SLAT SIDE OR PUNCH SIDE?
Posted Fri, Sep 04 2009 10:18 AM CST
TOMMY DEVLIN
Posts: 2

Is anyone out there still using slat sides? What are the positives and negatives?

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Posted Sat, Sep 05 2009 06:49 AM CST
MARLYN
Posts: 17

you can grate cheese with slates   

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Posted Sat, Sep 05 2009 10:56 AM CST
WALTER BREWER
Posts: 50

If i was buying a new trailer I believe I would buy a slat side for the fuel mileage  and air flow. The slat side pulls easy but Barret said they would weigh about 500lb more. Barret I think is the only one that will build a trailer to your spec.

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Posted Sun, Sep 06 2009 06:25 AM CST
ELLIOTT CORUM
ELLIOTT CORUM
LEXINGTON, KY
270-819-9255

Posts: 12

 Why did trailers change to predominately punch-sided?  The only slat-sided trailers I see are old ones.

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Posted Thu, Sep 10 2009 09:20 AM CST
TOMMY DEVLIN
Posts: 2

I currently own a Wilson and do't have any problems with it, I just like the look of a slat. What is everyones opinion on a new Barrett? I also have a brand new 09" 50x102 Wilson I am thinking of selling. It is brand new, never hauled a load!

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Posted Tue, Feb 23 2010 11:37 PM CST
CASEY KETTLEBOROUGH
Posts: 5

I bought 2 new barrett slats 53 102 spreads and love em wight isnt much more than a wilson or a marritt and yes they build them the way u want them and dont fight and argue with u they just do it u can call tim @405-235-6363 and he will set u up with a new barritt or used

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Posted Fri, Feb 26 2010 07:53 AM CST
WALTER BREWER
Posts: 50
Originally Posted by: CASEY KETTLEBOROUGH
Quote: "I bought 2 new barrett slats 53 102 spreads and love em wight isnt much more than a wilson or a marritt and yes they build them the way u want them and dont fight and argue with u they just do it u can call tim @405-235-6363 and he will set u up with a new barritt or used"

Hi, I stopped down and talked to Barrett here in Oklahoma last year and he told me they would weigh about 500 lbs more, is this close to what yours weigh?  The cost was way cheaper then Wilson, he said around $62000.00 was he close? And like you said they will work with you and build it any way you want it. Try that at Wilson or any other trailer. Did you see any fuel mileage increase? That is what I am looking for.

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Posted Wed, Jan 12 2011 12:01 AM CST
JESS LOCKABY
J&C TRANSPORTATION LLC
PHOENIX, AZ
602-956-8557

Posts: 3
i pulled a slat side for years, i love them, easy to climb anywhere on it (just watch your fingers when your loaded, they pull easy REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE