Guest post: Top 5 reasons to buy a new trailer

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When it’s time to buy a trailer for business or a hobby, you want to get the most for your money since a trailer is a big expense. You may start looking at used trailers for sale since they are often more cost-efficient, but there are several reasons to consider buying a new trailer. Here’s what you need to know to decide if a new trailer is right for you.


Just like cars, trailers come with warranties so you are not responsible for the cost of repairs if something on the trailer malfunctions prematurely. Unlike used cars, however, used trailers don’t transfer their warranties to the new owner. You won’t have a warranty on a trailer unless you buy a new one.


When you buy a used trailer, you have to take it as-is. If you buy a new trailer, on the other hand, you have the option to customize it to fit your unique needs. Create a customized trailer to haul all of your equipment for your lawn care company or tailor your trailer to carry all of your camping gear. The options are nearly endless when it comes to trailer customization if you choose to buy new.


Because a trailer is a huge expense, you want the one you buy to last for many years. When you buy a used trailer, chances are good that it was used hard by its previous owner. You may only get a couple of years of use out of a used trailer. New trailers will last longer because they have no wear and tear when you take ownership. You can be confident that your investment in a new trailer will last many years.


Used trailers often have a lot of wear and tear from their previous owners. Because of this, you will likely need to perform extra maintenance on trailers that you buy second-hand. If you buy a new trailer, you don’t have to put as much maintenance into it to keep it running smoothly. You probably will not have to perform maintenance on a new trailer for at least several years after buying it.


At McFarlane Trailer Sales, we carry a wide variety of new trailers from brands you know and trust. Each of the trailers on our lot is made with the latest technology and high-quality parts to make sure you get the most out of your investment. Our inventory includes models from the following brands:

  • Wells Cargo
  • K-Trail
  • Pace American
  • EZ Hauler
  • Mission Trailers
  • One Sixteen
  • Enbeck
  • Bravo Trailers
  • Millroad Manufacturing
  • Canada Trailers

When you decide to buy a new trailer, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options on the market. At McFarlane’s, we have a team of friendly staff members who are ready to help you find the perfect trailer for you. We will take your individual needs into consideration and help you choose the trailer that best meets those needs. We can even help you with customization options and financing if needed. We are committed to helping you find the perfect trailer for you, so you can expect us to guide you through the entire buying process. If you think a new trailer is the right option for you, stop by our lot or contact us today to ask about our inventory and start the trailer-buying process.

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As a supporter of the sale, McFarlane Trailer Sales and Service has generously contributed an Open Steel Trailer ONE SIXTEEN model BT608UG to the Work and Play Auction on Saturday morning.