A little tidbit of trivia for you: The std trailer here actually comes with an MSO weight rating of 9,100lbs! Why? Because the axles are good for 7,100 and the coupler and tongue are good for another 2,000lbs. So, if you have the truck and you are willing to load the trailer correctly, this unit CAN gross just over 9,000lbs! ~ Craig
Whoah! Your purchase volume did the job!
New 2013 Price on this trailer is ONLY $1995!
(Yep... you heard me!)
Need it in a dovetail model? Gooseneck Frame? Heavier GVWR rating? Scroll down... it's all on this page!
Usually, up until recently if you had wanted one of our cool Hull Trailers HD Flatbeds in a 16 foot long model, you would have had to cough up EXACTLY $2350... which is NOT a bad price at all for all you get on this unit. If you keep reading below, you will understand all that went into the design and manufacture of it and will probably be as impressed with this trailer if it cost $2,350 as you will be at $1995
But, we wanted to have an experiment. Think of it as 'cause and effect', if you will. The question was, "Is $2000 a magic number?" and we are going to find out the answer very quickly. I would bet that it is. I know that i wouldn't roll the window down in my truck and toss $200 in cash out... it's too much money to throw away in anyone's book, so if the price drops, we should see a massive increase in volume on this one model.
Is it big enough to haul YOUR car? Well, here's a shot of one carrying a 1969 SS396 Camaro for reference. Thanks to our customer Scott Anderson of Omaha for snapping a photo and mailing it our way!
By the way, Scott ordered his with three options. The $140 upgrade to ST225/75R-15 8 ply rated radials on all four wheels, $595 for the 4,000lb electric winch mounted up front and another $150 to mount a deep cycle battery and in tongue tray, plus wire it all up to use immediately. Call Craig to talk about how you need YOUR trailer optioned up.
Here is our current pricing on all versions of this trailer... read up and enjoy!
I am laying my money down, so to speak and betting that if i can keep the price below $2000... partly Hull Trailers doing because of our already solid sales volumes with them and partly from my pocket, i can sell 1000 of them in the next 12 months. Sounds like a lot, doesn't it?
Not really a lot when you consider this. In order to do that volume, i would only need ONE person per weekday to decide to pick up one of these units from the entire States of Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.That's a total of about nearly 9 million people that i am seeking three buyers from a day. Pretty simple when looked at that way... or how about one sale per day to Omaha, DesMoines and Kansas City.
See? Doesn't seem like that big of a deal. With that volume, Hull Trailers can buy down some components and even when the inevitable raw materials prices keep creeping up, we'll most likely be able to hold that number.
So, now you know how we came up with $1995 for a price... read on and see what you will be getting for your money!
The first thing is... can it take a beating? Yes it can. With a full 6.7lb per foot 5" channel steel frame and fully wrapped channel steel tongue, this is no angle iron price leader... this a full on, commercial grade design trailer. Add to that 3" channel steel cross members under the deck and you have a rigid and ready to work trailer from the word go.
Like we said... this is a commercial grade unit. Even the channel steel tongue extends back along under the frame of the trailer and is fully welded to the very front suspension mount on both sides. This gives the trailer the strength of a 10" channel steel frame from the center of the trailer to the front of the deck, making it strongest right where you will be carrying a large majority of the load. Works perfect, handles the load and will last for decades of hard use.
At the front of this super strong tongue, you'll find a 14,000lb load rated 2 5/16" coupler. The strongest unit for the money we have ever found. Why not run a 2" ball? Because the trailer is rated to carry 7,000lbs and you would be hard pressed to find a 2" ball even rated to carry that. This design assures you that, the proper ball and hitch, this unit will be able to handle 7,000lb gross loads, without a problem for the life of the trailer.
We also went a little heavier on the tongue storage jack as well. This 5,000lb rated unit is tough enough to dolly the trailer down loaded, if necessary and is 250% stronger than the standard jack on most other brands trailers.
Our standard trailer connection plug is the single most popular design in the world today and will mate up to nearly ANY new truck with a factory towing package automatically.
