Originally Posted by TrailDustMelody
Maybe this is a silly question, but why are some trailers so much more expensive than others? With trailers with interior padding, double/triple wall construction, tack rooms, etc...what features make some worth more than others? I'm just trying to understand why some used 3Hs are listed as high as the new Adventure 3H that I like, and why some new 2Hs are more expensive than the 3Hs. Thanks!
When I was trailer shopping for used models, I quickly learned they are like kitchen sinks. Some are better gauge metals than others. Some have rivets closer together. If you press on the outer wall, it doesn't give. Another model of same size and style with have rivets further apart and the walls will give a little if you press on them aka kitchen sinks.
Some trailers have riveted roofs while others are one single panel, (Hawks come to mind) Single panel roof is a huge advantage, no leaks ever.
Insulation will separate the men from the boys too. Some are fully insulated. They will keep your horses warm in the winter and equally cool in the summer while others are like a 3 season porch. They can get very hot.
Unfortunately you cannot shop trailers apples to apples for the most part. Just take each one you see individually and just make sure it has the features you want the most.
FYI, any tires over 5 years old need to be replaced no matter how little they were used. Four tires run about $500, so don't fall for that one. Check the floors mostly in the corners under the mats. A little pitting is normal, but just use common sense there. Good luck in your shopping.