DREAM TRAILER: 2019 Mirage project trailer

christopher

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Caliber makes a nice product for this too. Edge Glide 2.0
Kinda Sorta





I like the Caliber Products and plan on doing a FULL install of their gear on next year's trailer. But I am not sure the Edge Guide is really what we are looking for on the door HINGED. They work GREAT on the trailing edge of the door where it hits the ground!
 

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I haven't installed the 2.0's yet but have them sitting in my trailer. If you haven't seen them yet, They are an upgraded version of the edge glides, they look like they are going to be perfect for the door hinge.
 

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Just a heads up.


The season is pretty much over with for me, so the trailer will be going up for sale just as soon as I speak with Mirage and set a price for it.


Because this trailer arrived middle of the season it got less wear and tear than normal. Less than 10 pulls for the season.


It was also hands down the LEAST problematic of any trailer they have supplied us thus far.


My comment list back to Mirage is TINY this year.


The ONLY significant issue we had, if you can really even call it significant, was snow penetration where the wheel well mates up with the floor from highway towing. Just needs a little black caulking to solve this issue.



Hands down THE BEST UNIT they have delivered to us so far!
 

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What did you ever find out about the axles, 3500lb axles or 6K? Does it have a shore power outlet to run a generator?

Is there room to install another 1 or 2 cabinets like the one installed, either same side or driver side? It needs more cabinet space IMO.

What is on drivers side behind side door, looks like a mirror...I must be seeing things.

I am interested in this trailer. If not I have a new Mission spec'd out to be built this summer.
 

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Also is height 7’, width 8.5’? I don’t see these details on build sheet.

Price shown on build sheet, 26K ish assume that is the price you paid for it.....we’ll net price that anyone but you would have paid for it:). Not MSRP in other words.


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What did you ever find out about the axles, 3500lb axles or 6K? Does it have a shore power outlet to run a generator?

Is there room to install another 1 or 2 cabinets like the one installed, either same side or driver side? It needs more cabinet space IMO.

What is on drivers side behind side door, looks like a mirror...I must be seeing things.

I am interested in this trailer. If not I have a new Mission spec'd out to be built this summer.

Trailer includes Shore Power cable.
It was coiled up nicely in one of the cabinets and I didn't see it when we took possession of the trailer.


You could absolutely install more cabinets OVER the fold down couch if you wanted to all the way to the rear of the trailer.


It IS their Mirror.


Didn't the final invoice spec out the Axles?
 

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Trailer includes Shore Power cable.
It was coiled up nicely in one of the cabinets and I didn't see it when we took possession of the trailer.


You could absolutely install more cabinets OVER the fold down couch if you wanted to all the way to the rear of the trailer.


It IS their Mirror.


Didn't the final invoice spec out the Axles?
I don't see that the build sheet shows any detail about the axles thus why I asked. I also don't see details about interior height/width. Assume 5200lb axles, 8.5 interior width and 7' interior height but I would not take a run at buying this trailer without having these details.

I'm struggling with the steel frame for sure. Also struggling with the reviews I'm finding on Mirage. And that mirror, WTF.
 

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5,300Lb axles.
The same as all of the trailers have been every year.
Thought I had posted this photo months ago?






 
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I also don't see details about interior height/width
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87 inches, floor to ceiling, center-line in the trailer, measured with a tape.


Every trailer they have made for us has been the same interior height.
This is to accommodate UTVs in the summer.
 

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I'm struggling with the steel frame for sure. Also struggling with the reviews I'm finding on Mirage. And that mirror, WTF.
The Steel Frame.
We have discussed this with Mirage year after year.
We have suggested that the trailer would do better with a undercoating or heavy paint or spray liner ect..

Their reply has always been that it is only cosmetic and doesn't effect long term use of the trailer. The steel develops surface rust and so long as it gets WASHED from time to time it will provide many long years of service.

In MY HUMBLE OPINION...
I think it might be worth the time and effort to clean up the frame and prep it for being sprayed with something like LINEX or RHINO lining. Or even one the HAND APPLIED substitutes if you live in an area that has SERIOUS chemical treatments on the road surfaces AND you are unable to ever get any fresh water on the underside of your trailer for cleaning purposes, IE A POWERWASH WAND.

I think you could easily treat the underframe with something like this on a Saturday afternoon if it really troubles you.




Or have the whole undercarriage sandblasted and professionally sprayed.
NOT MANY PEOPLE go that route, but its an option.

Mirage advises AGAINST THIS, as it will generate WATER RETENTION ISSUES on the floor of the trailer be sealing all of the drain joints between the floor panels.

They intend their waterproof floor to LEAK to allow water to easily get OUT of the trailer. Fully sealing the undercarriage of the trailer will STOP that natural Leakage/drainage. So long as you take the time to MANUALLY DRY out the trailer and vent out all the internal water/snow/ice it should be OK. But if you fail to do that on a regular basis you are going to generate a LOT of internal humidity in the trailer body.
 

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Rust proofing that trailer really needed to be done when new. I've researched the steel vs aluminum topic a bunch more and I can't get past the maintenance/resale etc of steel. I'm out. Love your trailer but it's clear to me that Mirage is differentiating in the market with lower cost due to using steel. I think I will spend the additional money now and build an all aluminum (going with Mission).


If mirage would sell an aluminum framed trailer decked out the way they deck out the steel frame trailer they could do very well in the market. Based on my research no one has all the options as easily configurable as Mirage does. You are in a great spot, you get a new one every year before they rust so you don't have to worry about it:)
 

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The frame is 100% rusted by the time I drive it home from Boise to Idaho falls. The surface rust is simply a non issue to mirage and I suppose the sheer volume of trailers they sell stands as a testament that they are right.

But yes I would agree.
If you are going to attempt to rust proof it, I would take delivery of a brand new trailer on a hot dry sunny day and pull it directly to the spray shop and have it done immediately.
 

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I am pulling a steel trailer right now. Just finished the 4th season with it. The rust makes me crazy. I have ground and repainted the painted surfaces on the doors and hitch a couple of times, and will again this summer, but I see no sign of anything structural at all. Will it eventually get to that point???