Trailer for Sale
by Teddi McDonald
Are you planning to buy a used horse trailer? If so, here are
some tips to help you choose the right one. If you have a horse
trailer for sale, then you might want to think about whether your
trailer fits within these guidelines.
One of the problems with buying a used horse trailer is that you
get no warranty and it’s “buyer beware” all
the way. You have to do your own inspection of the important elements
of the trailer including tires and wheels, coupler, electrical
connections and system, and structural elements such as the flooring
(especially if it’s wood), and metal floor supports. When
you’re looking at a horse trailer for sale, it’s important
to find out what the gross vehicle weight rating is in order to
be sure that it will hold your horse safely. A very important
part of the inspection is to make sure that the coupler is in
good condition and to check that it fits your vehicle.
If you think you’ve found the right horse trailer for sale,
it pays to buy from someone you trust. Often you can tell by the
way a person talks or acts when you meet them if they are trustworthy.
Do you use your intuition to make decisions like this? If so,
usually your first impression of the seller will be the most accurate.
One of the best ways to protect yourself when you find a horse
trailer for sale that you think you want to buy is to have the
trailer inspected by a local mechanic for defects in the electrical
system, brake pads, axles, wheels and other moving parts of the
trailer. Uneven wear on tires may mean there is a serious problem
(it could mean axle damage) that you will want to know about before
Do you see any irregularities in the surface of the walls of the
horse trailer for sale? If so, it could mean that the trailer
has been in an accident and has been repaired. This can sometimes
cause trouble with the alignment of the wheels so that the trailer
will never ride correctly, it will tend to pull to one side or
the other, which as you know, can be very dangerous. With a heavy
trailer, you don't want to be cruising along the freeway and all
of a sudden have that trailer start swaying to the point where
it might jackknife. That could cause serious damage to you and
to your horses even if it doesn't jackknife.
Are you considering buying a horse trailer for sale through the
Internet? If so, how can you be sure about what you're getting?
Well of course, you would want to visit the people selling the
trailer wherever it is and kick the tires a bit, again going through
the steps above. Some Web sites have seller reviews, which can
be helpful, as long as the Web site showing the reviews is ethical
Did you know that you can even find a horse trailer for sale on
eBay? It's kind of fun to think about but probably not a good
idea since buying something as expensive as a horse trailer should
be a well thought out decision rather than a frenzied bidding
war. It’s always safest to buy the trailer locally so that
if there is a problem, you can always go back to the seller. If
you use these tips before making your final decision, you’re
likely to get a trailer that will satisfy both you and your horse.
PulseMed frees Teddi McDonald to write on topics that interest her outside of her occupation.
Teddi has been an internet marketing and search engine optimization student and consultant for over 6 years, and a marketing and advertising consultant for 12 years. She studied with Jay Abraham, writes sales-grabbing copy, and has led many clients to online success. For more, go here.
Here’s a detailed article about what to do when you want
to buy a horse trailer for sale and how to maintain it afterwards.
Here's a list of probably every horse trailer seller on the Internet
- over 28 sites are listed here."http://www.trailers.equiview.com/horse-trailers-resources.htm