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post #21 of 23 Old 11-19-2010, 06:43 AM
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Yes. I would buy a 5year old aluminum trailer. I would buy a 5year old steel trailer too.

If you are worried take it to a reputable trailer place and have it looked at.

Kind of like buying a used car. Have your mechanic look at it first. The money they charge to inspect it can save you money later on.
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post #22 of 23 Old 11-19-2010, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck View Post
That being said, I live near the coast, so lots of salt to be had. The trailer is a 2005 model. Would you buy a 5 year old aluminum trailer?
I would buy a 25 year old aluminum trailer. I have seen aluminum trailers that have been used HARD to haul cattle and horses several days per week that don't have any problems with corrosion. I certainly haven't seen the same in steel trailers.

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post #23 of 23 Old 11-24-2010, 07:29 AM
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I have a 95 steel stock and the wooden floor is like new. trailer looks rough but hey the horses don't care. I have a LQ also and I wish i had gone for the stock combo. I would rather haul my horses in a stock. They ride better cause they can turn facing backwards and you can also haul alot of things back there. The aluminum floors will last if you have good maintnence practices. I put sawdust in mine when hauling to absorbe the urine and keeps the manure together. Twice a year I pull the mats out and wash the floor let it dry and put the mats back in. I do this spring and fall. In the middle times I just roll the mat up and hose off the butt wall and floor. My trailer is 7yrs old and the floors have no wear or pitts at all. and I live between the Chesapeake bay and Potomac river. Plus your resale value holds with a all aluminum. Some have steel frams and that's ok. Go to www.horsetrailerworld.com and get into thier forum you can learn alot and get great information from pros and everyday owners..

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