Trailers with plates welded onto the floor

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  1. Yoster

    Yoster Light Load Member

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    I've seen some used reefers going for dirt cheap, but they have the metal plates welded onto the floor in a few spots, assuming to patch damage and holes. My question is, would some shippers turn you down over that?
     
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  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Should turn down buying on of them
     
    cuzzin it Thanks this.
  4. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    I never was with my old trailer, I would never buy one with plates already on the floor though, one thing doing it myself and moving it back to a spare trailer, but the life is already out of it,
     
  5. boneebone

    boneebone Road Train Member

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    Having welded plates on the floor is just a cheap way to fix a floor that should’ve had that damaged section replaced.

    I never heard of a shipper refusing to load one with plates on there, but me personally I wouldn’t buy a reefer with floors like that.
     
  6. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    no reason to do a section repair on a ~10+ year old trailer, plate will buy you about another year while you wait for a new one to come in, or make a decent spare trailer in case something happens or you need it, but it’s at the end of its life,

    Im actually amazed at the fuel difference between my 10 utility and my new to me 16 GD, should of thrown that trailer out a few years ago just in fuel alone
     
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