nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports HalfDork
6/10/20 2:06 p.m.

I put my car trailer on CL at $2,400.   Is that asking too much?   It is a custom built very lightweight trailer, 3 inch C-channel frame, expanded metal runner deck,

 has new spindles and hubs, new trailer tires, aluminum wheels with spare, new lights, 2500lb winch.   

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/tro/d/sacramento-lightweight-car-trailer/7136133281.html

 

enginenerd
enginenerd Reader
6/10/20 2:34 p.m.

In my area you can buy a new steel dual axle trailer for that price. For reference I sold something very similar (with fenders, sans winch) for $750 and it took a few weeks of dealing with lowballers to sell. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
6/10/20 3:06 p.m.

Around me that's about a $500 trailer. 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
6/10/20 3:11 p.m.

OK, you asked.....

Your photos on the craigslist ad  are not making it look  worth that , 

click the photos , one is 90 degrees off , the tail light looks like its bent , the tire is out of focus , 

rewrite about the title , just put title in hand , when they change it to their name at DMV they can get a plate , 

I think a big PLUS is the  torsion axle , except most people do not know what that means , find a line drawing from the  torsion axle maker that will explain it better  and add that, 

Its a neat trailer , maybe add a photo with the ramps  down , 

Good luck....

 

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports HalfDork
6/10/20 3:17 p.m.

I see this trailer as 'less is more'.  Like when they take a porsche and remove 200 lbs of stuff and charge you $10,000 more for it.   :)

But seriously, the trailer is designed so you can tow a 2800 lb car with a 3500lb tow vehicle, can't do that when your trailer weighs 2,000lbs.

But not surprised that only 1 of 100 people appreciate or understand the difference, and I need it sold, but at $500 the tires and axle and steel are worth more to me.

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports HalfDork
6/10/20 3:20 p.m.

In reply to californiamilleghia 

Agree I spent more posting here than in the ad.  :)  thanks

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
6/10/20 3:26 p.m.
nimblemotorsports said:

In reply to californiamilleghia 

Agree I spent more posting here than in the ad.  :)  thanks

Good Luck ,  its going to be someone who understands the Pluses and does not care about the paint......

and put it on offer up too.....

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports HalfDork
6/10/20 3:30 p.m.

btw, around here this is a "$400" trailer ;)       I do need it gone as I have another one now.  

And a $1500 trailer:

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/10/20 6:17 p.m.

In reply to nimblemotorsports :

Typical 2-axle car trailers here on the MS coast seem to sell for as much(and sometimes more than) new, which is $2k to $2500. Yours would probably be $1200-$1400 here, but ~2x that in Cali doesn't seem unreasonable. 

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports HalfDork
6/10/20 7:40 p.m.

I updated the ad text and couple other pics, I appreciate the feedback. 

I am towing the Mazdamaro to Oregon to the new owner, so I will get some wear out of the tires before it gets sold.  :)

NoviceClass
NoviceClass New Reader
6/11/20 12:48 a.m.

Couple of years ago I paid $2500 for a like new Big Tex steel floor, dovetail, tandem trailer, with built in ramps. In full disclosure, the guy had quite a few people lined up behind me if I passed on the deal. No winch, but I am looking into adding one. 

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports HalfDork
6/11/20 1:08 a.m.

In reply to NoviceClass :

That looks like a good deal for sure, and with such shiny paint and wheels.  I obviously personally don't give a hoot how ugly my trailer is, but to sell it I really should paint it.

My new one is also lightweight and single axle, I don't think I'd ever have a dual axle again.

This is a similar new one in sacramento area is $4300.

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