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Old 12-17-2011, 03:20 PM
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Getting a new trailer, have some questions

Hi everyone,
I'm getting re-stationed across the country and will be buying a trailer to move some of my stuff. I'm looking at a 6x10 Interstate Pro-series trailer which I know my 2011 F250 will have no problem towing. Here are my questions:

1. Most of the 6x10's don't come with brakes, do you think I need to spend a couple hundred more bucks to put the brakes on there? (I know my truck shouldn't have much of a problem slowing down a sub-3000 lb trailer, just thinking that my truck has the trailer control system that uses the brakes to keep the trailer stable and wondering if that would help on a trailer this small.)

2. If I do have brakes installed, do I need to install a separate brake controller or does my truck handle that?

3. Also, what do you guys think about DIY paint-on bedliner (like herculiner) to install on the plywood floor to keep it nice and durable?

4. Any things I should be looking out for when buying my first trailer?

Thanks for any input you may have.

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Old 12-17-2011, 03:50 PM
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1. I wouldn't worry about brakes on a trailer that size but will that trailer be big enough to get all of your stuff?
3.those floors are usually pretty durable as far as I know but it couldn't hurt. just don't want it scratching up your stuff.
4. make sure bearings are good and wiring looks good
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:01 PM
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No it's definitely not going to haul all of my stuff, but I'm getting moved from San Diego to Washington DC (ouch) with an intermediate stop in Florida for about 6 months, so I'll take the trailer with me to Florida with just the essentials I'm going to need for that 6 months (BBQ, bikes, etc ) . The 6x10 will be a sort of portable storage unit for me. The rest of my furniture and stuff is getting shipped.

Maybe I'll look at some sort of epoxy coating or something that has less of an abrasive surface (yet still enough for traction) so my stuff doesn't get scratched up.

Thanks for the feedback!
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or maybe that spray on underbody stuff. I put it on my toolbox and it holds up ok but should be fine in a trailer as long as you let it set really well
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Will be fine pulling and stopping it. Just check the state you are purchasing it in as a lot of them require brakes for anything over 1500-3000#s. You shouldn't get stopped with that size trailer but just so you know. I see guys getting pulled over here all the time with small trailers cause they look overloaded.
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