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Good Evening Guys & Gals,

I have seen posts here and there about what owners have towed. On my former Cummins Forum there was a thread similar to this one. I thought it time to start one here. I have owned a few enclosed trailers over the years for pickup trucks and used them a lot. I am looking at getting one or two trailers for my sig vehicle.

Here are the trailers I am looking at:
1. BigTex Trailers 30SV-12
2. Schutt Industries xventure...when I hit the lottery
3. Tentrax...not 100% sure on the best model but they are a little small
4. An aluminum utility trailer the same size as the BigTex
5. An enclosed trailer that is 5.5' or 6' wide, 5' tall and 10' long with a ram door.

All of the above would be well below the maximum 39 sq ft surface area.

I am looking forward to all the pictures and stories behind them. After more than a year on the market, there should be quite a few members here with stories. I'll post up a picture first. This is the only time I have towed with the Jeep, and have done it 3 times. All around town on back roads, small loads too. I have an expensive B&W drop hitch and it is not even low enough to level out this little trailer. What hitches do you guys / gals use to level out your trailers?

Let the :grin: begin!
 

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I have a 16' Gheenoe Classic with a Yamaha 40 hp. 4 Stroke motor and dual batteries. Total weight around 1.000lbs. but I got the factory tow package so that I can tow my heavy motorcycles or ATV if I need to.
 

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Need to add small camper and large camper to your poll.

This is mine. Home built camper approximately 1700 lbs. loaded for camping. I use a 4.5 inch drop hitch but this trailer was built for off-road use and sits a lot higher than most do. I pulled this all the way to Yellowstone and back home. (Approximately 3100 Miles). Frontal area is 4 x 5 feet.

 

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It won't let me edit the poll. Sorry about that. Watching Sons of Liberty, so I was a bit distracted when finishing this thread up.
 

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You 'da man! Have a frosty cold Sam Adams Winter Lager on me!
 

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Pulling a snowmobile... And it does a great job... Takes less fuel than my previous Honda CRV...
 

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I've owned a 3500# boat for 15 years now, and loved my 2002 Liberty for its towing capacity. This was my biggest concern when ordering my TH, but the past year has proven these concerns were NOT warranted - my TH tows my boat even better than my previous Liberty. I usually tow 4-5000 Km per year, so we see a lot of highway - LOL.

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Does anyone have any experiences with either of these American small businesses?

Montrose Trailers http://www.montrosetrailers.com/

3D Custom Aluminum Trailers http://www.3dcustomaluminum.com/index.html

Both Sites show nice products. I would MUCH prefer aluminum for obvious reasons. And having one smaller enclosed trailer plus one utility would complete my needs 100%.
 

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Tow a 24' Bennington Pontoon Boat
19 foot Lund Center Console Duck / fishing boat
and a small utility trailer used to haul decoys in and out of the fields we hunt in and to Michigan's Upper peninsula every fall


No problems at all
 

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Tow a 24' Bennington Pontoon Boat
19 foot Lund Center Console Duck / fishing boat
and a small utility trailer used to haul decoys in and out of the fields we hunt in and to Michigan's Upper peninsula every fall


No problems at all
Love your pontoon man I would love to sell my jet to get one.
 

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Nice! That boat makes your Jeep look really small haha.
 
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Love your pontoon man I would love to sell my jet to get one.
Thanks TractorAK. I didn't think I'd ever own a pontoon boat. Used to tournament fish on the weekends with a 25' Center Console. Family got tired of non skid decking and trolling for 8 hours a day. I got Veto'd by the wife and kids when it came to upgrade the boat and was told it had to be family boat. Can't say enough about Bennington. We all fell in love it and its pretty darn comfortable to fish from too. **** thing has underwater LED lights, side LED lights, LED cupholder lights, LED bimini top lights. All factory installed. I put in the LED lights in the seating area. Runs about 43mph and can tow skiers or tubes. Plus I don't need to borrow my cousin's truck anymore to tow the wellcraft. It was about 7000lbs on the trailer.


