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Re: Which Trailer ???
My trailer is your basic 16' utility trailer with rails. It works fine for hauling a jeep and my s10 even fits on with a little room to spare, it is way too narrow though and the rails suck. I can bearly fit a rig with 60" wide axles and 36's on it. I could probably fit a single cab long box truck on since they only have a 4" longer wheel base but the rear bumper would be hanging off a ways. I've seen people use 12' and 14' trailers to haul jeeps without a problem. It's a good option if you have a "lighter duty" tow rig.
If i were to buy another trailer i'd get a real car hauler that is as wide as i can get it. I'd also get an 18' trailer with a 2 5/16" ball and 10k rated, brakes on both axles, nice jack ramps that fold up on the back. I'm harder on my junk then the average joe and probably need a heavier duty trailer.
If i were you ed i'd look for a 14' or 16' 7k rated car hauler, brakes on both axles, ramps, decent jack (most trailers come with a really crapy jack), wood deck (if you have luck like me and do a lot of camp ground reapiars the wood absorbs oil and doesn't get as hot in the run), and an over all quality build. Crawl under what ever trailer you are looking at and see how it was built. It's really easy to tell a quality built trailer from a junker. Expect to pay about $2,000 for a decent quailty 14 or 16' car hauler.