Originally Posted by lamacki1
It has the original hydraulic brakes and the seller knows nothing about them.
I have read through this forum and I am confused to say the least. If the brakes have never been converted, what do I need to do to get it safely home (it's roughly 450 miles from me).
Part of the issue is the seller knows nothing about the brakes and neither do you as you have not even seen them.
Since the seller has been successful towingwith a big truck you might consider renting the same to get it home to understand what you have.
OR obtain some pictures from the seller of the brake set up on the trailer tongue.
This would not be the first seller that thought the set up was original and was in fact replaced later down the road. As a 55 year old trailer who knows what modifications were done. And it sounds like the seller doesn't use the trailer brakes so may be they don't even work.
Just some thoughts