What would you do if this happened to you? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Horse Trailers

What would you do if this happened to you?

This is a discussion on What would you do if this happened to you? within the Horse Trailers forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-10-2011, 10:21 PM
    This is the trailer after accident:

    Sponsored Links
        03-10-2011, 10:24 PM
    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.
        03-11-2011, 08:38 AM
    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.
        03-11-2011, 08:50 AM
    SC, don't beat yourself up over it. You did what you could, and thank heaven you and nobody else was hurt.

    That trailer looks pretty badly damaged, and it's going to cost a heck of a lot more than $1,500 to set it right again. You're well shut of it.

    Don't know how your insurance works, so I can't say whether or not they'll cover your loss if the trailer wasn't registered in your name.
        03-11-2011, 09:20 AM
    I do not see any safety chains......
        03-11-2011, 09:22 AM
    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.
        03-11-2011, 09:23 AM
    Glad to hear your husband is supporting you.
        03-11-2011, 09:24 AM
    Green Broke
    That is truly terrible and I am so glad no one was hurt. Legally you have no recourse. Morally you were extremely hard done by.

    Unfortunately the law doesn't always favour those who are morally in the right.
        03-11-2011, 09:25 AM
    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.
        03-11-2011, 09:43 AM
    The emergency brake requires a battery with a charge. Most likely this trailer had been sitting for a bit and the battery was dead.

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Whatever happened to.... tempest Horse Tack and Equipment 20 09-08-2010 02:26 PM
    What happened?! Gidget Horse Health 1 08-23-2010 11:25 AM
    "You have to figure out what happened before what happened, happened." Ray Hunt Dakotashadow Natural Horsemanship 4 12-11-2009 11:31 PM
    what do you think happened? Jubilee Rose Horse Breeding 7 04-06-2009 10:38 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0