Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Aside from the cosmetics, what I look for is the condition of the floor, the electrics (including the brakes), the suspension, the wheel bearings, and the tires (be sure they are trailer tires and not passenger car tires). Depending on age and location, I'll get underneath and make sure the frame is not rusted.
Lastly, I'll hook it up and take it for a ride to be sure it is tracking straight.
The obvious question I ask before even going to see it is the dimensions. If it isn't at least 6'6" high ( I have QHs not TBs) and 6' wide, I can't use it. If I had 16h and above horses or draft types, I would want at least 7' high.
Once I've checked it out then, depending on what it may need, I'll make an offer. I have a pretty good idea what work I can perform and how much things cost.
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