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suz
Mar. 11, 2012, 05:29 PM
this seems like an excellent trailer, second owner is the seller. original owner purchased it new and stored it in their barn for twelve years after only a few uses. seller needs bigger so is selling.

he says it's in near new shape, what hard questions should i be asking?

it's for sale for 14 thousand, so should i snap it up or run like the wind?

shakeytails
Mar. 11, 2012, 07:03 PM
It'll probably need new tires and bearings re-packed. Check to see if mousie-critters haven't gotten into it and damaged wiring or other stuff. Make sure the heat/AC work, and it had been properly winterized if it has any kind of plumbing. Other than that, it's probably a good deal.

GoForAGallop
Mar. 11, 2012, 07:46 PM
To me it seems a little over-priced for a 20 year old trailer--stored in a barn or not, it's going to need general maintenance (in fact, probably more so than if it were used regularly) and probably upgrading of the stuff in the living quarters area. A quick google search seems to back me up, although I wasn't looking in your specific area.

But if it's what you want, it's close by, and it really is in good shape, then it's worth whatever you're willing to pay for it.

farmgirl598
Mar. 11, 2012, 07:53 PM
WAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too expensive, IMHO

suz
Mar. 11, 2012, 08:12 PM
hmm it's a good enough price for around here, but after thinking about it some more i think i'm more inclined to buy a new truck first and upgrade trailer next year. i think this was just another excuse to avoid truck shopping, lol.

otoh, i could probably sell my hawk custom gn for almost the price of the sundowner, which means i can upgrade to the lq for under five thousand.

kathy s.
Mar. 11, 2012, 08:40 PM
What's a 192 Sundowner?

suz
Mar. 11, 2012, 09:19 PM
sorry, it's a 1992 sundowner.

kathy s.
Mar. 11, 2012, 09:58 PM
sorry, it's a 1992 sundowner.

Thanks for the clarification. :) I own a 1998 Sundowner and thought I may have missed out on something. :winkgrin:

Trakehner
Mar. 12, 2012, 01:24 PM
WAY too much money.

Here's one for $6K http://www.horseclicks.com/1992_sundowner_trailer_for_sale/advert/2183

Here's a 2012 brand new for $11,850 http://www.horsetrailertrader.com/horse-trailer.aspx?stock=27001

Yep...WAY too much money.

GoForAGallop
Mar. 12, 2012, 01:29 PM
WAY too much money.

Here's one for $6K http://www.horseclicks.com/1992_sundowner_trailer_for_sale/advert/2183

Here's a 2012 brand new for $11,850 http://www.horsetrailertrader.com/horse-trailer.aspx?stock=27001

Yep...WAY too much money.

You missed that it has living quarters.

Yes, it's still a bit overpriced from my quick searches, but not $6k vs. $14k overpriced.

katarine
Mar. 12, 2012, 01:51 PM
It likely has bad electrical wiring somewhere from mice getting in it. I would expect that the lack of use hasn't been good for it. You could get it thoroughly checked out but it'll also need new tires since it's just been sitting and they'll be dry rotted with age. Seems like too much $$ for a 20 year old trailer.

Rabtfarm
Mar. 12, 2012, 02:05 PM
There have been galvanic corrosion issues with Sundowner trailers, but I believe that is limited to their Valuelite line that had powdercoating issues. Always could be a useful negotiating piece of info in so far as future potential buyers may hold that against you later.
I would certainly do more research on pricing of similar trailers and I would have a good trailer outfit check the trailer out. For pure horse trailer horse sense I would call Rob and Donna Martin at Blue Ridge Trailer in Ruckersville, VA http://www.blueridgetrailer.com/pages/about.html.. there is not much that they don't know about horse trailers...really nice folks too.
Good Luck