Need a trailer. PJ, Gatormade, Big Tex...

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by Deplorable, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Deplorable

    Deplorable Well-Known Member

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    What say ye?

    Found a great deal on a PJ F8. But for about $700 less can get a similar GATORMADE. Both bumper pull. Both deckover with dovetail. Both 14k with Dexter axles (obviously 8 lug). Both 20 footers (PJ is 17+3, Gator is 16+4). Both flip up ramps with springs. Both dealers are about an hour away.

    Was sold on PJ, but Gatormade grabbed my attention (only due to price). Big Tex is actually a few dollars more than PJ. Kaufman is similar price to PJ.

    So.... which one is best?

    Anything else I NEED on a trailer?
     
  2. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    Any of those will be good.

    A winch with a wireless remote is a must.
     
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  3. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    What are you using it for? They all make fine trailers, so I'd focus on which one is best suited to your needs.
     
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  4. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Kaufman gives you a pretty sweet camo cap with purchase. Plus there's a Sheetz at the exit you take.
    Free hat and a big burrito sealed the deal for me ( 3 trailers ago).
     
  5. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    And if you go to Kaufman on a Friday, the same exit has a BBQ Joes and you can get a smoked bone in pork lion. It is unexplainable.

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  6. BigSouth

    BigSouth Doesn't play well with others!

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    I’ve owned 2 PJ’s and loved them both. The only thing I didn’t like, which is purely personal preference, is the powder coat finish. I’ll always prefer paint so I can do touch up. I’m OCD like that.
     
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  7. Deplorable

    Deplorable Well-Known Member

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    Will be used to drag the Jeep around. And occasionally light stuff that won’t factor into the decision.
     
  8. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    I've got a 24' (20+4 slant) deck over, tag, Quality brand (Kaufman dealer brand). 14k, brakes, with winch and battery I'd consider parting with. 2010, with 70% on 3 tires, one new. Needs some detailing.

    $3500

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  9. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

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    I need that or towing to Harlan.....
     
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  10. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Only if you have an F150
     
  11. Deplorable

    Deplorable Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a great trailer. Thanks for the offer. I want something a tad smaller and landed on the PJ. Should be here in 4-5 weeks.
     
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  12. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a load max 20' deckover dexter axles 14k capacity. Bought it about this time last year for $5400 new. Love it, just wish it was longer.
     

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