Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Cotner makes a nice trailer. Their factory is fairly close to where I used to live in Bucks Cty, PA and I visited their place numerous times.
What I look for is general condition in terms of appearance. If the trailer looks good, ie, floor is solid, wiring is in good shape, no visible rust, tires are good (be sure they are trailer tires, not passenger tires), and is the right size for my purpose then I'll continue my inspection, if not, I'll pass on it. After that, I climb under the trailer and check for rust, then I'll jack the trailer up to check the springs, and wheel bearings. If all that passes my inspection, I'll ask to drive it to be sure it tracks right and that the brakes work. Once that is finished, I'll try to negotiate the price.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.