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sb47

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What makes you say this?

I have a N&N dump trailer and love it. 6x12 10k gvw and it cost me about $6k US dollars. I bought it a year and a half ago when the exchange rate was favorable. Drove from Pennsylvania to Ontario to pick it up and had no issues getting it back across the border or titling it in PA. Had to pay 13% Canadian tax but filled out a form to get a full refund (took about 8 weeks).

Telescopic front mount 3 stage lift, tarp kit and adjustable hitch come standard. Aluminum box to house the controls. I got the "light duty" model so no ramps (available but extra and are side mount). Empty trailer weight is 2700#.

Heavy duty version has ramps that mount underneath and the entire trailer weighs considerably more. I didn't want to mess with DOT regulations with trailers over 10k GVW. If I went with trailer over 10k GVW, my local trailer store said I would have to register my truck (2008 GMC 2500 Duramax) and trailer in combination at an annual fee of $400+! I know there is a lot of debate about this but I didn't want to bother. Bigger trailer costs more and is heavier so payload isn't significantly more.

I live in the rust belt so paint/powder coat wasn't an option - most look awful within a few years. I also looked at aluminum from Mission trailer in New Hampshire (IIRC) but a 10K GVW trailer was $10k!
He lied twice. Can you spot them?
 

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I ran across this. This would be a good way to get more out of a dump truck then just a dump truck. You could even bob tail around without a bed or change to a different bed.

 
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I lied twice or the dude in the video?

The guy in the video owns a dealership in Ontario - he is not the manufacturer. N&N trailers are made in Montreal.
He told 2 little lies in the video. Not a big deal, but if you own the dealership and all you do is sell trailers you should know the product inside and out.
He made 2 statement's about the trailer that is not true. Since I have been researching them lately, I'm fairly familiar with whats being offered. I spotted them rite away.
I'm sure it's a quality trailer, I just prefer the truth so I can make a good decision. If he lied twice, what else is he lying about.
 
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You'll be able to find a used 6x10 in texas and your stuff doesn't rust down there. Put 3' sides and you can fit a cord on it. That would be the lightest setup for your f150 which would be a good match. You can find a used one for 3 grand no problem and back that anywhere you need to go. I prefer gravity down bc it doesnt use battery juice but its not a big deal either way. I had a 16ft gooseneck and backed into yards all the time. Never once couldnt fit. I now have a 7x 14 bumper pull and it feels like I'm maneuvering a wheel barrow when backing into spots. wouldn't get a fancy dump trailer and over think it....it will get beat up anyway. Dump Truck is alot more maintenance
 

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You'll be able to find a used 6x10 in texas and your stuff doesn't rust down there. Put 3' sides and you can fit a cord on it. That would be the lightest setup for your f150 which would be a good match. You can find a used one for 3 grand no problem and back that anywhere you need to go. I prefer gravity down bc it doesnt use battery juice but its not a big deal either way. I had a 16ft gooseneck and backed into yards all the time. Never once couldnt fit. I now have a 7x 14 bumper pull and it feels like I'm maneuvering a wheel barrow when backing into spots. wouldn't get a fancy dump trailer and over think it....it will get beat up anyway. Dump Truck is alot more maintenance
Goosnecks are easier to back up because you can jackknife them a lot more. I considered putting a goosneck set up on my step side but I have never seen a step side pulling a goosneck. PJ trailers offers a power up/down with a third option gravity down to save battery life. I probably wouldn't need to dump more then a few times a day so battery life may never be an issue. A duel battery set should power it up and down at least a dozen times before you lose power. I have hear some do have an emergency gravity down but from what I hear it dumps the hydraulic oil on the ground or in the battery box. Seems to me like it would be a simple thing to wrought the overflow back into the oil tank. All the used ones I have seen so far are as much as new ones. Resale seems good on most any type trailer.
 
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My old diesel 6.2 Chevy dump gets 16-18 MPG when empty..hell it gets better mileage than my new 6.7 Superduty and it’s doubled as our spare car for the last 15 years. With that said when you get a cord a Oak in the old C30 it’s pretty slow with only a 185 HP dragging 13,000 LBS.
Yeah, I have a 160hp small block.. probably more like 120hp now. Loaded I sit at about 17000lbs. It keeps up with traffic reasonably well.
 
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I have a 45mpg diesel VW for my daily driver. Makes no sense for me to drive 10-15 mpg trucks unless I need a truck.
How does your 45mpg VW diesel pull your camper? Or your boat? Or haul your construction tools? I get your point that your dump trucks work awesome for your lifestyle but what many people were saying is they already own a pickup and it’s simply not cheaper to purchase a dump truck, nor would it be as reasonable to do so.... we all have different reasons for owning the transportation that we do.
 
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I have a 10K 6'x10' trailer made by Carry-On. https://www.carry-ontrailer.com/trailers/dump-trailers/ You can get this trailer new for $4500 if you look around. I have made hundreds of deliveries with this trailer. The hydraulic system is great and it has only one hydraulic cylinder, it has power up and power down. It has brakes on two 5k Dexter axles and a spreader gate. I just put 4 new 10 ply tires on it. I prefer the low profile trailers because it's easier to get equipment on like a Bobcat, deck overs are higher so they are harder to get large equipment on. If I were you I would get a 6'x12' 10K trailer and you should be able to get a cord of wood on there without a problem. Get the tallest metal sides you can afford (3' Metal Sides Would Be Perfect), wood sides are ok but if you ever want to haul in logs they break off easy when loading logs with a skid steer. I have dumped 8000# with this setup easily. Once you buy a dump trailer you will open up yourself to being able to pickup logs easily that people want gone and will load for you. Also picking up 4 tons of stone and spreading it if you get a spreader gate is an easy task. Make sure you get one with two doors on the back, one big door is a PIA like I have but I got mine for cheap so I put up with it until I upgrade soon. This trailer and piston setup is great too, I charge it maybe once a month and dump so many loads and it's never dead really hard to believe, I need to count how many loads between charges sometime. My friends with bigger dump trailer that don't charge as they drive always have dead batteries we have to jump. I don't want a dump truck, I can fill my truck with a cord and hand toss it off and fill the dump trailer and dump it. For the driveways I get into a dump truck would never fit or even a dually pickup would never fit. Plus having weighted tags and maintenance on another truck is very expensive, I had two for a while and I thought it sucked...lol. Here I can get a multi-year trailer tag for $90 at the time of registration and never have to pay another registration as long as I own the trailer. I had to back into a city driveway the other day and had 2" clearance on one side and 6" clearance on the other. Typical tight deliveries where I go. I have it on video and you can see it here below.


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Here is my list of brands I have looked at so far.Can I have more then one please?
Bri-mar
B-wise
Lamar
Big Tex
Trailtech
N&N
PJ
Load Trail
Gator Made
Sure track
Titan
Towrite
Griffin
PA International
Cam Supperline
D&K
Diamond C
 
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