Buying a secondhand boat trailer kind of doesn’t come close to the attention to detail we pay to the boat. Most of us just want to get out fishing. Right?
Well. This is true, at least, for the first time or so…
While understandable, it’s a huge risk. Often the weakest link.
I don’t mind admitting it. I’ve got this wrong twice. There’s a lot to take into consideration.
But some basic steps. Some attention to detail is essential.
We need to start by dialling back the enthusiasm we are feeling for the boat.
Because a secondhand boat trailer may mean the difference between a great purchase and a ruined boating experience.
It may even save a life!
The potential for a major road accident due to a broken or badly worn component is a major concern.
As you’ll discover, when reading this article, I found out the hard way and had more than one lucky escape!
Note with each point mentioned here. A fault, minor or severe, doesn’t necessarily mean the seller is trying to rip you off.
Not everybody is aware of the basics. Some people are selling a deceased estate. In these cases, they genuinely do not know the risks involved in buying and selling a secondhand boat trailer.