All units come with the latest NHTSA compliant load rated safety chains. These units are extra long, in case you need to bridge the extended gap of an equalizer hitch, come plated and heated treated for lots of strength and longevity AND have the newest positive latching safety hooks to meet the latest DOT compliance guidelines.
More great standard safety features on this unit include the fully enclosed wiring harness, completely butt connected (no scotchlocks) together and run through seamless conduit into junction boxes. These allow you to pop off inspection plates and get into the wiring if needed in the future, without leaving connections out in the weather. Units also come with a complete brake safety breakaway system that includes a steel pull tether, battery and on board charger that uses voltage from your brake lights to keep the breakaway battery charged and ready at a moments notice. It's federal law to have it, so we didn't skimp... a top of the line brake safety system get's the job done in style.
A trailer is only useful if you can get it loaded , so when this trailer was designed, we kept the deck height down to a low 21-22", depending on where you measure it. The trailer was pretty dead level here and 21" was the number our tape measure showed. To get a visual of that deck height, stand up and put a finger on your leg at the bottom edge of your knee cap.... that, give or take an inch is 21". Not very far off the ground, which means that this trailer is easy to load and unload.
Step 2: Whatever you are loading has to physically fit within the space of the trailer. So, when we designed this unit, we kept it as physically wide as possible, while still keeping it legal to pull on the highway. By going a little over 82" in width, we know that a full size truck (Tahoe, Suburban, 1500, 2500 and actually even most 3500 series trucks with stock width wheels and tires will drive right in between the fenders) will fit on this trailer with an inch or two to spare!
Just for the record... 82.25" between the wheelwells. Wonder if your ride will fit? Measure your vehicle from outside of tire to outside of tire on the front wheels. If it's less than 81"... you've got room to spare.
Once you have it loaded, you have to tie it down. That's why we have installed 10 stake pocket tie downs on this model. Not only one at each corner, so you can tie down that car, truck or tractor, but also a row down each side. This allows you to take some 2x8's and 2x4's and create side boards for keeping loose items on the deck, if needed.
All the deck space and tie downs in the world won't do you any good if you can't get loaded. So, we spent a lot of time designing the tail of the trailer. Notice the full width ramp hook along the tail. Plus, we've equipped the trailer with every light needed to be safe AND fully legal in all US States as well as all provinces in Canada with this trailer. When you want to load or unload, you use the ramp hook to attach your ramps and load.
On all models, you can easily find the ramps and carriers under the deck on the passenger side of the trailer. Why not out back? Because that steals precious ground clearance for getting out of driveways.
Just pull the pin and slide each ramp out. Simple and easy enough to handle.
The full width ramp bar is there so you can place the ramps anywhere along the rear of the trailer. You can load narrow items or items as wide as the bed just by locating the ramps where you need them.
Here's a little tip when comparing trailers. We have seen a lot of trailer manufacturers brag about free ramps with their trailers... but they're only 4 feet long or 4.5 feet long. On our trailers, the ramps are actually a hair LONGER than 5', which gives you a pretty decent 2.77" of rise per foot of ramp while loading. That's about a 10-12 percent slope, which is usually more than enough to load and unload most cars and trucks.
Another trick we've learned over the years is how to make a strong ramp that is also light. By using heavy web thickness 2" channel steel for the ramps main frames, we can give you the best of both worlds. A strong ramp, capable of handling anything the trailer is rated to carry, while remaining light enough that you won't strain yourself while actually moving the ramps around.
In loading position, you can see that this is a pretty slight slope! Imagine loading whatever you are thinking about when you see this photo. If looks easy in your head, it's because we have done all of the homework to make it work right in advance.
PR4B leaf springs are the industry standard for trailer suspensions and work perfect in conjunction with the forged steel suspension equalizer to keep the load balanced from axle to axle, cancel out any tire bounce and allow you to run smooth on road while also allowing you to run around off road when needed and still get full load carrying capacity. (Wow... that was a looooong sentence.)
EZ Lube Hubs! (See how they work here!)
