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        04-08-2013, 12:46 AM
      #21
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    I agree about the brakes. I would ask about that and if it does, seems like a great deal.
    Not sure I'd worry about brakes, but that's preference. My 2-horse happens to have trailer brakes, but many don't and (my father's words) - "A trailer with one or two horses in it really doesn't NEED trailer brakes"

    BTW- I see you all talking about "old" trailers - mine's a '78 and still in use! Hehe
         
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        04-08-2013, 01:27 AM
      #22
    Green Broke
    I have a 91 and it has brakes on both axles. It is actually really nice.
         
        04-08-2013, 07:50 AM
      #23
    Trained
    I didn't see the battery box on the tongue for the braking system, which was why I thought perhaps it doesn't have them......yes, brakes are preference, but, I will take them every time. Not only does it help you stop when the trailer is attached, it is a breakaway system that stops the trailer if somehow it comes apart from the vehicle, at least mine does.
         
        04-10-2013, 07:57 PM
      #24
    Started
    I'm going down Saturday with Anthony and my moms friend to look at it with cash on hand :-D Cross your fingers that everything checks out!
         
        04-10-2013, 10:02 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    I didn't see the battery box on the tongue for the braking system, which was why I thought perhaps it doesn't have them......yes, brakes are preference, but, I will take them every time. Not only does it help you stop when the trailer is attached, it is a breakaway system that stops the trailer if somehow it comes apart from the vehicle, at least mine does.
    Some states do not require breakaway systems. I think Oregon is one of them but ours has it. The battery is in the tack room and the switch is below the tongue so cannot tell from looking at it.
         
        04-10-2013, 11:17 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    Not sure if anyone has said this yet but do you know someone who can put a larger window in it because I don't know about you but my TB is a bit Claustraphobic lol
         
        04-11-2013, 04:57 AM
      #27
    Trained
    So older straight hauls sell for decent rates in your area? Interesting, as it is very difficult to sell them here. However it might have to do with diligent DOT checks, everything has to work & I believe you are pulled off the road if you pull with anything less than a 2/3 ton. With a larger gooseneck, you require a special drivers license as well. Last spring before a rodeo, I saw a loaded rig stopped at a highway DOT check, horses being unloaded, and the owners on their cell phones, so I am assuming they were pulled. I made it through after a fairly thorough check, almost made me late for riding lessons!
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        04-11-2013, 07:54 AM
      #28
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    Some states do not require breakaway systems. I think Oregon is one of them but ours has it. The battery is in the tack room and the switch is below the tongue so cannot tell from looking at it.
    I have no idea if it is required-I have it for my own peace of mind, not because some law says I should. Since the trailer posted by the OP has nowhere to hide the battery and such, I am guessing it doesn't have one, but regardless-it is something to check for.
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        04-11-2013, 11:26 AM
      #29
    Green Broke
    ^^^ Agreed!! As I said our state does not require it but we made sure to replace ours when buying our trailer.
         
        04-11-2013, 07:13 PM
      #30
    Started
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    Originally Posted by waresbear    
    So older straight hauls sell for decent rates in your area? Interesting, as it is very difficult to sell them here. However it might have to do with diligent DOT checks, everything has to work & I believe you are pulled off the road if you pull with anything less than a 2/3 ton. With a larger gooseneck, you require a special drivers license as well. Last spring before a rodeo, I saw a loaded rig stopped at a highway DOT check, horses being unloaded, and the owners on their cell phones, so I am assuming they were pulled. I made it through after a fairly thorough check, almost made me late for riding lessons!
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    I haven't been searching very thoroughly, but about 2 weeks ago I went and googled all the used horse trailers and I searched through quite a lot of websites looking for trailers within 200 miles and I couldn't find anything tall enough under $3,000, then last week I stumbled across this one.
    If it doesn't have trailer breaks(which I think it does) I'll just save up to have them installed. Since I don't personally have a truck it won't be getting used much, but at least I can practice loading.
         

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