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Time for a new trailer

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:57 pm
by Spanish Johhny
Looking at a new Frontier aluminum stock trailer. It's parked beside a new Sundowner. Crawled in under and around and I understand that the Frontier is a cheaper trailer because its a cheaper trailer, but I'm pretty easy to please as long as they are SAFE. I do NOT want problems on the road. Any body got any opinions on these Frontiers?

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:13 am
by redrobin
Johnny if you're getting dluminum get a wilson. You will forget about the price after you buy it. The latches, hinges, etc are much sturdier than most.

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:16 am
by Traveler
We've been very satisfied with Wilson.

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:01 am
by Faster horses
We love our Featherlite ....but there ya go, it's like
anything-pros and cons to all....and I have to say the dealer/location can make a difference.
My advice would be to buy a well-known brand because of resell value. They hold their value better.

Good luck!

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:44 am
by Denny
I'd buy a well known brand because they can cut corners to save cost and know one second guesses them because they are a well known brand with nice trim/sticker scheme.

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:33 pm
by redrobin
Denny wrote:I'd buy a well known brand because they can cut corners to save cost and know one second guesses them because they are a well known brand with nice trim/sticker scheme.

I'll bite. How is a Denny made trailer better than one of those junky wilsons?

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:07 pm
by Denny
redrobin wrote:
Denny wrote:I'd buy a well known brand because they can cut corners to save cost and know one second guesses them because they are a well known brand with nice trim/sticker scheme.

I'll bite. How is a Denny made trailer better than one of those junky wilsons?


I think Wilson's are the best aluminum trailer I've seen but I've worked on a lot of name brand steel trailers and some of the things they chince on baffle me and knowone even cares because they are name-brand. All I was trying to get across is maybe the Fronteir is a great trailer at a great price. But being it isn't top shelf its not worth a look. come on. the quickest way to make a dollar is not spend it.

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:12 am
by PPRM
Anyone tried a Merritt? I will be buying an Aluminum as I put a lot of freeway miles on it. I have a really really old Circle J for off pavement. But, it really is too much for Freeway Hauling IMO.

Lebanon Livestock Auction is pretty happy with their Merritt the first few months they had it. I've hear they are comparable to a Wilson.

My understanding is Exiss (I have a friend who hauled one for close to 10 years and sold it for the original purchase price) would be the next step down from Wilson and Merritt.

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:14 am
by 4Diamond
My thought on buying aluminum trailers is buy whatever brand that also builds bull wagons.

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:21 am
by Haytrucker
A new Merritt 32 ft showed up around here last winter. We are very pleased so far. A perfect match for the F 550. Pulls easier than the 24 ft steel trailer it replaced. I have never seen a Frontier brand. My brother has an Exiss and likes it.

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:12 pm
by Ho55
PPRM wrote:Anyone tried a Merritt? I will be buying an Aluminum as I put a lot of freeway miles on it. I have a really really old Circle J for off pavement. But, it really is too much for Freeway Hauling IMO.

Lebanon Livestock Auction is pretty happy with their Merritt the first few months they had it. I've hear they are comparable to a Wilson.

My understanding is Exiss (I have a friend who hauled one for close to 10 years and sold it for the original purchase price) would be the next step down from Wilson and Merritt.

I've had a Merritt for 9 years. It's hauled a lot of cows on a lot of rough washboard roads. The only thing I've replaced are hub caps. It's been a dandy. Will get another when and if this one wears out.

Re: Time for a new trailer

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:50 pm
by VB RANCH
Wilson make's a hell of a pot, their goosenecks SUCK plain and simple