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Old 02-17-2018   #1
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Would You Want an 8'4" wide trailer?

1)Yes
2)No


I have a customer that is looking for a wider trailer option. It would require building another jig frame that would take a whole lot of time and material to do them efficiently. I am trying to get an idea of how many people would want that as an option.

Pros:
- you could haul your Snout easily.
- it could double as a Snowmobile trailer
- Bigger is Better?

Cons:
- Its wide enough to take out something on narrow roads.
- It is heavier and more to manage.

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I have a used aluminum triton 4 place (4 sleds) 8' x 16' with high speed tires and wheels works perfect. Tilts for easy loading, just added rollers, wench and it was ready to go. With the lack of snow lately there are plenty for sell used (cheap) under $1500 so I don't see a big market for new. I could be wrong though. My wife tells me I'm wrong all the time.
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Your wife might be pissed about that "wench" you added....
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(OPPS) She doesn't listen or pay any attention to what I do, so I'm safe ------------------ maybe.
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Cons - it's illegal in some states

Although a majority of the states allow for trailer widths of up to 8'6" there are still roads and states that limit it to 8'. I know that Arizona, New Mexico and Texas fall into this category. I could get away with not worrying about Texas but Arizona and NM would be an issue.

That being said, I really don't want a trailer much wider than 8' and even that is too wide IMHO. If the goal is for some extra space for rigging, I've got a few ideas that still allow for a temporary wider trailer when doing this but for travel is well under the 8' width limit.
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Thanks for your replies. These responses are just what I am looking for.
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104 inches is the dot limit. But why would you want such a wide trailer. What a bitch it's going to be to keep that short trailer in a lane. So no one wants that stupid fat trailer. The ones you make are fine.
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Didn't mean to sound like a dick, but I did. Guy that way wide trailer market is already flooded with snow mo trailers. Chill and make rafting gear ok.
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Not only is there likely a pretty small market for this but it could be a real bitch going through the Drive-through...
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Stay in your lane, do what you do. I can't see there being much demand in this market. But if you can make it work for the client good on ya!
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