With the economy the way it is, we are always looking for ways to save a dollar. This holds true in the automotive and trailer industry, all the way to the grocery store. When you find yourself faces with the need for a trailer, whether it be for personal or business use, the option to search for a used trailer comes to mind. There arew a few key important things to consider when comparing the used versus new scenerio.
One thing to keep in mind is this. The economy has been tough on all of us. Most people aren’t upgrading or maintaining equipment like maybe they should. So if a used trailer does come your way, you have to consider the condition. I cannot stress how crucial this is to buying a used trailer. Check it out, from top to bottom, and back again. Check the tires for tread and dry rot. Brakes, if it has them, need enough pad left to be safe, and don’t forget to check for heat cracks. Frame, wiring, the list goes on. Be sure that the trailer will pass the safety standards for your area. Here in PA, we have different laws than NJ, NY, or down south, if you plan to travel for your purchase.
We take trade ins here at our location in PA. We go over any trailer that comes our way thoroughly. The last thing you want is to find a used trailer, only to find out that you have to sink even more money into it to make it safe nd legal for hauling. Now I am not saying that there aren’t good used trailer to be had, because there are. I have a few sitting on my lot for sale right now. I am just cautioning you to be thorough before you make the decision on a used trailer instead of a new one. There are pros and cons to both sides of purchasing a trailer. If you ver find yourself in a situation where you just aren’t sure, give us a call. We wil be more than happy to answer any trailer question you might have. Now we can’t diagnose a problem trailer over the phone, but we can offer you sound advice that comes from years of experience in the trailer business.