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Purchase of older trailer

Jul 31, 2019 at 07:38 PM CST
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Does anyone recommend purchasing a fixer up trailer hopper and if not what experience have you had that makes it a negative decision/venture
Replied on Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 11:14 AM CST
Are you looking at buying a trailer that has be wrecker ?? and how handy are you at doing major rebuilds , and if you are looking at a 10 plus year old trailer with milllons of mile on it make sure you check the subframes , and hows the sloop sheet are think about how thin those sloop sheet s can be after thousand of loads
I think you would be better at looking for a used trailer the is about 5 years old
Replied on Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 11:32 AM CST
I am parners with a master welder, whom can weld anything, I will keep what you said in mind. How much should I pay for a used Hopper trail 72 to 78 high
Replied on Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 07:24 AM CST
I bought a 1988 merit for 2g and put another 2 g into it been using it every day for 5 years now
Replied on Mon, Aug 05, 2019 at 05:40 PM CST

I have some some 2014,2015 and one 2016 Wilson hoppers thst I would be intrested in selling a couple,they are 43x 78 x 102,just give me a call Jeff Wilson 270-519-9425

Replied on Tue, Aug 06, 2019 at 08:09 AM CST
Originally Posted by: PIERRE MARSHALL
Quote: "I am parners with a master welder, whom can weld anything, I will keep what you said in mind. How much should I pay for a used Hopper trail 72 to 78 high"

Just keep in mind, everyplace you weld, wether aluminum or steel, will break right beside that weld 2 years later
Replied on Wed, Aug 07, 2019 at 09:06 PM CST
How much are you asking jeff Wilson
Replied on Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 12:23 PM CST
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With dot cracking down on everything anymore i would consider going new and run a few miles worry free. Just remember that your old wagon will be about as hard to sell down the road as it would be to sell flip flops to an eskimo. I think you should at least consider all options before buying a 30 year old trailer. 1 thing to always keep in mind with an old wagon is having it split open on the boulevard and shutting down a major highway for half a day and the tow bill and clean up. Dont laugh this has all happened already