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    09-11-2009, 07:52 AM
  #1
Weanling
Horse Trailer Help!

Well we are sort of in the market for a horse trailer. I have found a few and wanted to know if they seem like a good deal or to pass on them?? I don't need anything barnd new or fancy just practical :) thanks

This trailer is a 1990-when I asked brand they said Gooseneck??? Anyoen ever heard of that brand before?? They are asking $3750 but I was thinking of offering less if we liked it.








This trailer is a 2003 asking $3200



     
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    09-11-2009, 08:04 AM
  #2
Showing
Gooseneck is a good brand. They make pretty sturdy trailers, a little on the heavy side. Even though it is aluminum skinned, the frame is still steel so get underneath and check for rust. Some horses have a problem with ramp loading so you may have to work on that. The price does seem a little steep for the year but if the dimensions are "thoroughbred" size, it's a nice trailer.

The second one is a semi-stock trailer and will make a lot of noise going down the road. It's slant load and step-up which I like but it's a rather simple trailer that will be prone to rust. The price is also a little steep.

Of the two, I like the first one.

OH, and be sure to check on the tires and wheel bearing. The tires need to be trailer tires, not passenger car tires.
     
    09-11-2009, 08:21 AM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
Gooseneck is a good brand. They make pretty sturdy trailers, a little on the heavy side. Even though it is aluminum skinned, the frame is still steel so get underneath and check for rust. Some horses have a problem with ramp loading so you may have to work on that. The price does seem a little steep for the year but if the dimensions are "thoroughbred" size, it's a nice trailer.

The second one is a semi-stock trailer and will make a lot of noise going down the road. It's slant load and step-up which I like but it's a rather simple trailer that will be prone to rust. The price is also a little steep.

Of the two, I like the first one.

OH, and be sure to check on the tires and wheel bearing. The tires need to be trailer tires, not passenger car tires.
I believe the fist trailer got new tires last year. I was also concerned about the ramp load Classy has never loaded on a ramp trailer before so that could be something to consider as well! The second trailer I agree is pretty plain and the price isn't the best! I can buy a new Hart trailer for around 5 or 6k but we kind of wanted to stay around 3k if possible! I think we will pass on the 2nd one but might take a look at the first one! If we are interested in it I would want to get it inspected first because to be honest I don't really know what i'm looking at LOL...we would also have to add a goosneck hitch to our truck...what is the avg price for putting on a hitch and what type of hitch owuld I need to ask for? Thanks for your help!!!
     
    09-11-2009, 09:25 AM
  #4
Showing
A ramp load may take a little training but nothing to be overly concerned about. (BTW, what is that bolted on the ramp?).

I like the hide-away hitches so that you can use the bed of the trailer without having the ball sticking up all the time. Also remember that a gooseneck will handle very differently then a bumperpull but is a lot easier on the truck and a smoother ride for your horse.

Good luck!
     
    09-11-2009, 10:00 AM
  #5
Started
I think my hide-away hitch would have been about $550-$600 to buy and have it installed (but I got it thrown in with the purchase of the trailer)
     
    09-11-2009, 10:06 AM
  #6
Weanling
Here is a few other adds that I saw on craigslist

all aluminum 2 horse slant load trailer

This trailer seems really well maintained and they said they would throw in the hitch for full asking price but thought maybe this trailer was a bit over priced since its older?
2 horse Trail-et gooseneck trailer
     
    09-11-2009, 10:35 AM
  #7
Showing
The bumper pull is a good distance from you!! It's nearly an hour from me and I'm in Greenville. It's a nice trailer though.

The hitch they are including in the second one may most likely be one similar to one that I had at one time. It is rather cumbersome to remove if you need the full bed and it still has to be initially installed by someone who knows how and where to place it.

As for the trailer itself - it is one that you will have forever and if you plan on taking trips, it is a wonderful trailer to have. I had a 3 horse Sundowner that I converted the dressing area into a living quarters with hot and cold running water, and a B&W TV. I loved it. It is not overpriced if it is in the condition it seems to be. I would ask if including the hitch means installed too. You may be looking at ~$500 in value installed.
     
    09-11-2009, 10:55 AM
  #8
Weanling
Oh ok I thought the first trailer was near orlando since that's where I found the add lol...we are going to Tampa this weekend that's why I was looking at surrounding areas to maybe stop and look at some.

I really did like the 2nd trailer jsut not sure if I can convince hubby on that price! He wanted to stay around 3000 since we have to pay cash and he doesn't understand why we "need" a trailer and as much as I try to explain to him why we need one it just doesn't seem to sink in! The main reason is for an emergency or if we would have to evacuate! You would think that would be good enough! The second was for showing purposes. I'll talk it over with him again and see what he thinks! Thanks again for the help!
     
    09-11-2009, 11:52 AM
  #9
Weanling
Anybody ever heard of this dealership or bought trailers from them? They are in AL but ship all over and the prices don't seem to bad.

Dixie Horse & Mule Co. Pull
     
    09-11-2009, 03:33 PM
  #10
Foal
If I was you, I would check out www.horsetrailerworld.com They have LOTS of trailers and you can go on there and see if there is anything you'd be interested, plus you can price shop the ones you're looking at. That way you'll know if the prices are fair or not.

I think that they also had a topic on their forum about the Dixie Horse & Mule Co and the comments on it were very positive. You might check that out also.
     

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