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Old 11-07-2004
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Wanted to buy. Stock rims and Stock upper and lower airbox.

well i didnt want to get a trailer AT ALL, but now my grandparents said i can store it at their house.

should i get a trailer................. for $500


12 foot trailer with electronic brakes....



OR get a styleside bed and swap it with my stepside

the bed i am looking at now is $250 then i'd have to pay for paint


so what do i do!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? :?: :?: :!: :?: :?: :!: :?: :!: :?:
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Trialer because there would be so many other uses. but if you dont like pulling trialers get the bed and ship me the other one
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Trailer makes more sense, loading/unloading is the biggest one i think...
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Dude let me buy the trailer i need that for stuff.... lol jk buy the trailer makes more sense and less money in the long run i believe....
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Do the trailer it is alot easier to load and stylesides have better resale that fleetsides.
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Bear in mind that the freeway speed limits in many states are lowered for vehicles pulling trailers. Also, there is going to be a fuel economy hit with the trailer that could be worse than the extra fuel cost for hauling a load in the bed. You have to pay for an extra set of tabs with the trailer, too.

On the plus side for the trailer, loading may be much easier than into a Ranger, especially a 4x4 or Edge. It sounds like you already have the trailer storage problem solved.
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trailer....:D
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Oh and if you really want to you can carry more quads that way. I know i could haul a quad in the bed and w/ a 3 place snowmoblie trailer i could get 3 on there and that is the only truck we needed to take for a weekend.
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stylesides have better resale that fleetsides.
Stylesides and Fleetsides are the same basic straight-box style from two different manufacturers (Ford and Chevy). The Ford model with the bulged rear fenders and narrower box is called the Flareside.
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Well it is all the same to me i always put the wrong name in. Ah it happens but yall know what i mean.
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Bear in mind that the freeway speed limits in many states are lowered for vehicles pulling trailers.
Whoa! People actually pay attention to that?! Nobody obeys that 'law' in my neck of the woods. I routinely get passed by trailer towin' types and I usually lock in the ol' cruise around 70..
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Bear in mind that the freeway speed limits in many states are lowered for vehicles pulling trailers.
Whoa! People actually pay attention to that?! Nobody obeys that 'law' in my neck of the woods. I routinely get passed by trailer towin' types and I usually lock in the ol' cruise around 70..
Around here, IMO, the worst violators are usually 4x4s pulling snowmobile trailers - 80 MPH minimum regardless of weather.
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definatly trailer...
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Around here, IMO, the worst violators are usually 4x4s pulling snowmobile trailers - 80 MPH minimum regardless of weather.


Uhhh.... maybe you mean 80 MPH MAXIMUM??

I vote trailer. My b/f and I are actually looking for a trailer like that, we want to build it into an enclosed trailer with a sleeping area so we can keep all our camping/hunting gear in the trailer. When we want to leave, just hook up and go.... plus we can take BOTH quads.

I take it your quad doesn't fit in the bed as it is now? I'm not sure on the dimensions of your quad, but mine doesn't really fit all that well in the bed of my Ranger. Have to leave the tailgate at home, and the wooden planks for ramps get shoved under the quad.... it's a lot easier with a trailer.
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Uhhh.... maybe you mean 80 MPH MAXIMUM??


I take it your quad doesn't fit in the bed as it is now? I'm not sure on the dimensions of your quad, but mine doesn't really fit all that well in the bed of my Ranger. Have to leave the tailgate at home, and the wooden planks for ramps get shoved under the quad.... it's a lot easier with a trailer.
I'm pretty sure he meant yuppies towing snowmobile trailers doing at least 80mph.....

and his quad won't fit because he has a stepside bed, not a fleetside like yours (and my rangers)
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trailer cuz my freind has a styleside and tows his quand and its a pain to get it in
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Trailer because there would be so many other uses
i agree, trailer is the way to go
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my fourwheeler (2003 honda rancher 4x4) fits fine in my bed but I'm getting 5 inch lift and 33's so I'm going to get a hitch (already got atv trailer) and just haul around my trailer. a llot easier to load n stuff
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Old 12-13-2004
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I use both, the bed and a trailer. If I dont' plan on unloading and loading more then twice I leave the trailer back. But if I know I will be putting it up and away a few times then I grab the trailer. I found it easier to back the 4-wheeler into the truck. if I pull strait in the winch hits the front rear window unless i put a stop in the bed. Then the rear wheels sit on the tailgate which isn't a good idea!. So I just normaly back it in. Works very well!
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