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Re: 6 x 10 Enclosed Trailer [Re: BigBob] #6799505
03/12/20 01:38 PM
03/12/20 01:38 PM
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Green County Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by BigBob
Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
my two pieces of advice are

you want one you can stand up in , hunched over loading a trailer is no fun


if the jack on the front hangs lower than the bottom of your ball by very much at all change it , it tears up the cross bar it is mounted on of you hit going in and out of drives ways and gas stations much easier to carry a block of wood or something to place under the jack than to have it sticking down all the time

I have a "Swing Up" jack on mine, crank the wheel up a bit to take the load off, pull a lever and the whole thing swings up against the tongue.


my utility trailer had a crank up welded in the A frame , when it failed and had bent and broke welds I had it cut out and had a swing up welded on and no longer have the issue.

the 4-H trailer had the same issue but a touch more clearance and was a bolt on I have it with a set of spacers I made to get it high enough to not hit.
luckily it didn't break any welds .

one thing I found is most Jacks have no good way to grease them , I drilled a hole and used a press in zert fitting about a half inch from the top of the tube this seems to be working well to keep the jack from freezing up inside . a few dimes worth of grease can save a lot of money in time and replacement later.


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Re: 6 x 10 Enclosed Trailer [Re: GROUSEWIT] #6799513
03/12/20 01:52 PM
03/12/20 01:52 PM
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Lincoln County, Missouri
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One thing to remember about a single axle trailer is the ability to turn it around by hand on a narrow road should you get yourself into a bind. Difficult to do with a dual axle.

ol' dad


Started with nothing and still got most of it
Re: 6 x 10 Enclosed Trailer [Re: GROUSEWIT] #6799514
03/12/20 01:52 PM
03/12/20 01:52 PM
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7mtns of CENTRAL PA
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Spare tire, bottle jack, grease fittings on axle bearings and jack should be required. Spare hub and bearing sound like good idea too. Like the swing up jack idea too.


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Re: 6 x 10 Enclosed Trailer [Re: ol' dad] #6799515
03/12/20 01:55 PM
03/12/20 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ol' dad
One thing to remember about a single axle trailer is the ability to turn it around by hand on a narrow road should you get yourself into a bind. Difficult to do with a dual axle.

ol' dad



Like this tip!


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Re: 6 x 10 Enclosed Trailer [Re: GROUSEWIT] #6799519
03/12/20 02:02 PM
03/12/20 02:02 PM
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West Central MN
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I was looking for something similar and ended up buying a used Ice Castle fish house/toy hauler. It wasn't much more than an enclose trailer and I can camp in it year round. It's deprecated enough that I can sell it in a few years if I want and get most of my money back. Another addition is since it's 12', I can get a life time license on it so no buying tabs for it every year.

Last edited by 20scout; 03/12/20 02:56 PM.

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Re: 6 x 10 Enclosed Trailer [Re: GROUSEWIT] #6799526
03/12/20 02:09 PM
03/12/20 02:09 PM
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Florida
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Tandem and get Dexter axles if your ganna be hauling weight

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