Looked at a trailer to rent

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by trucky909, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. trucky909

    trucky909 Light Load Member

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    Hi....first time looking at a trailer to rent. Review the attachment and let me know if anything looks weird on the registration.

    Trailer looked ok for a 2003 which I'm only using for local work. But this is my first time looking at any paperwork or anything.

    Haven't got it or anything....just wanted to know what to look for on paperwork.

    Thanks guys....
     

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  2. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I don't know anything about your paperwork but here's just a little friendly advice.

    If it is a place that they do the maintenance that is a good thing.

    If it is a place that tells you that you are responsible for the maintenance, get underneath that trailer and check the cams and drums and slack adjusters and airbags and shocks if you have not already.

    Before I bought my trailer I looked at a trailer at a place where they want you to do the maintenance and I mean everything was wiped out under there.

    That thing was a big ticket waiting to happen.
     
  3. Blackhorse77

    Blackhorse77 Light Load Member

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    I bought recently 2013 trailer out of state. I was promised they did maintenance on it and inspection. They promised everything is in good condition and working. During first week of operation, I spent $1,000. (I found out there was no inspection.) But otherwise, it’s good as promised. We are in operation for almost three weeks.

    Ask them to do the federal inspection on it and give you a copy of that. They might hide things if dishonest. But maybe you will get someone honest enough because they care about their reputation.
     
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