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Question? I am looking at a 6 x 12 enclosed trailer. It is a V-nose with back ramp and side door. Capacity is 3,500 pounds. Is $2,699.00 a fair price?

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Floor: 3/4 inch plywood
Walls 1/2 inch plywood
Length: 12" plus V-nose
Width 6 feet
Heifht 7 feet.

Dual axel comes in 14' x 7' about $2,000.00 more.

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Usually in a 12x6 v nose the V is part of that 12' so it really cut's into your space. I prefer the standard box shape as you can fit more in it. V nose is better for mileage as it is more aerodynamic but unless you do a lot of highway at 65+ mph then I would say stay away from the V front trailers. You may eventually need 2 machines on that trailer & the V really cramps the space in alot. Just my opinion.
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Usually in a 12x6 v nose the V is part of that 12' so it really cut's into your space. I prefer the standard box shape as you can fit more in it. V nose is better for mileage as it is more aerodynamic but unless you do a lot of highway at 65+ mph then I would say stay away from the V front trailers. You may eventually need 2 machines on that trailer & the V really cramps the space in alot. Just my opinion.
Every enclosed trailer there is the V-Nose style. I want the enclosed trailer because of fear of theft. With one I don't have to unload every night. I still have 2 other non-enclosed trailers when I need additional cargo space. The V-Nose is not part of the 12'. They are made here in Hartsville.

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Every enclosed trailer there is the V-Nose style. I want the enclosed trailer because of fear of theft. With one I don't have to unload every night. I still have 2 other non-enclosed trailers when I need additional cargo space. The V-Nose is not part of the 12'. They are made here in Hartsville.

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I would pay that in a heart beat even if I didn't need it, I run 7 X 12's, John Deere has them made in Florida somewhere, price Canadian is $4,499.00, this is a deal as most Cargo's in this size, single axle run $6,000, I have electric brakes and will not pull a trailer that doesn't, in fact they saved me this evening from hitting a fire truck attending an accident, cam off the highway around a sharp turn, was under the limit, here is a friggin firetruck in the middle of the road, lights were not on, somehow I squeezed between him and the police car, tandem and truck brakes locked up, I was really mad, got out, cop said now that was fast thinking, I said why in the H$%$ don't you guys have lights on, someone warning people coming off the friggin highway...reply was it's grad night and we are over run with accidents....this was the fourth I seen this evening.
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Question? I am looking at a 6 x 12 enclosed trailer. It is a V-nose with back ramp and side door. Capacity is 3,500 pounds. Is $2,699.00 a fair price?

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That's a pretty good price Steve.
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That's a pretty good price Steve.
They want $1,500.00 down will finance the rest. 90 days same as cash. In about 2 weeks I can come up with the $1,500.00. I think I will go for it. I didn't mention this before. The V-Nose has 4 built in shelves with double plywood doors for storage.

Have to wire my Jeep and Explorers with electronic breaks. No idea what that will cost!

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They want $1,500.00 down will finance the rest. 90 days same as cash. In about 2 weeks I can come up with the $1,500.00. I think I will go for it. I didn't mention this before. The V-Nose has 4 built in shelves with double plywood doors for storage.

Have to wire my Jeep and Explorers with electronic breaks. No idea what that will cost!

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If the trailer already has electric brakes it won't be that expensive.
If not I am guessing it will cost you around $250.00 to $350.00.
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