Something told me that morning I got up not to go. I almost went back to bed, but my husband said go. I got lost several times on my way. Once for more than an hour and was about to turn around and go home. Even as I was pulling into her drive, I amost turned and went home and just called it a days drive. Always listen to your gut or whatever is trying to tell you something. It wasn't ment to be from the get go.
That looks like a really old trailer that is probably rusty under the surface. I think you did very well getting 750.00 after the damage was done. It has way more damage than 50% of its value. The axle or frame looks bent. The guy did do you a favor and I would have sold it and ran. I actually think he got the bad deal. Although you insurance company should have been called and they should have made that descision so they could take the loss.
Thanks. I think I did my best at the time. And I learned a valuable lesson. The next time I buy something of this sorts, I will have an expert check it out before hand and have someone with me to help verify everything is correct and call my insurance before I even connect. In the state where I live, as long as you have full coverage, anything that's in or connected to your car/truck is covered in an accident no matter if it's yours or not. I just hope selling it didn't hinder that. But if it did, my loss and I know better next time. I think my husband is beating himself up more than me. I thought he was going to tear me a new one, but he said, "I should have gone with you, It wouldn't have happened." But he doesn't know that. If it was going to happen, it would have no matter what.
One of the chains was still on the trailer, the other was hanging to the bumper of the truck. It snapped into. One snapped and the others hook bent straight out. Nope, the emergency brake sure didn't work. It's in the bed of the truck as a matter of fact. I haven't taken it out yet.