Shopping for a flatbed trailer

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Bigrigmayo93, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Buy it cheap. My father bought this one about 2000, then I bought it from him. It has been rebuilt and painted numerous times. Not saying a old trailer is a good idea, but it's possible to find a nice older trailer.
     
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  3. Bigrigmayo93

    Bigrigmayo93 Light Load Member

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    I was more worried about suspension parts. Since it’s older. Or if little newer has better ride.
     
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    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    A 3 yearold trailer probably needs rebushed. In 19 years I have lost count how many times I have rebuilt this trailer. It's the one in my avatar. Rust is my biggest concern. Suspension can be replaced easy. I am considering up grading soon. Maybe.
     
  5. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    But matter of the fact, a old trailer dont have much value. 8 michelins on aluminum rims are worth more than the trailer.
     
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  6. Bigrigmayo93

    Bigrigmayo93 Light Load Member

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    Is that a combo?
     
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  7. jamespmack

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    Yes, Fruehauf. Your not gonna find a TransCraft that old old in good shape anywhere.
     
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  8. jamespmack

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    This may not be popular, but I say if your gonna make a payment on one go new or a few years old. If you wanna go old and cheap, pay cash.
     
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  9. Bigrigmayo93

    Bigrigmayo93 Light Load Member

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    Old & cheap it is I guess. Thanks for the help.
     
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  10. 1johnb

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    I would look for something along the line of a used gypsum express or some company similar to that.
    I would consider a fontaine revolution if it is in the price range.
     
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  11. Fatboy42

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    I run a 1996 48x96 Wilson combo road brute with side kit all I haul is steel and a lot of permit loads pull with 1986 9670 I’m a little over 29 k full of fuel I would not trade my Wilson she still has good arch
     
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