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post #11 of 15 Old 02-21-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by tim62988 View Post
the previous post got me thinking:

for your location is there a lot of salt on the roads? also how much hauling do you plan to do in the winter time?

Here in northern NY, lots of sand on the roads and some salt both get corrosive so aluminum is king, for those of you in the south with the same question for trailer brands steel is probably just as good and quite a bit cheaper and never have to worry about rust (well not never, but no more than aluminum corroding)
Well, I'm in the NW. Not a ton of snow or ice, and I won't be hauling then anyway. Our biggest issue is rain...lots and lots of rain. It's unavoidable. It is really common for people here to have to redo floors. They say Washingtonians don't tan, we rust...well, so do our vehicles.

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post #12 of 15 Old 02-21-2013, 07:10 PM
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buy once cry one, get an all aluminum
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post #13 of 15 Old 02-21-2013, 07:26 PM
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FowlPlay: I'm in the NW too! Woodinville/Redmond WA area.

You will def. see Thuro-bilt trailers as theyre from Roseburg, OR. AVOID LIKE THE PLAUGE. They're thin skinned, and very very cheap, in price and quality. And they are the barest of bones entry level

You will also see a lot of Circle J trailers. Still economical but much higher quality. They are mostly steel frame with aluminum skinned, but the Runabout and Lightning 7 models are ALL aluminum.

I ended up buying a Circle J Lariat 2 horse slant x-tall (7' 6")
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post #14 of 15 Old 02-15-2019, 07:09 PM
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Thuro-Bilt trailers

I'm just curious about what you don't like about Thuro-bilts. I've owned one since 2003 and I absolutely love it. I've also owned a Circle J too and I like those too, but my Circle J didn't have all the fancy options that my Thuro-Bilt came with. The only down side I've found with my Thuro-Bilt is it's a little heavy, but I figure the trade off between that and a lighter weight aluminum trailer is that mine is sturdier in case of an accident, plus it doesn't cost as much. It also hauls really straight and true even with super heavy horses and I haven't had to put on sway bars ever. After 16 years of ownership, the rust on my trailer is quite minimal. Much less than my Circle J had. I think it may be due to the double wall construction. It will have more rust though than any aluminum, but I'm ok with the small amount it's incurred.
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post #15 of 15 Old 02-15-2019, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 View Post
Not sure of what to avoid...But I have a 3 place slant BP. I have a Titan Avalanche II. I absolutely love it. Check to see if you have a dealer in your area and go take a look at them.
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We also have a Titan. I think ours is a Royale 3 horse bumper pull. It's a great trailer-- very well built and functional. We bought new and it will probably last a lifetime for us.
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