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buying used trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by metro-hp_48, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    I know of diff. trailer "deals" around here, but I know some, that I wouldn't touch, just because I wouldn't trust them. Seems like it would be too easy to snatch one on the East Side, and sell it on the West Side. Leaving me with a hot trailer, and no $ for bail. I'm sure their are alot of honest people out there, but hate to take a chance. As a rule, I buy most things new, just for peace of mind (guns, tools, electronics, ect.)
    Do I ask the sweet old lady to show reciepts where she bought it? Buy from an ad in the paper, and keep the ad, to show where/how I got it? It seems like in this day and age, that there HAS to be alot of trailer thieving/fencing going on (everywhere)
    Anybody had any bad luck buying from strangers? Any good way to run the #'s before buying? (hate to try to save a little, and end up costing ALOT!) Might seem paranoid, but I know my luck.
    (in all other aspects of life, I've always been lucky!)
  2. kennyb

    kennyb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    in kansas, the numbers have to be run by the hiway patrol before it can be tagged/titled.

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