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post #8771 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 02:18 AM
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Roslyns two kids called her on mothers day and I fixed the ride on mower for her.
Thoughtfull of me don't you think.

What are the float/trailers worth I'm just trying to get a handle on the second hand price compared to NZ


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post #8772 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 07:29 AM
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Roslyns two kids called her on mothers day and I fixed the ride on mower for her.
Thoughtfull of me don't you think.

What are the float/trailers worth I'm just trying to get a handle on the second hand price compared to NZ


Cheers all
Your so good to Roslyn!

Thanks for the photos everyone! It was easier to click "like" on everything then posting repeats of what had been already said.

I figured out where to move the stacked broken washer/working dryer to and started moving stuff around in the garage. Walked past the laundry room and stopped dead in my tracks. Washer was working. My wife said that she "just pushed the button". (would have been nice to have told me!)

Stan. Look here to get an idea of trailer prices in the U.S. Some of them look way out of line.

Horse Trailer World- Used trailers for sale, New trailers for sale, trailer classified ads, trailer manufacturer news and more.

We both live on Islands, some bigger then others. I would guess that their are around 50 2 horse trailers that are still working in the whole Dominican Republic. My 10 year old trailer that needed everything was $6,000. About what it cost new.

Our daddy mocking bird sang for about 10 minutes as the sun was coming up.
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post #8773 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 08:13 AM
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nvr2many, It feels great to have a successful day with training doesn't it? Especially when it is hard work to get those monumental accomplishments. You look at the task and initially think if its even possible and then start at it anyways. The first win is so powerful of a motivator to push forward with the rest of it.

I worked Jems with putting the lead rope in Jems' mouth the last time I worked with her. This time I started it by working on putting the lead rope in her mouth and she took it without a head bob. I went ahead and gave her the bit and bridle to wear while working her this go around. She took it just as easy and forgot about it after we started working on leading and lunging. When I worked on teaching her cues with the bit but pulling on each side of the headstall to pull her head in the direction I wanted her to go. She wasn't very fond of it at first and would fight, but quickly began yielding to the pressure for a release. It felt great!


I like y'alls trailers too. I like that walk through feature..

Stan,the simple 2 horse trailer I'm working on was had for $500 USD and should be worth around $1500 when it's finished. It depends a lot of the region in the US as to the appraised value will be. I've seen a couple of them like Hunter and nvr2many posted go for anywhere between $2500 and $4000 depending on the condition.


Sereno, I'm glad you found a spot for the over under.
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post #8774 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 09:25 AM
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Our trailer was $1200 and Hubby has spent another $1500 in tires, wiring, etc.

A newer/used aluminum angle haul can go anywhere from $3,500 and up
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post #8775 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 10:18 AM
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E-mail from Double D trailers.

When I was looking for a trailer I found these guys and really liked their products. Site full of good information. Brad was great on working with me. I really wanted one BUT the cost would have doubled with shipping and customs taxes. I'm on their e-mail list and received this yesterday as we here talked about our trailers.
.......................

Is Your Horse Trailer Ready for Show Season?

As winter turns to spring, many begin looking ahead to show season.
There's lots of work involved getting you and your horse
show-ready; from scheduling spring vaccinations to assessing your
show clothes. But, as you make these preparations, don't forget one
important yet sometimes overlooked element of your horse show prep
routine - your horse trailer.

That's right; it's a good idea to annually inspect the condition of
your trailer, so why not start a habit of doing it before you hit
the road to show. A yearly maintenance check could save you a lot
of trouble and money in the long haul (no pun intended), and
increase the life of your trailer.

Ideally, you should schedule a service appointment with your
trailer dealer or a reputable body shop, if possible. They'll know
what to check and can give you a heads up on potential problems. If
you're mechanically inclined, you may be able to repair minor
problems. But regardless of who does the servicing; at the least,
be sure to address the following areas.

Horse Trailer Structure - inspect the inside and outside of the
trailer for rust or corrosion, paying particular attention to the
frame.

Undercarriage - check underneath the entire length of the trailer
for rust or corrosion. In aluminum trailers, inspect the welds and
joints for stress fractures as well as bolt holes and fasteners for
wear or loosening. While you're under there, inspect the axles too.

Floor - examine your wood floor for rot. Remove the mats and take a
good look, and don't forget to check underneath. Corrosion or
pitting (tiny holes appearing in the metal) can occur with aluminum
floors, so be on the lookout.

