Buying a new or used trailer is a big (but worthy) investment and your trailer dealer plays an essential role in that process. While the first step is obviously to find a reliable and trustworthy trailer dealer, the next step involves having an open discussion about your needs and expectations. Don’t hold your tongue and risk going home with a trailer that isn’t what you paid for – speak up and ask questions!.
If you’re not sure what kind of questions you should be asking, here are a few essentials you should always ask your trailer dealer before buying.
Is the trailer’s tow weight compatible with my car or truck?
If you’re planning on towing your trailer using your current vehicle, then you need to make sure that your car or truck is capable of towing the trailer you’re considering. If you’re planning to buy your trailer first and then match the tow vehicle to it, this is still an important question to ask your trailer dealer. After all, you don’t want to purchase an expensive trailer just to find out it requires an even more expensive tow truck that you can’t afford.
What is the trailer’s maintenance history?
Never buy a used trailer without requesting a maintenance log that shows any work performed by the previous owner. Be sure to do a thorough inspection of the trailer and ask for a second opinion if you’re not sure. It also doesn’t hurt to ask your trailer dealer about what maintenance issues are common for your type of trailer. That way, you can be prepared for any future problems or complications.
Is this the best trailer for me?
Have an open conversation with your trailer dealer about what you’ll be using your trailer for and what expectations you have for it. They’re a professional and likely have years of experience and knowledge on this subject (and if they don’t, find a new trailer dealer.) An expert trailer dealer will be able to tell you what the pros and cons of each trailer are and how different trailers will measure up to your specific needs.
From research and renting to buying and maintenance, Tropic Trailer is there every step of the way. As the largest trailer dealer in Florida, we are sure to have the trailer you need and our knowledgeable, friendly, and highly-trained staff will assist to make sure that you make a confident and informed purchase. Call us today at 800-897-4430 to get started.
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