The Gatormade +2 Series 14k GVWR is one of the top-rated trailers available in the market. It has an ergonomic design that is suitable for a wide range of uses. It also has many top-of-the-line features, giving you the best value for your money.
Powder Coat Finish
One of the popular features of Gatormade trailers is that they have a powder coat finish. This is different than regular paint as it produces a more consistent and uniform finish, free from imperfections such as bubbles, drips and runs. Moreover, powder coating also lasts longer than regular paint. It makes the surface resistant to corrosion, abrasion, cracking and peeling.
Low Profile Flatbed
Just like many other Gatormade trailers, the +2 Series 14k GVWR also has a low-profile design. As it is closer to the center of gravity, it improves the stability of the trailer. Moreover, the floor is made of extra durable screwed down treated floor measuring 82 inches between the fenders. You can also choose from different deck lengths available which include 16+2 ft, 18+2 ft, and 20+2 ft.
A-Frame Tongue Design
his trailer has an A-frame design that wraps to the front axles. This in turn reinforces the trailer, eliminating weak points in the frame and making the trailer stronger.
The rubber-mounted LED lights of this trailer keep you DOT legal in the US and Canada. These lights provide better illumination than regular bulbs. Moreover, LED lights are also longer lasting and easy to replace.
Self-cleaning Dovetail and Wide Ramp System
The +2 Series 14k GVWR is fitted with a 24-inch self-cleaning dovetail that prevents mud from tracking the trailer deck. This helps keep the floor clean. It also comes with a wide stand-up ramp system complete with support, loading leg and standup bars. These ramps measure 24 inch (W) x 60 inch (L) and supported by triple beam. They are spring-assisted for easy set up.
Gatormade has been consistently using Dexter axles in all its trailers. Dexter is a prominent brand known for their super-duty axles that last longer than most brands. This trailers comes with two 7k Dexter axles for a smoother and better towing experience.
For your peace of mind, this flatbed comes with electric brakes on all wheels. Electric brakes offer superior stopping power and shorter stopping distance. Just in case your trailer gets disconnected from the towing vehicle, you’d still be able to stop it using its complete breakaway system with charger. In both situations where the trailer is connected or disconnected from the vehicle, you will be able to stop the trailer on top to reduce the risk of accident.
This flatbed comes with four new tires 16# 10-ply radial tires as part of its standard equipment. Radial tires have longer wear and tear. They also offer smooth ride, making them ideal for hotshot trucking. As a bonus, this trailer also has a spare tire mount.
Heavy duty Gator Tuff black powder coat finish
6″x2” tube frame
2 5/16 adjustable/interchangeable coupler
24 inch (W) x 60 inch (L) triple beam, stand-up ramps with support, loading leg and standup bars (spring-assisted)
(1) 12k stationary spring loading jack
(2) 7k axles with electric brakes in ALL wheels
(4) new tires 16# 10-ply radial
Reflective marker tape
LED tail lights
Slots on sides of headboard for chains (lumber not included)
Treated wood floor – 2×8 boards screwed down
Spare tire mount
Grommet mounted sealed lighting
82 inches between the fenders
Complete breakaway system with charger
Stake pockets with rub rail
Self cleaning dovetail design
16+2 ft, 18+2 ft, and 20+2 ft deck lengths
Spare tire and wheel
Poly tool box
8k axle upgrade up to 16k GVW
Pintle ring (for pintle hitch system)
All LED lights
Removable slide in D rings
Welded D rings
14-ply tire upgrade
FACTORY DIRECT SALES
Gatormade offers factory-direct pricing. This means that you can buy your trailer without the high markups from dealership, saving you thousands of dollars. You can buy your trailer from their factory in Somerset, Kentucky. You may also pick up your trailer at any of their seven direct locations with no extra charge. Their factory direct locations are in Mt. Orab, Ohio; Marietta, Georgia; Nicholasville, Kentucky; Byhalia, Mississippi; Salisbury, North Carolina; Ocala, Florida; and Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania.
EDITOR’S RATING: 9.2/10
There is no doubt as to the reliability and versatility of the +2 Series 14k GVWR trailer. You can use it for hauling cars and other types of vehicles as well as equipment and supplies. It also comes with many great features including its low-profile design, Dexter axles, radial tires and ramp systems.
Though one of the important considerations when considering this trailer is that it is not designed for heavy freight. It can only accommodate up to 14k GVWR. Another drawback is that trailer servicing is only done at their factory location in Somerset.