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    01-30-2013, 03:41 PM
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Yearling
Possible Trailer

So, I'm in the market for a trailer. I'd like a stock or a 2 horse bumper pull. I don't want to spend more than $3,000, I'd like to spend $2,000, then I'd have some room to do any small repairs it may need. This is my first trailer and I'll only use it for hauling to trail rides or lessons. I doubt I'll use it more than once a week. Maybe twice a month.

I found this on my local Craigslist. It needs some 'minor electrical work' but she says the floors are good, tires are good. I plan to go look (its in the next town over) and see for myself.

It's a slant/stock combo with a dressing room. No pics of the inside but when I go check it out I'll take some.

I live in Maryland, closer to Delaware to give you an idea of what my price area would be. Most 2 horses, in good working condition are around 2500-3500 or more.













Not the most helpful pictures, but it seems to be worth looking at. The price she's asking is 2,000.00. It's hard to tell, it looks like a 14-16 foot. I'm waiting to see if she knows the brand, but she thinks it about a 98.
     
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    01-30-2013, 06:23 PM
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Looks like a solid trailer. Looks light too. Just be sure to get under it. Check the frame n crossmembers.
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    01-30-2013, 06:29 PM
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Yearling
Thank you for the tip! What else should I look for? I've never gone trailer shopping before. I know to check the floor (And lift any mats if there are any in there.)

I'll be checking for major rust spots that might have been painted over, and any loose welding. I'm hopefully going to take my friend's truck so we can hook it up and see what lights work and what doesn't (They did say minor electric work, so i'm assuming its lights. But we'll find out) I'd bring mine, but I haven't put a hitch on it yet <.<

So under the trailer, tires, frame, breaks, lights, rusty spots, loose spots.. anything else?
     
    01-30-2013, 06:31 PM
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Trained
If the wiring is wonky, plan on spending $500 to fix it, so factor that into the purchase price. For a first trailer, I really like that one if underneath is not rusted out.
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    01-30-2013, 07:13 PM
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If the wiring is wonky, plan on spending $500 to fix it, so factor that into the purchase price. For a first trailer, I really like that one if underneath is not rusted out.
Doing it yourself shouldn't cost more the $150, that's if you rewired the whole thing and used LEDs. I've wired a lot of trailers. Not arguing with ya, just sayin.
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    01-30-2013, 07:18 PM
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Oh I agree with you Phyl, but if someone's already monkeyed with it, it's a nightmare and you should know what you are doing to begin with even if someone hasn't.
     
    01-30-2013, 07:20 PM
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Oh I agree with you Phyl, but if someone's already monkeyed with it, it's a nightmare and you should know what you are doing to begin with even if someone hasn't.
Very true, I hate fixing other people's cobbled up abortions more then anything. I just yank it all out and start over.
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