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    So I have begun the search for a trailer. Im looking for an enclosed or serpent express trailer with a length between 16 and 18 ft. I have read the following post and taken all its contents into consideration.

    https://www.gatewaycobraclub.com/for...hlight=Trailer

    From this post the consensus is if I want an enclosed trailer I should look at a 8.5x16ft trailer. What is not indicated is height. For better efficiency what is the lower than the standard 6.6ft interior height option?

    The tow vehicle is a 2016 Toyota 4Runner with 6,000 lb capacity so weight is not a large issue.

    I’m open to finding either the enclosed or serpent express used let me know if you know of any leads or suggestions. I would like to stay under $4,000 if possible.

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    Want brand new...have a look at ARISING TRAILERS...well priced...no one else’s problems... Me, Paul, Kent, got ours at Herculaneum - Viking Trailers... mention Gateway Cobra Club, and we referred you...may get a few bucks off? I love mine, and hauls the car perfectly...zero issues...

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    Josh, get in touch with Keith Wilson or Mark Patterson. Both of them bought a trailer and the Serpent cover, and built heir own. Not hard to do, but somewhat time consuming. Don't know the final cost, but I think close to your budget? With your tow vehicle, I think the Serpent Express is Ideal, I have one and love it. I know Mark liked how his towed behind his Honda.

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    In my search for a trailer, I found this company in Ga. that have a number of standard features such as dropped axles, 6.5" interior height and heavy duty 5,000 lb ramp door. They come with a beavertail floor which is great for hauling cars.

    https://www.trailershowroom.com/85x18chl.htm

    At the very least you could use this info for comparison while shopping locally.


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    Josh, if you'll PM me your email, I'll send you a breakdown of my trailer, Serpent Express retro kit, upgrades, and accessories.
    Basically:
    > Trailer w/options $2,350 (16' (14 + 2' dovetail) 2 axles w/brakes per axle, steel wheels, radial tires, treated wood, Bulldog coupler, 5' ramps, spare tire & carrier
    > Serpent Express Retro kit w/options $2,335 (base kit $1,700, + fittings $75, + 16' $100, + dual Rib $100, + extra doors $100, + Dual Stripes $165, + shipping $95)
    > Conduit (for SE kit) $ 180
    > eBrake controller & harness $ 195
    > E-Track ($20 for 5 foot x4) $ 80
    > E-Track front Rolling Idler Tiedown $ 43 (HIGHLY recommend, no matter what trailer you purchase)
    > E-Track rear Tiedowns $ 15
    > Misc hardware, wiring, LED light upgrades $ 200

    I bought the E-Track and Tiedowns for TrucknTow
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    Just saw this posted on FFCars:
    I have a 16’ Serpent Express trailer for sale in Port Orange, FL. I’ll send the details if you are interested.
    https://www.ffcars.com/forums/25-sou...s-trailer.html
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    Thanks for the heads up, I just sent him a PM.

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    Seen you guys talking about this trailer. Josh if you come to an agreement with trailer and need eyes on it, I'm about two hours from Port Orange and can go look at it. Just let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33ratride View Post
    Seen you guys talking about this trailer. Josh if you come to an agreement with trailer and need eyes on it, I'm about two hours from Port Orange and can go look at it. Just let me know.
    That would be wonderful, unfortunately I have yet to hear back from him. Looks like he listed it and then perhaps was pulled away by something else.

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    Keep us informed on the deal. My phone is listed in the membership give me a call.
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