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post #41 of 45 Old 11-30-2013, 08:35 PM
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Some stuff that comes to mind.

Its been sitting there for a while look how much its sank.

You will likely need brake drums and backing plates.
Wiring is likely green or brittle or both. If its questionable replace it ALL!

What is the trailers weight since its "custom" add the 3 horses you want will the axle ratings still cross the scales?



I'd pull the hubs and repack/replace before going far its sat so long. Simpler to do when its not on the side of a 400 series. (drove wrecker enough to see lots of chewed spindles)

Personally i'd take your spare and borrow a buddies and bring it back on a single axle and worry about tires in your driveway.

Is the trailer a frame design or a box design? Windows may weaken it . . .

The spring gate lift can be added simply.

Pull that out of the dirt, CLEAN it up and it'd likely pull 1500 lol without any work. Good rubber, repaired, windows, paint and papers would pull $3000 easy I'd bet (here anyways)
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post #42 of 45 Old 11-30-2013, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Pull that out of the dirt, CLEAN it up and it'd likely pull 1500 lol without any work. Good rubber, repaired, windows, paint and papers would pull $3000 easy I'd bet (here anyways)
Nice to see someone who understands things from the northern side of the fence. I came to the conclusion quite a few responses back that the US members are clearly spoiled with the condition of trailers outside the rust belt. ;)

FWIW, I never heard back from the owner from my last email or phone call, so I don't know what's up. I'm not going to chase her. If it's still sitting there after Christmas I may contemplate things again, but at this point it's back burnered with Christmas (and a vacation) weeks away.

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post #43 of 45 Old 12-01-2013, 12:40 PM
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US members are clearly spoiled with the condition of trailers outside the rust belt. ;)

Well, not really. I have owned some "humble" trailers but the most important thing has always been the safety of the horses in a solid trailer.

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post #44 of 45 Old 12-01-2013, 01:22 PM
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I didn't actually think it was rusty for a steel trailer. Seen many newer ones with holes in them. It just looked like it had issues that didn't make it user friendly and getting it home looked to be problematic being it was not local.
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post #45 of 45 Old 12-01-2013, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Fair enough. :)

But like I said, not sure what's happening with this one. Not sure if this one will be in our future or not now.

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