Tires - check the condition of all tires, including spares, with an
eye out for dry rot, especially if you stored your trailer for the
winter. Be sure to check the air pressure, too.

Lights - test the lights to see if any bulbs have burned out. Also,
check that turning lights and emergency flashers work.

Brakes - check the horse trailer brakes to be sure they're working
and properly adjusted. In addition, be sure to check that the
breakaway brakes' battery is fully charged.

For those with living quarters horse trailers, don't forget to
"unwinterize" the living quarters. Check the water pump, air
conditioner, and hot water heater to confirm that they're still in
good working order. Inspect the awnings for any tears or
deterioration.

Servicing your horse trailer every year makes good sense. You can
catch problems before they become an issue. No one wants to learn
that something's wrong with their trailer as their heading out to a
show. Give yourself peace of mind by readying your trailer before
show season begins.

Finally, make sure you wash and wax your trailer. The majority of
horse trailers sit outside unsheltered and a good coat of wax will
extend the exterior finish of your trailer for many years.
Brad
Double D Trailers, PO Box 5607, Kinston, NC 28503

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post #8776 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 11:29 AM
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@ Stan, our trailer was 2250. and looked like this.............



Husband and I made it presentable.......



Not sure what it is worth now. It is not perfect but we worked our a$$'s off!!! You can see some of the pictures in my album on here, "trailer project".
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post #8777 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 11:50 AM
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WOW nvr!

I looked at your album. PREP, prep, prep and more prep.

Is that your barn? Did you do all the prep and spraying?

Looks brand new and I'm sure that you two are proud of all your work and the results.

I have a quote to have mine de-rusted and painted for $400. Rust has not gone thru anywhere so I need to get it done. The MAIN problem down here is that NO ONE understands prep work. Take a machete, scrape a little then apply finish coat.

You two and Roadyy want a free vacation? (disclaimer... air fairs not included. )
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post #8778 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 11:52 AM
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Tired to............ EDIT: It is the extra tall extra wide model. 7.5" inside height. That made a difference since we have Bigggggggggggggggggg horses!

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post #8779 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 11:56 AM
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I looked at your album. PREP, prep, prep and more prep.

Is that your barn? Did you do all the prep and spraying?

Looks brand new and I'm sure that you two are proud of all your work and the results.

I have a quote to have mine de-rusted and painted for $400. Rust has not gone thru anywhere so I need to get it done. The MAIN problem down here is that NO ONE understands prep work. Take a machete, scrape a little then apply finish coat.

You two and Roadyy want a free vacation? (disclaimer... air fairs not included. )
Oh man Sereno, and I thought we were gonna be partners, . Don't partners get free air fair??

And thank you for your compliments. Its a bit rough but I kept telling myself, "how much money do you want to throw at this thing", and "it's industrial", lol. There is a fine line where what is enough and what is just wasting money.

As far as "barn", the place we had it parked while working is one of the shops owned and rented out by my in-laws. Lucky for us they had an empty one!!

Prep, prep and more prep is right!!! Gah! It killed me! I felt I was not getting anywhere and then I would apply primer to where I just worked and said, oh wow! I can really see this happening, lol. Then back to discouraged. I was sick during that time, went through two weeks of anitbiotic only to have to do it for three more weeks a week after that. And we were on a budget so that makes things stressful. If I had unlimited income and was not afraid of shop time and someone wanting to rent it out any day I maybe could have relaxed. Ah who and I kidding, I still would have been a stress ball but just less of one, lol.
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post #8780 of 29438 Old 05-13-2013, 12:03 PM
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Ok partner!

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Oh man Sereno, and I thought we were gonna be partners, . Don't partners get free air fair??

And thank you for your compliments. Its a bit rough but I kept telling myself, "how much money do you want to throw at this thing", and "it's industrial", lol. There is a fine line where what is enough and what is just wasting money.

As far as "barn", the place we had it parked while working is one of the shops owned and rented out by my in-laws. Lucky for us they had an empty one!!
Getting ready to go look at the run down property and stables. Partners SEND MONEY to become a partner. Your half is around $150K THEN WE start to fix it up. I'll get you a "deal" on air fares.

IF I EVER build a new place; little house.... BIG BARNS AND MACHINE SHOP!
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