I am passively looking at trailers. I am looking primarilay at a dual axle 7k gross (brakes on both axles of course). Trailer dealers are far and few between around here like everything else. If I could handle a 6 hour round trip I would have tons of selection.
I called a dealer that is the closest with any inventory who seems to sepcialize in Car-Mate. They are popular around here since they are made in Clarion Pa.
So I asked about a regular flatbed car hauler - he has none in stock. But as far as the beavertail he said he averages selling 1 a day (salesman talk, I know.....).
My initial use would be hauling Mrs. C's Beetle Bug which sits very very close to the ground. From what I have read that is the reason for having a beavertail. The only other use would be a purchase someday of a side by side machine. Only other use might be hauling my tractor (2520) for repairs some day if needed.
I know you loose 3' of deck space with a beavertail. But are there any other advantages to one that I might be missing.
Because of the volume this guy sells of his in-stock beavertails the price is quite a bit better than ordering one with a 7 week wait. He referred to his beavertails as his "loss leader".