Hello - I am looking at buying a new LQ gooseneck trailer. On my shortlist were Hard, Elite and Merhow...Looking at pricing, I have a hard time justifying the incremental cost of an Elite or Hart vs a Merhow. Can anyone you give me feed-back on recent Merhow trailers? Or can someone give me a good reason why Elite and Hart's are so much more expensive (I am looking at a 40K difference for comparable features).
Posted 2020-10-19 2:28 PM (#173319 - in reply to #173312) Subject: RE: Merhow
Assuming you are meaning a new Merhow, the differences will be in the actual trailer shell. They do build their own interior, and do make it pretty. But it is a lower/middle range trailer whereas the Hart and Elite (and Cimarron & 4 Star and Bloomer) all focus on building a very high quality trailer and let another company build the interior. Yes, there probably is some inefficiency there, but you do have the very best trailer with whatever quality interior you wish to install.
And has been said, there is a lot of difference in the trailer. A lot. In the materials' quality. In the fit. In the welding. In the engineering. And the final finish. So in a 40K difference, some will be in the trailer build, and some in the interior build. And both will likely be a higher quality than you see in the Merhow. JMHO.