Probably one of the best inventions ever for trailers. This idea took some engineering and increases in technology to perfect. Now, it's as strong as any spindle design in the industry and allows you to PROPERLY grease both your inside and outside wheel bearings with a simple grease gun and some good Lithium Complex wheel bearing grease. Every 12,000 miles we still recommend that you pull your hubs and manually inspect your bearings and seals, but this makes the interim maintenance a breeze.
It's just simple math and physics. 6 7x16" wheel studs will easily hold 20% more load than 5. This 'more is better' theorem works even better when it doesn't cost you one penny more to get 6 bolt hubs and wheels than other brands 5 bolt hubs and wheels.
Yes, even at this price, your trailer comes with the proper and fully US and Canadian legal 4 wheel brake system. Not only does it make the trailer legal, it makes it safer, since it can actually pull 7,000lbs to a stop when you need it to. By Immersion rated, we mean that these axles would be perfectly at home on a boat trailer, rolling into the water, day in and day out. This grade of axle just resists moisture much better and makes your towing life a little easier. Ad to that the 7,000lb GVWR rating and you can easily calculate that, minus the approximate 1,700lb weight of the empty trailer, plus addition of 10% of your load going onto the tongue, this trailer is easily capable of carrying 5,500lbs of load, day in and day out for years to come.
We have just had excellent luck with these tires. They handle the loads, cover a decent amount of miles (trailer tires historically last about as long as motorcycle tires... 7-10,000 miles is what you can expect from a set that have run fast and heavy most of their lives) and track nicely at speed. You can upgrade to 205 radial tires for $25 per tire more at this time, but you will not gain 1 more lb of load rating. The one advantage we have seen with radials is that they do tend to shed heat better when loaded really heavy and are forced to run at extended speeds above 60mph.
All of the things we kept in mind when originally designing this trailer are sometimes afterthoughts for other manufacturers. By design, we have kept the fender height on this trailer at a hair UNDER 9", which means you can easily swing open nearly any door on any car made without hitting the fender. Nice for you, great for your cars paint.
Not only will these fenders hold a full grown man, they'll handle the weight of nearly TWO! That's about 330lbs on top of those two size 13 shoes. Sexy ankles too! Anyway, if you want durability in a trailer, you have to think about how it will actually be used. Shiny aluminum fenders look cool but they just can't handle an accidental 'step over' without bending and cracking. Keep this in mind and remember, this comes standard on this trailer.
And since we all know that trailers take the worst beating in the world, we include this nifty fender front rock guard on both fenders to help keep the inevitable damage of towing down to a minimum.
We are very proud of the floor we install in every unit AND we give it a 10 year no rot warranty at no cost!
All through this feature, you've been seeing marker lights and reflectors. We have gone the distance on this unit and have installed EVERY light required to be safe and legal, no matter you may tow in North America. No edge skirting here... it is 100% DOT, NHTSA, Canadian Transport and ICC legal as built, which means that you can tow safely and legally... anywhere.
If you need the additional slope of a dovetail, we can add this complete all steel dovetail unit, which adds an additional 2 feet of overall length to the trailer for another $200... just let us know what YOU want on your trailer and we can get it done.
Need your HD Flatbed in a gooseneck chassis? No problem... you'll get it upgraded just like you see in this photo, with adjustable height gooseneck coupler on a drop down channel steel gooseneck tongue, 12k dropleg spring loaded jack with side crank, big gussets on the frame and neck and a few other neat little features for $750 more.
Need more capacity? You can upgrade this unit to a 9,990lb trailer or a full on 14,000lb GVWR unit (shown above) for anywhere from $750 to $1150. Call Craig at 712 303 1390 to get the full details on how this actually creates an entirely new trailer within a trailer and gives you all you need for an excellent price.
So, there you have it. A complete, fully legal, safely engineering, equipped and designed trailer out the door for under $2000. We're already shipping out dozens, so call and get your name in asap! We'll keep building them.
Here is the entire price page out of our current catalog for your reference, or you can download the catalog in PDF format by clicking HERE
For more info, EMAIL Craig
or phone him direct 7 days a week at
712 303 1390
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