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#1 1206SWMO

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:31 PM

I've been running want ads for a month now trying to buy a good used 24' flatbed gooseneck trailer. I've just about given up on finding a good used one that suits my needs.They either arent equipped the way I want,need tons of work,or are priced almost as high as a new one.

I have several friends that sell new trailers so I went to see one of them this morning.He can sell me a new 102" by 25 ft with dovetail and ramps for $3850.It weighs 5000 lbs,has (2) 7,000 lb axles with brakes and 16" tires.He just sold a used 4 year old twin to the above trailer for $3200 which is way more than they paid for it new.Just (2) years ago the $3850 dollar trailer sold for only $2900!The high price of steel and lumber is sure driving up trailer prices.

I've been watching ebay and anything used that I'm interested in is 500-1000 miles away!

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:39 PM

I have been driving 275 miles south to Sikeston Mo to get trailers for people seems to be about the cheapest place around ,they have 3 different companys building down there + it keeps the MRS happy she gets to go to lamberts and get rolls throwed at her .
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#3 MOChad

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:43 PM

$3,850 sounds like a good price for that trailer.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:55 PM

I agree with Chad on the 3850 price. I am also looking for a used one and found one up in Iowa for 3850 and it sold before I could look at it. Most of the 25 footers around here are going up in the mid to high 4's. That is with 7K axles and flip up ramps. I think both lumber and especially steel is what is driving up the prices.

If you have any pics of these trailers post one on here and lets see what you are looking at. I may be interested in one also.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:17 PM

Blaine ,I hardly ever buy equipment new ,but I did buy my 24 ft goose-neck trailer like your looking at new ,it has 2 ,7000#axles w/brakes . I went with the 20+4 because believe it or not that foot shorter seems not to drag coming out of fields as much . I use mine to haul hay an equipment , I gave $3100 brand new in 2001. Took it by the guy I bought it from to trade on a tandem dually trailer ,he offered me $3800 in on trade!

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:16 PM

Blaine there is a guy up here that buys a new one every year and sells it on the winter sale. He gets more than he payed for it new in MO and gets a years use out of it. I think you are getting the same feeling.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:59 PM

I have been driving 275 miles south to Sikeston Mo to get trailers for people seems to be about the cheapest place around ,they have 3 different companys building down there + it keeps the MRS happy she gets to go to lamberts and get rolls throwed at her .

There is a whole crapload more than three down there building trailers, at one time (when I used to be there quite often) there was about fourteen or fifteen building them, but may not be that many now.
The best racket I know of (and I am not stretching the truth one bit) is to buy a trailer at Sikeston and use it til the floor rots out (they aren't treated unless special ordered) then take it to the auction sale and somebody will pay new price for it.........then buy another new one...............sixteen foot tandem utility trailers have been known to bring more than new price. :wacko:
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 05:01 PM

HTA your right but I only know of 3 there you can easyly double your money up here in Spfld on most any trailer made down there.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 05:27 PM

At $3,850 he must be selling it to you pretty much at his cost compared to the prices I've seen around here. If you can I'd try to get a trailer with LED lights and three fold over ramps so when the ramps are folded over you will have a full 24' flat deck, plus with the third ramp you can load a narrow front tractor easier. The LED lights will cost a little more but they will last much longer and they are much more visable.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 05:49 PM

That's a good price Blaine, you better grab it. I priced a Travalong very similar to what you are describing and it was over four grand in 2002. I bought my three axle Travalong with the 27 foot bed instead and it was over five grand in 2002.

If he has any more of them like that for that price, I may know of someone who would be interested in one also. If so, send me a pm with the name of the outfit and a phone number.



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