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I was looking to buy a new Trailer but the trailer has some cracks on the exterior. I was wondering if anyone has an idea what it could be and if it repairable for a reasonable price.
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Don't have a price but repair and paint will be $$$$. And then new problems could appear.


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Don't have a price but repair and paint will be $$$$. And then new problems could appear.


Would the repair be more than $6000. And my dad paints so I’m not worried about the painting price.

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That may be a "new' trailer but it is also a damaged trailer. I think that there is something wrong to have that many cracks in the sides. Maybe the frame is screwed up and putting tension on the side panels. I personally would not buy it.


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BarabooBob wrote:

That may be a "new' trailer but it is also a damaged trailer. I think that there is something wrong to have that many cracks in the sides. Maybe the frame is screwed up and putting tension on the side panels. I personally would not buy it.

I agree with this! This trailer is new??

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BarabooBob wrote:

That may be a "new' trailer but it is also a damaged trailer. I think that there is something wrong to have that many cracks in the sides. Maybe the frame is screwed up and putting tension on the side panels. I personally would not buy it.


Ya it’s on the auction listed as salvage. According to the auction the damage is caused by storm damage.

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BarabooBob wrote:

That may be a "new' trailer but it is also a damaged trailer. I think that there is something wrong to have that many cracks in the sides. Maybe the frame is screwed up and putting tension on the side panels. I personally would not buy it.

I agree with this! This trailer is new??


The trailer is a 2018 but has a salvage title do to storm damage.

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Storm damage? Now I'm wondering if maybe the 'storm' blew it over on it's side or twisted it in some way. Filon is brittle and the only way for it to crack like that is if it was stressed.

Problem is, it really cannot be repaired without panel replacement unless you can get it for a rock bottom price and just cabbage up the cracks and call it goo. Will be ugly but workable (if the price is low enough).

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