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        11-29-2012, 10:26 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I traveled a bit looking at trailers, same thing. All steel trailers are rusted out. That's why they are for sale. Id ask the dealer above if they have "tons" more why arnt they on the websight. SOunds like they are lieing too. Tell them to send you a list including price of all trailers that meet your criteria.
         
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        11-29-2012, 10:38 AM
      #12
    Showing
    My current trailer I bought from a friend, but my first trailer I bought used from a dealer. The next trailer I buy, I'll go the dealer route again. Too many idiots, liars, and scammers out there trying to sell their junk or just take your money.
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        11-29-2012, 11:13 AM
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    Originally Posted by Annanoel    
    Phantom - I know how you feel have been truck and trailer shopping for the past few months and yet to find anything legitimate. The part I hate the most is if I get to the point of looking or even calling about a truck and trailer is the attitude MOST (not all) guys give me. Asking why I want a truck and if I even know how to pull. That gets under my skin, they don't ask nicely either and some won't even talk to me.

    UHG - then the trailer we did go and look at...funny story here, but agrivating too. The pictures on the ad weren't even of the same trailer!!! Can you say angry? We had made a three hour drive to check out this nice trailer, good price, we were all set to buy. Not even close to what we wanted. AD SAID it was a three horse slant, rear tack storage, dressing room / living quarters and gooseneck. We get there, it's a two horse stock, gooseneck, nothing fancy, rust EVERYWHERE and the floor had wholes my feet could go right through. Sorry for the long post but I feel you.

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    Oh my word! That would've gotten me so angry. I probably would have lost my "Miss Nice Girl" demeanor and given them a few choice words on false advertising.(which is so not how I am but that would tick me off.) Oi a scary thing is the one you described in the ad sounds like one I recently inquired about but haven't gotten a response yet. It's been a few days and I even included my phone numbers to the email hoping for a quick response, nadda.

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    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    i traveled a bit looking at trailers, same thing. All steel trailers are rusted out. That's why they are for sale. Id ask the dealer above if they have "tons" more why arnt they on the websight. SOunds like they are lieing too. Tell them to send you a list including price of all trailers that meet your criteria.
    That's a good idea I never thought of that. Though they are pretty reputable and I know a few people who've bought from them.

    This is them:
    Horse Trailer For Sale in NJ, Delta Stock, Sundowner, Horse Trailer with Living Quarters

    I'm just going to dismiss the whole online ads deal. It's too stressful and with the stress of waiting to be approved for a property I don't need the petty stuff haha.

    Definitely going to check out the dealer probably early next week. Hopefully trailer salesmen aren't as flamboyant as truck salesmen.
         
        11-29-2012, 11:14 AM
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    Oops double post...computer's being slow.
         
        11-29-2012, 11:17 AM
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    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    All steel trailers are rusted out. That's why they are for sale. Id ask the dealer above if they have "tons" more why arnt they on the websight. SOunds like they are lieing too. Tell them to send you a list including price of all trailers that meet your criteria.
    You think everyone is lying and out to scam you, for some reason.

    No, not ALL steel trailers are rusted out. Many are traded in because the owners want to buy something else. Many of them buy another steel trailer because that's what they prefer.

    If you're soooo sure someone is trying to scam you, then get the darned thing inspected by someone you trust before you buy it. If the seller is legit, they shouldn't have a problem with that.
         
        11-29-2012, 03:21 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    It can be very frustrating, I know. There is no shortage of jerks.
    That being said, we have been successful both buying and selling trailers on Craig's List, and finding horses. You just have to know you are going to have to put up with a certain amount of stupidity.
    Another site you might check is Dream Horse. I am not sure if they have links to trailers but it is worth a look. Also ebay. I have found that often sellers do not remove items from Dream Horse when sold but many are thoughtful.
    Good luck to you.
         
        11-29-2012, 04:37 PM
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    Actually, I bought a used steel trailer off Craigslist about 3 years ago and pull it every weekend. I had to do the routine maintenance stuff like tires and brakes etc but it has very little rust.

    Unfortunately, the lady that owned it was ill with brain cancer and was selling everything she could sell.

    I do agree with Joe to a point, in that I looked at a lot of steel trailers that were close to junk before this one came along.

    Figure out what you want to spend and see if something comes along that you think you can live with.
         
        11-29-2012, 05:09 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Yeh every one I went to was in "great" condition, pretty much gave up and wouldnt bother looking at used steel.
    That deaaler looks like he has a pretty big inventory and doenst play games with posting the prices. Give it a shot.
         
        11-29-2012, 05:14 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Phantomcolt18    
    So I'm currently searching my local craigslist, horse clicks, you name it looking for a trailer. I've inquired about quite a few and I either get a no answer or some huge jerk that thinks it's all a game!(read below)

    Recent story- Checking out a trailer online. Call the people up and I get an answer (Awesome I think, maybe I'll actually be able to check one out!) I was so wrong. I said(along the lines) "Hello my name is Cassie and I'm inquiring about the Bison 2 horse you have listed for sale? Is it still available?" I think hear a sort of giggling in the background but thought eh maybe they have kids. The guy said "Oh yeah it's still for sale but we've upped the price a little since we got a few things fixed up." I reply asking what the new price was since the price had already been really good. This ADULT then proceeded to tell me the price was 3million dollars. Um what?? I said a prompt have a nice day and hung up. Huge waste of time.

    And then you have the ads where people do not provide their phone number. "Serious buyers only!!! No tire kickers and scammers will be reported" Okay what if I am a serious buyer but when I email you I hear nothing, nadda zip. How am I supposed to contact you if you don't supply some form of communication. If you're the type that only checks their email once in a blue moon please put a phone number or during the time you are trying to sell said trailer check your email a little more often than usual.

    ~sigh~
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    I know I'm not the only one going through this haha, but it is just so frustrating sometimes.
    I don't get it. What's the allure of listing a fake trailer as and giving your real phone number?
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        11-29-2012, 07:01 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
    I don't get it. What's the allure of listing a fake trailer as and giving your real phone number?
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    They are gathering your email and telephone number to sell to marketers.
         

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