I brought home my first vehicle without an engine!

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This is an open deck 4x6 trailer. The previous owner got it recent tyres, new lights, new wiring, and he recoated the trailer for better rust protection. All this with a title for $200.

Here is what it started as: First thing I did was get rid of the sides. Not sure if I’m going to replace them and with what, but I like this look way better. Plus, no walls means no drag when towing.

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Illustration for article titled Necessary Trailer Shopping With Mercedes: No More U-Haul!

I was looking for a 4x6 with a shorter tongue because by my calculations one would perfectly fit in a parking space at home while hooked up. Got that right on the money!

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Illustration for article titled Necessary Trailer Shopping With Mercedes: No More U-Haul!

I also checked the wheelbases of my longest bikes and they will all fit with little room for error, though they will fit more comfortably when I get a motorcycle rail installed.

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Illustration for article titled Necessary Trailer Shopping With Mercedes: No More U-Haul!

It tows extremely well. Unlike the U-Haul trailers that bounce around on the ball making a horrific racket, this trailer fits nice and snug. It tracks well, responds even better to emergency stops/maneuvers than a U-Haul, and comes in at half the weight, too.

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Illustration for article titled Necessary Trailer Shopping With Mercedes: No More U-Haul!

See also, Ford hubcaps!

Illustration for article titled Necessary Trailer Shopping With Mercedes: No More U-Haul!

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