Originally Posted by lanerd
See, this is exactly what I was talking about above. A person will spend thousands on the trailer, but will go cheap on the most important safety device he can get for his TT. I just don't understand this mindset.
Just speculating here, maybe not relevant to this owner, but it is the basic problem having to do with financing. Many people buy based on their monthly nut and have a very small amount of savings. This means putting it on a credit card or using their savings, so it goes on the credit card and increases pressure on the monthly nut. An expensive rig is not expensive, from that point of view, because it is merely a monthly payment and the cost of the safety device is being compared to the monthly payment.
It is also why some, if not many people buy new, rather than used, because the new rig can be more easily financed and again it is a smaller down and just a monthly payment. The total cost and interest are hidden and irrelevant to buying what is desired to make ourselves feel better one month, one day, at a time.