Ordered a 6x12 tandem. My old 5x10 single axle broke a leaf spring hanger weld, and when I took it in to get it fixed, I decided to retire it for safety reasons and just buy a new one. Now I feel like Tom Petty - the waiting is the hardest part.
Do you mind if I ask where you ordered it from?
Got it local from a dealer. The manufacturer is Heartland Trailer Mfg. In Sikeston, MO. I paid $1700
$1700 for a tandem new? That’s amazing
I couldn’t resist, especially since they gave me $350 for my broken trailer, so it wound up being $1350 plus tax.
That’s a great deal. Thanks for sharing the info.
That’s a great looking trailer! Love the spare tire mount and the cutouts, they did a great job. Brakes included?
I drove about 4 hours to Perryville, MO to pick up a tandem trailer just because it was half the price of what they are up here in IL. I think that’s near Sikeston but mines a Curt Trailer which is made somewhere in Western, KY. $1450 for a 16’ tandem with brakes. I couldn’t believe it. Yours looks nicer with the diamond plate over the wheel wells though. You also have the nicer trailer coupler. I’m upgrading mine to one like that this winter. I might even add an electric jack. You’ll love that trailer over the single axle.
No brakes, but I can have them installed.
I’m sure the axle has the mounting plate for brakes. It’s normally just the cheapo junk trailers that don’t so that nice looking trailer of yours will have one. If you look behind the tire you can see a square plate with a hole in each corner. That’s what the brakes mount to. I imagine they have split plates that can be welded on if need be. Definitely get brakes installed though. It makes a world of difference and will pay for themselves by saving your truck brakes. You’ll love the easier braking.
Thanks for the advice. I just called up the dealer and had them add brakes on both axles. Cost an additional $300. Then the guy mentions I need a breakaway switch to be DOT compliant, so I had them add that too.
Nice! You’ll be glad you did. The difference is night and day. I don’t have a brake away switch so I had better check into it. Thanks for mentioning it. If Kentucky requires it I’m sure the awful state of IL does. That seems like a pretty good price for brakes. It wouldn’t cost much less if you installed them on your own.
You’ll have to install a brake controller in your truck. It’s a piece of cake as long as you have the tow package. You might not actually need the tow package. That might’ve only been the case on older trucks. I think all trucks pretty much have the port to plug in the controller wiring adapter. They have a bunch of controllers to choose from. I just settled on a cheap one because of the positive reviews. I haven’t had any issues with it and seems to work well. They have some over $100 but I don’t think they do anything more than the $40 one I got.
I can’t remember if you have a Chevy or Ford but this brake controller wiring adapter is for a GM. Just search for you trucks’ make. For my GMC there’s a plastic cover you remove that’s down under the steering wheel and up above the brake pedal to the left. The wiring adapter plugs into a port under there and the other end into the controller. You then use a couple of the provided screws to mount the brake controller bracket in an area where your knees can’t hit it. You want to be able to reach it in case you want to adjust the braking power. I installed mine right about knee level on the right hand side of the steering wheel. The screws just screw into your plastic dash. The controllers only weigh a few ounces so they don’t need much to hang them in place. You can mount it where ever you want as long as the cable can reach. It only takes maybe 20 minutes to install it. Although, it will be a little trickier if you don’t have the port to plug the wiring adapter into. You’ll then have to run a wire to the braking wire on your trailer harness and then hookup positive and ground. There might be other connections too. Let’s just hope you don’t have to worry about that. I doubt you will.
Anyways, this is for a GM truck. You can also pick this stuff up locally at farm stores, some auto parts stores, etc.
Good looking trailer, Whats the axles on it?
We are at capacity on our 16’ tandem
Its 2:30 your time, Shouldn’t you be a little more working and a lil less chatty Kathy Coop?
Wow, I just got done a metal roof and fascia cleaning…so whatcha been doing slacker?!
Lil this, lil that…Fixing to mow the grass I gather, We got the grave yard washing shift tonight.
Feels like 95° here, what’s it there @Hotshot?
Hotter than Coop on a hot tin roof. 92° Sir.
I might be getting a new enclosed trailer next tax year. I saw some great prices from a Diamond Trailers in Georgia. Way cheaper than NJ. Anyone have recommendations for trailer distributors?