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        10-08-2013, 09:30 PM
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    Thank you everyone!!. Still smiling!

    Left at a decent time and got a nice ride in. Jays starting to get his winter hair. Rainn's had hers!! Haha. Our nights are getting cold!!

    I did the 'block'....took a pic of a farm that sits close to the road that gives JayJay something's to look at! Pic doesn't give a good representation of the junk yard. If anyone wants to get their horse accustomed to 'stuff' come visit me! Tonight we passed Amish buggies (as always) a combine picking corn, and various other things.

    Good night all
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        10-08-2013, 09:43 PM
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    Started playing around on craigslist looking at horse trailer. Found this one....just need a small one to take horses on a few trips throughout the year. Don't even own a truck...but time of year to buy.....thoughts. Not sure what is fair price or what to look for.....

    2 HORSE TRAILER BUMPER PULL LIGHTWEIGHT CHEAP


    Thanks in advance!!
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        10-08-2013, 10:18 PM
      #13473
    Weanling
    Yissy, I just saw your town: we are "almost" neighbours!
    And I also ride alone most of the time. I have my horses at home, so if I waited for company, I'd never ride. I tell the general direction of where I plan to go and how long. I carry a cell phone and pocket knife on me at all times and wear a helmet. Good riding skills and a trusty mount helps, but that takes time. How is your clyde on trails?

    NM71, congratulations on that award, that's fantastic. You love your work and it sure shows. Nice that management noticed.
    That trailer looks nice, and if it were in my region, the price is fair. They don't mention brakes. I'd look for a trailer with brakes, much safer especially if towed with a smaller SUV.

    Roaddy, that "Little Man" is a smart one!

    Here is the progress on the barn we're working on, rushing before winter since it is our hay and wood shaving storage. There was a barn there, but without a floor and sinking in the mud (built on a swamp). We did major drainage before re-building.
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        10-09-2013, 03:44 AM
      #13474
    Foal
    Congratulations Nicker!
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        10-09-2013, 04:28 AM
      #13475
    Banned
    Hi all missed you all.

    I mainly kept up on my phone, until about a week ago til I went on vacation. Hope everyone is doing well.
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        10-09-2013, 07:31 AM
      #13476
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    Welcome back Alex!

    As for the trailer....questions I should ask the owner. I guess one if it has electric brakes...

    Here's some others I was thinking.....

    How old is the wooden floor?
    Do the lights/brakes work?
    Why are you selling?
    Do you have the title in hand?
    How many miles on the tires?

    Questions for you all.....

    Would I want a dressing room? Not sure to what extent I will be using it....never thought I would be here last here.....
    How do I know if the axels are good?

    Is it better to just wait and buy our truck and look for a trailer then too? (We know what we want in a truck...just saving cash.)

    Would my moms Nissan xterra pull this thing? We were going to share. She needs it for her goats. We would split the cost.

    What else to I need to consider?

    Thank you everyone for everything!!!!. I haven't told you all lately how much I appreciate this thread! I do, I do!!!


    Have a GREAT HUMP day all!!!!
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        10-09-2013, 07:35 AM
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    Oooo, forgot to mention.....this weekend is my trip to QH Congress!!! I've been wanting to go since I was there as a child! Woohoo!


    Secondly, my friend I rode with a couple weekends ago set up a little day trip for us. Her friend has a trailer, so we are loading up the first weekend of November. Hoping to get a few others to go too!!! . Excited!!!
         
        10-09-2013, 07:56 AM
      #13478
    Green Broke
    NikerMacker17, the trailer looks very worthy. If you look close at the pic that shows the jack on the tongue you will see a small box attached to the back of the jack. That is your battery box for the electric brakes.

    You can look for dry cracks on the side walls and tread of the tires to tell if they have been sitting awhile and are old. Otherwise do like Stan did and have them balanced for a smoother ride.

    The floor should be easily inspected by lifting the rubber floor mats. The tack room floor looks in good shape, but look closely around the edge where it meets the walls for rust bubbles. Do the same around the outside at all the seams where the metal and fiberglass repairs are.

    Axles are a chance in the dark and just keep a grease gun handy to shoot a couple of squirts every couple of trips. If he hasn't kept up with greasing it and you start greasing it too much it will cause an early death. Sounds strange, but have witnessed it first hand from the added grease floating the worn parts and allowing them to let go. Only other way I know would be to jack up each axle and wiggle the tires to check for slack or pull the wheels and inspect each bearing individually.

    If the lights aren't LED then I would replace them with LED inside and out. Of course that is a personal preference for brighter and more dependable service.

    Offer $2000 cash then barter from there.
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        10-09-2013, 08:03 AM
      #13479
    Green Broke
    Eole, the barn is looking great!! I am jealous of having a hay and shavings storage place.

    Alex, it's good to have you back. Stan has been running a muck without you here to check him. Lol

    I took a couple of pics of Trusty's leg and how well it has healed.

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    Then this is the disc golf baskets I made for the church Family Fun Day events we are sponsoring this Saturday at two different locations at different times.

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    I know it looks cheap and, frankly, it is as I have $16 invested in both of them by purchasing the chain.

    Nevermind the mess in there as I am in the process of building saddle racks and shoved alot of stuff back out of the way.
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        10-09-2013, 10:00 AM
      #13480
    Green Broke
    Congratulations Nicker! That is quite an honor. That is a very nice looking trailer for its' age. You might ask if it was garaged & check that you can manage the ramp alone. My neighbor recently got 1 w/a ramp, but it was pretty heavy, so the seller cut it in half & it's much easier. He's very innovative & the job really looked nice-great idea!

    Good to see you post again, Alex S!

    Rick-hope you feel much better & are back in the saddle soon.

    Stan-no rug rats here, either-all the youngsters around here have 4 legs!

    I sure am liking my new mare. She is such a good girl! Haven't felt a gait yet, but we're still getting used to each other. It was so much fun spending the "windfall $$", but now we have to buckle down & finish paying off the past debts. I have all the "big" balances moved to 0% plans & real headway is now being made. We'll buy a pallet of wood pellets in town today-(50 bags) and another one next month-that should get us through the winter. I would like to store up some hay, but that would mean buying a 20' container & dedicating it to just feed. Will do that at some point, but maybe not right now.

    Happy hump day everyone!
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