McFarlane Trailers Sales: Should You Buy A New Or Used Trailer?February 13, 2023 by Kyle McFarlane
There are many reasons to look for new or used trailers for sale. The option you choose for your business or recreational needs will depend on your specific needs.
Used trailers are more affordable than brand-new options, but the affordability also comes with a cost, most often quality. New trailers are expensive, but you can customize them to suit your needs, meaning they are better for long-term use. Still, weighing the pros and cons of each option is the best way to determine which is the right choice for you.
The Pros and Cons of Buying Used
Buying a used trailer is an acceptable option for some people, especially if you do not intend to use the equipment often or strenuously. If you choose to buy used, you need to keep several things in mind.
First, used trailers are bought as-is and without warranties. When you buy a used trailer, what you see is what you get. It would be best to remember that used trailers were likely used hard by their original owners. While many trailer brands come with full warranties, those guarantees are void with the transfer of ownership.
Second, used trailers may have significant or costly problems that make them too expensive to represent any real value or savings. If a trailer has bad tires, worn brakes, or damaged axles, it is best to move on to another option. You don’t want to pay more for repairs than you did for the trailer.
Third, while there are good used trailers for sale, scams are prevalent. You should be careful when buying from platforms like Craigslist or other online marketplaces. Also, watch out for too-good-to-be-true pricing; many scammers will try to sell stolen goods or property they don’t have a title for.
Finally, if you buy a used trailer, buy it from a reputable dealer. A quality dealer will take steps to ensure the functionality and legality of any products and transactions. Many retailers will inspect used trailers to ensure they are safe and operational, giving you more confidence in your purchase.
The Pros and Cons of Buying New
You cannot argue with the benefit of saving money on a used trailer; some businesses and individuals cannot afford the luxury of a new one. Still, new trailers carry many benefits, including customization.
The primary disadvantage of buying a new trailer is the cost. New and custom models will always cost more than used ones, but the price shows in the quality. Also, you have options for reducing your initial costs. Some retailers or financial institutions will offer to finance, allowing you to pay over time.
The benefits of buying a new trailer are many, including a warranty, customization options, and longevity. Most top trailer manufacturers stand behind their products with robust warranties, backing up your purchases in the event of an equipment malfunction.
Most retailers can customize trailer solutions to fit your exact needs. Why buy a trailer if it isn’t 100% up to the task?
Finally, despite the higher upfront cost, a new trailer will require less maintenance and last longer than a used trailer. If you can afford a brand-new trailer, it is really the only choice.
Check Out the New Trailers at McFarlane Trailer Sales
Located in New Hamburg, Ontario, McFarlane Trailer Sales is a trusted name in the Ontario region. You can find any trailer in its available stock, leaving nothing to be desired. Also, for any special request, McFarlane can make custom trailer solutions. If you are in the market for a trailer, check out McFarlane’s trailer inventory and contact a company representative for more information.