Nicholas Fluhart

August 16, 2010

16 ft Utility Trailer – Part 1

Filed under: Trailers — Nicholas Fluhart @ 11:33 pm

Here’s a post on a recent addition to my trailer collection, and it’s actually become the most used of my trailers. I put it to work immediately upon purchasing it and have since did a bit of upgrades to it which I will outline in the next post.

Before the Rework

After the Rework

I’ve needed a good utility trailer for a while, so when a friend called wanting to sell this one for $700 I jumped on it. It’s a 16′ pipe-top tandem-axle trailer with brakes and rated to haul 7,000 lbs. Although it needed some lights and paint, it was a great buy. It’s difficult to find one in decent condition for less than $1K. My plan was to immediately prepare it for paint and upgrades which would bring it up to my spec, but my plans were delayed as I instantly had jobs to do with it, as seen below:

So, promptly after the trailer paid for itself with the jobs I completed, I began planning for the restoration. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post to see what I did to it.

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