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First off, thanks for all the good information provided on this forum. I have already recommended a few established landscapers i know to this forum, so thanks.

I would like to know is it possible to store an open utility trailer outside? If so, do you cover the equipment with a tarp? And how do you take care of securing the equipment down?

If its not possible, what should i be looking to spend for a used 6X10 enclosed trailer in fair condition?



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Mine stays outside. Mostly all I ever haul on is is the lawn tractor and that gets loaded and unloaded every time its used as it gets stored out of the weather in the workshop.
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Where will you park your trailer? Do you have space for a canopy to park it under? Can you lock it behind a fence?
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Way back when I was worried about dishonest people I use to put my trailer in the garage then lift it sideways agents the wall and strap it to the rafters to hold it up. I got the oddest looks from visitors as it appeared the trailer was driving down the wall lol. Now I just don't care. I have yet to have an issue and my trailer sits in front of my camp trailer in the driveway so I can just hook and book. As said before though I only use the trailer for one thing so it only moves maybe 2 times per month at this point. I hope some day to be big enough to make the trailer a permanent part of the truck lol.
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I know of a storage yard mostly used for boats. It has gated entry and only costs $40 a month. I would like to keep my equipment on the trailer and keep the trailer in the storage yard, but the more i think about the open trailer it just makes sense to save for a fully enclosed one.
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I know of a storage yard mostly used for boats. It has gated entry and only costs $40 a month. I would like to keep my equipment on the trailer and keep the trailer in the storage yard, but the more i think about the open trailer it just makes sense to save for a fully enclosed one.
If your business could afford it I would go for it. I would love to have an enclosed trailer but at this point the business cant justify it and there is no way I can justify it, wait let me rephrase that. There is no way my wife will let me spend ore of our personal savings for one lol.
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Could you put up something like this?

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Could you put up something like this?

I have gone through three of these darn things, they just can't take the wind but for $350.00......and due to the snow we get they don't stand up well either, the more expensive ones will, I have several clients with them but at a $2,500. price tag, I can put a building up and enclose it over time which is what I have done twoce, both are now full and I need to build another.

All of my lawn gear and chain saws are locked in a cargo trailer which has an alarm or one of my sheds which are also alarmed, the tractors, trailers etc. just set outside.
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thats a great idea steve. i wonder what wind speeds that can handle? i live in florida and we often see 15mph+ winds. i think im going to just get an enclosed trailer, ill wait a few extra weeks and save the cash. well worth it since its a longterm investment. thanks
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Keep us posted on how this all works out!

What was the price difference in the trailers you were looking at, of open vs enclosed?
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