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Shopping for a horse trailer on a budget blows... Update post #34!

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    This stinks... all I want is a 2 horse bumper pull that is not totally rusted away and safe, big enough for my 16.2 hand TB for less than $2500! Is that too much to ask???
    Last edited by BoyleHeightsKid; Apr. 16, 2012, 06:57 AM.
    Boyle Heights Kid 1998 16.1h OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
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    kinda....

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    • #3
      yeah...
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      • #4
        Start looking at used stock trailers....
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        • #5
          Yeah, it kinda is if you're not considering stocks. Even just being able to bump it up to $3500 or $4000 would open up so many more options for you.

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          • #6
            You probably won't find an extra tall in that price range either. But you could maybe find a 7' stock.

            I agree, keep saving! $3,500 will open up more options. Plus you have to factor in all the other costs: title transfer, license, taxes, etc.

            I feel your pain.
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              #7
              I am definately considering stock trailers It doesn't need to be fancy. Just something safe to haul him in. Maybe I should just put that money down and finance the rest, but I'm really trying to avoid a monthly payment (it's soon getting to the point where I won't care!). There's a nice Glick on CL that would be perfect! I just need to come up with the rest! The inside of this one is like brand new.

              http://lancaster.craigslist.org/grd/2926068939.html
              Boyle Heights Kid 1998 16.1h OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
              Tinner's Way x Sculpture by Hail to Reason
              "Once you go off track, you never go back!"

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              • #8
                http://www.horsetrailerworld.com/home/newhome.asp

                If it's out there, it's on here.
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                • #9
                  Better to save for a bit longer for what you want, than to compromise & settle now.
                  <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                  • #10
                    i am looking to upgrade from my BP 3H slant to GN 4H. Wish you lived near Mt as I will likely be selling mine (1994?gotta check with Mr. LT, Logan) for about $1800. Its pretty basic but in great condition, repainted, etc. I imagine you could find what you are looking for AND get a lovely trip!!

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                    • #11
                      I found a 2 horse gooseneck with dressing room for $2500 last night. 1991 circle m, in great condition. Thinking about making a deposit asap. They're out there, but you have to hunt for them. How about craigslist???

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                      • #12
                        The problem is, you're looking. You only find bargains when A) you have no money and B) when you're not really looking..

                        I see cheap BPs fairly often. There was one on my road a couple of months ago- older steel trailer, small dressing room, and big enough for most horses. It was solid- just needed some cosmetics and new tires. I thought it was fairly priced at $1200. I was hoping these non-horse people didn't have a clue and I could buy it for $600, but no luck!

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                        • #13
                          You just have to keep looking and be ready to MOVE if you see one. We had to purchase mine the day it was listed - it was tall, 2h, bumper pull, with dressing room. It's not the prettiest thing on the outside but was rebuilt except for the shell. My best friend and I were looking on CL and horsetrailerworld.com DAILY for new listings. Good luck!

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                          • #14
                            My Merhow is a two horse, ramp, bumper pull, 7'6" tall, no mangers, no tack room. Has fit 18hh horses in there comfortably for lengthy trips. If I was to sell it, would be in your price range. They are out there!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BoyleHeightsKid View Post
                              I am definately considering stock trailers It doesn't need to be fancy. Just something safe to haul him in. Maybe I should just put that money down and finance the rest, but I'm really trying to avoid a monthly payment (it's soon getting to the point where I won't care!). There's a nice Glick on CL that would be perfect! I just need to come up with the rest! The inside of this one is like brand new.

                              http://lancaster.craigslist.org/grd/2926068939.html
                              I think if you went and looked at this trailer and it is everything you want, took cash they would take $2500 for it. Just don't get all "I LOVE IT" first before offering the 2500 cash and don't offer the cash till you have a good all over look.
                              My life motto now is "You can't fix stupid!"

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                              • #16
                                SCOUR craigslist everywhere within a reasonable drive of you. I find that this is the best place where people don't know what they have and/or assume trailers depreciate at the same rate as cars. When you find something, be ready to go out there right away with cash in hand and your tow vehicle. Don't hand over any money until you have the title in hand. I agree with others that you'll find $3000-3500 a much more realistic budget. Also, tell everyone you know that you're looking for a trailer, you may find someone looking to cut you a deal so they don't have to worry about advertising, etc.

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                                • #17
                                  They are out there-- I got mine for $2500 and it's exactly what you describe-- but you have to pounce, because they do go fast. I got lucky, the person who originally left the deposit on mine never showed, and I had left the last message for the guy and was the first person he called. He said the first $2500 got it, and I said I would be there in half an hour and please, please wait that long before you make the next call

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                                  • #18
                                    Check for used Shoop trailers. We have sold a couple as you describe in your price range over the years, and we are not in a rural area. They do start to rust but ours were 20+ years old and the rust was very minimal. They last forever.

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                                    • #19
                                      just sold
                                      ttp://www.horsetrailerworld.com/home/trailerdetail.asp?ID=371858
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by InstigatorKate View Post
                                        SCOUR craigslist everywhere within a reasonable drive of you. I find that this is the best place where people don't know what they have and/or assume trailers depreciate at the same rate as cars. When you find something, be ready to go out there right away with cash in hand and your tow vehicle.
                                        This is how we found our trailer. We went to Canada's Vancouver island to get it, which was a pain, but worth it in the end. We had a $2500 budget, and needed a tall enough trailer for our 16.3hh fella. Luckily we had him used to getting into a straight load, so no issues there. We found a nice early 1990s trailer that was rebuilt in the late 1990s to be taller. It had good floors, good padding, and decent enough paint. We paid $2200 for it, but had to put about $300 of gas/ferry costs into getting it.

                                        In the end, we sold it for more than we paid, and it was VERY easy to sell later on.

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