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BuckleyBuilt
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Howdy Ya'll,

Can anyone give me some feedback about Trailers Plus trailers?
I am looking specifically at a 6x12. I found out that they are made by Interstate.

I am also looking at a Pace, from Lowes. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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Howdy Ya'll,

Can anyone give me some feedback about Trailers Plus trailers?
I am looking specifically at a 6x12 Victory model.

I am also looking at a Pace, from Lowes. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

I have never heard of Trailer plus but Pace in our area make some very nice trailers. Very much like the carmate trailers. Didnt know lowes sold them though.
 

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BuckleyBuilt
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The pace ones that I only see at lowes are very similar to the trailers plus ones. The differences are almost negligible.
However, Trailers Plus is a commissioned (franchise?) environment and the sales guys are hungry. TP also has a better warranty, at least on paper.

I looked into the Wells Cargo, but they are waaay out of my price range. (I am trying to stay close to $2K)
 

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I'm not sure what you will be hauling, but if you think you might need some room to grow you might want to wait until you could get a tandem axle. The added capacity is a huge advantage.
 

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The pace ones that I only see at lowes are very similar to the trailers plus ones. The differences are almost negligible.
However, Trailers Plus is a commissioned (franchise?) environment and the sales guys are hungry. TP also has a better warranty, at least on paper.

I looked into the Wells Cargo, but they are waaay out of my price range. (I am trying to stay close to $2K)
In most cases - diffrences are not that noticble between diffrent manufacturers and each area has plenty of local builders - the catch is - how will the trailer handle the wear and tear

I would ask how long they have been in business & is there anyone that has had there's for a few years that you could talk to
 

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I got my from Transhaul in GA. Get the tandem axle if you don't do anything else. Also check out the framing on them. I had mine upgraded to 16"oc walls and floor, 3/8 ply on walls and 3/4 ply on floor. I was checking the different brands locally before buying and noticed quite a few brands used cheap 1 1/4" angle for their floor supports:thumbdown
 

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Howdy Ya'll,

Can anyone give me some feedback about Trailers Plus trailers?
I am looking specifically at a 6x12. I found out that they are made by Interstate.

I am also looking at a Pace, from Lowes. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
A 6x12 new trailer for $2000 is going to get you what you pay for. In the long run you'll start noticing where all the short-cuts were taken.

$2000 will buy you a better used trailer, better built and more features. The used trailer market is flooded right now.
 

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BuckleyBuilt
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What I have noticed on all the 'lighterweight' trailers: Interstate, Pace, etc, is that they use a tube steel (2x3) frame rather than a traditional 'C' channel 2x4 or similar. The price nearly doubles to go to the heavier duty. As for used, I have been looking for 3+ months, with no success, and waiting is hampering my ability to get jobs done in a more timely fasion.

For clarification, I will be pulling this with a 1/2 ton that only has a 3500# tow rating. That's why I want to get the maximum space for the dollar.
I will only use this for tools. I have a heavy duty 5x8 utility trailer that I use for materials, etc.

Thanks for all the responses so far.
 

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What I have noticed on all the 'lighterweight' trailers: Interstate, Pace, etc, is that they use a tube steel (2x3) frame rather than a traditional 'C' channel 2x4 or similar. The price nearly doubles to go to the heavier duty. As for used, I have been looking for 3+ months, with no success, and waiting is hampering my ability to get jobs done in a more timely fasion.

For clarification, I will be pulling this with a 1/2 ton that only has a 3500# tow rating. That's why I want to get the maximum space for the dollar.
I will only use this for tools. I have a heavy duty 5x8 utility trailer that I use for materials, etc.

Thanks for all the responses so far.
Whats up with your tow rateings. That sounds very low for a half ton.
 

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6 cyl with a 6speed manual. It's paid for, which is why I am 'stuck' with it for now.
I actually bought a 6x10 load runner on the 12/31. They didn't balk at dropping the price since it was the last day of the year.

Thanks for all the comments ya'll & Happy New Year!
 
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