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Old 05-24-2016, 11:06 AM   #1
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2014 KZ, Spree Connect, model280RL, good, bad, run away

One of out local credit unions has a repo, Spree Connect, 280RL for sale. They just start taking sealed bids on this rig. It looks clean, but I have not inspected it closely yet. I do not want to invest a lot of time on this, if these trailers have a generally bad reputation.
So, with that said, I would welcome opinions of current or previous Spree Connect owners, or Spree owners in general.
One thing that bothers me is that it has small, 14" wheels and tires, instead of 15" wheels. They just look dinky. Are these small wheels problematic in the long run.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:30 PM   #2
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I'm always leery of repos. If it was repo'd they couldn't make the payments so they probably couldn't afford (or make a priority) the care and maintenance. If you live in a cold climate there is a good possibility it wasn't properly winterized and could have damaged plumbing. I wouldn't buy it without closely looking over it in person. Credit Unions are usually pretty nice to work with, before placing a bid I'd ask if you can throw a few gallons of water in it to test the plumbing and hook an extension cord up to it to test the appliances.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:06 AM   #3
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Nut4speed is right. However, you can pick up an insane bargain if you know what to look for. Take a friend with you that really knows their stuff and check it out as much as possible. The main thing you want to look for is water damage. Everything else can be fixed pretty easy but water damage is the killer.
Btw why would 14" put you off? Get some decent rated tires and your away.

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Btw why would 14" put you off? Get some decent rated tires and your away.
There are very few, if any, decent 14" tires available. I use Kumho on my utility trailer and they are made in Vietnam.
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