I sold my last trailer because I did not use it much and it was a bit small for what I needed. I knew someday that I would buy a trailer again and go larger. Well now is the time.
In my area, I have 2 choices that seem reasonable:
1. Local trailer company builds custom trailers
The local company builds very nice trailers and customizes them to your wants and needs. IMHO, he builds just as good of trailers as others, but they are basically home made trailers when you go to sell them since they do not have a good name backing them up. They also do all their own paint, and I do not think its as good as others.
MacLander got bought out and their prices are high. Otherwise they have always been a good trailer.
What I want: In MacLander terms, I think I want a frame medium. Two 6,000 pound axles, both with brakes. Would give me a 9,990 payload capacity. That would be enough to haul my tractor and implements or easily carry my truck if needed. Its also not too heavy that I can throw some quads on it and go without lugging a huge trailer around. The trailer would be a good size for a 3/4 ton truck. Main use would be to haul my Jeep. This will be a 20 foot deck.
What are your thoughts about a custom built trailer? Would you pay more for a brand name and how much more? All thoughts welcome as this will be my last trailer for a while!