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Old 08-30-2017, 03:17 AM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a new trailer probably a bumper pull but possibly a fifth wheel for my race car. I want a really good quality trailer I don't have to work on constantly because it keeps falling apart. In other words something that's built to last and doesnt use plywood panels etc. I know there's a few brands that are better than everybody else like T & E and gold rush . I would like to keep the price around $30,000. Does anybody have any suggestions there's a ton of Manufacturers out there
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:44 AM   #2
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I don't have an aluminum trailer but just from afar the InTechs sure look nice.

ATC seems to have a good reputation as well

I don't know where you live but Rich's company sure seems to move a lot of trailers all over the country, I have to assume he prices aggressively.
http://www.rmtrailer.com/

I bought my Classic many years ago from Flying A and was treated well.
http://www.flyingamotorsports.com/

Let us know what you decide on.

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Old 08-30-2017, 10:51 AM   #3
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T & E is nice but about double your budget. I bought a Middlebrook in 2011 and it was really nice and way under your budget.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:38 PM   #4
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i should have included that im looking for a 28 to 30 ft trailer. thanks for the replys
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:42 PM   #5
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I bought a 22' bumper pull ATC in 2012. It was not cheap ($27K). Trailer tows good and looks nice from 10' away, but the fit and finish is terrible. Really disappointed in the trailer overall. For another couple grand, I could have bought a Gold Rush...
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:49 PM   #6
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i was looking at atc and intech as well. That was my number one criteria ; build quality .something that is welded together uses quality materials and aircraft rivets etc. I'm an aircraft welder ,sheet metal guy plus i do a lot of machine work and metal fab in my shop. some of these trailers look nice untill you really start looking at them. i was really impressed by a gold rush trailer i looked at recently as far as how the structure was built
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:03 PM   #7
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I bought a 24 foot ATC bumper pull in 2011 and picked it up at the factory. Cabinets across the front, all aluminum floor, walk-on roof, uninsulated and not lined. Paid $17K. I considered a Gold Rush but they were over 25% more money for what appeared to be comparable quality.

Contrary to the problems Jeff Jewell experienced, I have not had any problems and am very happy with my ATC trailer. The aluminum frame on an ATC is hell for stout. I bought my trailer through Bob Resner in Duncan, Oklahoma. He was very helpful offering a lot of useful tips regarding options. Don't know if he is still a dealer.

During and after my purchase I also interacted with numerous people at the ATC factory. All were very helpful and quick to respond. Couldn't be happier.

Bob Resner - http://www.reznertrailers.com/

ATC - http://www.aluminumtrailer.com/
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:52 PM   #8
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thankyou ill check him out
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:17 PM   #9
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Having a 37' Sundowner gooseneck built atm...due here in a couple of weeks. All aluminum, .050 skin and looks impressive. Very close to the old Chaparral trailers in appearance...hoping I made a good choice. http://www.sundownertrailer.com/tlr-...sporterGN.html
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Have owned a Featherlite 24' for 10 years with zero problems. All aluminum, frame, floor, sides and roof and weighs right at 3600lbs with 5200lb axles and 16" wheels. Welds are superior to any other trailer I have looked at. Spend your money wisely or you will wind up on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere! Jim

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