Should I buy this trailer?

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  1. SteveSS

    SteveSS Well-Known Member

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    I trailer a car about 10X a year whether I'm using my insurance stuff. borrowing or renting a trailer. My son has a 2001 Ram 2500 diesel so we use that for pulling things. A friend knows we were kind of looking for an inexpensive car trailer but this came up.

    I haven't seen it yet and and don't have pictures. 20 foot long, wood bed, hydraulic tilt. Trailer brakes are not working don't know why. $2,000. Your opinions please. Thanks
     
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    • mopar_chuck

      mopar_chuck Well-Known Member

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      I just sold my 16’ for that much and it was far from perfect.... so that’s a good deal. You can buy the electric brake assemblies for cheap so don’t worry about that
       
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      • moparmarks

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        Myself I don't care for tilt trailers. I like dovetail trailers. I have an 18 foot dove and love it.
         
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        • Kern Dog

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          My car is reliable....No trailers here.
          (Kidding)
           
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          • Don selleck

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            bought a brand new 18' dove tail for $2600 dual axles with trailers brakes 4 years ago. new trailers are cheap. they are around here anyways. shop around.
             
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            • moparmarks

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              Wow you got the red X.
               
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                Take a look at it, and make an offer if it looks good. Seems high, unless it's extremely nice...
                 
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                • SteveSS

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                  Wow you're right I got a red x. I never pay attention to that stuff. I say a lot of stupid things but I didn't think this was one of them.
                   
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                  • Big Bad Dad

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                    Trailer brakes not working could be anything from worn out brakes, to a bad wring connection, to controller in the tow vehicle not working or out of adjustment. How is the hydrauliic tilt system? That would be a bigger worry for me.
                     
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                    • hawkeye

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                      Get a dovetail and a good winch.
                       
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                      • khryslerkid

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                        Snipered, hit and run!
                         
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                          You might want to look for an enclosed trailer. When you’re not using it, it makes for great storage. I just sold my 20’ enclosed trailer for $2,000.