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Buying a Pre-Owned Trailer vs. Buying a New Trailer

Trailers are an essential part of many businesses, allowing you to transport many different kinds of goods or equipment. The question is, is it better to buy them new or pre-owned?

The answer varies depending on your situation, as they each have their own advantages. In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to consider, including upfront cost, repairs, customization, and more.

The Advantages of Buying a Pre-Owned Trailer

The biggest advantage of buying a pre-owned trailer is the price you have to pay upfront. Depending on the deal you get, you may end up spending thousands of dollars less on a pre-owned trailer than you would on a new one.

While depreciation isn’t as much of a concern with new trailers as it is with new cars -- which can lose 20%-30% of their value in the first year -- it’s also worth taking into account the potential that your pre-owned trailer keeps more of its value.

When buying pre-owned, you’ll want to have an idea of how much repairs will cost in the future. This is why it’s so important to speak with professionals when buying pre-owned: if you get something on Craigslist, you may find that it’s a lemon or that it doesn’t even exist.

When you go to a trailer dealership for your used trailer, you’ll be able to speak with someone who understands the trade-off of the price you’re paying upfront and the repairs you may need to pay for in the future.

The Advantages of Buying a New Trailer

The biggest advantage of buying a new trailer is that you understand its history: it’s been in the dealership, and now it’s yours. This means you’ll be able to have a clearer understanding of when the trailer might need repairs. Given the general durability of trailers, you may need to wait years before needing repairs.

You can also have your trailer customized when you buy it new. While we offer a variety of different trailers at our dealership, you’ll need to take into account what you need to carry. Especially large or unique jobs may require you to purchase a new, customized trailer.

Whether your trailer is new or used can also impact your ability to get a good deal on trailer insurance.

Want to Buy a Pre-Owned Trailer or a New Trailer in Arkansas?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. At Silver Moon Trailers, we offer a variety of different trailers, both new and pre-owned. We believe in the importance of making every customer happy, which is why we’re happy to walk you through the financial differences between buying new and pre-owned, as well as what each of these choices means when you take your trailer on the road.

Have any questions about buying a trailer? Curious about what Silver Moon Trailers can do for you? If so, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 870.330.9133, emailing us at, or filling out our contact form. If you’d prefer, you can also visit us in-person at:

1802 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive