Used Trailers For Sale
Before you head out and purchase a brand new trailer, you may want to take the time to find used trailers for sale. Buying a used trailer is a great way to save you a lot of money, and as long as you take your time during the buying process you can end up with a trailer that is in excellent, lightly used condition. Listed below are a few of the different types of trailers that you will be able to find on eBay, as well as the situations that they are best suited for. Compare the different styles to what you need the trailer to do for you, and then head over to make the purchase on a new-to-you used trailer.
Travel Trailers – When your work is done, and you’re ready to head out into the wild, leaving behind your job site or farm, you will want to purchase a travel trailer. Some of the travel trailers that you come across are incredibly elaborate, featuring full kitchens, bathrooms, and large bedrooms. However, if you are going to be traveling short distances, and only sleeping in the trailer for a few nights, you may want to save yourself a good bit of money and go with one of the smaller travel trailers that are available.
Semi Truck Trailers – If you run a business, or commercialized farm with heavy equipment, you may want to think about picking up a semi truck trailer. The smaller trailers can be pulled behind heavy duty dually trucks, while the larger trailers are going to require a full semi truck to be able to legally pull them. You can check with your local DOT to determine the qualifications of what sizes and weight semi trailers you are able to pull with the equipment that you have.
Open Trailers – If you are clearing land, large amounts of concrete or rocks, or large brush piles, you are going to want to pick up an open trailer. The trailers do not have a top on them which makes it easy for you to dump the load that you are carrying whenever you are finished with it. You can find these trailers ranging in lengths from 8’ to 40’ or longer, depending on exactly what you need it for. These are also used for hauling farming and construction equipment from one location to another.
Covered Trailers – Covered trailers are the general use trailer for farming and construction jobs. They are also great for hauling equipment through rough weather, where the equipment or vehicles should not be subjected to the constant punishment. If you are going to be staying in hotels, or risky areas overnight, you will love the benefits that these trailers provide, which help to keep thieves out of the interior, and protect your equipment from loss or theft.
Tanker Trailers – Tanker trailers are used to haul liquids from one location to another. You must know that when you are purchasing these types of trailers that you will be required to clean them thoroughly in between uses, to avoid contamination of the liquids inside. You also want to check with your Department Of Transportation to determine whether or not you are going to be required to get special licensing in order to be able to transport liquid filled trailers down the public roads. If you are hauling flammable liquids you will be required to register the load with the state before you come and go.
Flatbed Trailers – Flatbed trailers are considered the heavy haulers. They are used to transport large pieces of machinery that cannot legally be driven down the public byways. Most times you are going to be required to use a crane to properly load these types of trailers. However, a few models contain ramps and a lower center section that allows you to drive the equipment onto the trailer and keep its center of gravity low enough so that the trailer can be safety transported from one location to another.
Livestock Trailers – Livestock trailers are used just as the name implies: for transporting livestock. When you have to move a large amount of animals from one farm to another, you are going to want to try to find one of these trailers in used condition. The trailers are designed to provide adequate ventilation to the animals inside. When transporting animals on these trailers the driver should periodically check the safety of the animals to make sure there are not going to be any problems when you finally arrive at your destination.
Semi Van Trailers – These trailers are used most often for transporting heavy equipment. The design requires the use of a crane or forklift to help load the machines onto the back of them. Because of the design of the trailers, regular maintenance is required to keep them in working order.