You could sell that jet boat and could easily get yourself a Bennington :smile:. jet boats like yours are very popular down here. Shallow daft, fun to drive, no worries about props hitting people while parked at sand bars etc. Very nice boat you have
 

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Strongly Considering This One

So, I think I might bite the bullet, spend way more than I wanted, and buy a custom trailer constructed out of aluminum. It is lighter, won't rust, has no screws to come loose (like my previous ones did) and can be either enclosed or open. Montrose in MI is the company that makes them. Here are some pictures from their Site.

Here are the specs I would get:
4'W x 6'L x 3'H inside dimensions.
Rear ramp door that can either act as a ramp or as a tailgate.
10" of ground clearance at the body, not the axle.
Raised hitch neck due to the height of the Cherokee hitch.
4 strips of E-Track (2 on the floor, 1 on each wall).
2 of the boat ties on the front, in addition to the 3 on each outside part.

The max weight I envision carrying is about 1,400 lbs. The owner says it weighs under 700 lbs empty. And he says he can park an 800 cc quad on the lid. So it would be better than a pickup truck bed as it is much deeper and I can put ladders and such on the top.

The cost is what is making me worried. About $5,500 give or take. When I call him tomorrow we will firm up the specs and price.

What are you thoughts' on this? My other option is to buy a less expensive cargo trailer and a utility trailer. This way I only own one. And it seems like he does very good work.
 
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Thanks TractorAK. I didn't think I'd ever own a pontoon boat. Used to tournament fish on the weekends with a 25' Center Console. Family got tired of non skid decking and trolling for 8 hours a day. I got Veto'd by the wife and kids when it came to upgrade the boat and was told it had to be family boat. Can't say enough about Bennington. We all fell in love it and its pretty darn comfortable to fish from too. **** thing has underwater LED lights, side LED lights, LED cupholder lights, LED bimini top lights. All factory installed. I put in the LED lights in the seating area. Runs about 43mph and can tow skiers or tubes. Plus I don't need to borrow my cousin's truck anymore to tow the wellcraft. It was about 7000lbs on the trailer.


You could sell that jet boat and could easily get yourself a Bennington :smile:. jet boats like yours are very popular down here. Shallow daft, fun to drive, no worries about props hitting people while parked at sand bars etc. Very nice boat you have
I have to replace an engine in it this spring so I am going to keep it another summer then start shopping for a pontoon. They are gold up here though a 20yr old one up here still goes for around 15k ridiculous and with new ones around 25k it makes it a bit of a swing. I'm hopping to get 10k or so for mine with this engine replaced it will have two new ones.
 

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So, I think I might bite the bullet, spend way more than I wanted, and buy a custom trailer constructed out of aluminum. It is lighter, won't rust, has no screws to come loose (like my previous ones did) and can be either enclosed or open. Montrose in MI is the company that makes them. Here are some pictures from their Site.

Here are the specs I would get:
4'W x 6'L x 3'H inside dimensions.
Rear ramp door that can either act as a ramp or as a tailgate.
10" of ground clearance at the body, not the axle.
Raised hitch neck due to the height of the Cherokee hitch.
4 strips of E-Track (2 on the floor, 1 on each wall).
2 of the boat ties on the front, in addition to the 3 on each outside part.

The max weight I envision carrying is about 1,400 lbs. The owner says it weighs under 700 lbs empty. And he says he can park an 800 cc quad on the lid. So it would be better than a pickup truck bed as it is much deeper and I can put ladders and such on the top.

The cost is what is making me worried. About $5,500 give or take. When I call him tomorrow we will firm up the specs and price.

What are you thoughts' on this? My other option is to buy a less expensive cargo trailer and a utility trailer. This way I only own one. And it seems like he does very good work.
Very nice Mudman. My wife is from Montrose. She still has some family up there. Its only about a hour north of me. If you ever want me to go up there and get some pics or video of their stuff or talk to anyone, let me know.
Todd
 

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@mtudb24, thank you very much. Have you heard anything about the company, good or bad? In trolling the interwebs I see a lot of expensive car owners buy his trailers and love them. I have not seen much of anything on the trailer like I am looking to order. I am calling him tomorrow with my list of additional questions.
 
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