Decision CX-5308 or C-5309

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by GwallTransport, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. GwallTransport

    GwallTransport Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys,

    hope yall are having a great evening, I'm new to this forum but it seems quite helpful for us truckers. I wanted to pick some of your guys brain about these two types of trailers. I recently bought a C5307 which is great but I'm debating between two others for a second trailer add on. Have you guys used or are you familiar with the CX-5308 or the C-5309 and which would you recommend? I was leaning more towards the 5308 because of the drop down deck for easy loading and strapping but I'm getting a great deal on a 2018 5309 thats barely used for about $50K because the owner just wants to get rid of it asap. any suggestions or advice? thanks in advance! Cheers
     
  2. pavrom

    pavrom Heavy Load Member

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    5309 is more PITA that professional stinger , there is a reason he got rid of it . I wouldn't touch car hauling without stinger , but if i was getting 7-8-9 high mount - probably best bet would be the one thats set up for pick ups ... Im sure more experienced guys will chime in with their advices
     
  3. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Medium Load Member

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    Don't get a 5308 with all the split decks. It's heavy as hell. They just made high mounts that have the truck packages so you'd be stuck buying a new one. I ran multiple 5309's it's definitely the most flexible 8/9 car you can get. It's not new car hauler friendly. You can put alot of mixed loads on a 5309 but axle weight usually becomes a issue
     
  4. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Medium Load Member

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    With a 5309 you can load 9 new units and roll. That 1 extra may or may not be a deal breaker. If it isnt i'd go C-5308LTB. The LT is the lighter model. And it's 5 grand cheaper than the cx-5308
     
  5. Bill O’lading

    Bill O’lading Bobtail Member

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    U can buy a good used stinger for that
     
  6. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Medium Load Member

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    But he doesn't want a stinger
     
  7. Atlanticus trucking

    Atlanticus trucking Light Load Member

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    Hello, I just bought a 2009 5309 about a month ago. We are a actually picking it up today to bring to cottrell for maintenance. We haven’t worked it yet. When you say it’s not new car friendly, what do you mean? Thanks
     
  8. Bill O’lading

    Bill O’lading Bobtail Member

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    I don’t have any experience loading/unloading this trailer but from what I can see from other peoples rig is the door openings might be an issue with a few of the positions
     
  9. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Medium Load Member

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    New car hauler. As in the amount of experience the driver has.. its an amazing trailer in my eyes. Especially for a high mount. But its a PIA until you have a few mixed loads under your belt
     
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  10. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Medium Load Member

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    Just 2 positions up on the 5th wheel and the 2nd to last on the bottom. And once you figure it out you'll be fine
     
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