Charles, Great. Feel free to PM me with your list before you buy and I'll be glad to look over for you. I only buy used if it's a really good deal. Otherwise a lot of times you're just buying someone else's headache, especially high hour equipment. Sometimes you can pick up decent deals because some large companies have a regular rotation schedule on their equipment and also do an excellent job of maintainance. Sometimes new guys will buy new equipment and then decide to get out of the business and those can be good deals.
I'm semi-mechanical but I decided when I got in business to take it slow and try to buy really good equipment as I went along. I don't want to spend half my time working on equipment, so I've tended to buy new Plus the longer you're in business and out there using it every day you'll learn more about what works for you. Ask everyone here how many times they've redone their trailer layouts, lol.