Is $1,200 a good price?

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by Ned5485, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Ned5485

    Ned5485 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 130

    I am needing to get a bigger trailer this year. I found a used 18 x 8 deck over trailer for $1200. It has two 3500lb axles, but no brakes. It does not have a ramp or gate either. Everything seems to be in good working condition. The owner says it has new lights, wiring, jack, and floor. The tires are about 80%. I have only been looking for a trailer for a little while, but the price seems good to me.

    What do you guys think? If I miss out on this one, what do you think I should expect to pay for this size/set up? Also, How much will it cost me to get brakes on 1 axle, and a gate, or more likely ramps?

    And I was wondering what I could expect to get for my current trailer. It is a double axle 6.5 x 12 with wood floor and a fold down gate. It is just the standard open landscape/utility trailer. The same kind that you see 90% of people using.

    Thanks,
    Ned
     
  2. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 976

    You better check the weight class see it its legal for you to pull
     
  3. Ned5485

    Ned5485 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 130

    What do you mean? What about its weight limit makes a trailer legal or illegal? It is supposedly rated at 7,000lbs, but just found out there is a whole other mess of problems. One of which is there is no paperwork or title.
     
  4. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 976

    Its what you truck is rated to pull
     
  5. Sundancekid74

    Sundancekid74 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    No title/No deal. You have to have a title to be legally registered and tagged. With no brakes, no gate, and no title I would offer about $650. What in the world are you gonna do with a trailer with no title? You would have to say it is homemade and be prepared to have a dot agent or state boy come check it for approval. You can get a title from MVA for a homebuilt trailer; like I said dot or stateboy will come verify. $650 tops; you might steal it for somewhat less. For all you know it may be stolen.
     
  6. pcgovols

    pcgovols LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Let me know when you are interested in getting rid of your trailer.
     
  7. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 413

    Ned& pcgovols, I may be able to help out with trailers as we have switched to flat bed trucks

    Jim
     
  8. Ned5485

    Ned5485 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 130

    Yeah, the lack of title pretty much made me lose interest. I had to go through all those hoops with th state several years ago with a $40 trailer I bought at a garage sale. I didnt find out there was no title on this one until after I posted.

    You think $650 is reasonable for that trailer? I am not going to buy it.(your right it could very well be stolen) But, I will need one that big failry soon, and I figured I was going to pay alot more than $650. Or, is $650 because of no title?
     
  9. Ned5485

    Ned5485 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 130

    PCGOVOLS,

    How soon do you need one? It has no brakes. I definitely will need to sell it when I get a new one. What kind of offer can you make?
     
  10. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    I have a 7 x 14 open trailer thats only been used a few times, its like new I bought it for $1700 and selling it for $1200.00. I was able to fir to ZTR on it and a push mower
     

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