Finally made up my mind and put a down a deposit on a trailer yesterday, heading to N. Carolina sometime this weekend to pick it up. It's from Kaufman Trailers (http://kaufmantrailersinc.com/) It's an 18' deck by 83" wide tandem axle upgraded to 9,000 lbs. GVW, full steel deck w/ d-rings, brakes on both axles, break-away kit, etc....for under $1,900 out the door /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif That price was over $700 cheaper than what the local distributor of these trailers quoted me, and almost $500 cheaper than the cheapest trailer I found locally (which was of questionable quality). A friend of mine has had the base 7k GVW 16' trailer for a couple of years with no problems what so ever. I will give an update when I get it home.