Originally Posted by diesel firefighter
Okay good to know. Either I have to wait until I am 21 and get my class a or just look for a 7 ton trailer instead. TJ krawler do you have any idea on what it costs to get the class a. My boss has a truck and trailer I can take the test on so that wouldn't be a problem
I would have my class A by now, but I'm not 21 either.
I looked into it and think Class B (18+) is about $1,000. Class A was $5,000 or so. That's assuming you go to a truck driving school. If you can use someones truck, to learn/train in, it will probably be a LOT less, but you may not get all the small details you'll need to pass. Someone on here posted they got theirs in a single axle dump and a trailer that was just over 10k. It was over 26k, and had air brakes so it was a legal class A setup, just with a regular old 6 speed in it.
I stopped to look at a trailer down the road from me once already, but I'll stop again if I see someone out. They do parking lot sweeping and some other junk. BUT they've had a nice trailer I've been looking at every time we pass it, and last week they put a for sale sign on it, no price listed. It's black, ~22 feet, pintle with a bunch of different height adjustments, all steel diamond plate deck with heavy welded on D rings. I'm going to assume it's heavier than you want, but I'm not sure. I didn't see a tag on it looking quick, but it has dual tandems.
One of the guys there drives a nice blacked out EC SB F-250 7.3 with like 8" lift and stacks. Sounds real nice...
If you like that trailer you should
be able to take it to DMV and have it re-registered at 14k. I would double check before buying it though.