But what sorts of questions should I be asking of the sellers?
I know what I want pretty specifically (2-horse bumper pull, straight load w/ramp, no mangers but walk-under with the escape doors instead, enclosed trailer (windows), new or used for under $6,500.
It's hard to find them since that seems to be what EVERYONE is looking for these days, but I've found a couple of prospects, just wanting to learn more about the frame, undercarriage, axels, etc. that make the trailer sound.
Also, how long is the average trailer's "life span" (assuming it was well taken care of)? I'm talking in NE Ohio where where have winters so the trailers will be seeing snow and some road salt