Is it worth the effort?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by JarrodsDad, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. JarrodsDad

    JarrodsDad LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I can pick up this trailer (LOL) for next to nothing. ($150)

    Is it worth the trouble to fix it up witha new deck and sides?

    What do you think it might cost?
     
  2. JarrodsDad

    JarrodsDad LawnSite Member
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    7X14 frame.
    Is it worth the effort and cost to fix it up? Lots of rust too!

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  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157


    Right there I would say no....BUT.... if you have the winter to work on it, have welding experience (heck, you might be able to learn on the trailer!), and have the raw materials (so you don't have to buy too much), it very much could be worth it.

    (Plus, the picture doesn't show very much)
     
  4. JarrodsDad

    JarrodsDad LawnSite Member
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    Here is the underside

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  5. JarrodsDad

    JarrodsDad LawnSite Member
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    Last picture, I promise!

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  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    NO......That looks like an old camping trailer that has been cut down. The frame material looks like it is all light duty.

    Gene
     
  7. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    Now that I see the other pictures, I would say no also. In general, camping trailers are not heavy duty. They are usually built to be as lightweight as possible.
     
  8. JarrodsDad

    JarrodsDad LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the replies.


    I have decided will spend the extra $1000.00 and a new 7X10.


    Thanks again..

    JarrodsDad
     
  9. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I agree - no! You probably spend more time and money than the things worth. Plus it might not be strong enough to handle lawn equipment.
     
  10. JarrodsDad

    JarrodsDad LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Scrap that one..here is the one I will be buying

    6X10 aluminum

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