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Most of you know we bought a Honda Pioneer the other week. The XUV550 Gator would fit on the 60" trailer we had. One place I read the width of the Pioneer was 60". Measured it today yep its 60", no problem right--wrong, trailer is 59 1/2"... SH_ _. Going to see the neighbors son if I can use his trailer this spring for trip to dealer, but also thinking of selling my 10 yr old 5 x14 trailer. So my question is what would be a fair price to ask if i would sell the trailer. Yes this is the back yard ,but no it's the BIL and FIL houses your seeing.
 

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Around here off-hand I'd say you'd bee looking at $1200-$1500 but that may be way off for your area. I'd suggest looking at comparable models on Craigslist in your area and price accordingly.
 
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Well been looking around here on Craiglist , no used ones for sale... The dealer where I bought this one has a new 6'4" x14 for 1285. I asked him about a trade in price but hasn't replied to me.
 
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Thanks JimR ,, had looked this afternoon on Craiglist and I thought I looked at Charleston,, Missed that one.

That was the price I thinking or maybe a $100 more.
 
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What I usually do in a case like this is look at how much a comparable new one sells for locally. But......

Most people will look at Tractor Supply or Lowes which are probably the cheapest built trailers around. But that is what the average consumer is going to compare your trailer to. So you kind of have to take the retail price of those cheap trailers and discount yours (being used) accordingly.

I got lucky when I sold mine however - it was a Hudson trailer with many upgrades - a very well built trailer. The first guy who stopped to look at it obviously knew this and agreed to buy it on the spot.
 

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What I usually do in a case like this is look at how much a comparable new one sells for locally. But......

Most people will look at Tractor Supply or Lowes which are probably the cheapest built trailers around. But that is what the average consumer is going to compare your trailer to. So you kind of have to take the retail price of those cheap trailers and discount yours (being used) accordingly.

I got lucky when I sold mine however - it was a Hudson trailer with many upgrades - a very well built trailer. The first guy who stopped to look at it obviously knew this and agreed to buy it on the spot.
Same as you on your thoughts. My first trailer was 10' in length ,mentioned it at work one day and was sold the next morning . Coworker never seen it till I took it to his house on my way to get the new one.

Being this one is 14' ,I added trailer jacks at the rear sides to help remove the tress while loading ,especially when I have fel and bh on tractor.. So far only once . Been wondering if I really need the 14' and maybe get a 12', but for a $100 will probably stay with 14'. Also added a few supports on the ramp. Agree with the Big box stores and the prices they offer.
If I don't hear from the dealer by tomorrow , may need to send him a email to see if he received the photos I sent him . !
 

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I was thinking somewhere in the $750 range. About a year ago I bought a 5x8 with a 3500 lb axle for $500. It was in good shape as yours appears to be. Hard to tell from the pics, but yours looks a little heavier duty than the one in the CL ad.

Love the trailer parking space you built!!! Gotta improvise when there's not much flat ground! The house my dad was born in and grew up in located in Fairmont, WV is about 25' front to back. The front porch is level with the front door and the yard drops off enough that the basement door in the back is a walkout. My uncle and aunt live in that house now. I don't know how they handle the steep walk from the front door down to the garage door at their ages (late 70's).
 

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Just received a reply from the dealer, he's allowing $800. on a $1285 trailer leaving me $485 plus tax and license. Replied back seems fair just wondering if that included a new spare or do I keep my spare. No reply yet.

Just not sure if I going to do this till I talk with my neighbor about using his trailer.
 

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Just received a reply from the dealer, he's allowing $800. on a $1285 trailer leaving me $485 plus tax and license. Replied back seems fair just wondering if that included a new spare or do I keep my spare. No reply yet.

Just not sure if I going to do this till I talk with my neighbor about using his trailer.
If the numbers work for you it would make a nice painless transaction by the sounds of it.

Just the way I am but I don't borrow (or lend) anything.
 

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Mentioned this to my wife this evening after she came home . Told ,"No need to ask to use their trailer just go get the new one." Went better than I thought. Now dealer just needs to get one in stock.:bigthumb:
 

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Mentioned this to my wife this evening after she came home . Told ,"No need to ask to use their trailer just go get the new one." Went better than I thought. Now dealer just needs to get one in stock.:bigthumb:
I think our wives need to talk, your wife seems to have some wisdom to share
 

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WE both know our trailer is 10 yrs old, Guessing before long it will need new tires say at $85-95 each. So that leaves the cost of the new trailer instead of costing $485 -180 = $390 maybe. Had to put a new trailer jack on the other week. Noticed the safety chains are looking rough.
Knowing these things for around $350 plus these other items we could either have a repaired USED 10 yr old trailer that who know what will break maybe the next time you want to haul something or have a brand new one . At the end of the next 10 yrs someone else can worry about hauling the tractor to the shop.

Some times you have to show why it makes more sense to buy instead of keeping what you have.:dunno:

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Just received a reply from the dealer, he's allowing $800. on a $1285 trailer leaving me $485 plus tax and license. Replied back seems fair just wondering if that included a new spare or do I keep my spare. No reply yet.

Just not sure if I going to do this till I talk with my neighbor about using his trailer.
Buy it, Why borrow?

WE both know our trailer is 10 yrs old, Guessing before long it will need new tires say at $85-95 each. So that leaves the cost of the new trailer instead of costing $485 -180 = $390 maybe. Had to put a new trailer jack on the other week. Noticed the safety chains are looking rough.
Knowing these things for around $350 plus these other items we could either have a repaired USED 10 yr old trailer that who know what will break maybe the next time you want to haul something or have a brand new one . At the end of the next 10 yrs someone else can worry about hauling the tractor to the shop.

Some times you have to show why it makes more sense to buy instead of keeping what you have.:dunno:

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Ten years is a long time for tires. I think they recommend replacing at a max of 7 years. Reminds me have trailer tires to buy too.
 

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Buy it, Why borrow?



Ten years is a long time for tires. I think they recommend replacing at a max of 7 years. Reminds me have trailer tires to buy too.[/QUOT

As soon as the new one gets to the dealer. Going to take the emails with me , also..
 

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Gene,
I see that you're going to stay with a 14' length. I think that's a good choice. If I haul my 1025r in my 12' dump trailer with the FEL/bucket on and anything on the 3pt, like my ballast box or the tiller, the end gate won't close. It fits with room to spare on my 16' flat deck trailer.
Hope you're doing well!
Jim
 
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etcallhome; don't know how I missed this thread, must of been while I was in pital.lol if it was me, and u got the gizmo2's:gizmo: i'dl get the new one. I just put four new radials on my trailer for right around $425 last summer, just saying!! and I got 13 yrs out of mine, way over due for the new ones.

jimr, tried looking at them craiglist ad's, and their gone, thought maybe u came down out of them hills and bought them, to resale up their!!!:lolol:big jim p.s.-hope ur still feeling o-k.--aw-yeah man I can taste them pancakes every day:eating:
 
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