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    01-11-2009, 09:31 PM
Green Broke

So my boyfriend and I have been playing with the idea of getting a horse trailer, 2-3 horse slant. I know NOTHING about them, just that I need one hopefully by summer. I am going to use it for thunder and my bf can use it for his dirt bike lol. I guess i'm just wondering how people afford them? We are looking for something around $1500-2000 (depending on our situation, I might be able to talk him into $2500. I was searching online and couldnt find much around that price. Do people often times finance them like a car? Do they go through a private seller and pay out right? Make payments??? Ugh I just don't know lol. The easiest thing to do would be to pay out right, but coming up with that money will be a bit tough. Your thoughts??
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    01-11-2009, 11:30 PM
My horse trailer is financed for 15 years! I will be almost 40 (scary) when it is paid off if I don't get a different one before that. I have never regreted buying it. If you can see what you can get financed for you may be able spend a little bit more money. You will find a much nice trailer if you pay a little more.
    01-11-2009, 11:39 PM
Green Broke
So is it just like buying a car?
    01-12-2009, 10:15 PM
Yes , basically.
    01-12-2009, 10:28 PM
Yeah except when you get into big trailers with slide outs. Then many of of those trailers are incorrectly engineered. The slide out is too close to the goose neck and such.
    01-12-2009, 10:30 PM
For the question, I payed cash for both trailers, 45' and our 2 horse. The two horse was pretty cheap. I do like the slant trailers though, you can finance them, but a 3 horse you can get a decent new one for below 10k so that isn't too bad.

You may look on craigslist, or local news ads like american classifieds or green sheet, etc
    01-13-2009, 03:44 PM
For 1500-2000 price you may find yourself paying in for fixing up the trailer. Tires, breaks, lights, flooring, etc... go out over time and you could run into that problem if they arent taken care of.

I hate my stcok trailer that I have now, I could get $2000 on a trade-in but I don't think I want to pick up another payment at this point in my life, and it gets be where I need to go. Over the last few years I had to put in new flooring (my dad and I did it), lights, and bought new tires last spring (spendy), but the trailer is sound. It needs new paint but it is going to cost more then what it is worth.

Basically what im saying is you get what you pay for, usually cheaper the trailer more money you are going to put into it.
    01-13-2009, 03:47 PM
Green Broke
Ya im kind of realising that now. Thanks so much for the advice! Looks like we may need to look in to financing eventually :/
    01-13-2009, 09:06 PM
Green Broke
Have you been looking at used ones? I think has trailers for sale ads
    01-14-2009, 03:06 AM
Green Broke
Oh I didn't think about that, ill check it out! Thanks :)

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