Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sussex County, NJ, USA
double-duty enclosed trailer
I just purchased a new 2019 SCAT Turf Tiger II zero-turn mower. Between my house and the soon-to-be-wife's place, we have about 7 acres of lawn/paddock to cut. Our long term plan is to buy a big piece of horse property down in NC in the next 7-8 years, and I think this mower will outlast me. Anyway, I need to buy a trailer to move this mower between properties. I was just going to look for an open 6x12, maybe in aluminum, but hen it occurred to me that I have always wanted an enclosed trailer to haul bikes, so was curious to hear from others if it might be possible to get an enclosed that serves as both my mower mover as well as trucking bikes (when needed). And if so, what size enclosed trailer would you suggest? I don';t think I would ever have more than 2 bikes in the trailer at any time.
I started down this path a few years ago, and was set on an aluminum-framed trailer for two reasons. 1. My understanding is that they last longer and (2) my tow vehicle was a 2003 Toyota Tacoma (V6) and I was being cognizant of keeping the payload as light as possible. I still have the Tacoma, but I also have 2018 Duramax, so pulling a heavy steel trailer won't be an issue, but is aluminum really a better choice (as long as finances permit). Do the steel ones really rot away the way that the trailer co. websites describe?
2013 Multistrada 1200 Pike's Peak
2012 Streetfighter S, 2001 ST4, 1992 900 SS
Last edited by racerboy; May 13th, 2019 at 6:25 pm.