GD, wabash, stoughton

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  1. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Thoughts? Got hit last week by a 4 wheeler and Not sure what my insurance company is going to do, pretty sure they are going to total out my utility though from the sounds of it (and there is zero chance I am buying another one of those) so, new 53 or 54’ reefer, what’s everyone’s thoughts, probably white sides but I really need a spread, not opposed to full stainless either, I may be able to get away with just swapping the slider for right now but either way my trailer is getting tired. so I’m going to need an upgrade before summer gets here anyway

    . Had my sights set on a hound but I’ve been told don’t be scared of a wabash, then was looking around for a dealer and noticed one local place was stoughton, which I thought used to be pretty good, (not sure about now), so just curious whose had what and what they like about each, Hyundai is also out from what I’ve seen as well unless someone really loves one that they want to change my mind on
     
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  3. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

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    GD best longevity in terms of build quality, cost a bit more. Utility very close 2nd. Wabash/Vanguard start to notice sidewalls bowing/cracking just above scuff guard, just weren't as sturdy after about 7 years time. Never pulled Hyundai I can remember at least. Wasn't aware Stoughton even built reefers. Way back in my early trucking days they made good dry vans.
     
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    keebler13579 Heavy Load Member

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    At my company we use utility and hyundai. Both work. I like the way the hyundai trailers have the air hoses held up better than the utility
     
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  5. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    haven’t actually looked at a stoughton reefer yet honestly but I noticed they had vans, I’ll talk with the dealer Monday, could be a moot point

    seems every once In a while you see an old super 2 rolling down the road it’s always on the front of an old GD, I do think they will be my first choice

    The floor in my utility is shot, and I have always hated the way the doors close

    I don’t mind fixing things, but I’m done throwing money at old trailers, so plan is to take best care as I can and try to get 10-12 years out of it then get my money back out of it
     
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    Back in the day, Stoughton made the composite wall reefer.
    Not sure what they have now.
     
  7. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    thoughts on vanguard trailers? Yay nay?

    I do LTL and always have a bulkhead up for frozen
     
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  8. gokiddogo

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    First one I had was a vanguard. Previous employer bought new for me to haul and I later bought it off him when got my first truck. Thing cracked badly above scuff guard. Thermal efficiency not great, became not suitable for frozen in summer any longer. Maintain maybe 80 degree difference. It was new in 2010 and I sold in early 2018.
     
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