When you’re buying used trailers, you don’t want to accidentally end up with a piece of junk. To avoid that, there are some simple rules and guidelines that you can follow when looking for your new utility trailer. The first thing you need to figure out is what you’re actually using this trailer for.
That will determine what type of trailer you’re looking for. If you plan on moving lighter things, you might not need a super sturdy trailer. If you plan on putting something heavy, like a tractor, on your trailer bed, then you need to account for the weight and size of the tractor.
Once you have an idea of the basic specs and details for your trailer, you can start looking for a used trailer. When you’re looking at the trailers, you want to pay close attention to the weakest point of a trailer. The tires are the weakest point. They shouldn’t have any signs of dry rotting or splitting. If they do, you’ll either have to negotiate new tires into the price of the trailer or buy new tires yourself. If you’re not willing to go through that hassle, look for a different trailer altogether. You need good tires.