WILSON OR MERRIT
Posted Sun, Jan 10 2010 04:42 AM CST
GEORGE BEYER
Posts: 5

Im a little more familiar with a wilson and some of my buddies have some merrits and I was kind of wondering what everyone else thought on this you hear one guy talking smack about a wilson and the next about a merrit. just wanted to here what all you guys thought of each or which you guys would prefer thanks a lot let me know !

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Posted Mon, Jan 11 2010 01:42 AM CST
WALTER BREWER
Posts: 50

Well I think the Wilson will have a better resale. I like Wilson better because they have more air flow and that sure keeps the trailer more dry and loosing that extra weight, and the cattle cleaner if they lay down in a dry trailer. You can see in a lot better. If I was buying a new on it would be Wilson, then second would be a Barrett, never liked them little holes, I had a Guthrie and it stayed wet and they was about the same hole size as Merrit.

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Posted Wed, Jan 13 2010 07:37 AM CST
JASON SCHEIDEL
Posts: 7

i have pulled a merrit it was alright, heavy, bulky and dogged tracked towards the ditch. The wilson i pulled was light, and the gates and counter-balance were alot better then the merrit.  I pull an eby now and i like that a lot better over the wilson and merrit cuz it has the best of both into one.  Also the winter kit is alot easier to they have boards and plugs but mostly boards so its easier and faster to get rid of heat or add heat when hauling pigs or whatever.  My personal choice is the eby.

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Posted Fri, Jan 15 2010 05:12 AM CST
LARRY
Posts: 20

I have both Wilson and Merrit trailers.Depending on the year or model the weight is close to the same.Some of my owner operators like one better than the other. The dealer is the key factor in what I buy next. Some of them will stand behind you and the next one you can't find when you have trouble.

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Posted Sat, Jan 16 2010 07:36 AM CST
GEORGE BEYER
Posts: 5

Thanks for the advice sorry haven't replied to you guys faster i been gone all week thanks for the remarks if i got anymore questions or can help anyone out i will thanks again

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Posted Tue, Feb 23 2010 11:19 PM CST
CASEY KETTLEBOROUGH
Posts: 5

get a berrett there a good solid trailer and they stand by u not behind u i have two and when somthing goses wrong they are willing to fix it but i havent had much trouble with mine

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Posted Tue, Mar 23 2010 03:30 AM CST
DANNY COPPESS
Posts: 10

The guy pullin the eby where have you been? You can get the boards for the Merritt and the Wilson thats not a EBY option. Ive pulled Merritt Wilson and EBY. I would go with the Wilson or Merritt I love my Wilson but I like the pins in the Merritt.

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Posted Fri, Apr 09 2010 04:05 AM CST
SCOTT SIMONS
Posts: 4

im going to have to go with a wilson  i wouldnt take nothin for my wilson spring ride it handles better thjan a new merrit or eby but not as good as a new wilson

 

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Posted Fri, Apr 09 2010 05:18 AM CST
MICHAEL FRITZ
Posts: 26
Wilsons good stuff!! REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Jul 29 2010 05:21 AM CST
BRAD BRIMER
Posts: 2

I grew up with the idea wilson was basicaly the only trailer made! Now i have a merritt and u couldnt give me a wilson!

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Posted Fri, Jul 30 2010 09:18 AM CST
TROY GREINER
Posts: 16

I personally prefer a merritt, you may want to visit an owner of a newer wilson, I have been told the rivets are comeing apart on the walls and the beems have been reinforced to add more weight too. You may not want a barrett cuz there resale value is just not there in this region.The merritts use a higher grade of aluminum and they do not have the sage that some others do. With my wagon on my 379 w/ half tank of fuel it weighs in at    32880#, very good, and the trailer doesn't dogtrail, perhaps the alignment may be out, simple fix.  Good luck.  Service is a plus so don't count on wilson to bend over and help you too fast, they are by appointment only and slow as hell.

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Posted Sat, Jul 31 2010 01:23 AM CST
BRUCE WRIGHT
Posts: 24

I drag a 98 merrit tri axle , it's just tough just keeps going , our new Wilson quad has had the counter balance rebuild twice and is going in to have the suspension hanger welded up again . I don't don't know red head or blonde take your pick.

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Posted Sun, Aug 15 2010 11:05 AM CST
SCOTT WILSON
Posts: 1

big purp likes merritt

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Posted Wed, Aug 18 2010 04:43 AM CST
JAIME PARKINSON
Posts: 4

i really like my merrit but i have never had a wilson if i was to buy another right now it would be a merrit spread axle 

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Posted Fri, Aug 20 2010 04:04 AM CST
ROBERT BOES
Posts: 1

i know nothing but merritt, they are lighter.  i pull a 2000 sense its been a new, and i have pulled a wilson that my cousin has, and  i weight another 700 to 1000 pounds more with the wilson then i do with my merritt.  not taken anything away from wilson, they are built tough and they are a good trailer, but when you buy a wilson, you are buying the name, not the trailer.   

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