I've been looking for, and at, trailers for the past few months. Originally I thought about outright building my own so I can get exactly what I want. I played with the notion of finding a M416 or M101 and fixing it up. Then I considered the work to fix rust, cut in a tailgate and frame, and then, fabbing up a top, while still having a leaf spring suspension and, probably, needing wheels and tires, made me want a newer construction. After forming ideas, making the big list, and then narrowing it down to the short list, I think it may be better to simply buy one from Adventure Trailers. AT trailers are superb products & incorporate the best suspension for any trailer in on or off-road conditions. The deal killer is the freight costs of a single trailer from CA. It seems as if it will cost 30-40% of the trailer base cost just to get it here!
So...anyone interested in sharing the ride on a truckload of AT products? If you are sitting on the fence about your purchase, stand up and be counted. We can make this a better deal for everyone that is getting ready to purchase. I'm always up for a little leg work if it will save some bucks. Post up here or PM me to let me know what you are interested in. PM would make it easier for me to follow-up with (hint, hint) however, I try to check into this board at least once a day. Be sure to give me a phone number or E-mail address so I can get in touch with you. If you want you can also try and phone me at 570-639-2353 to discuss your taking part in this buy. I am in NE PA and will be willing to "circulate" the goods around the area, perhaps meeting some of you at greater distances, at a halfway point. You might be surprised what I will do for a steak and beer! Beyond this loose, and undefined radius, we will need to work out delivery or you picking up here. I have a truck yard and forklift here, so the main delivery will be here and then dispersed.
If you are interested, please, do your homework on the AT products before you contact me to go over what you want:
We should be able to use the pricing on their site as guidelines, plus FOB costs. When we show enough interest I will contact AT to finalize pricing, freight and timing. You can view trailer features and, by following the links from this page, a pricing spreadsheet:
Don't forget about all the other great products they carry...RTT's, can carriers and cans, M416 suspension retrofits, awnings, water systems, electric systems, fridges...lots of stuff to fill your new trailer or truck with! If we can get it on the truck, we can bring it in. Poke around their web site for more gear.
Please respond only if you are seriously interested in moving on this in the next few months. A deposit will be required to set your place in line and initiate the order. We need to put this together in short order, plus allowing for fabrication lead times. If you are not familiar, these trailers are custom built for each customer, so fabrication can take 6-8 weeks. One other urgency is that I am negotiating 2007 pricing if we move now.
I guess, if I do not see the interest, I will need to re-evaluate bringing in my own trailer from AT vs. scratch building again. As of this moment the AT option looks feasible if we can get enough interest. The high freight costs of a single unit tips the scales in favor of the scratch built...let's help each other get a trailer! Talk at me!