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Poco1220 02-19-2012 12:46 PM

Another trailer opinion needed...
 
Okay, thoughts on this one?

2000 Featherlite 16ft Horse/Stock Combo Steel trailer. VERY tall, 8ft interior height. Center divider with front escape door. We had difficult to load rescue horses that just walked right on without flinching, so it has been great for getting them used to loading. We are trading up to a slant load with a dressing room, so that is the reason for selling. 2 5/16 ball hitch. Hayrack. Just checked the bearings, there is a quick lube system to grease the bearings. Electric drum brakes on all four tires. Two 6000lb axels, solid floor with rubber mats. Definitely has rust as you would expect for a steel trailer stored outdoors, but is solid and safe. I just hauled our horse and a load of hay (can fit about 100 small bales in it!) within the last month. All the lights work. I've pulled it with both a 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton pickup. The first reasonable cash-in-hand offer takes it home. Asking $2500 OBO, title in hand. These are all the pics that I'm going to post/send, so if you are seriously interested, please come to take a look in person and bring your money and truck!
http://images.craigslist.org/5Ib5F45...93c76513fa.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/5N35F95...c3b521161f.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/5Hc5J45...9733261a46.jpg

Poco1220 02-19-2012 03:03 PM

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Joe4d 02-19-2012 04:11 PM

you using it for horses ? I say over priced. and probably rusted out frame. If they are admitting off the bat that it is rusty, it is probably totally rusted out. As most of the 'good condition" adds that dont have rust mentioned in them are too rusty for me.
It's still over priced. You can buy a brand new stock trailer for about 4k. Unless you really need that 8 foot height I would pass as well. That extra foot in the air creats a noticable wind drag at interstate speeds. Makes trailer feel alot heavier than it is.
For that much money ot would have to have a tack area, and slant dividers. even then I would be hesitant because of the rust.

Poco1220 02-20-2012 12:06 AM

I'm going to see it tomorrow at least since it is near by.
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waresbear 02-20-2012 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe4d (Post 1368110)
you using it for horses ? I say over priced. and probably rusted out frame. If they are admitting off the bat that it is rusty, it is probably totally rusted out. As most of the 'good condition" adds that dont have rust mentioned in them are too rusty for me.
It's still over priced. You can buy a brand new stock trailer for about 4k. Unless you really need that 8 foot height I would pass as well. That extra foot in the air creats a noticable wind drag at interstate speeds. Makes trailer feel alot heavier than it is.
For that much money ot would have to have a tack area, and slant dividers. even then I would be hesitant because of the rust.

I realize things are cheaper in the US than here, however do you have any sites where these 4K stock trailers are....I could make some coin.....

waresbear 02-20-2012 12:11 AM

OP, most any horse will load in that trailer, check the frame & axel for rust. If you do decide to get it, rustoleum any rusty spots. Sand or wire brush first.

Saddlebag 02-20-2012 03:07 PM

Joe, I saw one of those new $4000 trailers. Tinny devils and noisy. Top of fenders were rusting within a year. Paint job was pretty but no primer. My 16' had some surface rust that nothing some sanding and Tremclad couldn't handle. Frame and axles are solid. And it's a solid old tank, an older WW.

Poco1220 02-20-2012 03:38 PM

*sigh* I'm so confused now. I have people around my area telling me it's an incredible deal and to snatch it right up and then online telling me to steer clear.

Joe4d 02-20-2012 04:13 PM

i looked at horse trailer world, it does seem like IL, has some pretty high prices and the used trailers seem to have lots of rust. Maybe due to the road salts ? I dunno, I really dislike steel trailers. They are initially cheaper but that is pretty much the ony thing. They rust out, and dont hold their value. Buy once cry once. think about it, how long are you gonna be into horses ? A decent all aluminum trailer will save you the extra money in less gas burned. It will also last and look good for a long long time.

jumanji321 02-20-2012 09:15 PM

I thought all Featherlites were made out of aluminum not steel?


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