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Old 11-26-2013, 11:03 AM
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Going to look at a used enclosed trailer tomorrow

Just wondering what I should look out for.

Its about 12 years old, 7x14x7, dual axle, brand new tires and a new spare. Landscaping racks inside already. He is asking $2500 obo.


I was initially just going to pick up an open trailer, but with starting part time next year with all of the time constraints, I didnt want to have to load up and unload the trailer every day. When I get home from my full time job, I just want to hook it up and go. Not to mention the issues with equipment being out in the rain, I want everything protected. Buy once cry once. So I think its worth spending the extra grand or so on an enclosed trailer...

Anything I should really look out for on this? He said all the lights work, doesnt leak except a little of the weather stripping on the side door. Looks really clean in the pictures.

Obviously I would look for rust issues and the welds on the frame. Anything else that is a must when looking?


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Old 11-26-2013, 04:19 PM
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Check to see if the tires are rubbing against the side of the trailer. Check to see if the brackets that hold the leaf springs have been re-welded. Radial tires or not. Non radials do not last long. My radials have lasted a couple of seasons and still have tread. The non radials wore out after one season(3000 miles). Make sure the leaf springs are not broken. Check the trailer empty to make sure the floor is solid. Check to see if inside walls are solid, especially the front. A commercial mower constantly banging against the walls can do some damage. If there is a pop-up roof vent does it work up and down. Check the brake lights and turn signals. I would test drive it to see if you notice anything peculiar, including backing up. Any good trailer shop can fix most problems.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:22 PM
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THanks I appreciate it.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:58 PM
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Did you say 12 years old OK My offer would start at $1500
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:07 PM
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Yeah 12 years old. I was hoping to get it for no more then 2000, so yeah maybe start at 1500 or 1700...
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:10 PM
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Look at tire wear, that will let you know if it has a bent axle.
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:30 PM
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good point.. anything else anyone wants to add? leaving in about 30 mins...
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:46 PM
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Trailer hitch, bent or cracked, hubs/ axle leaking.........
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:49 PM
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Also the brakes and equalizer........
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:59 PM
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thank you sir
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