horse trailer This trailer has a solid floor and has more years left in it. Let me know if you have any questions.
They're asking $500, I bet I could get it for $400.
Plus about $50 for a gallon of Rust converter
$35/ish for metal primer
$50 - $80 for paint, let's say $80x 2gallons: $160
$x for registration through the DMV... My stock trailer was $182, let's guess $100? does that sound reasonable?
So, most expensive scenario: $845
However, that's not including tires, brakes, electrical work or lights if it needs it. I shot them an email and haven't heard back.
I have all the tools I would need: a big air compressor and a paint gun, angle grinders, wire cup brushes, safety equipment, etc.
I've restored a gooseneck 4 horse stock trailer before. That trailer was in worse shape than this one. That paint job is still holding up 2 years later.
So, my question is, do you think it would be worth it? I have my gooseneck trailer that I use, but my thought with this one is that I could rent it out OR flip it and sell it.
I used to have a Miley 2 horse straight load that I rented out a few years back. I charged $50 a day and most people could tow it with their daily driver vehicle. I had a liability release, and I have liability insurance through Markel that I bet I could add coverage for this onto. I'd have to check that price.... But, I made quite a bit of money doing that.
Any suggestions? I definitely want my butt covered as far as liability is concerned if I'm gonna rent it out.
I'm thinking I could make it look something like this, although I don't think I'd go with black... too hot. This trailer is listed for $1500, So I'm thinking there's more value in renting it out.