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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bfields30 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:42 pm

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bfields30 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:46 pm

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24 ft 6’8 I’m looking at and 20ft one is 10,600 and the other is 9,500 both brand new dealer contacted me today said there willing to take few hundred off if I come in soon Tex line brand I know if I buy new I’ll prolly keep it forever I just don’t know if I should buy new.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

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24 ft 6’8 I’m looking at and 20ft one is 10,600 and the other is 9,500 both brand new dealer contacted me today said there willing to take few hundred off if I come in soon Tex line brand I know if I buy new I’ll prolly keep it forever I just don’t know if I should buy new.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Nesikep » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:41 am

I'd go for a used aluminum trailer in decent shape before a new steel trailer.. 10 years down the road you'll probably have much less depreciation than on the steel one
An acid wash like I did on mine and Voila!, it looks like new again.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by wbvs58 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:32 am

It looks a bit breezy but very practical I guess.

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by sstterry » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:18 am

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It looks a bit breezy
Well, he is in Texas.

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bfields30 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:10 am

Salesman told me finance 1-10 yrs and tbh doesn’t sound bad. I use my buddies trailer but at some point it gets annoying asking people to borrow stuff.

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by JParrott » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:43 am

If you only use it a couple times a year - buy used and buy aluminum. If you use it a lot - buy used and buy aluminum. Bad enough to buy a steel one that rusts, is heavier, and you have to replace tires because they rot off before they're worn out.

I hate borrowing stuff too but if someone paid you 10k to borrow someones trailer a couple times a year, would you?

*Edit* Here's one in Jarrell for about the same price as what you're looking at already.

https://www.stocktrailerclassifieds.com ... 7Cdee.html
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by bball » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:12 am

I bought a used Barrett aluminum (circa 1987) for 4 grand a few years ago. Put 2 grand in new axles on her this year because I couldn't get parts for the brakes anymore. Still rolling strong. Used aluminum is the way to go. If I was buying new, I'd still buy aluminum. Last forever if you keep the deck sprayed out and resale is there if it comes to that down the road.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by midTN_Brangusman » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:40 am

A good Gooseneck brand 24x6'8 pipe trailer can be had 5-6K, new for around 9k.

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bfields30 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:56 am

What’s the length in one lasting longer then the other years wise?

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bright Raven » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:07 pm

This is not advice but I just bought one. A 2018 16 foot Featherlite. The dealer just got it back in. It looks absolutely brand new. It does have a stain on the floor toward the front of the cabin (I call it a cabin because it looks nice enough to sleep in). Must have stored something corrosive on the floor. It was power washed before display but it doesn't look like he hauled cattle in it. The dang thing is so pretty, it is going to be a challenge to get it dirty. It is like pulling a giant trophy around that you got for winning a Hog Calling Contest at the county fair.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by 1982vett » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:52 pm

Dad and I bought our Gooseneck 40 years ago when we were in the hog business. Yes it’s showing it’s age. Just this past year I welded a quarter inch piece of 4x4 angle in the flooring angle to reinforce the holes rusting through that. Sure isn’t a sparkling penny anymore and rainfall is the only washing it ever got but it has lasted and gets the job done.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Nesikep » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:05 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:07 pm
This is not advice but I just bought one. A 2018 16 foot Featherlite. The dealer just got it back in. It looks absolutely brand new. It does have a stain on the floor toward the front of the cabin (I call it a cabin because it looks nice enough to sleep in). Must have stored something corrosive on the floor. It was power washed before display but it doesn't look like he hauled cattle in it. The dang thing is so pretty, it is going to be a challenge to get it dirty. It is like pulling a giant trophy around that you got for winning a Hog Calling Contest at the county fair.
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Featherlites are good if you stay on highway.. you start to take them on our washboardy dirt roads and they fall to pieces.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bright Raven » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:21 pm

Nesikep wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:05 pm
Bright Raven wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:07 pm
This is not advice but I just bought one. A 2018 16 foot Featherlite. The dealer just got it back in. It looks absolutely brand new. It does have a stain on the floor toward the front of the cabin (I call it a cabin because it looks nice enough to sleep in). Must have stored something corrosive on the floor. It was power washed before display but it doesn't look like he hauled cattle in it. The dang thing is so pretty, it is going to be a challenge to get it dirty. It is like pulling a giant trophy around that you got for winning a Hog Calling Contest at the county fair.
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Featherlites are good if you stay on highway.. you start to take them on our washboardy dirt roads and they fall to pieces.
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