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What Is An Expected Trailer Lifespan?

What Is An Expected Trailer Lifespan?


This is a difficult question as it depends heavily on a) how much abuse it will endure and b) the quality of servicing and maintenance.  The following is an indication.

Trailers generally have 3 cycles:

  1. 5-6 years - Primary use contract (Body structure under Don-Bur guarantee)
  2. 5-6 years - Primary continuation after mid-life refurbishment
  3. ~10 years - Secondary use

Considering the above, a trailer's primary life will last between 10 and 12 years in a reasonably good state of repair.  Thereafter, for the following 10 years or so, maintenance costs will increase significantly although the trailer may remain perfectly viable.

After 20-22 years, it is expected that the trailer will be either broken down or transported to the 3rd world for re-purposing.

Published: Fri 17 Nov 2023

Updated: Thu 11 Apr 2024

Don-Bur (Bodies & Trailers) Ltd

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