Horsebox Buying Guide
Buying Horseboxes For Sale
Wednesday 21 April 2010
Horseboxes are a very good investment for people who like to travel a lot with their horses. Horseboxes are bigger than horse trailers and are suitable for travelling much further distances with more horses and equipment. There are some things to consider however when you are searching for horseboxes for sale. Read on to find out some tips to remember when buying a horsebox.
Horseboxes for Sale
• Horseboxes come in many sizes and configurations so you need to figure out exactly what you want before you go looking for horseboxes for sale. Good questions to ask yourself are how many horses you intend to move, how much equipment you need carry and what is the maximum weight you are legally allowed to drive on British roads
• You need to know the unloaded weight of the horsebox and the weight of the load you intend to carry. Adding these together will be the weight of the rig and this should obviously be lower than the permissible vehicle weight on your driving license.
• Make a list of what you need from your new horsebox. This can include things such as how many horses it needs to hold, the amount of equipment it can carry and other things such as whether it has living quarters.
• If you intend to transport more than one horse in your new horsebox, it needs to be large enough for the biggest one to fit comfortably.
• You need to consider whether you will buy a new horsebox or search through used horseboxes for sale. Used horseboxes for sale are obviously cheaper and you may get more for your money.
• When you are searching through used horseboxes for sale, there are a few things to check before you part with any money. The overall condition should be good, it is likely that a used horsebox will have the odd scratch or dent but any signs of lack of maintenance should ring alarm bells.
• If you are buying an all in one horsebox, things such as the engine, brakes and suspension should all be in good condition. Generally, check everything you would when buying a used car.
• Check that the wooden floor is in good condition and there are no signs of rotting. The tyres and the brakes should be in good condition and show no signs of perishing or decay. Check that the chassis and body show no signs of rust and that the doors and windows etc all shut properly. Take any used horseboxes for sale for a test drive to ensure that everything is as it should be.