Find used equipment and utility trailers online through sites such as Commercial Truck Trader, eBay, Craigslist and Equipment Trader. Use each site's search filtering tools to narrow down listings to used trailers that meet the buyer's specific requirements.
When shopping for a used equipment trailer, search filters are the easiest way to filter out irrelevant results on different classifieds and auction sites. Most sites also contain a keyword search feature that allows a user to look through all active site listings for those with a title or body description that match a specific phrase, such as "used equipment trailer." Site users are also able to navigate through different product categories to locate the specific type of trailer needed.
After finding the appropriate listings, a user needs to contact the seller to ask any questions not answered in the listing's description and arrange a meeting to inspect the trailer. It is important that the buyer ensure the equipment trailer is compatible with her truck, and also that the coupler is in good condition. While inspecting the trailer, buyers need to look for any signs of wear or damage not already disclosed and test the tail lights and other safety features to make sure they work.