Originally Posted by NickerMaker71
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!!!!
As Rick has said, he has covered it well. I'll add climb under the float and have a good look for rust in the beams. Tyres, bearings, can be replaced but the electric brakes make sure thay work, that's expensive.
Also check if the brakes are on 4 wheels or just two. Fare better stopping power on 4.
The thing that kills horse floats in NZ is rust in the chassis or rust in general. When I brought my new float the first thought was to rust, and what could rust, the second was the brakes, then the over all build and strength. However I am looking at it for New Zealand conditions.
As for the price in NZ that float would have been snapped up and repaired. As Rick has mentioned $2000 a good place to start and in NZ a **** good buy. I let my old one go for $5000 and it was not a patch on the one you are looking at. Mine needed a complete new skin and the chassis was not galvinsied against rust.
Have a great hump day, that one gets me, and I have said it to my collegues at work with a response I can not repeat. They are all women and thought I was being a little over the line. It has a different meaning in NZ :)