The first step in trailer shopping is figuring out whether to purchase new or used trailers. Here’s a look at some key differences.
Trailer experts generally recommend a used trailer instead of a brand-new one. Used trailers are more favorable because they’ve been utilized, and many potential issues have already been taken care of.
People who prefer to purchase a brand-new trailer should look for one with a good warranty. Trailer experts also advise buyers to find a company that has good customer service, so any issues with the new trailer can be addressed as soon as possible.
New trailer buyers are encouraged to purchase a bungee cord or cable if they plan to have hauled heavy items. Extra caulking may be necessary in order to stabilize loose parts over time. In most cases, buyers can simply get a nail and hammer to solve the issue. Some new trailer buyers have also noted issues with the thermostat.
The biggest variable when deciding on whether you to buy a new or used trailer is potential maintenance costs. Buying used trailers may reduce the amount of maintenance costs in the future. For this reason, it is usually better to opt for a used trailer over a new one.