We went with an open stacker for several reasons: First the 1 we purchased is exactly 20' with 16' lower & upper platforms = no "looking over shoulder" 'cause will be compliant on overall length - 65'. Second, the unit is homebuilt besides being super stout it has many practical features i.e., motorcycles will load on top on a solid diamond plates deck & fabricating wind screens to help with wind shear & protection, too, 8 locking boxes/various dimensions for storage built into lower deck floor & diamond plate box on stinger, double 7k lb. axels (easy to grease-no wheel bearig repacking needed) with 19.5" 12 ply truck tires , additional rear receiver for handy trailer movement & parking (once car is unloaded unhitched), heavy duty loading ramps, 4 post lighting, too many D rings to count, 5k lb. winch, 29 & 30 gallon fuel tanks built into lower deck - convenient for boon docking & ballast. Also plan to put a small UTV on top. Open allows visual on cargo during travel. Overall weight of stacker is 5200 lbs. Purchase price was $10k. Adding 2 more ramps (same kind) which will also be hinged and strapped to the back, 5/16" diamond plate solid flooring to top deck & painting entire unit black enamel for an extra $1.7k. Overall investment $11,700. In-Tech enclosed would run in excess of $40k 7 weigh in at another 2k' pounds & shortest set up will be over 73-3-75’ with our Cornerstone. So, for the savings, overall length compliancy we've chosen this route for now. I agree enclosed secure storage is great, but I like the entry fee for this ‘open, traveling visual & how ridiculously stout this unit is. Pictures to follow.
Jeff & Debbie & Shasta (mini white wookie)
2015 Entegra Cornerstone 45B/20' open stacker
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