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Post by JW IN VA » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:08 pm

For those of you who pull livestock trailers,do you have pipe sides,punch sides or panel? I guess aluminum is mostly punch or extruded,like mine is.It's an 18' Sundowner.I wanted a 20'.My son wanted a 16'.This was on sale as a last year's model.
I'm sure the part of the country you are from makes a difference,too.Texas and the Deep South probably have more pipe sides.


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Re: Trailer styles

Post by kenny thomas » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:22 pm

Punched side Wilson.
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Re: Trailer styles

Post by Silver » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:29 pm

Panel all steel Norbert.

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Re: Trailer styles

Post by Nesikep » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:35 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Punched side Wilson.

How do you like the Wilson? they look well built.. been looking for a good Wilson or Charmac in about a 20 footer
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Re: Trailer styles

Post by Caustic Burno » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:40 am

Steel pipe and plank Hanover 77 Model.
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Re: Trailer styles

Post by kenny thomas » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:38 am

Nesikep wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Punched side Wilson.

How do you like the Wilson? they look well built.. been looking for a good Wilson or Charmac in about a 20 footer

Mine is a 2001 model that has had thousands of head hauled. Replaced the brakes a couple years ago and otherwise it's perfect. If I was buying again I wouldn't even look at anything else.
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Re: Trailer styles

Post by cfpinz » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:07 am

Panel side Eby - nice, quiet trailer. I'd like to try a punch side next go-round, either an Eby or Wilson.

Honestly I'm not opposed to an aluminum pipe trailer. I think they'd be fine for all but two months here, and better than the enclosed types for 6 months out of the year.
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Re: Trailer styles

Post by TCRanch » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:31 am

Pipe and panel. The GR is heavy duty - love it. The Titan is when we just need to haul 1 or 2.
http://www.grtrailers.com/trailers/tand ... -14000-lb/
http://www.titantrailer.com/challenger- ... ailers.cfm

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Re: Trailer styles

Post by Caustic Burno » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:39 am

TCRanch wrote:Pipe and panel. The GR is heavy duty - love it. The Titan is when we just need to haul 1 or 2.
http://www.grtrailers.com/trailers/tand ... -14000-lb/
http://www.titantrailer.com/challenger- ... ailers.cfm


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Re: Trailer styles

Post by jltrent » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:19 am

I have one like this now as gave $6500 for it at a local farm closeout sale, almost 7'x20' length and W&W brand. I have not lost one out of it yet. I pulled a rear hub off a few weeks ago to check the brakes for wear. There was about a teaspoon of dust in there and the brakes probably 75%. The hubs also have a grease zerk on the outside to grease.

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I had one like this as I did not like the enclosed sides unless dead of winter, it was almost 7'x20' long. I also didn't like the saddle storage nose front as I didn't need it for cattle. Every time I went to back all I could see was that protruding nose stuck at my back window and could barely see. I sold it, but the featherlite seemed like a good trailer as I bought it from a horse company that hauled horses all over the US. I bet it had 200k miles on it. I gave 8k for it and sold it for $7500 as it needed brakes, some wheel bearings, etc. This was a 95 model and the sides were pretty thick aluminum compared to the new ones I have looked at. Those horses put dents in it and I bet if it was a newer one they would have about destroyed it s thin as they are.

The best trailers I have looked at are Wilson, but you pay extra for it as they are not cheap. If I hauled cattle like Kenny has for years at the local markets I would want one.

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Re: Trailer styles

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:26 am

Is that my truck I see?
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Re: Trailer styles

Post by jltrent » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:32 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Is that my truck I see?


That is it as just flipped over the 33k miles threshold.

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Re: Trailer styles

Post by slick4591 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:39 am

WW stock trailer with flat steel panels.
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Re: Trailer styles

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:41 am

jltrent wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Is that my truck I see?


That is it as just flipped over the 33k miles threshold.


It beautiful.

I'll come after it in October if that still works for you.
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Re: Trailer styles

Post by True Grit Farms » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:41 am

jltrent wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Is that my truck I see?


That is it as just flipped over the 33k miles threshold.

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