03-07-2011, 12:08 PM
Was looking at craiglist this morning and came across this big vertical on a trailer. Thought you guys might have some ideas on what it is worth and like to see it.
03-07-2011, 12:23 PM
by the time you figure the pipe, end caps, welding labor, trailer, handles, etc... everything adds up. if I were building that style and knew it was a quality build that would hold heat well and would work during a good storm, i would say he's not TOO outrageous... a little high, but i would probably be selling a brand new one for about $3500-4000... based on M material costs, labor, etc. that all varies by location and welder.
the trailer alone would be worth at least $400-$600 by the time you figure a good axle, suspension, metal, etc.
the smoker itself is probably another $900-$1000. the tables are another $300... and that's just material.
plus, you have labor, misc. parts and pieces, licensing the trailer, wiring, etc... it all adds up quick.
03-07-2011, 12:25 PM
honestly really sight unseen except pics i think it would be worth $500-$600 easy depending the trailer in good shape and the firebox isnt jerryrigged... my .02
03-07-2011, 08:00 PM
I agree with aczeller on the cost to build estimate. You would have to judge what it would be worth to you. My own observation is that the firebox is too small for that much tank.
03-07-2011, 08:12 PM
No idea what its worth but thats a pretty cool setup...
03-07-2011, 10:56 PM
Not really sure what it's worth. But it sure is nice, really like those built in tables. yet another use for a jet ski trailer..I think I know where one is and I just happen to have some 1/4" steel plate and a few sheets of exp metal......
03-08-2011, 05:38 AM
Neat package for sure! I'm wondering about the size of the firebox as well, tho. Perhaps if it was an insulated cab, or used only on warm, dry days, but we all know that don't always happen.
03-08-2011, 05:43 AM
does anyone else think that a small firebox (probably not insulated, but that would make a difference) with a narrow tube to the smoker just isn't going to be very efficient.
Other than that, love it :-)