Originally Posted by Joe4d
Personally I will only buy aluminum, but if you ares shopping steel, when replying for adds, insist on good detailed pictures of the frame at the back door/ ramp area. This is the area that tends to rust out first. COurse that maynot be true in a slant load. Id think Id want detailed good picture of area where the horses back ends usually are. Before making the drive. Seems all the adds say no rust, or good shape, till you get there. SOme of the lower price stocky looking 3 horse bumper pulls are terrible, they will rust driving off the lot new.
My husband wants an aluminum trailer. I did find one that is 3 hours away within our price range. We're not afraid to drive, but if I'm driving, frankly I'm driving for a new trailer. I'm not driving 3 hours each way to save $1000, to get there and see a rusted out "in good shape" trailer. Like saddles, and all other horse equipment, I know there are some that are just crappy, that's what I'd like to avoid.
I borrow a Logan 2 horse slant all summer and it's so nice, even for an older trailer. No one sells Logans around here, so to find something like that, I'll be driving.