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Used Trailer Prices
« on: December 04, 2022, 07:49:06 AM »
I recently sold my 5x8 open flat aluminum m/c trailer and was surprised at how much it was worth. I paid $1400 for it new in 2008.  I maintained it well but it was used regularly and stored outside. I put it on Craigslist for $850 and it sold the next morning for full asking price to a trailer flipper who drove down four hours from Maine.  It was back on Craigslist two days later for $2200.00.  I only knew this since the second interested buyer was also a flipper who “kindly” texted me the ad.  I’m not really upset but I am surprised at what a 15 year old trailer will sell for.  Maybe it is short supply.  Here’s a picture for reference.  Boy did it rattle with that big rear ramp.  I also always had visions of a strap letting go and a bike going “over the rail “ at highway speeds.



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Re: Used Trailer Prices
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 08:04:01 AM »
I recently sold my 5x8 open flat aluminum m/c trailer and was surprised at how much it was worth. I paid $1400 for it new in 2008.  I maintained it well but it was used regularly and stored outside. I put it on Craigslist for $850 and it sold the next morning for full asking price to a trailer flipper who drove down four hours from Maine.  It was back on Craigslist two days later for $2200.00.  I only knew this since the second interested buyer was also a flipper who “kindly” texted me the ad.  I’m not really upset but I am surprised at what a 15 year old trailer will sell for.  Maybe it is short supply.  Here’s a picture for reference.  Boy did it rattle with that big rear ramp.  I also always had visions of a strap letting go and a bike going “over the rail “ at highway speeds.




I’m in the same situation as you were in with a heavy duty tandem axle farm trailer that  I no longer need.
I did a little research to see what they were bringing before I priced it and yes trailers are high now.

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Re: Used Trailer Prices
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2022, 09:41:18 AM »
Trailer values (new and used) have gone thru the roof, and availability is low.

I bought an Aluma TK1 maybe two years ago for $2,400.  Jack, spare, wheel chock included.  That same model is more than $4,250 now.

We had an Aluma MC10 that we purchased in 2017 with jack and spare at $1,825.  They're now $3,800.
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Re: Used Trailer Prices
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2022, 10:03:41 AM »
It’s a trailer sellers market. Last year I replaced my 20 year old, 4x6 open bed trailer, with a 5x8, that can do double duty, bring home old Cycles, as well as mulch.

Advertised the 4x6 for $450. Sold in the first hour the ad broke. I had about 10 replies before it went, and had multiple offers above my ask. This was a well used trailer, with some rust, and chipping paint.
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Re: Used Trailer Prices
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Re: Used Trailer Prices
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2022, 07:16:11 PM »
I'm sure the price of aluminum has something to do with it. I'd guess steel has gone up too but not that up to date on steel prices.

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Re: Used Trailer Prices
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2022, 07:56:56 PM »
I will have my 6x12 enclosed, and converted to camper, until I no longer need a trailer.  Put a lifetime plate on it. 

Now is a great time to sell if you are just selling and not replacing.  That goes for most consumer products.
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Re: Used Trailer Prices
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2022, 09:17:37 PM »
I just checked on the price of the new replacement trailer I bought six months ago.  2022 EZ Hauler 6x12 enclosed aluminum. I didn’t haggle and paid the asking price of $5500.00. The same trailer is advertised now for $6500.00 to $8,000.00.
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