We purchased some Alpacas recently to mow our lawn and fields. While a local vet offers house visits, they cost more for trip time, and we would need to buy a chute, which costs over $1000. Therefore, we needed to get a trailer to haul them to the vet. This also enables us to haul them to a shearer and if the kids want to do 4H.
We found a nice looking two horse trailer on Craigslist for $1250. Except for needing new tires it was in excellent condition. The owner barely used it and it parked under a cover. The trailer was built in 1976 so it is solid steel which makes it heavy, but sturdy. We ended up offering $1100 because of the tires.
We have been looking for a work truck for a few years now, but decided to save some money instead. Normally we borrow a truck from someone or rent a UHaul. While inconvenient it is cheaper for us than paying licensing, maintenance, and insurance on a truck. I don't have a lot of knowledge about car repair other than simple things; therefore, I was looking for a truck with low miles. I wanted to get something in the 250 (2500) size, preferably with a diesel. This way I can haul things like cement and rock with less trips.