How to Choose the Best Reefer Trailer:
So you have decided to buy a refrigerated trailer, but you’re not sure which trailer would be the best fit for your application. No problem. This article provides a comparison of new vs. used, Thermo King vs. Carrier reefer units, major brands, and some of the common reefer options, such as skirts, tails, and tire systems.
Buying New vs. Used Reefer Trailers:
The decision is not as simple as deciding whether or not you can afford a new trailer. These days, the hot trend is companies buying a lightly used reefer trailer with a brand-new reefer unit installed. These “Re-new” reefers are popular because they deliver the advantages of a brand new reefer unit without the high price tag.
When it comes to choosing a reefer trailers, the choice is yours. We carry both Wabash and Utility trailers, and install the reefer unit of your choice. Shop our inventory to find reefer trailers with brand new Carrier reefer units and new Thermo King S-600 and C-600 reefer units for sale.
Reefers Age Differently than Dry Vans:
When you are buying a dry van trailer, it is all about the structural integrity of the trailer – it’s about the doors, the cross members, rust, etc. Those factors still apply to a used reefer trailer, but there are many other important factors to consider. Repairing the reefer unit and fixing damaged panels, are far bigger concerns for a smart reefer buyer.
Reefer Hours Matter Most:
To most reefer buyers, the hours on the reefer unit are much more important than the date the trailer was manufactured. They would prefer a 5-year old trailer with 10,000 hours on the reefer unit to a 3-year old trailer with 14,000 hours. The average used reefer trailer logs between 3-4,000 hours per year on the reefer unit, so expect a trailer that’s been running for 3 years to have 9-12,000 hours on the reefer unit.
If you’ve been searching for used refrigerated trailers for sale in the Kansas City area???, look no further than Rock Truck & Trailer for the best selection at the best prices in the country. Browse our used wholesale trailer inventory to find the perfect unit for your specific application!