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post #11 of 32 Old 06-24-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Of course when I am looking I can never find such deals!

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If you repainted that gooseneck, inside & out (notice the ceiling is rusty looking), redo the floors if anything looks black, and make sure everything works, lights, breakaways, proper safety chains. Bring it to BC right now all done up, you will get 6 or 7 grand.
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Why not gussy the gooseneck up a little and add a tack room up front? My bumper pull stock has a 16' floor and I could easily enclose a small tack/change area up front.
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My initial thought was to do it up, but considering is is a steel trailer it is already heavy, and then when you are talking about...

Floor mats
New bulkhead to make a dressing room
Dividers for the slant loading
Saddle racks
Bridle racks,
Lining and dust proofing the dressing room/tack area
Putting windows in the horse area
Sanding down
Painting


Then actually it is a lot and money and effort to turn a perfectly good stock trailer into a half decent horse trailer. I'm hoping that with the money I am getting from Fancy and Flight and the cash from selling the stock I will have actually hopefully $6 - $6 500 to buy something that was designed to do the job, and hopefully will be nearly ready to go.
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If you repainted that gooseneck, inside & out (notice the ceiling is rusty looking), redo the floors if anything looks black, and make sure everything works, lights, breakaways, proper safety chains. Bring it to BC right now all done up, you will get 6 or 7 grand.
WOW, nearly worth the trip......mmmmmm do it up, offer to haul a horse out to BC, then leave the trailer there to sell, maybe worth it after all
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GH, $5900 for the trailer you posted (and from how it looks like) would be quite low for my area. Of course it's old (1987), but still. I wonder if there is anything hidden behind. But then it depends on area a lot, so may be it's a norm there.

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That's the trouble, don't know if they are a reliable dealer or not, anyone here from Billings I wonder?
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I wish I could help, but I only know dealers around. Usually bad word is spread pretty fast, so I'd suggest to google. Or may be create a new thread in "Horse Talk" or something asking about experience with specific company. From my experience not too many people check the "Trailers" section of the forum (I rarely do myself).

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The budget has been raised a little YIPPEE

Now looking for a 2 or 3 horse, gooseneck, with tack, under $7000

If in Canada gotta be Sask, Alberta or Manitoba

If in US withing around 500 miles of 58801

Who wants to help me shop?
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Around here, your stock trailer would go for about $4500 I think. People just don't want to haul that heavy stuff anymore. If you pretty it up and the frame is solid you could probably hold out for $5500, but not in a hurry.

I figure that I got a deal on my two horse gooseneck with dressing room. $3500, because it's steel so it's heavy. Steel is much nicer to weld though and that's a big plus for our household.

Sorry, can't help you shop though. Good luck!
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