Originally Posted by snwchris
I'm looking to get a car trailer for the Jeep and have found a few in my area. I was wondering what things should I look for on the trailer to make sure that it will work for hauling.
The one I found so far near my house is going for $900 and looks like still in decent shape. I did NOT see any trailer brakes for it and it looks like it could use new set of tires as well. I might have to weld on some anchor points for the ratchet straps as well.
I'll be towing the trailer & Jeep with a Ram 2500 as well.
Too much money, by the time you add brakes and four new tires you will be at $1,500. I just bought a new 7,000 gvwr trailer with brakes on one axel for $1,650. I paid an extra $150 for brakes on the second axle.
Do use trailer brakes. It may be legal to run without them in some states but just because it is legal does not mean you should do it. In my opinion it is a special kind of stupid to tow 6,000 lbs. down the road with no brakes behind a pickup truck. If you killed someone you would never get over it.