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post #1 of 9 Old 02-25-2011, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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What do you think this older trailer is worth?

Mid 1970's McQuerry 2 Horse Straight Load gooseneck with dressing room, escape window, escape doors on both sides, mangers, sliding windows on both sides of horses, storage for saddles and bridles, pads, tie hooks on the outside.

I have looked at the trailer and for the most part it is pretty solid. Could use a paint job, but it is burgundy so it hides the rust well. The back doors on the bottom are rusted through and should be repaired. Other than that, I only noticed a couple other small spots that were rusted through.

Like I said, all in all a pretty solid trailer. Had a good floor from what I could see (it was very dirty with manure).

I would like to make an offer on the trailer, but not sure what is fair. They are asking $2000 for the trailer and have had it for sale for a month or so.
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-25-2011, 11:14 AM
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$2,000 is a decent price for that trailer.

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post #3 of 9 Old 02-25-2011, 11:44 AM
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I agree :) My '83 bumper-pull two horse was $1,000
I wouldn't only refrain from talking them down, I would get out there asap because that trailer will probably go fast if there's no major structural damage.

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post #4 of 9 Old 02-25-2011, 03:33 PM
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I have to agree with those whose said get it asap. The market will be picking up now with income tax returns coming back (mine was deposited today) and weather clearing up. Looks like a great buy!
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-26-2011, 09:24 AM
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You need to hook it up to your truck before you make an offer on the older goosenecks as they were built for 2wd trucks with 15 and 16" rubber not newer 4x4 f-350's with 20" rubber. Many of the older trailers will work fine hooked to a flatbed, but have to be modified ~$1-1500 to keep the neck of the trailer from destroying your bed rails.
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-26-2011, 10:37 AM
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It is important to have the frame checked for rust. It could get pricey to repair. Do you have a budget for tires, wheels, bearings, wiring, and anything else it may need?
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-26-2011, 11:28 AM
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I think that $2,000 is a decent price for this older trailer. However, as mentioned before this trailer might be pricey due to the repairs needed.

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-26-2011, 11:50 AM
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Have you been underneath to check the frame? How are the bearings and it has to have brakes on one axle? My bumper pull stock cost me an additional almost $400 for brake magnets and one bearing. When manure is allowed to remain in a trailer, the wood floor remains damp and it sits on the frame.
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-04-2011, 12:31 PM
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I have that model, they seem to be really well built from day one. I started a McQuerry Trailer facebook page if you would like to see some photos.
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