Sooo I'm hoping to sell my trailer within the next few months and after tax time start really shopping for a new one.
This is my current trailer
Old 1989 single axle 2 horse straight load haha. Its worked well but I'm ready for something bigger. When I bought this trailer I had a small nissan frontier so I had to find something that was light enough to tow with that and under $2000 :( So this is what I ended up with! I've upgraded my truck though, to a 2010 f150 so now I want to upgrade the trailer. My horse does pretty well in this one but I'd LOVE a slant load and just kinda want something newer.
I'm in the DC area so it seems my options are: The cheaper brands, like Calico and Eclipse, the midrange, shadow, twi-lite, and then theres the super expensive ones I can't afford haha! I'd love to buy new, so that puts the calico and eclipses right up my ally for buying new and getting pretty much exactly what I want...BUT I have read some not so great reviews on both :( Not sure if anyone else would like to share about them?
Shadow and twi-lite seem decent, and I could possibly snap one up new if I'm able to get a good deal or if taxes are really nice to me ;) I'm constantly checking craigslist to see whats available too and looking in areas up to about 300 miles away (dealers too btw) I'd rather travel a little and get a good deal then end up with a complete junker :(
My price range I'd say is between 6000-9000, I'm going to be financing (not whole amount) so there may be some room to go a little more depending on how much of a down payment I save up. So I'm not entirely sure if I'll be able to buy used on craigslist since I want to finance it.
So I've probably rambled MORE then enough...opinions on calico and eclipse trailers? Shadow and twi-lite? Others from this area know of good places to check with for deals?