Are lorry prices going the same way as horse prices?

Noodlejaffa

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I've been on the look out for a cheapish lorry to replace my Mercedes 814, which although a great work horse and a brilliant lorry, we need something slightly larger to accommodate my husband's hunter (men!). I'm not looking for anything too fancy or anything amazingly modern (I don't need a powershower, loo, white leather seats or minibar...!)
just something around a J reg or newer, which takes 3 large horses, has living and an easy to manage ramp (my one request!).

But everything we've seen so far is rubbish! Saw a lovely lorry, perfect in all ways until the steps seized and large metal bar crumbled in our hands. Guy still wanted £7k for it. Did some research and he was asking £2.5k more than he paid for it 4 years ago and it hasn't been used for 2 years (what else could seize??). Another wasted journey.

Everything I see seems to be advertised at silly prices and I'm losing hope of ever finding anything. Lorry prices seem to be following the trend of horse prices.....
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We thought the same so bought as lorry & converted to sell on (hopefully for a small profit), and plan to keep doing that until we can hopefully afford to keep one. Means I am without transport a lot though
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But you do get a lot that seem to be held together by rust, thankfully Dad is good with mechanics & his best friend is one & big cousin & Loz1's hubby!
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Why not get an old Bedford with the Lambourne dual purpose container. They where designed as Hunting boxes. While on the subject you will be probably be overweight with 3 horses in a 7.5 ton lorry let alone living as well. Read last weeks Horse and Hounds as they are going to clamp down next year on overweight lorries.
 
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