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        05-13-2013, 12:06 PM
      #8781
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Sereno    
    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!
    ^^^ Did you read my edit?? And didn't you get my check?? It was in the mail, . I agree, small house big barn and shop!!! I would love to own stables!! Big dream of mine!!
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        05-13-2013, 12:29 PM
      #8782
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    I know about prep work.



    This was our 200 year old place in New Hampshire. New brick walk, retaining walls and landscaping. New storm windows. New wing off back that L'ed to 3 car garage. Heated workshop added to back side of garage to work on my antique cars. STRIPPING and sanding till my fingers would bleed taking off 200 years of paint and using dental tools to bring back the original detail. Wide pine floors all needed to be redone. 9 MONTHS to do ONE room. 6 fireplaces/wood stoves, some made air tight.... 5 cords of wood each winter.

    And that was the work that I did mainly by myself.

    I hope that you feel better now.

    I'll go look in the mail for your check. Ahhhh.... we don't HAVE mail service here. SEND VIA PAYPAL.

    It is now a B&B.
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        05-13-2013, 12:34 PM
      #8783
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    That sounds Great!! I can't see the pictures But I bet it looks wonderful
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    Originally Posted by Sereno    
    Yep. Mine is a little newer but not by much. Steel frames make this trailer a little heavy. Check everywhere for rust, especially underneath and the tongue that I had beefed up a little on mine. Of course you have checked the wood floor and everything else.

    Mine was missing the upper dutch doors but I don't need them and would have taken them off anyway to help keep horses cool. We don't have a winter. When loading be VERY careful of the back door latches so you don't get ropes or halters caught up in them. I also put some pads on the back floor metal to protect it from hooves and not have that shoe on metal sound that my horses didn't like.
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    I installed two fans but still worried about heat. So I tie the two feed doors open but drive slowly and I'm always checking my rear view mirrors.
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    I did a little customizing in here with a 2X4 frame and plywood covered with some thick material. Padding on floor with a piece of plywood and a padded 2X8 forward to protect the emergency break battery and new junction box. I don't like things moving around and the horses don't need the extra noise.
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    Our Jeep has the factory installed tow package for a Class IV hitch, 7,000 lbs capacity. We did the math and with trailer and back of car loaded, full tank of gas we are a little over 6,000 lbs. We had to buy a Class IV pull receiver and ball. We also added the load leveler. New emergency break system and break controller. The wiring was a mess, to moved the electrical junction box that was mounted on the tongue inside the storage area.
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    New tires, new bearings and breaks. My trailer does not have leaf springs, it has a torque system built into the axels that I've learned aren't the best so I really watch for bumps and holes.

    Roadyy is our trailer boss so I'm sure he has some ideas of what to look for.

         
        05-13-2013, 12:42 PM
      #8784
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    My Aunt has one for sale in Dunnellon if you are interested I will give you her information. It is a 4 horse and Gooseneck .
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    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    I really like both of those trailers/floats.

    The one I'm working on only has the upper door center front and on the passenger side above the tack box. I will be building a dual saddle stand off the floor in this trailer after the floor is replaced. I'll weld down a 1/4" steel plate, come up off it with a 2x4x1/4" wall tube then two saddle bars towards the door to slide the saddles onto. I'm debating on mounting it close to the barrier wall and making it swivel so I can slide the saddles on it then swing it around to make more room by the door to put other tack items in. Adding a little custom work never hurt anybody. Lol

    I'm trailer envious at the moment since I do not have my own at the moment, but I do have access to a few anytime I need them.
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        05-13-2013, 12:44 PM
      #8785
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    Ok Saw the picturesSereno It looks like a Great Trailer

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        05-13-2013, 12:48 PM
      #8786
    Green Broke
    I must have missed the part of that post about me being the trailer boss.lol Thought it said trail boss in the original and was confused even then as to why me...lol

    I'm not an expert on trailers, but know a little about metal and being able to repair/replace it once it is full of cancer. I read the post Sereno had from the trailer company and find it to be full of great information on checking out the wellness of your trailer/float. I will say this when looking at a trailer,yours or a possible buy, take a screwdriver with you. Poke at any spot that looks fishy to see if it is weak and thin or rotted all the way through. If there are rust bubbles then poke it. Some of you are up north and deal with a lot of salt on the roads so I suggest you or someone you know climb under and poke away at the frame where the axle springs mount to the frame, springs mount to the axles and everywhere you can reach where the frame meets the body that appears suspicious. Look for bulges in the body as if someone has patched over rust with body filler. If it's a fiberglass trailer/float then push on the suspicious area to see if they did it properly to have stability.

    I've turned down repair work on a vehicle from up north due to the amount of rot in the frame and body mounts. I don't have the time or means to take on such a project as that, but can handle things like a flat trailer or horse trailer with a lot of rot as it isn't as hard to handle to replace.

    Guess I had more to add than I thought or drew it out with a lot of type..lol
         
        05-13-2013, 12:53 PM
      #8787
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    My Aunt has one for sale in Dunnellon if you are interested I will give you her information. It is a 4 horse and Gooseneck .
    At this time I have access to several trailers/floats and still saving some money for more pressing things. The dually was set up for a fifth-wheel and not a goose neck so I have some material to build my own goose neck hitch in the bed when time is available. I will contact you when the time comes and if it is still available I would love to get more info on it unless it is super cheap now then I may rearrange some priorities..hahaha
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        05-13-2013, 01:11 PM
      #8788
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Sereno    
    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. )
    I missed answering the did you do it all yourself and "YES", that is why it does not look better than it does, , but hey, I am happy and the horses are safe. Even put in a new floor. And last thing was to have the tire shop do the axles and seals. We are ready to roll!!

    No mail service, , no wonder you have not gotten the check.
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        05-13-2013, 01:39 PM
      #8789
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    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
    We paid $1800.00 for the CM 2 horse bumper pull. But I have seen one or 2 go for 2 times that much on the net and not as nice.
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        05-13-2013, 01:41 PM
      #8790
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    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    At this time I have access to several trailers/floats and still saving some money for more pressing things. The dually was set up for a fifth-wheel and not a goose neck so I have some material to build my own goose neck hitch in the bed when time is available. I will contact you when the time comes and if it is still available I would love to get more info on it unless it is super cheap now then I may rearrange some priorities..hahaha
    I will ask her for more info and pictures if she has some. And post for you. I have n o Idea on cost she just told me about it when I posted about my trailer I bought.
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