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  1. #1
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    Default Trailer repair or replace? WWYD

    I have a late 1980's 2 Horse Bumper Pull Kingston trailer in better than expected shape. We purchased the trailer in NH and used it to haul my mare from NH to NC, then to SC. Since then it has been under cover for the past 15 years.

    A local gentleman has estimated $3000.00 to make it road-worthy plus paint job inside and out.

    Back to original question. DH and I are debating whether to put money in this trailer, which is a good solid trailer but is not my 'dream' trailer.
    OR
    Sell or Trade-in this trailer on my preferred trailer which is a 2 or better yet 3 horse goose neck. I am more interested in the Dressing Room/Storage area than the full LQ's many goosenecks now have.

    Pro for this trailer:
    Bumper hitch - easy to find a tow vehicle
    It is here already - as in "bird in hand"
    Current horses fit easily in this trailer.

    Pro for "dream" trailer:
    $3000 will make a huge dent in price
    Will be all that I want, at least at this time
    Only have one trailer to maintain

    Your thoughts?
    "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
    Courtesy my cousin Tim



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    I would sell it and get the trailer you want as long as the total price of the new trailer is within your budget.


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    If you have a truck and want to sleep in it, GN is a better trailer. Go for the dream! It's the American way.



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    send your kingston my way!



  5. #5
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    Sounds like you would be spending 3k to end up with a 1200 dollar trailer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom King View Post
    Sounds like you would be spending 3k to end up with a 1200 dollar trailer.
    'nuff said. Thanks
    "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
    Courtesy my cousin Tim



  7. #7
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    I'm in the same boat as you and am wanting to upgrade my trailer - or face spending $3K if I keep it forever.

    You'll never get your $3K back. I'd sell it as is, if it is functional, and upgrade if you have money
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Equine & Pet Portrait Artist
    www.elainehickman.com
    **Morgans Do It All**



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