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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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My buddy is looking for a used trailer to haul some quads around and we found a trailer that he would like that is used. This guy wants $1600 for a 6 year old trailer and I can go buy the same trailer brand new for $1500. I told the guy this and asked what he can do on the price and he said that he has had a lot of inquires and thinks he can get this price. Are people that dumb to buy a used trailer for more then a new trailer?

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Yes.

Because they are too lazy to see what a new one costs.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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My favorite is a homade booty fab car hauler on mobile home axels. The deck is almost always total junk and it had no brakes. Working lights or lights at all? Ha good luck. They list for $2000 and up.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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Its really sad when you see 5-10 year old car haulers and other trailers for sale for more than what you can get a brand new one for
We have a 18ft utility trailer with brakes that we used for hauling 4 quads up to silver. If your buddy would be interested let me know. We are looking to get rid of it, for less than a price of new one also
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I am in the market too... but I want an enclosed car hauler, they seem to hold their value too.
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Yes people are stupid. But..... I have built a few car trailers through the years and they are always over built, which requires thicker material and more of it. I have not been impressed with alot of mass produced trailers.
Also make sure you add up all the fees and taxes on a new trailer for the out the door price. Car trailers advertised for $2500 turn into $3200 otd in a heart beat.
Make sure you are comparing apples to apples.

The brand new car trailer my best freind bought last year is nowhere near as strong as what we have built in the past. This brand new rust free trailer will be a rusted out pos long before one that is built "right".
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Old March 14th, 2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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the used market on about anything right now is jacked...like tractors that are 5-10 yrs old selling for 2k less than you can buy a new one for..
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Don't even get into what used cars are going for...
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Don't even get into what used cars are going for...
Is my 93 YJ with a very pronounced rod knock for 10k too much?
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the used market on about anything right now is jacked...like tractors that are 5-10 yrs old selling for 2k less than you can buy a new one for..
no joke right there. I looked for over a year till I found my JD 2520 at a decent price.
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Its really sad when you see 5-10 year old car haulers and other trailers for sale for more than what you can get a brand new one for
We have a 18ft utility trailer with brakes that we used for hauling 4 quads up to silver. If your buddy would be interested let me know. We are looking to get rid of it, for less than a price of new one also
send me the specs on the trailer and if you have any pics, also what your looking to get for it.
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Is my 93 YJ with a very pronounced rod knock for 10k too much?
No, about right cuz it has the magic word 'jeep' on it.
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My buddy is looking for a used trailer to haul some quads around and we found a trailer that he would like that is used. This guy wants $1600 for a 6 year old trailer and I can go buy the same trailer brand new for $1500. I told the guy this and asked what he can do on the price and he said that he has had a lot of inquires and thinks he can get this price. Are people that dumb to buy a used trailer for more then a new trailer?

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This is America where you can ask what ever you want for a selling price for things you own, that is how a free country works.

You buddy also has the option to not buy the trailer and there is no need to complain about the price.

I got that line when I was trying to sell a 16ft over the axle v-nose snowmobile trailer. People would tell me they could get the same thing for 2,000 new so I told them to go buy it. I eventualy got 2300 for it because they had cash and I was ready for new one. The trailer was worth that and the buyer was happy and I was happy.

The line you can buy it new for what ever price is fine but if you are looking at a used trailer that you know is over priced why not just go and buy the new one for the same price and be done?
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the used market on about anything right now is jacked.....
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Old March 14th, 2013, 11:38 AM   #15
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This is America where you can ask what ever you want for a selling price for things you own, that is how a free country works.

You buddy also has the option to not buy the trailer and there is no need to complain about the price.

I got that line when I was trying to sell a 16ft over the axle v-nose snowmobile trailer. People would tell me they could get the same thing for 2,000 new so I told them to go buy it. I eventualy got 2300 for it because they had cash and I was ready for new one. The trailer was worth that and the buyer was happy and I was happy.

The line you can buy it new for what ever price is fine but if you are looking at a used trailer that you know is over priced why not just go and buy the new one for the same price and be done?
For sure he can go buy a new one at any time for less then what this guy is selling his 6 year old trailer for. He may do so, its frustrating when your trying to save a little bit and people think there used stuff is worth more then new. The point is that people are that stupid to actually consider buying a used trailer for the same or more then a new trailer price, this is whats keeping the used trailer market prices high.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 11:40 AM   #16
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My brother is one of these guys me wants way to much for anything he sells, so I dont help him sell anything
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I agree that many used trailer prices are high. Comparing them to new though, as said above, you really have to look into how much the "options" cost on those same priced new trailers. Brakes on both axles, led lights, "sealed wiring harness" (which still uses scotch locks), "premium jack", "premium coupler", "hardwood" or "premium" decking, "upgraded tires & wheels", etc all adds up pretty quick, turning that $1250 new trailer into a $2500+ unit.

