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    I just started looking for one to store my 67 Camaro. In craigslist I find fairly new ones. Most seem priced pretty steep compared to buying new. I've checked racing junk and CL so far. Pace and Haulmark seem to be the better brands. In my price range I seem to be limited to bumper pull. I'm looking to spend around 5k. Any suggestions?
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    Keep looking. We looked for several months, and got an American Freedom 26' enclosed trailer for less than 5K. 10,400# rating, two axle, lots of extras like window and electric jack. I've been making some changes to meet our needs, like lighting and insulation, and should be done this weekend.

    Watch the ramp strength. I took the plywood off mine and found 1" square tubing, it would have bent the first time either the Camaro or the Jeep went up it. Easily repaired if you don't bend it first, 121 pounds of steel for $96 and two weekends of work. None of the"toy hauler" type trailers will have a sturdy ramp.

    Here's my trailer thread on Pirate. It is still a work in progress. I'll be welding in the ramps tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdog View Post
    I just started looking for one to store my 67 Camaro. In craigslist I find fairly new ones. Most seem priced pretty steep compared to buying new. I've checked racing junk and CL so far. Pace and Haulmark seem to be the better brands. In my price range I seem to be limited to bumper pull. I'm looking to spend around 5k. Any suggestions?
    Call me, I have a 24' Haulmark that is just sitting in the hanger. I've been debating selling it to get a smaller flatbed.

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    I own a Pace. Make sure the trailer is built for car hauling, heavy frame rails, etc. In my opinion Pace and Featherlite are the two top brands,. I have seen Hallmarks, they are good too, but a bit more basic, but strong. You might be suprised, check E bay.

    http://shop.ebay.com/__Trailers_pace...ailersQQ_sopZ3

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=enc...&_ipg=&_sop=16

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    Look at www.glamisdunes.com, There seem to be a lot over there for sale.

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    A trailer built for atv's will not support the weight of a car, geberally frame rails are 16" o.c., and 6" thick with a strong ramp. If you have a sports car, you will need one with and extended ramp flip out for the angle approach.

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    I bought my Haulmark from Yucaipa Trailer. Good service over all and good pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkunz View Post
    Keep looking. We looked for several months, and got an American Freedom 26' enclosed trailer for less than 5K. 10,400# rating, two axle, lots of extras like window and electric jack. I've been making some changes to meet our needs, like lighting and insulation, and should be done this weekend.

    Watch the ramp strength. I took the plywood off mine and found 1" square tubing, it would have bent the first time either the Camaro or the Jeep went up it. Easily repaired if you don't bend it first, 121 pounds of steel for $96 and two weekends of work. None of the"toy hauler" type trailers will have a sturdy ramp.

    Here's my trailer thread on Pirate. It is still a work in progress. I'll be welding in the ramps tomorrow.

    http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthrea...1#post11480691



    Cool build. I love projects like these. Good to see I'm not the only guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPBoats83 View Post
    I bought my Haulmark from Yucaipa Trailer. Good service over all and good pricing.


    That's where I've been looking. Seems 5k gets me a new one. These used guy's on CL want the same price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatPI View Post
    I own a Pace. Make sure the trailer is built for car hauling, heavy frame rails, etc. In my opinion Pace and Featherlite are the two top brands,. I have seen Hallmarks, they are good too, but a bit more basic, but strong. You might be suprised, check E bay.

    http://shop.ebay.com/__Trailers_pace...ailersQQ_sopZ3

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=enc...&_ipg=&_sop=16


    The featherlites are for Snap on tool guys. For the price of their trailers (used even) I can buy a second camaro or a stacker. Nice but ridiculously priced.

    I don't get it. Aluminum isn't that much more expensive than steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatPI View Post
    A trailer built for atv's will not support the weight of a car, geberally frame rails are 16" o.c., and 6" thick with a strong ramp. If you have a sports car, you will need one with and extended ramp flip out for the angle approach.

    Agreed. My ramp wasn't up to the job IMHO, but the frame rails are the track of the Jeep and directly support the floor, so that part is OK. My new ramps (I'm inside getting a drink now on a break from welding them) go internal to the door ramp, and are made of three metal "stringers", a thick wall 2x4 and two thick wall 1x1, one on each on each side.

    I'm not sure what I'd have to build to put the Camaro on it because the breakover would be too much, but it is a driver anyway....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishing fool View Post
    Look at www.glamisdunes.com, There seem to be a lot over there for sale.


    I'm a member over there too. Is it just me or does it seem like most of the sellers over there are trying to make their bad purchase someone else's bad purchase.

    There's a guy with a 24 ft. Haulmark asking $6500 for a (brand new/used by him) trailer that I can get at Yucaipa trailer brand new for 5k.

    Anytime I shoot over a realistic offer on anything off of that site I get a trailer park response.

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    Even a Hallmark that are 'value' priced with pllywood walls and floor, no covering, run at least $7,500 new bare bones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatPI View Post
    Even a Hallmark that are 'value' priced with pllywood walls and floor, no covering, run at least $7,500 new bare bones.

    I'm finding them at 5k.

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