Originally Posted by eternus
All good advice. I'm definitely not buying anything sight unseen and feel like traveling to see a thing isn't going to do me any good until I know EXACTLY the red flags I'm looking for and know how to confirm the condition of a thing when I'm looking. To that end, this thing in Pagosa Springs isn't worth a visit for me until I've looked at more trailers locally.
Part of me wants to be defensive to your post, but realistically this is all true and worthy advice. I've already moved on from that particular trailer, realizing that I really need something closer to a 23-25' trailer anyway. I'll keep looking at everything close by thats of a similar age and might meet my needs. Like any good deal, there will always be another around the corner.
My post was not directed at you or anyone else just stating my opinion from years of experience with both vintage/collectible vehicles and trailers.
I am glad to hear you will continue to look at everything that comes up for sale close to you. I also suggest looking locally at any AS trailer that comes up for sale locally whether you are interested or not. You will learn more every time you look at any AS trailer which will make you a more informed buyer when it does come time to travel.
As with anything else always do your best to git the most information on a trailer before you travel however sometimes ya just have to go look on faith and your gut! Don't become too "educated" to the point that you never go travel to look at anything because you have already made up your mind from pics and talking to the seller that the trailer is no good without really seeing it person.
It's an easy thing to do and might cause you to miss the one trailer you just might buy!