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Mikol87
02-19-2011, 04:13 PM
I found this on Craigslist. It is a utility trailer from a business in Muscatine, IA. It sounds really cheep and I know he is negiotable on a cash sale. The only thing not new are the tires. All the other 16X7 utility trailers I've seen have been well over $2,000. Does this seem to good to be true?:confused:

http://iowacity.craigslist.org/grd/2212741895.html

newjerseylandscaping
02-19-2011, 05:36 PM
Ive seen these for around that price here in jersey.

M RASCOE&SONS
02-19-2011, 05:41 PM
sounds like a good deal!

Landrus2
02-19-2011, 05:57 PM
If you have to buy four new wheels with tires. is going to cost you 400 dollars so the deal is not so good

Lugnut
02-19-2011, 06:08 PM
wheels are new on the trailer, so it would just need tires, however i imagine the ones on there would last for a year or so

metro36
02-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Only has brakes on one axle and has used tires. Around here a brand new trailer the same size but with new tires and brakes on both axles runs about $2500-2700.

I would not buy it.

metro36
02-19-2011, 06:51 PM
I also realized it only has a 2 piece tounge. On a trailer that size I prefer a 3 piece tounge.

Scag413
02-19-2011, 07:23 PM
Trailer prices are different in every area of the country. I would say it is a good deal. Go ahead and offer him cash price and see what he says. If you believe it's a scam, call the number. Scams never put a phone number in the ad.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
02-19-2011, 10:14 PM
I would say not a scam. Guy's from Iowa - straight shooters down there.
Not dealing with east/west coasters.

Mikol87
02-20-2011, 12:14 PM
Definitely doubt it’s a scam. I was just wondering what the catch was. 2 piece tongue, only brakes on one axel, used tires, etc.

I'm sure the tires are in descent shape. Not all used tires are bald. The crappy ones become playground chips. I can get a new set of tires for around $200.

As far as the brakes, how necessary are they? I've seen allot of dealers say brakes are optional. Is there a law governing brakes on trailers?

What exactly is the difference with the 2 piece tongue and the 3?

Thanks again for the help.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
02-20-2011, 02:11 PM
If you don't load that trailer down much, the existing brakes are all you need.
A couple mowers, trimmers, etc is not a heavy load.

Clonts Landscaping
02-20-2011, 06:03 PM
You can buy a new trailer like that all day long for 1700 around here. That's a good deal. Doubt it's a scam.

DaveWB
02-20-2011, 06:14 PM
I also doubt this is a scam, I just picked up a tandem axle 2001 pace enclosed 7x16 7000lb with the back gate for 2k.

metro36
02-20-2011, 07:29 PM
Definitely doubt itís a scam. I was just wondering what the catch was. 2 piece tongue, only brakes on one axel, used tires, etc.

I'm sure the tires are in descent shape. Not all used tires are bald. The crappy ones become playground chips. I can get a new set of tires for around $200.

As far as the brakes, how necessary are they? I've seen allot of dealers say brakes are optional. Is there a law governing brakes on trailers?

What exactly is the difference with the 2 piece tongue and the 3?

Thanks again for the help.

Im not sure about laws in your area but in NY any trailer with a gvw greater than 3000 lb or an unladen weight greater then 1000lb is required to have brakes. Brakes are onlylegally required on one axle.

Everything else is preference. I like to have brakes on both axles. It stops heavy loads better, reduces wear on your trucks brakes and improves life of the brake pads. A three piece tounge has the standard two angled pieces plus an additional piece that comes straight up the middle of the trailer. This just helps make the tounge stronger and I prefer it on a double axle trailer.

Im not doubting that this is a good trailer I am just pointing out some differences and equipment that I prefer to have on my trailers.

lifetree
02-21-2011, 08:02 PM
... Not dealing with east/west coasters.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

93gmc
02-22-2011, 05:45 PM
It looks like the floor is just sheets of plywood.. Would that be as good as regular boards?
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MMADDUX
02-22-2011, 08:40 PM
I bought a trailer very similar last year for $1500 but did not have the enforced gate. However i did for 60 bucks. I believe that is made by Kirk. As far as the tires, factory ones will not last very long. mine will probably make it 2 years if that. My dealer says he has less problems with the Kirk then the Gatormade trailers. Take care and have a good season.

StihlBR600
02-22-2011, 10:18 PM
I dont understand, the ad said it was a brand new trailer. why does it need new tires?

MMADDUX
02-23-2011, 07:29 AM
I dont understand, the ad said it was a brand new trailer. why does it need new tires?

"The trailer comes with used tires and new wheels; new tires are optional" this is a quote from the Craigslist posting.
With this you should be able to understand.
BTW I do this some times to so no worrys.
Matt

StihlBR600
02-23-2011, 02:57 PM
Haha sorryy i didnt feel like reading the whole post. I just wouldnt expect a brand new trailer to have worn tires on it

AI Inc
02-23-2011, 03:28 PM
Sounds like a good price, that being said I would nt try to haul a full size 4x4 pick up on it like he claims.