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Old 03-16-2008, 05:32 PM
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I am considering buying a 14' aluminum Serpent Express trailer because of its size and weight. Are there any SE owners that could give some insight on this topic?
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perfect trailer for a cobra.
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I love mine! Read my comments on the S.E. site.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:44 PM
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Ditto. Excellent.
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Larry Johnson, owner of S.E. hangs on ffcobra.com frequently so you should ask on that forum as well to get more on the trailer but by all accounts, an excellent "Cobra" specific trailer from what I can see.
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Thanks for the responses.

I have e-mailed Larry and am supposed to give him a call this morning to discuss the SE trailer.

I am looking at the all aluminum 14' model.

Anyone coming back from near Flint, MI to Waco, TX in a tow rig in the next couple of months ? .... have I got a deal for you!

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Aluminum SE, can't go wrong. I have one of the earlier steel models and, even with the extra weight, it tows really well behind just an 03 Ranger with 2WD and 206HP. You should be pleased with the unit.
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Take a look at the actual weight of the alum vs. steel. You'll find it's not much. Is that little bit of weight savings worth that big expense? To me, it isn't. So I have a steel trailer with an alum deck.

The E-Track is really nice. Well worth the $75.

Get extra doors. I have 5 doors on mine.

You really only need 14' for the Cobra. But a couple of extra feet will make it easier to balance. And you'll have room in the front for a spare tire and a few other things.

The jack is fixed, not far behind the hitch. That means you can't lower a pick up tail gate with the trailer attached. An annoyance. A flip up jack is much better.
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You are welcome Larry.
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A great trailer. I have a 16' aluminum model that I'm quite pleased with. You will probably want to invest in a winch. 500 HP on aluminum ramps can lead to trouble.
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You will probably want to invest in a winch. 500 HP on aluminum ramps can lead to trouble.
So far, I havn't had any trouble. Should I be looking out for something?
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How long does the cover last if the trailer is in the hot Texas sun all day? Anyone for Arizona have one?
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