I've been doing cleanouts for renovations/evictions as well as picking up scrap metal on my off days to help make some money. I've rented a uhaul trailer 6 times just in the last 2 weeks, and I'm running into the reality that the uhaul trailers are too small for what I'm doing with them. I'm also upset at uhaul customer service.
Should I get a 16ft trailer and park it in the garage, or get a 20 footer (must be parked in the back yard, kind of a pain in the ass) for more storage? I'm towing with a half ton. It'll get a lot of use so I'd rather have it in the garage to grab and go, but I feel like 16ft just isn't enough deck space to warrant over a uhaul, but that's all that will fit in my garage.
Can you fit a high-wall landscaping trailer in your garage? You could pile scrap and trash higher than in a uhaul, so the smaller floorspace may not matter as much since it's more 3 dimensional.
Looks like a pain in the ass to load and unload.
If I had the money for that I'd buy a hydraulic dump trailer.
>If I had the money for that I'd buy a hydraulic dump trailer.
finance it with a low APR
if you're going to put it in the yard please please please put some concrete slabs or bricks or gravel down to park it on, dirt and grass and shit will annihilate the tires over time
that's interesting, i work at a garbage dump and see a lot of contractors come in and i don't think i've ever seen something like that, maybe because it doesn't have the versatility of a dump bed trailer? can't haul dirt, mulch, sand, gravel, etc
OP again, I like the idea to be fair but again it looks like a pain. But higher walls make sense.
Back yard is all rock.
This honestly looks like a better option than
simply because it allows for side loading/unloading. Imagine crawling over 30 bags of trash to adjust something for transport or pull out something.
Why would you need to adjust anything that's already loaded? Just load it properly from the start. That's a dumb reason to overlook an otherwise excellent looking trailer
In case you're making a scrap run before a dump run or something.
I'd be more worried about having to walk to the back to throw shit in, depending on the job that can be a pita.
Get both. Problem solved
Get something like this. 16 ft gooseneck dump trailer and give it some higher walls. This has saved me so much money over the years with taking trash and metal to the dump or recycling place.
It has to be a bumper pull trailer, I don't half a gooseneck hitch.
A new (all you'll find on a lot is new) 7x16 dump trailer costs 11-12k. A new 16ft utility trailer costs about 4k, and can be found as low as 3k used in workable condition.
I want a dump trailer 🙁
yesterday I briefly got behind a bottomed out F150 Spic Scrapper, rusty chunks of sharp metal falling out the bed over every bump
wanted to reported his ass but guess what, his plate was completely illegible
if you do this you're going to hell, OP
If you're making multiple trips every time with a uhaul you may want to just upgrade to a full 20ft and call it a day. I've never heard someone say they wish they had a smaller trailer while hauling junk, but I've heard the opposite plenty. I have a 6x14ft 2 axle trailer that fits snug in my garage, and it is plenty for me, but if I thought a 12ft uhaul was too small for the work I'm doing I would have purchased an 18-20 footer.
just figure out a way to get the dump trailer. buy once cry once is real. you are saving yourself half the labor of hauling trash.
A 16ft dump trailer costs 12k dollars and weighs nearly 5,000lbs empty. It also has a 14k GVWR, requiring a CDL to tow in my state simply because of rating. A 16ft vanguard weighs about 2,000lbs, is rated for 7k (no CDL required), and costs half.
The largest dump trailer I could tow would be a 6x12, essentially giving me a uhaul trailer that was too small to begin with that dumps. So sure I can dump it, but now I have to make more trips in the long run versus a 20 footer.
The only way around it is to get a bigger truck and CDL to tow a much bigger trailer.
Fuck worrying about CDLs for taking out trash or moving stuff around. State doesn’t really care around where I am. Just don’t take it on the highway.
I also don't want to put a 5k lb trailer (empty) behind a half ton multiple times a week.