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post #11 of 20 Old 01-20-2012, 12:41 AM
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For 600 bucks, I think its worth checking out.

If you have the money and time, id say go for it.

I think your horse would fit very comfortably in it.

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post #12 of 20 Old 01-20-2012, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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thanks! Its going to basically needs new tires maybe patch a few rust spots. (the worst spot is on the roof in the pic) probably gut the inside. It'll be rewarding once its done. I already have some paint scheme ideas and stickers in mind once this bad boys finished....
That is, if I get it.


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Even if you had to redo the floor, it would be a very good buy. Adams makes a nice trailer and even in the shape it's in now would bring double the asking price in my area.

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Thanks! I actually was just flipping through some ads online and found this same exact trailer in decent usable contion for 4 grand. So this must be a steal if its only $600. Just makes me worry theres something terribly wrong with it! Either that or they would just like to get rid of it.


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Well they backed out on me :( they called and said they didn't want to sell it til spring now. Oh well. I found another one already redone for 850 so we will see how that goes
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just as well , if the roof was that rusted, the floor was probably total crap, It would be worth a few hundred dollars for scrap though.
Another example of why I don't understand why anyone would consider a steel trailer. That trailer was only 10 years old and total junk. I have an aluminum trailer nearly the same age that still looks like new and that would sell for what I paid for it.
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just as well , if the roof was that rusted, the floor was probably total crap, It would be worth a few hundred dollars for scrap though.
Another example of why I don't understand why anyone would consider a steel trailer. That trailer was only 10 years old and total junk. I have an aluminum trailer nearly the same age that still looks like new and that would sell for what I paid for it.
A totally ridiculous statement. If the trailer was kept in the woods without cover, holes in the roof could be expected but many steel trailers have fiberglass caps. Further, that statement also says that you should only buy Corvettes since steel rusts.

I went to look at an aluminum trailer last year that spent it's life in CT. It was unusable because the frame was rotted out as were the steel support work that the aluminum skin was attached to.

A trailer that has been given good care will be fine, steel or aluminum. As for that trailer, I would buy that all day long for $600 and make money on it with a little work. It is far from junk.

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I don't know why steel bodied cars last for years, but horse trailer sheeting starts rusting right after you drive it off the lot. That trailer you saw in CT was steel framed, just like I said, rusted. That trailer has a lot of rust. On the upper visible sides, I guarantee the frame and floor supports, are much worse. Steel trailers rust from bottom up. You will spend some money doing alot of welding, grinding, metal replacement, paint, undercoating, new wood, and when all is said and done you will have a used steel trailer that's going to rust. May be worth it for someone who has the time, tools, and ability to do the repairs.
But my hobby is riding horses on the weekend, not rebuilding old junk.
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something that may be considered "old junk" to you isnt old junk to someone else..


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just as well , if the roof was that rusted, the floor was probably total crap, It would be worth a few hundred dollars for scrap though.
Another example of why I don't understand why anyone would consider a steel trailer. That trailer was only 10 years old and total junk. I have an aluminum trailer nearly the same age that still looks like new and that would sell for what I paid for it.
I have a 2001 steel trailer that's been outside it's entire life and still looks almost new (Logan). It has more to do with how good of a prep and paint job the trailer got and where it actually kept. If my trailer had spent 10 years over at the coast (hour drive away from here) it would have serious rust issues.

Now Im not going to argue against an all aluminum trailer but at least in this area, even old ones are still expensive. If you can't afford aluminum you have no choice but to go for steel.
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