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post #1 of 13 Old 01-21-2020, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Pricing a trailer to sell

Hello! Is there any type of KBB for horse trailers?! I'm THINKING about selling my current trailer to upgrade to something a little bigger but I'm struggling hardcore to find comparable trailers for sale to get an idea of pricing.

Maybe you guys can even chime in with some pricing ideas. I have modified it a bit to add camping options for myself. I'm not sure if its better to take all that out and make the dressing room "stock" again or leave it in.

Its a 2014 9409 Featherlite 2 horse slant load.
I had it custom ordered. Its on the frame of the 24" short wall model BUT the short was is shortened to 16" BECAUSE I added in an escape door to the front stall (Not standard option for 2h trailers).
I have rhinolined the aluminum floors to protect the floors.
Corner water tank in dressing room, 2 saddle rack, can put hanging blanket bar back in OR the mounted blanket bar.

In the dressing room, I've built a bed, created storage and what not BUT I can take it all out and put it back to stock if that would be better for resale.
It is USED, I try to take good care of it though. It sadly does have a few dents on the fenders, I could probably get fixed if that would help a lot....and one dent in the front from a boarder backing into it years ago. But mechanically everything is tip top.

I've attached some current pictures with my "camping" set up and some pictures of how I had the dressing room BEFORE I did this. The stock saddle rack and gridwalls are super easy to put back in.
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-21-2020, 10:17 AM
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Well, that is a very inventive use of space! Have never seen a bed high up like that in such a small tack area.

I would take the bed platform out, or at least the mattress and call it a shelf. Reason being, would not want the buyer to get up there, fall and come back and sue. It is not designed for sleeping quarters.

Everything else would leave in place.

The new ones sell in the 20K range, so I would randomly figure 1k/year off new and price it at 14K see what happens.

Or you could take it to a dealer and obtain the trade in value. Then add some $$ to that for retail pricing. Or just trade it in (simplest)

Why do you want a different trailer?
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-21-2020, 11:12 AM
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There is a great FB group for Horse Trailers only and I see a lot of people from all over there buying trailers. One thing I have noticed is that trailers really do hold their value. My first stop would be the a dealer to see what kind of deal they would give me as a trade in. We have been casually looking as we plan to upgrade in 2 years (daughter gets out of college then) and have noted that our 2007 Titan is still selling used for about $800 - $1100 less than what we purchased it for years ago. Look at other sites and look for comparable trailers. FB has many horse trailer groups or equine groups specific to your area that are great resources.

Also look at Midway Trailer sales web page. They always have a good selection so you can compare
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post #4 of 13 Old 01-21-2020, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Yes! I got pretty creative with my vertical space usage lol! Good point about sueing. I could even take bed out and put up more grid walls that I used to have in there.

I’ve decided I really want to get more space. I pretty much live out of my trailer (tack room wise) I really don’t keep anything in my barns actual tack room. So I just don’t have much space! I’ve super struggled with finding the best way to hold my saddles in such a small space. An extra foot would make such a big difference.

I don’t want a full on LQ trailer, not yet at least, maybe when I retire lol!
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-21-2020, 12:54 PM
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The site below has your exact trailer listed...
You must register to see any further information, so that is on you...
https://horsetrailerbluebook.com/

Any upgrades, changes you've done should also be able to be figured for $$ value appreciation or deprecation.
Hope it gives you some better ideas of value.

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post #6 of 13 Old 01-21-2020, 01:43 PM
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Youíre trailer, I think, would look very attractive to potential purchasers. It looks in good shape, itís got a good colour combination and, absolutely best of all, itís clean.

When I bought my brand new trailer I did so because basically all the used ones were filthy that we could find ó that gave me the perception that the trailer overall was not cared for or well maintained. I couldnít believe people would try and sell a trailer looking like that🥺

With regard to your tack room, I think you might be better to strip everything out that was not factory original. I say this only because most horse folks have their own way of doing things and a blank canvas could be more enticing.

Good luck with both sale and purchase, evilamc.
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Yes! I got pretty creative with my vertical space usage lol! Good point about sueing. I could even take bed out and put up more grid walls that I used to have in there.

Iíve decided I really want to get more space. I pretty much live out of my trailer (tack room wise) I really donít keep anything in my barns actual tack room. So I just donít have much space! Iíve super struggled with finding the best way to hold my saddles in such a small space. An extra foot would make such a big difference.

I donít want a full on LQ trailer, not yet at least, maybe when I retire lol!
Doesn't the trailer have a rear tack? I thought that was standard on those trailers.

Rear tack/saddle storage is very popular with trail riders, not so much with the show folks, IME
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post #8 of 13 Old 01-21-2020, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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I custom ordered it without the rear tack to save money, whoops! I hate tear tacks so I didn’t want to deal with one. I’m sure that doesn’t help resale since some people love them.
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Fwiw, I did not want a rear tack when getting my next trailer (and my new one doesnít have one). I donít think the lack of it will be much, if any, of an obstacle to successful resale.

One thing I thought about, if you donít mind me saying evilamc, you had mentioned a desire to keep most of your tack in the trailer all the time. If you do that youíre creating extra weight that needs to be dealt with by both truck and trailer plus (and I sincerely hope this does not happen) there may be a greater chance of loss of tack through theft of trailer or travel mishap. Youíve accumulated a nice stash of things so I canít imagine those will be cheap to replace.
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Fwiw, I did not want a rear tack when getting my next trailer (and my new one doesnít have one). I donít think the lack of it will be much, if any, of an obstacle to successful resale.

One thing I thought about, if you donít mind me saying evilamc, you had mentioned a desire to keep most of your tack in the trailer all the time. If you do that youíre creating extra weight that needs to be dealt with by both truck and trailer plus (and I sincerely hope this does not happen) there may be a greater chance of loss of tack through theft of trailer or travel mishap. Youíve accumulated a nice stash of things so I canít imagine those will be cheap to replace.
Valid points, I'd rather lose my stuff then deal with having it in my barn though. Maybe thats lazy/horrible but I'm completely uninterested in carting stuff back and forth since every time I ride I trailer. Just not worth the effort to me. Luckily I have an f250 so I'm not to worried about trailer weight, since next one will still be well under weight limits :) It is something to think about but not something I'm willing to do haha!
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