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Wow, what a busy morning I have had.
Today I have sold not 1, but 2 second hand boat trailers. Both purchasers are very happy that they have been able to find a second hand trailer that suits their boating needs.
Bold Trailers is a licensed motor vehicle dealer of both new and used trailers.
I often get asked by people wanting to but a second hand trailer "where can I find one?". Realistically there are not as many second hand trailers for sale as one may think. There are more second hand box trailers for sale than boat and jet ski trailers.
Places you can search for a second hand boat trailer include:
3. Trading Post
You need to make sure that you understand the scope of repair works that may need to be done to your chosen second hand trailer as this can sometimes cost more than what you would pay for the trailer.
What to check when buying a second hand boat trailer! Make sure you read this article so that you reduce your risk of buying a lemon.
If you are searching for a second hand trailer we would be happy to chat with you about your requirements and keep our eyes and ears out for you.
So you’re looking at buying a used boat, you have your check list ready, is the shell ok, does the motor turn over, does the interior have any rips or scratches, but what about the trailer? Do you have a check list for that?
Most people don’t even think about looking at the trailer, as long as the wheels are on and it has rego the trailer must be fine, right? Wrong.
There are a number of things that should be checked before buying a second hand trailer. Let’s start with the obvious:
- Are the lights attached and working?
- Do the rollers move on the trailer?
- Is there any cancerous rust in the frame (rust that has eaten through the metal)?
- Is the axle rusted out?
And if the trailer has brakes:
- Does the brake adjuster move?
- Is the brake cable rusted out?
- Do the callipers move?
- Is there plenty of pad left on the brakes?
Repairs on a trailer can cost well into the thousands so keep that in mind when you’re negotiating a price on a used boat. If you would like to know more about repairs to trailers, contact BOLD Trailers, The Trailer Repair Specialists on 02 8544 0493.