Buying a New Trailer is great if you have the funds, but for many a used trailer is a cheaper and a worthy option. However good trailers hold their value well, so sometimes you do only get what you pay for. A trailer in poor condition can be a serious hazard to the owner and other road users. So its really essential that you find a road legal and safe trailer to use on our roads.
Make you sure you view the trailer before any legal commitment takes place. There is a big temptation to buy a used trailer from Ebay and not to view it first. Its a gamble to not make a viewing, and its very awkward to barter after the price has been agreed.
Make sure the Trailer is really suitable for your purposes. The quality and type of trailer should closely relate to the demands you will be placing on it. All trailers have to be safe and legal, but there is a big difference in quality and what they can handle.
Find out if the seller is the legal owner, check for any receipts to prove the original purchase. Alternatively any old maintenance receipts can show proof the seller has used the trailer for some time.
Check for signs of wear and tear – Does it reflect the price and age of the trailer. Prices of parts and engineer bills soon out way any purchase savings so be careful.
The Trailer seller should be happy for you to collect from their home address. If they try and use different addresses or will only delivery be extra cautious.
That’s some basics out of the way, please view our other articles to learn more about buying a safer trailer.
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