Buying New Trailer West Coast

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moveovermike
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Buying New Trailer West Coast

Post by moveovermike » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:00 pm

My steel 1989 trailer is ready to move on to greener pastures. If anyone could recommend a trailer manufacturer out west for a MAC 26D, I'm all ears. I live in Las Vegas and not sure if buying a trailer in Florida would be the most cost effective with the added shipping costs. I saw someone here bought one from ABT in California but it looks a bit pricey. Budgeting up to $4000 if possible for an aluminum version, dual axle. Thanks Mike

mikelinmon
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Re: Buying New Trailer West Coast

Post by mikelinmon » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:13 pm

That'sa bit high. The MacGregor aluminum trailer is only $2,990 with stainless disc brakes, fiberglass fenders etc. Also, perfect fit and 4,200 lbs GVW.
Mike

Opps, FL destination, freight and all. Anyway, shop around try "Magic-Tilt"

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mallardjusted
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Re: Buying New Trailer West Coast

Post by mallardjusted » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:48 pm

That'sa bit high. The MacGregor aluminum trailer is only $2,990 with stainless disc brakes
Yes, but isn't that a single axle???

This spring I bought a dual-axle aluminum trailer from Sandy who advertises on this site (Classifieds - equip & accessories - "new aluminum tandem trailers" )

I'm happy with mine - over 5900 lb capacity, all-alum, led lights, etc etc. You might email him to get specs.

I'm not sure if or what shipping charges would be, though. You may have to find something closer or go with the single axle if it's too much???

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DaveB
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Re: Buying New Trailer West Coast

Post by DaveB » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:19 pm

Bought my tandum aluminum trailer 8.5 ft. wide #5500lbs new here in Florida for $3000, I added front disk stainless steel brakes for $500 I installed. Much better built than the Mac. Aluminum trailers.
For your MacD they have a 8 ft. wide 4200 lbs for $2500 tandum. West Coast Trailers 941-698-9902, built by Continental.
Give them or Continental a call for shipping.
Dave
moveovermike wrote:My steel 1989 trailer is ready to move on to greener pastures. If anyone could recommend a trailer manufacturer out west for a MAC 26D, I'm all ears. I live in Las Vegas and not sure if buying a trailer in Florida would be the most cost effective with the added shipping costs. I saw someone here bought one from ABT in California but it looks a bit pricey. Budgeting up to $4000 if possible for an aluminum version, dual axle. Thanks Mike

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dennisneal
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Re: Buying New Trailer West Coast

Post by dennisneal » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:43 pm

To Mike Inmon:

I think the original poster said that he lives in Las Vegas, not Florida.

If the bunks line up for a Mac 26D, I think the new aluminum trailer would be a very good choice.

moveovermike
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Re: Buying New Trailer West Coast

Post by moveovermike » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:05 am

Thanks everyone for your quick responses. I'll chase down all the leads. Getting scared trailering back and forth to Long Beach for some salt water sessions.

cheers

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TexasDan40
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Re: Buying New Trailer West Coast

Post by TexasDan40 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:34 am

I have an aluminum with dual axels and surge brakes...very stable.
Te :macx:

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