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post #21 of 23 Old 06-06-2013, 12:13 AM
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I sleep in trailer,like being near my horses The shows are like one big happy campground,Everyone sits & visits in evening ,BBQ etc. Either that or hang out at the stalls doing much the same. The socialization is half the fun of going to the shows!!!
As far as showering there is usually some public showers or the wash racks work in a pinch,if it works for the horse why not?!. My new trailer has a full shower but haven't tried it out yet
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post #22 of 23 Old 06-06-2013, 01:33 AM
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I am also a fan of trailer camping!

So clean out the horse trailer but refresh the bedding to make it smell good and make the floor softer.

Cover the trailer floor with a canvas drop cloths from the painting section. They're more comforting than regular tarps and makes it more like carpet or a plushy rug.

Also a queen size Areo bed fits PERFECT inside a 2 horse slant trailer.

Bring a short bungee cord to close the trailer door at night.

I bought a 10 X 10 popup tent, like the kind they use at street fairs, and set it up right at the trailer doors. I sprung for the bug screen walls, and they are totally worth it. I keep a whole camping kit that I only use at horse shows in my horse trailer that includes camping furniture (table, chairs), camping stove and cookware, camping lights, sleeping bag.

All show grounds I go to usually have shower facilities or wash stalls or you can always take a hobo bath in a sink.

I have to sleep with a CPAP which makes trailer camping more interesting. This usually means I have to park near a power source but I do have a battery in case it's not available.

Regarding *how* do i get to sleep when trailer camping... Any show I'm camping at usually means its over 100 miles from home, which means a late night of prepping followed by an early morning, and a LOOONG drive, and b/c show season is in the heat of the summer, it's a long HOT drive, so once we get there we unload unpack horses, setup everything for the horses feed and let them rest while I move the rig and set up people camp. And by the time that's setup, it's BATH TIME for horses, followed by braiding, towel drying and grooming. Then time to clean stalls and feed again. And by this time if I have enough energy I will crawl in to my sleeping bag, shoving crackers in my face hole, while desperately missing my husband and my real bed.

Yeah, no .. Never have a problem going to sleep.
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post #23 of 23 Old 06-06-2013, 11:27 AM
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Horse Trailer - Backseat of the truck - tack stall. We make do. But then other than waking up a few times to check horses (I'm OCD about it when I am at overnight shows) I can sleep pretty much as soon as I close my eyes. Heck I fell asleep kicked back in the golf cart one afternoon.
Thankfully most of our away facitilities have showers available that we make use of. Otherwise wash stall works just as well for us *lol* We taught our daughter YOUNG how to sleep at shows ~ I have some pics of her on my shoulder asleep while I am coaching when she was 4 months old.
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