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Good Deal or Not?

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by BurbLover, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. BurbLover

    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

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    An employee of a clients that I've know n for about 3 years has a nice trailer for sale. Here are the specs:\

    - Year: ?
    - Size: 18' Wood deck, 2' Dovetail, 4' tongue
    - Axles: (2) 7000 lb axles
    - Tires: NEW LT235/85/16s
    - Brakes: Working brakes on both axles & emergency break-away setup
    - Wood is in excellent shape.
    - Center mounted front jack with folding crank arm.
    - Reinforced diamond plate fenders.
    - Front 12" railing.
    - Asking: $2100

    So, is this a good deal? Anything that I should check on? Thanks. I've never bought a heavy duty trailer so know nothing about the process.

    BTW, he owened a Masonry business & used the trailer to haul sand/bricks/blocks, etc for work.
     
  2. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    Those are some pretty big tires?

    is that a GVWR of 14000 then? Or 7000? I've not seen many 14000GVWR trailers that are that short... but then with those big tires... Could be?
     
  3. BurbLover

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    Yup, 14000 total. I checked it out today. Even says so on a mfr tag up front.

    It may have been a custom order as he used is specifcally for hauling cement blocks & bricks.
     
  4. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like a good price then. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I paid that much for mine new, but it was a 7k max.
     
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    Doesn't sound too bad Mark. What kind of axles are they, spring or torsion? I am a big fan of the torsion axles as you know. Is that an 18 foot deck plus the 2 foot dove or a 16 foot deck plus the 2 foot dove?

    John
     
  6. BurbLover

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    It's 18' deck plus 2' dovetail. Not sure on the axle type, but I can chech the next time I'm in the area. Might be a week or so.

    Since the owner really isn't trying to actively sell it, I think it'll be there for a few months waiting for me to get some $$ together.
     
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    I didnt even know they made torsen trailer axles.
     
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    That's exactly what my trailer is, 14k gvwr, 18+2, and I just paid $2650 for it brand new in May.
     

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