Lighter weight SE trailer yields safer haul for lighter weight tow vehicle possibilities. Serpent Express (SE) tows at less fuel cost per mile.
5300 lbs. Payload
Can haul heavier payload load on SE
SE Hardtop 16' Bed; 20' overall
20′ Bed, 23′-7″ overall
Easier to store SE due to less length & les weight. Still too wide for a typical single garage.
SE Hardtop has a fixed top
Medium size tow vehicle (Explorer, Cherokee, Durango, Tundra, F-150, etc. class)
Requires heavy tow rig (F250, F350, Expedition, Suburban, etc.)
For SE, Reduced tow vehicle investment and maintenance costs.
Rear deck with Dovetail height only 20″
Deck height 22″ - 24"
Lower deck height on SE; easier to clear bell housings and side pipes
Aluminum sheeting inside and outside plus insulation inside walls
Thin 0.030″ Alum sheet metal over 3/8″ plywood walls (typical)
SE Hardtop slightly more secure
Electric brakes 4 wheels, breakaway system, 2 5/16″ coupler, full DOT lighting including sides, reflectors, saftety chains, 5-lug rims, & Load C tires
Only 42″ tall at front, sloping up to 72″ tall (above deck) at 7′ back, then level top to rear for ease of use
82″ tall at front with level top
Enormous difference in wind resistance, buffeting, etc. in favor of Serpent Express Hardtop.