Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Buying an older trailer should depend on what you can do yourself.
Rewiring a trailer should take just an long afternoon and ~ $30 in wire + the cost of lights - maybe another $50. It is one of the most simple jobs you can do.
Bearing, brakes, magnets, etc all depend on how much knowledge you have.
I've replaced floor boards myself on a couple of trailers for just the cost of the wood.
The biggest thing to consider for me is the rust. That can take a lot to fix and then you need to worry about the frame as well.
If you aren't capable (or have friends who are willing to help you) then I agree that you need to look at a better trailer that doesn't need as much work.
One last thing, tires. Be sure you get trailer tires, not passenger tires, and they can be expensive.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 09-30-2011 at 12:37 PM.