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Old 07-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Cargo trailers

Does anyone know anything about cargo trailers? Anything I should look for, or lookout for?

I may have a need to store quite a bit of stuff for about a year. I was thinking of picking up something like a 40' triple axle gooseneck cargo trailer to load stuff into to keep at the RV storage lot in my town (assuming it's acceptable by their rules). Put our stuff in it, tow it there and let it sit until we need to crack it open. When I'm done, I'd likely just sell the cargo trailer.

Storage units around here will likely run me a few hundred per month.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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Cargo trailers are very competitive and features are price point dependent. For your use I would just look for the best deal.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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Looking to buy one myself. On my long list of stuff to buy.

Thinking of moving one day and if I can reduce my "must take" to what will fit in a cargo trailer, I have a hope of actually doing it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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It looks like there are a handful of options out there. I think I'll most likely go used since I only need/want it for a year. I would think that it wouldn't depreciate much in that year's time.

My biggest concern buying used (and heck- after watching RVs on here, even new is no panacea) is water intrusion and getting my stuff wet.

Otherwise, I think I'm looking for the most bare bones trailer that I can come across.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:32 PM   #5
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Just a thought but have you checked into a portable storage container. I've never used them but have seem them around. You can store them on your property or their facility. Not sure of the cost but if may be worth checking into and you wouldn't have the buy/sell hassle of a cargo trailer.

Here is a link to one.

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A new 40' enclosed trailer will cost about $11,000. Storage unit is $1500/year taxes included. My guess is that the trailer will depreciate more then this amount in one year. Plus you would have to find a person who wants the trailer.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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What about a used overseas shipping container? They usually go pretty cheap and are delivered.
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Had a custom 30 ft v nose enclosed built for $5600 from freedomtrailersllc.com in Willacoochee, Ga. Depending on what you get you could buy it then resell it when your done. They go for a mint if you have the right buyer!

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What about a used overseas shipping container? They usually go pretty cheap and are delivered.
Pretty hard to drag behind the truck when full. Looked into the PODS as well and there are limitations on what can be stored/transported.
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