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    Delco Dump Trailers

    Anyone have an opinion/experience on Delco Trailers, specifically their dump trailers. I ran an internet search and could not find any significant issues. If this is the wrong area to post, not sure where else. Thanks
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    Re: Delco Dump Trailers

    It seems most people are not have a good experience with these Trailer, But years ago we used it a a car wash for cleaning the pits out it worked fine and we put salty dirt in the dump all the time I worked for years without an issue. Apparently they have changed the material used. I just looked on a review site and I seen many complaints. but it may be inferior steel being used. IMHO When i buy a new piece of equipment I usually undercoat or paint the frame with a Dry Dry Metal wait for the driest day of the year and give her a good coat and that will solve rust issues for years.

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    Re: Delco Dump Trailers

    had a guy bring one of them buy for repairing the hinges. He failed to secure the one door open when dumping and used the door as a lifting jack,,,tore the hinge right off the upright. Discovered the tubing isn't very thick ... tadaah.

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    Re: Delco Dump Trailers

    I have no experience with a Delco trailer, but from just looking at the pictures online I wouldn't bother looking at one in person. There's a bunch I see that turns me off. I spent a lot of time researching dump trailers before I bought mine and I narrowed it down to Load Trail and PJ. There were a couple of other brands that would have been okay, but didn't have dealers near me, so I didn't seriously consider them. Still, some of the brands that people rave about left me less than impressed.

    I read that Load Trail and PJ are owned by brothers and they are definitely located across the street from on another. I think they had some kind of disagreement so one left and started his own company, or something like that. The trailers are extremely similar to one another. I went with the Load Trail for a couple of minor reasons and one major reason. The major reason was the local dealer....I called, talked to a guy who was busy and said he would call me back, but never did. I visited during normal business hours and none of the three guys in the office could take the time to talk to me about options so I left after waiting 45 minutes. The minor issues...I slightly liked the tailgate setup on the Load Trail better and it was $200 less. There isn't one thing I've been unhappy with and zero problems of any kind. If I buy another trailer I'll buy another Load Trail from the same dealer....had it ready to drop on the ball when I arrived after giving them a couple of hours notice.
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