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    Default Top Hat Trailers vs PJ Trailers

    Looking at an 18' lowboy with 5200# axles considering Top Hat and PJ trailers. PJ trailer $3,500 Top Hat $2,795 both look like pretty well made trailers. Anyone have any experiance with either brand /pros and cons? Pulling a kubota L3710 with loader and brush hog using a half ton Ford. Could probably get by with 3500# axles but figured 5200# axles would give me a little more safety factor.

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    Default Re: Top Hat Trailers vs PJ Trailers

    All of my trailers are Top Hat. They are about the lightest per square ft trailers around. They tow nice and easy due to that, but can't handle overloading as well as heavier trailers such as Big Tex. Stay within rated capacity and you'll be good to go. From my brief reading on PJ, they are a little heavier than Top Hat.

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    Default Re: Top Hat Trailers vs PJ Trailers

    Top Hat has a good rep around here. Never owned one but hear good things.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Top Hat Trailers vs PJ Trailers

    I've got a PJ ...good trailer, no problems in two years, very stoutly built

    Rich

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    Default Re: Top Hat Trailers vs PJ Trailers

    I own a pj dump trailer, no problems
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

    Kubota 5030 HSTC, BB, Danueser PHD, LA853 QA HD FEL w JD toothbar, 3pt chisel, 3 pt disk, 6' shredder, Kubota FEL hay spike, 3pt hay fork w carryall, Kubota RTV 1140

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    Default Re: Top Hat Trailers vs PJ Trailers

    I like the PJ trailers, that said I bought a CM trailer for a very good price. They are located in Ennis tx. It was worth the drive for me in the $$ savings.

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    Default Re: Top Hat Trailers vs PJ Trailers

    I have owned my 20 FT PJ bumper pull trailer(7000 lbs axles)since 2008 could not be happier.coobie
    Kioti DK40se hst cab with KL401 loader,Kubota RTV 900,John deere X740,Kioti 73 inch tiller.Ingersoll 4020 3pt,troy bilt tiller,Billy goat brush cutter.

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    PJ is a higher quality product. Powder coated, thicker gauge, bigger wheel studs, etc. Maxi and Load and Trail aware comparable in quality, due to the fact that the owners of those two companies started out at PJ. Top Hat makes an ok trailer, but in a couple years you would see a major difference in the condition of the unit. Spend the extra dough now, and be much happier later.

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    Default Re: Top Hat Trailers vs PJ Trailers

    Ditto on PJ. 7' x 20' 10K. All the bells and whisles. Priced right! Pulls great. 'love it.

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    Default Re: Top Hat Trailers vs PJ Trailers

    I've owned a 16' PJ for 6 years now. It's been a good trailer for me.
    I used to do the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around.

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