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So moving my 212 to the inlaws last storm to plow them out was an adventure to say the least. Issues that I’ve identified so far:
1. Ramps are to short (4 ft) so the plow hit the ramps when I tried to drive on, or hit the ground if I tried to back on.
2. Ramps (2x12 pressure treated) are too slippery for the tire chains to grip.
3. Deck is narrow 47” (+/-) between the boards.
4. Trailer is similar to a HF folding trailer, but a different brand so it certainly isn’t overbuilt.
5. Limited tie down points.
6. No good point to hook a block and tackle to (solution for slippery ramps).

So my wife suggested I needed to get a bigger trailer! Started looking on CL and FBMP but not seeing much on the used side. Ramp gates all appear to be 4 ft long, which seems as if I would have the same problem I have with my current setup...

What do you all have? What do you like/dislike about your current setup? What would you setup differently on your next one?

Dave
 

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I have 7x16 enclosed but it’s also my portable shed. It’s a 10,000 gvw and is almost to much for what I need
. I love the enclosed just would buy a unit not rated so heavy . But it helps with not a lot of storage space
 

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One of my challenges is that it has to fit in the garage as my wife “doesn’t want to look at it”. That’s how I ended up with the one I have now - I can fold it in half and it stands up on end on dolly wheels so I can tuck it in the corner and still fit all the other stuff in the garage. She said I could get a trailer as long as I could fit in the garage... Enclosed would be nice, but the garage doors are too low...
 

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I use my dad's 20' car tilt deck trailer, and i have a set of 5 1/2' ramps with them I can put a tractor in his truck fine.

I would get a 18' over axle flat bed so I could load them from the side.
 

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i have a 7x12 from tsc an love it its now almost 5 years old an the only thing i changed was i upgraded to led lights an removed the side gate it hauls my 300 with the blade an tiller just fine , down fall sometimes i have to park with my truck on an angle to load as the tiller will drag
 
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