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Hi Travor,

Very interesting! Can you tell us what made you decide to purchase that type of trailer? What was the benefit of this one versus others for your specific situation?
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Hi Travor,

Very interesting! Can you tell us what made you decide to purchase that type of trailer? What was the benefit of this one versus others for your specific situation?
It was strictly a price point for me. I have an SUV so it's impossible to haul around a mower and equipment. There were some 4x6 trailers I found, mesh floor, gate, angle iron rails, etc but there were starting out around $450.

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Keep posting and your title will change. It says that because you only have 15 posts. I have to argue the fact about equipment in an SUV. Before I got my truck a few weeks ago I was using a Ford Bronco2 and all my stuff fit in there fine. Granted the full size truck is nice but an SUV is good to, keeps all your equipment out of the weather. I also used a 1981 Toyota station wagon with no problems.
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... I have to argue the fact about equipment in an SUV. Before I got my truck a few weeks ago I was using a Ford Bronco2 and all my stuff fit in there fine. Granted the full size truck is nice but an SUV is good to, keeps all your equipment out of the weather. I also used a 1981 Toyota station wagon with no problems.
Yep, it should work in a pinch. The only issue I'd have with it is the gas smell or even exhaust fumes in the cab.
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Yeah, we still haul around our kids in the SUV each day. 2 car seats are in the back so I really can't have that "gas" smell going up their little noses. But you're right, putting lawn equipment inside an SUV can be done. Do you leave the rear hatch open or does everything fit inside and you can close the hatch?
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Yeah, we still haul around our kids in the SUV each day. 2 car seats are in the back so I really can't have that "gas" smell going up their little noses. But you're right, putting lawn equipment inside an SUV can be done. Do you leave the rear hatch open or does everything fit inside and you can close the hatch?
I closed the rear hatch with no problem. I fit a push mower, 2 weed eaters, gas cans, shovel, ho, rake, trashcan, bug and weed killer, weed bucket, 2 tool boxes and a bunch of misc stuff with no problem. I hauled 2 kids around as well. It was a pain loading and unloading almost daily but it can be done. On a side note I never ever had gas, bug or weed killer fumes in the cab.
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