck or van anyway. 95% of wind drag is from the truck and the weight of the trailer is the main factor. if you have the choice go for the normal trailer ss you will gain the extra space you would have lost with the v nose. If you was towing with a smaller truck then this it may be a factor.
 
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