Like the title states I would need to haul around 11k on occasion. My cutoff limit for a bumper pull is the weight of my truck, 7k, so it's going to be a gooseneck (bad experience in the past, I learned my lesson but totally avoiding another "OOPS-cidnet"). At times I will need to rent or borrow equipment and looking at what I will need the normal weight seems to be from 7k to 11k. I also will use this to haul a show car that has a low ground clearance most of the time.
I will probably have to get a full deck over due to at least one piece of equipment is 86" wide. I see some trailer makers have "low profile" full decks, I would prefer this option but quality to me is more important. My other question is getting ramps or some sort of tilt deck. The tilt deck seems really nice but the tilt section needs to be 20 ft long, most tilts seem to be 16 ft long. I am looking around 24-28 ft on the deck to haul everything I might need to, for a vehicle this would be overkill though.
I just don't feel like having 15 trailers sitting in the yard. I have looked at the following brands but not sure which direction to go, you will find the internet full of bad and good reviews on most anything these days. I would love to have air ride and disc brakes but these options are probably more than I need. i would probably get a wooden deck for equipment and loading purposes.
Brands I have seen online, some may not offer all the things I would like but quality to me is more important (in no particular order):
Kaufman (has a full tilt deck but not sure if it would handle a low ground clearance)
Gatormade (like some of the features factory but the powder coat paint has gotten several bad reviews)
MaxxD (full tilt option)
B and B
Feel free to name any I missed.
I see several people saying there trailer is works great and would buy another trailer from the same manufacturer again. This thread might be more of a "stay away from this brand" warning. Even a good brand trailer will have a few problems but overall looking for a good quality trailer out of the box. I do not have time to waste rewiring a trailer or trying to get a new paint job. Price is not my first priority but it can't be made of gold either, buy once cry once deal. Thanks for reading.