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post #31 of 37 Old 06-23-2010, 08:19 AM
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I think the price is high for the condition of the trailer.
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post #32 of 37 Old 06-23-2010, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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The photos that show the bottom of the doors, frame, etc show not only rust, but metal eaten away by rust. Plus it does look like the rust goes into the sides by the floor of the inside. The problem is, once rust is there, it won't go away unless you replace the metal. Priming and painting will make it look better, but the weakness is still there.
I would keep looking .
Yes, the eaten away metal looked very bizarre (and alarming!) to me - even with all the ads I've been looking at, I hadn't seen one quite like that yet. I am honestly confused as to how the metal is rusty on the inside of the trailer, at the floors...

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post #33 of 37 Old 06-23-2010, 10:30 AM
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Water gets everywhere and things rust.

I would guess that the piece that is rusted thru is not actually structural, just something like a door stop. But you would not know this with out going and looking at the actual trailer.
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Looks like a sturdy little trailer. I would put some rubber mats over the floor of it. You won't have to replace the tires anytime soon, they look great. I like that it's got a high ceiling for plenty of headroom, but make sure your horses fit. Looks a tad narrow and short. I wouldn't really take it anywhere that you have to travel a long distance, because it is so little and your horses may not be that comfortable riding in it for a long amount of time, just a short drive. But it looks like a very functional trailer! :] I would try to talk them down on price a little. I got a trailer made for warmbloods, thoroughbreds, or any other large breed of horses, with a brand new floor for $1500. It was in mint condition, and I still have it. I would think you could probably get them down to somewhere around $800-$1200 dollars.

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post #35 of 37 Old 06-23-2010, 02:27 PM
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That Sundowner is in much better shape and a nicer trailer than the Hale you posted
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post #36 of 37 Old 06-23-2010, 02:56 PM
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Yes, the eaten away metal looked very bizarre (and alarming!) to me - even with all the ads I've been looking at, I hadn't seen one quite like that yet. I am honestly confused as to how the metal is rusty on the inside of the trailer, at the floors...
Urine is fairly corrosive and some folks are lazy about not hosing their trailers out after use.

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post #37 of 37 Old 06-30-2010, 10:43 AM
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Keep looking (although the green one is cute). We paid $1,000 for our trailer albiet it is old it is in awesome shape and thank goodness my hubby is anal on safety. This is our trailer. I don't think your horse would fit in it, my guy is pretty small.

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