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post #11 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 09:25 AM
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I've seen so many bumpers pulled off, or in the least bent. I would have to look but I'm sure there hasn't been a bumper welded to a frame since 1930. Makes them easier to replace with 4-6 bolts. Also a lot of bumper pull trailers aren't that high off the ground. So the drop hitch lets you put your hitch at a much more manageable level.
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post #12 of 14 Old 11-09-2011, 03:27 PM
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I would go for the reciever hitch. It's much handier than a ball on the bumper. As far as the brakes, I wouldn't worry too much about them for a little two horse trailer and even two horses. Just make sure you engage your brain when you drive and slow down. I've pulled many hundreds of miles without trailer brakes and as long as you give yourself time to slow down you'll get along fine. Trailer brakes will make it easier on your vehicle though and if you pull often you should think about it.

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post #13 of 14 Old 11-20-2011, 12:48 AM
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Meagan and Ronald: I became a member of this forum JUST to beg you both not to tow on your bumper and not to tow without trailer brakes! As some people have pointed out, it’s possible that you would be OK by braking gently—but you are not on the road alone. What if traffic stops suddenly in front of you? I know you don’t want anything to happen to your horse—and I also don’t want die when you slam into my car because your truck can’t stop the trailer. It’s wonderful that you want to take care of your horse and truck, the best way to keep them both safe by getting a hitch receiver that actually bolts to the frame and by getting trailer brakes. Thank you, from everyone else on the road!
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post #14 of 14 Old 11-20-2011, 11:54 AM
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Do it right; do it safe. Get a receiver hitch and get brakes. No matter how careful you are on the road, there are idiots out there every day. There are also wild animals, wild children :), wild weather, wild 4-wheelers...
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