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rstan2010
08-12-2011, 09:35 PM
Was wondering what you guys think a 2005 Haulmark 8x18 enclosed is worth?
7000lb axles. This trailer is mint barely used interior is brand new the guy used it to store furniture. What you guys think its worth?

mowerbrad
08-12-2011, 09:51 PM
How much is the owner asking for it? Was the trailer towed at all, or did it just sit around? Are the axles 7000lb each or are they 3500lb axles with a total of 7000lbs? Is it just a plain/standard interior or does it have any special additions?

The thing you have to remember is that it is a 6 year old trailer, it could be dang near new looking...but it is still old.

If its just a plain trailer, nothing specail about it (besides being in great condition), I'd put it at $2500-$3000ish.

rstan2010
08-12-2011, 09:59 PM
Its 3500lb each axle. He towed it a little less then 1000 miles since new. Interior is not painted or anything. Just plain interior no add ons. He is asking 4750.

mowerbrad
08-12-2011, 10:14 PM
A couple things...

Enclosed trailers are pretty heavy, expecially larger ones like the 8.5x18's. Being that they are pretty heavy, they don't leave you as much payload capacity as open trailer do. Since the trailer is an 18' trailer, you can fit quite a bit in there, so it can be quite easy to overload if you have the equipment to fill it. The 3500lb axles can be a little weak if you plan on putting lots of weight in there, I'd always go for 5200lb axles on a trailer that size.

Towing 1000 miles since new isn't bad, but I'll bet it sits around for quite a long time before it gets moved. I'd rather have one that gets used a little more regularly than that.

The 4750, just seems way too high to me. I've found 24' haulmark trailers selling for $6000 used, and those were only a couple years old, not 6. In real nice shape as well.

To me, its a 6 year old trailer. Not worth that price...but I'm pretty dutch.

rstan2010
08-12-2011, 10:18 PM
Well i did get him down to 3850. What do you guys think is it worth it?

mowerbrad
08-12-2011, 10:32 PM
The $3850 seems like a better price, bring $3500 cash to him and see if he takes that. Otherwise the $3850 may not be a bad price.

Hopefully a few other guys can chime in and give you a few more opinions on pricing.

PlantscapeSolutions
08-13-2011, 12:08 AM
I have a 16' open trailer with 4' solid metal sides and an enclosed 16' Pace. For me 16' is the cutoff for 3500 lb. axles. Honestly, I don't even think they should make 3500 lb. axles. The 5200 pound axle should really be the lightest duty axle put in any trailer. The 3500's are really weak axles where the backing plates can get bent or get stress cracks in the welds.

You can have that 18' trailer loaded under capacity and something like an big unexpected bump or pothole can exert forces past what the axles can handle. I bet if you call around to most trailer places you'll find most 18's come with 5200's.

A good analogy would be comparing guys who buy 3/4 & 1 ton trucks with gas engines. Even though the chassis may be up to the challenge the engine is not. You may end up with a trailer that has space you can't even use because of the axle limitations.

Good Luck!