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Icon5 trailers.... opinions?

Ok, I am looking at this trailer:

http://www.tractorsupply.com/trailer...n%20Trailer%AE

opinions on hauling something of that size with the ranger?
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do you have the 3.0 or 4.0?

you'll be quite fine either way.
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You would be fine with that.Empty weight is 650 pounds,capacity is only 2340 pounds. i take it you have a 4.0?
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of course.

However how is the bounce on the trailer? would bounce be reduced with a tandem axle?
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it bouncing around wouldnt be too bad unless youre goin down rough roads,but yeah tandem axle trailer wont bounce around as much since it would weigh more
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I pull a 6X14 tandem with mine(3.0) never had any problems..
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is that a good price for a trailer? for some reason i've always pictured them costing more.
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I'd go 7'x14'. That way you have the room if you need it. I'm going to purchase one of these. We have 2 7.5'x14's at work and they are great. Well built, no issues.

http://www.behnkeenterprises.com/utpic.htm
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Ok, I am looking at this trailer:

http://www.tractorsupply.com/trailer...n%20Trailer%AE

opinions on hauling something of that size with the ranger?
Where are you located? I have a blue V nose 5X8 enclosed trailer for sale. It was bought a few years about for 2100 bucks. Used 3 times(less than 300miles) and then parked. Still has the new trailer smell. 1500.00!
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You'll have no problem pulling that trailer. i've pulled way more than that with my truck without a problem.
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Where are you located? I have a blue V nose 5X8 enclosed trailer for sale. It was bought a few years about for 2100 bucks. Used 3 times(less than 300miles) and then parked. Still has the new trailer smell. 1500.00!
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Plus I am only looking to spend about $1000
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It will pull it fine. The gate will have a lot of wind drag though.
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It will be fine. Those are pretty nice trailers too.
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Im actually going to go look at a used trailer tomorrow, 5x20 tandem axle...$1000.
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It will pull it fine. The gate will have a lot of wind drag though.
We've got a landscaper that does this, last year i got angry at it when it kept collecting leaves on my fall drive upnorth that i cut the hinges and i welded on a piece of half inch steel rod and made a C hanger for it so it folds all the way over. best idea ever.
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i bought a 6.5 x 16 buck dandy new 5 years ago for $1000.00 in Oklahoma. it is HEAVY DUTY with 7000 LB rating. i would look around on Craigs list before bying it. i just think it's too much money for the size.
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thats where I found it, is on craigs list.
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if you think a rear gate has wind drag, try pulling a enclosed box trailer. mine is a 6x10 haulmark with a V-nose front and abobe 45 its like dragging a parachute behind you. fuel milage drops to 12 @60 mph, even if not loaded. open trailers are a better way to go if you dont need for it to be a enclosed. if i had known about the extent of the wind drag issue, id have gone with a open trailer-and a tarp. but on the other hand, when its not in service, its a dry, lockable storage shed-on wheels!
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i did not mean to be negative about the price. i was simply saying i think there is better deals out there. as for the size. each person has there own needs for a trailer. i needed a 16' trailer when i bought mine. most people find it to be too big for hauling around.
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well the guy sold the 5x20 and instead had a 7x20 tandem for $1000 as well, however after looking at the trailer, its empty weight is 2200. Max towing weight of the ranger is 5500lbs...

Trailers up here in NY seem to run about 3-500 more than any where else. Not sure why.

So I am thinking about just buying a single axle, maybe 12-14 then, if I want to later, add 2ft and another axle to it.
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that might be best, around here trailer licence fee's are by capacity of trailer. by a small one, beef it up. then your not paying as much as you would if you just bought the bigger trailer to begin with. my plate fee for the box trailer is $32/yr.
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My trailer my dad bought almost 30 yrs ago. I isnt pretty but the toughest little trailer i ever saw. I bent the axle couple years ago hauling 6300 lbs of gravel, not with the Ranger. Now it has a 6000 Lb axle but doesnt get that kind of weight again but still pretty heavy cheeze. Ranger handles it pretty well, I have a hitch or the trailer would drag the rear hitched to the bumper.
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wow, thats quite a load for a single-axle!
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a 12 - 14' trailer will be easy to extend. an extra axel should run you about $150 with springs and hubs and a good farm supply store should have every thing you will need to do the job.
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