Looking at a used trailer Monday
I'm going Monday to look at a used trailer. I've bought new before, but buying used is new to me. Anything I need to ask? The ad is for an '89 Kingston. 2 horse, lights, paint and floor is new. 7'6" tall, 5'6" wide. No tack/dressing room really, but not to important. From the pictures it looks to be in very good shape. Asking price is $1950 obo. I don't know much about Kingston. Always had Hawk. Any tips, or even if the price seems to high?
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Well the price sounds about right. But you need to look at it. You never know, they could say one thing and its not what was done. I bought a Tayler, 2 horse stright load. Has a tack area for two saddles. Super nice trailer. It just needed new paint. Other then that its like new. I payed 900 for it.
You'll need to check out: structural frame (also include axles) for rust, dents, breaks; floor for condition of wood looking out for rotting, damaged spots (assuming it's wood - I'm not familiar with that make); lights (include wiring for visible frays, etc.) to make sure they're all working; brakes to make sure working; tires for overall wear and unevenness of wear; maintenance history that is known. If you can swing it, it's always good to take a little test drive with your tow vehicle to see how it pulls.
I think the asking price is about right for that year but don't know where it's located so that may or may not be a factor.
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