Trailers....down to 2

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by Pennsylvaniaboy, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Pennsylvaniaboy

    Pennsylvaniaboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Chambersburg, PA
    I am down to 2 trailer choices.

    Iron Bull- wood deck, 2' dove tail, heavy channel ramps(i would want to fill them to use for wheelbarrow, hand trucks, cars, etc), 3" structural channel crossmembers, 4 carriage bolts per fender to remove using tools, no spare tire mount, extended front rail, lots of tie down points, only a side wind jack, powdercoat(not a fan)- .....also 3k weight, $4k+ cost to fill ramps($100), make spare mount, etc
    2018 Iron Bull 7x20' Wood Deck Car Trailer 9990# GVW | Best Choice Trailers & RVs | Locations in Pittsburgh & Harrisburg Area

    Cam superline- 10ga steel deck, punched solid ramps(lighter but stout), 3" formed channel(10-9ga) crossmembers that are welded to the deck, cleaner look IMO, 2 easy to use knobs to remove fenders, real 2 stage paint, good tie down spots for car, no rub rail, low pro front rail, lighter (2500#), spare tire mount, more bracing to tongue, i like the coupler better, bigger safety chains, bulldog top wind jack.... $4550,...might add another set of stake pockets and steps ($25)

    20' Cam Superline 10K GVWR Full Steel Deck Car Hauler Trailer - Trailer Enterprises, Inc - Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

    right now the cam is my top leader, this is for hauling the truggy, and general stuff, I will build a side for hauling brush, helping people move, getting mulch or rock etc. I have no heavy equipment etc, other than maybe a skidloader here and there. Am I missing a benefit to one or the other? My last trailer was a 23' deckover 10k trailer that was like 3850#, very stout, slipper spring etc....more trailer than I needed. By going with the cam, I would be losing 1300# of trailer weight alone, then i switched from chains to straps...
  2. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

    Dec 11, 2014
    I like your first choice.
  3. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

    Mar 13, 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    My neighbor has an Iron Bull dump trailer. I've used it some, and it's very nice. We had to trim the fenders a bit so they didn't hit the tires when the bed is all the way up, but that's been the only issue as far as I know.
  4. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

    May 31, 2012
    Aberdeen, NC.
    The only thing I would add is after having/using both wood deck vs. steel deck is I have had to fasten things down to the deck before like bracing or had to screw a 2x4 to block something or XYZ. Hard to do that with a steel deck. On the other hand the couple and adjustable neck on the Cam trailer is way nicer than the stamped steel one on the wood deck trailer. I guess that’s just personal preference but I hate stamped steel couplers. Bulldog style is way smoother in my experience. 33122364-6B2C-430F-8A94-E315B0DD4CA6.jpeg

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