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Old 10-07-2020, 02:32 PM
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Driving from Florida to NH next month planning on picking up 8.5 x 24-28 ft cargo trailer on way up in Georgia. Seems to be a number of manufacturers there. Other than 5200 axles and radial tires and real plywood open to any brand etc.
Anyone have real world experience with companies or relevant info appreciated.
Old 10-07-2020, 02:38 PM
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The Georgia trailer dealers sell in mass production. They aren't top of the line and depending on how their used typically only last a few years. If your just looking for a cargo trailer for moving it should do just fine otherwise id look elsewhere like atc, sure trac etc. It's one of those you get what you pay for deals.
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I'd check out/call diamond cargo in Douglas. Know a few folks with them here in South ga and they've been happy
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I had a 26' Haulmark enclosed trailer. I carried a ar and 2 motorcycles. I picked mine up at the factory in Penn. but I believe they are also made in Georgia. I wanted a trailer I could rely on when traveling around the country, but not so expensive (like a Featherlite) that I'd feel bad leaving it in the hot Florida sun for 3 months at a time. It turjned out to be a great trailer for the money.

I also had a Cargo Mate Stacker trailer that was made in Georgia. Bought that one at Best Price Trailers in Daytona, Fl. Once again, a middle of the road trailer. It had an aluminum frame and was 24' long. Bought that because stackers are more efficient in terms of length. Our Haulmark was 26 bout it had an extended tongue so it was pretty long. Withe the stacker I put the motorcycles up to and the car below. Quite a bit shorter. It was also well made and very cost effective. The only negative about the stacker was the placement of the 3 axles. I think they took a design for a 20' box and just added 4 feet in front of the axles. That left the axles too far back in my opinion, which made the tongue weight higher then it could have been.

I had e track and airline tie downs in both trailers. Well worth it. Also had several floor mount D rings to tie the cars down. What are you going to use the trailer for? That will dictate what options you need.
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Will have occasional use for cleaning out estates of furniture etc. Sits a lot but gets loaded up when in use. Mobile storage unit. Normally only short hauls. So no need for major upgrade over suspension.
Snow load a concern.
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Originally Posted by hosenfeffer View Post
Will have occasional use for cleaning out estates of furniture etc. Sits a lot but gets loaded up when in use. Mobile storage unit. Normally only short hauls. So no need for major upgrade over suspension.
Snow load a concern.
I'd go with something like a Haulmark or Cargo Mate then. You don't need a Featherlite or ATC.

Our trailers traveled regularly from Naples, Florida to Rye, NH and then around the country. Where are you going to in NH?

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Dropping my old trailer off in Fort Myers. Family member selling load of patio furniture, gazebos and a few higher end designer furniture pieces for me then trailer. Live outside of Concord. I deadhead north or south couple times a year if I can help you out sometime.
I would buy local but driving by Georgia anyway and $$

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I am looking for the same thing and will be picking one up on my next ride back from Florida.
At this point I think I am between RockSolid with the Haulstar package from Southerntrailerdepot or a Diamond Cargo. Both look decent and I am going to go down and pick through them when I get it rather than have a random one delivered.

I will mainly use mine as a mobile tool trailer locally and take to it Florida every once in a while to work on the properties down there.


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