If I bought a new trailer it would have all those "upgrades" and cost quite a bit. If I were to sell it a couple years later, I would not be willing to sell it for half, just because you can buy a new POS trailer for the same price.

I called on a new trailer last spring, and the guy asked me if I wanted to "upgrade to paint or undercoating on the underside". I asked what his thoughts were, and he said that since the bottom side of the chassis isn't painted and rusts out in a couple years, it was definitely worth at least the $400 upgrade for paint. I don't remember what the undercoating cost, as I was dumbfounded at that point. With all the other overpriced upgrades I just thanked him for his time and hung up the phone.
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I agree that many used trailer prices are high. Comparing them to new though, as said above, you really have to look into how much the "options" cost on those same priced new trailers. Brakes on both axles, led lights, "sealed wiring harness" (which still uses scotch locks), "premium jack", "premium coupler", "hardwood" or "premium" decking, "upgraded tires & wheels", etc all adds up pretty quick, turning that $1250 new trailer into a $2500+ unit.

If I bought a new trailer it would have all those "upgrades" and cost quite a bit. If I were to sell it a couple years later, I would not be willing to sell it for half, just because you can buy a new POS trailer for the same price.

I called on a new trailer last spring, and the guy asked me if I wanted to "upgrade to paint or undercoating on the underside". I asked what his thoughts were, and he said that since the bottom side of the chassis isn't painted and rusts out in a couple years, it was definitely worth at least the $400 upgrade for paint. I don't remember what the undercoating cost, as I was dumbfounded at that point. With all the other overpriced upgrades I just thanked him for his time and hung up the phone.
Similar experience here years ago when I was looking for a 7x14 enclosed. At that time, I didn't know about all the junk coming out of Georgia with the "too good to be true" price. The guy tried to pressure me to order by including a free upgrade to treated plywood floor. My response was "you mean you don't put it in there to start with?" Soon after, I also learned they don't paint the frames, use Chinese axles, wheels, and tires, garbage LED lights, and the list goes on. No thanks.
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I agree that many used trailer prices are high. Comparing them to new though, as said above, you really have to look into how much the "options" cost on those same priced new trailers. Brakes on both axles, led lights, "sealed wiring harness" (which still uses scotch locks), "premium jack", "premium coupler", "hardwood" or "premium" decking, "upgraded tires & wheels", etc all adds up pretty quick, turning that $1250 new trailer into a $2500+ unit.

If I bought a new trailer it would have all those "upgrades" and cost quite a bit. If I were to sell it a couple years later, I would not be willing to sell it for half, just because you can buy a new POS trailer for the same price.
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Similar experience here years ago when I was looking for a 7x14 enclosed. At that time, I didn't know about all the junk coming out of Georgia with the "too good to be true" price. The guy tried to pressure me to order by including a free upgrade to treated plywood floor. My response was "you mean you don't put it in there to start with?" Soon after, I also learned they don't paint the frames, use Chinese axles, wheels, and tires, garbage LED lights, and the list goes on. No thanks.
Yep, and one has to look closely at the hardware. I've seen brand new 7,500 gwv trailers on the lot with 6,000 lb couplers ftw

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My buddy is looking for a used trailer to haul some quads around and we found a trailer that he would like that is used. This guy wants $1600 for a 6 year old trailer and I can go buy the same trailer brand new for $1500. I told the guy this and asked what he can do on the price and he said that he has had a lot of inquires and thinks he can get this price. Are people that dumb to buy a used trailer for more then a new trailer?

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Please supply a link to new trailer with all the options of that used one for the same price.
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US 27 Trailer Sales

Bran new
18'+2' dove
83" deck width + 2"rub rail
5200# axles
Brakes on both
Emergency break away brakes
Diamond plate dove and fenders
Removable fenders
Treated deck
Double frame back to first spring hanger
Powder coated frame
Led lights
Wiring ran in wire loom
2 year warranty
3500 out the door.

Or

Hilljacks'r'us

90's something
12' 9/32" long
75" wide deck
3500# axles that have been used numerous time to hall a skid steer or a lifted full sized...
brakes on one axle
rusted out and beat up fenders
Angle iron booger welded frame
Custom "brown" paint
Broken tail lights
Wire nuts standard
Its a steal at $1200*

*Just needs
New tires -400~500
Brake wiring hooked up -10~100
New brake shoes- 100~200
(more for new drums/hubs if needed)
Tail light kit - 20~40
Paint - 50

You'd be lucky to have working a sub par trailer for 2k
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