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  • Quick ? - auction today - trailer

    I'm sitting at a farm auction right now, there is a 2 horse trailer, Phoenix 1997 , in good shape, with tack room.
    What 's my highest bid?
    You guys would love it here, it's a horsey tack bonanza!
    The biggest threat to Canadian national security: #45 potus

  • #2
    Not familiar with that brand, but would suggest looking around you and assessing the competition so to speak in comparison to what you can afford. Guessing this is a steel trailer. 5 year ago, I sold a 2 horse slant Logan trailer with dressing room for $4500 that was around 7 years old but it had a new roof and had been recently painted.

    Good luck


    • #3
      It is an aluminum and a very nice Jamco. Not sure of the current prices, but my mom had a 2H Pheonix with no dressing room. She traded it in for ~$6000 when it was 4 or 5 years old.



      • Original Poster

        Got it! I'm so excited.

        Christa, you are right, I found out that it is from the Jamco line.
        It is aluminum, wooden floors though. I pulled the mats and the floor is in great shape, crawled underneath and the frame is great.

        I had a dealer come up to me afterwards and tell me I got a great deal, so I am very happy.
        The biggest threat to Canadian national security: #45 potus


        • #5


          • Original Poster

            Thanks -- now for the next question.

            I'm going shopping this afternoon to outfit the trailer.

            What should I be including? Broom, pitchfork, first aid kit.... what else will I need?
            The biggest threat to Canadian national security: #45 potus


            • #7
              Congrats on the new trailer!

              Originally posted by mercedespony View Post
              Thanks -- now for the next question.

              I'm going shopping this afternoon to outfit the trailer.

              What should I be including? Broom, pitchfork, first aid kit.... what else will I need?
              Muck bucket
              Longe lines (I keep them in my trailer so I always have them in case I have to deal with a problem loader or need to longe on-site)
              Treats not likely to spoil
              Spare halter(s) / lead rope(s) in case of an emergency
              Hay nets and/or mangers if necessary
              Fly masks (I trailer all of mine in fly masks to avoid dust / debris in eyes)
              Traffic cones or triangles in case you have to pull over for an emergency or break down
              Water buckets and straps to hang them in the trailer at stops
              Water tank or other means of carrying water
              Trailer ties
              Mounting block

              Not sure what you will use your trailer for, but I keep poultice and poultice supplies in my trailer. This way, we can poultice and wrap before we load up to leave the show. I also keep a complete set of brushes, hoof oil, fly spray, etc. handy in the trailer, so I don't have to pack those things every time we go somewhere.

              You might also consider a US Rider membership.

              Enjoy your new trailer!


              • #8
                Get the wheel/bearings serviced. Really check the tires (UV rays can wear out the sidewall, even if they have great tread left). Buy a Trailer-Aid. I changed a blown tire in under 10 minutes in 100 degree heat last summer--SO MUCH BETTER THAN A JACK!!

                Do you have a spare tire?
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                • #9
                  Fire Extinguisher


                  • #10
                    Brake controller for the tow vehicle...
                    Equus makus brokus but happy


                    • #11
                      Everything mentioned above plus make sure you have a lug wrench that will fit the trailer...many truck wrenches will not fit your trailer lugs.
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