I’m getting to the point that having a trailer is going to be the next step for me and I’ve been looking online at new and used small trailers. This is something I’ll pull behind my Prius since my wife and I share just one car. Some people occasionally pull 6x10 trailers with mulch behind their Prius and other haul Harleys, so I think as long as I stay small I’ll be okay for doing weekend work.
I’m wondering what you more experience guys think about the two types of trailers I’ve been looking at on Craigslist.
I have seen several trailers for sale that are pressure washing / mobile detailing specific that all have a 200 gallon tank on them. Some have hose reels. Some don’t. Most are rusty and would need to be sanded and repainted. Tires are likely bald as well. But the trailer has a smaller footprint. Price has been ~$800 typically.
I’ve also been looking at used generic 5x8 utility trailers. I see a lot of these for sale around $600 and I know I’d have more usable space, customize-able options, room for adding equipment, etc. It seems that lots of people start with a 5x8 or similar utility trailer.
Just wondering if you guys had thoughts on the pros/cons of the two types at all and if there is any upside to getting a trailer custom designed to hold a 200 gallon tank, hot water skid, and hose reels vs just a flat utility trailer.
Here are examples of the two trailers I’m talking about.