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post #11 of 14 Old 02-16-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by loveduffy View Post
take it for a ride and ask him the last time he used it even a manufacterd trailer can have problmes use trailer are good just check them out well
It is at a dealer. I am sure it was traded in so the dealer is going to play dumb.
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-16-2012, 12:57 PM
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that could be a good thing what is the warranty on the trailer? In NY dealer can not sell unsafe trailer or trucks they must check the brakes and other safeties on them

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post #13 of 14 Old 02-16-2012, 02:57 PM
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Home made trailers are a hit or miss proposition. Done right they can be better then a manufactured trailer. Done wrong and you have a nightmare on your hands.

Things to look for:
-Metal is to light, frame is the biggest worry point here.
-Welds are bad. Some of this could be visible as in cracks but you might not be able to tell if there is poor penetration. Also, if the metal is not prepped proberly there could be contaminated welds.
-Axles not properly aligned, this you can check by looking at tire wear and see how it pulls. This can also be an issue on manufactured trailers but generally attributed to bent axles.
-New paint? Might be hiding metal that was not prepped properly to begin with.
-Bad wiring. Connectors not crimped properly or loom not properly protected from sharp metal which cuts the insulation.

That's just from the top of my head and I'm sure others can add to the list. All and all I personally would stay away from home made trailers unless I knew the person who built it.
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-16-2012, 09:05 PM
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its...different. But, i wouldnt even think about buying that unless i was hauling cattle...maybe.

and, $900? seriously? i dont know where your from but up here in NY theres super nice trailers going for $800-$1,000...Id save your money for something not homemade and closer to home!

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