Posted 2017-06-18 2:37 PM (#170090) Subject: Steel or Aluminum Chassis 3 horse BP Trailer?
Hi all, My wife is looking to buy a 3 Horse, Bumper pull Trailer to pull behind our Dodge Ram 1500.
She has narrowed her selection down to 2 trailers both of which are about the same price. One is a new 2017 and has a Steel Chassis with a Dry Weight of 4000 lb's. The other trailer is a lightly used, 2015 with an Aluminum Chassis which has a Dry Weight of 3150 lb's.
I will freely admit that I know very little about Trailers so any help would be gratefully received
Posted 2017-06-19 2:30 PM (#170099 - in reply to #170090) Subject: RE: Steel or Aluminum Chassis 3 horse BP Trailer?
Location: riverside ca
I would guess those are not the real weights of the trailers, or they are very different trailers. normally 2-3 horse trailers made of aluminum are withing in 200-300 lbs of a steel trailer. I personally would go with a steel trailer, mind you I live in California so weather conditions have alot to do with it. On top of that steel trailers are cheaper to get intially, easier/cheaper to fix if you need to. the weight savings just dont really make that much difference. On a side note, you are getting a pretty big bumper pull trailer to pull with a 1/2 ton truck I personally would not tow it except under the best conditions.
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