Do not buy a Gatormade trailer !

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Do not buy a Gatormade trailer !

Postby BobbyLummus1 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:58 pm

I bought a 2016 10 ton 25' gooseneck trailer direct from Gatormade trailers several weeks ago . I am not the type to complain but this trailer has been a complete headache and they have done me wrong. Trailer totaled $8100 delivered to NC . Could of went with any trailer company for that money. Gonna keep it short but they will not stand by the trailer . Cannot get anybody on the phone , warranty process points the finger to the axle company . Then they say its a gatormade problem . I am in the middle of this ( hours on hold and countless calls ) for a week before a part is even shipped . Two weeks later I'm getting my trailer back and the trailer repair shop says they would only cover 1/2 hour labor so I'm responsible for 2 hours labor .

My advice for anyone in the market for a trailer is to go with your local trailer manufacturer . This trailer has less than 1000 miles ( 600 delivered ) . I am not here to complain about the little things I noticed , like the powder coat is already stripping off in long flakes . There wiring is exposed with buss connectors . Everywhere you look "made in china"

Hopefully this will help someone , I done calling that crowd , I will pay the disputed labor before I call again tell my story to get put on hold and have nothing done about it !
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:09 pm

That stinks Bobby.
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Postby jltrent » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:13 pm

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Gatormade Trailers manufacturing headquarters in conveniently located in Somerset, Kentucky. This location allows easy access to both Southern and Northern dealer operations. This location is a fully stocking Gator Trailer operation. This facility offers a very large/broad array of trailers for both dealer and retail buyers. This location stocks every gator trailer that we offer. This location provides: gooseneck trailers, pintle trailers, equipment trailers, car trailers, utility trailers, dump trailers, enclosed trailers, tow dollies, and trailer parts.
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Re: Do not buy a Gatormade trailer !

Postby BobbyLummus1 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:26 pm

That is suppose to be there top of the line "elite series" . The same trailer I bought
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Postby callmefence » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:07 am

Sorry you had trouble Bobby. thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Do not buy a Gatormade trailer !

Postby lavacarancher » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:33 am

Dang, Bobby. Sounds to me like its time to call the lawyer. Why is it people will not do right until its time to go to court! Sorry about your trouble.
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Postby Nesikep » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:59 am

Don't buy Haulrite trailers either!.. I had every one of the same problems you did and then some... It was totally rusted by the time I got it home, wiring was all that clip-together crap with no tape or anything around it, tail lights were such crappy plastic they fell off in short order, stake pockets were in different spots on one side of the trailer than the other, AXLE HANGERS were too close together, so you couldn't fit your hand between the front and rear... I'm sure I'm forgetting something here, but you get the point.. it sure isn't what I ordered. Mine was a 20' bumper pull 14k
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Re: Do not buy a Gatormade trailer !

Postby HDRider » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:37 pm

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Does anyone have this brand. That seems cheap to me... $7,600 for 32' 23K flat bed.

http://jonesboro.craigslist.org/grd/5492325294.html
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Postby JMJ Farms » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:42 pm

Best I've ever seen or heard about is a trailer built by Swartz manufacturing in montezuma, GA. Built one by one in a fairly small "shop" by a local Mennonite farmer. Highest quality I've ever seen. Built very heavy duty. A 25' dual tandem is all a 3/4 ton wants when it's loaded. Worth the drive for most people I guarantee it.
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Postby Nesikep » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:05 pm

Best I've seen around here came from Saskatchewan.. the whole front of the trailer was seriously rubberized and the paint was excellent, wiring looked great as well.. I can't remember the brand though.. It wasn't cheap, but you got the extra money's worth.. I think I paid $4000 for mine, (20'), and this 16' was about $5500, but the fir and finish of everything was perfect.. definitely not slapped together.
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Re: Do not buy a Gatormade trailer !

Postby BobbyLummus1 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:31 pm

I like the looks of the bad boy , torque tube too . I'm in the equipment business and everybody thats seen this trailer likes it . I will be sure to let hem know how they did me wrong
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Re: Do not buy a Gatormade trailer !

Postby cfpinz » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:00 pm

The Gatormade's always looked cheap to me, way too many decals and lighting.

I can't say enough good things about Moritz Intl trailers. I bought a new dual tandem flatbed 10 years or so ago, and after 2 years we damaged the frame. The warranty period was 1 year, and I called to see if they could fix the trailer for me. They said sure, and had the trailer picked up at my place by a delivery driver. They took it back to OH, fixed the frame and added a torque tube at my request. Delivered it back to me, and refused to take a dime. They've got a customer for life.
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Re: Do not buy a Gatormade trailer !

Postby BobbyLummus1 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:41 pm

Have had several pm's about this , gatormade has yet to call me back like I requested but they did send a email yesterday saying they were looking into this. . . I will keep this tread updated . Thanks Bobby
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Postby Nesikep » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:34 pm

The trailer I liked that I spoke of is a Precision trailer.. 204 area code.. either saskatchewan or manitoba.. it looks brand new and it's 3 years old, unlike mine that looked 3 years old by the time I got it home
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Re: Do not buy a Gatormade trailer !

Postby Kingfisher » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:52 pm

I'm just curious. If your in the Equiptment business how come you couldn't see these short comings before you bought this trailer? What motivated you to by it in the first place?
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