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    11-30-2012, 12:41 PM
Originally Posted by Joe4d    
just a thought, is there a trading post type newspaper that charges for adds ? In shopping for horses or trailers it seems like the places that charge a small fee to post the adds really weeds out the rifraf. I found my current trailer on horse-trailer world, but it was a dealer that lists their used inventory. Does HTW charge for adds ?
If I remember right, Horse Trailer World does charge $20 to post a trailer ad. Same with Ranch World Ads, there is always have trailers on there. Also look at Tack Trader, sometimes there are a few posted there, you have to pay to post pics with your as but text ads are free.
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    11-30-2012, 12:45 PM
Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
WOW...glad everyone was ok!!!

Even though we bought an aluminum trailer this time, I will always love a good heavy steel trailer! They sure can take a beating.
Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
You were very lucky PC, glad it had a happy ending. Having a trailer accident is my biggest fear.

CC, love the new avatar...and I would totally take big or little Wilson!

I apologize for the grammar mistakes in that post I just read over it and I had a lot of mistakes. Good lord haha.

Yeah we were extremely lucky. I had always wondered how I would react if I had ever gotten into an accident with the horse trailer. I had always told people that if anyone hit the trailer with the horses in it I was going to kill whoever did it.

My poor friend thought that I was going to strangle her when I jumped out of the truck and she was surprised when I asked her if she was ok. I knew she was a safe driver and she had done everything she could have possibly done (even pump the trailer breaks in the truck cab) We could tell by the skid marks on the road that her trailer didn't even TRY.

Other than the initial panic we were able to calm each other down and get our bearings back once we knew each other and the horses were fine.

The funny/weird thing is before we even LEFT that morning we both had a feeling something bad was going to happen. And for some reason that morning I kept looking at TC's back legs and overly fretting about the boots making sure they were on properly and just his back legs in general. And I had the urge to say a prayer as we were pulling out of the driveway to leave, as did my friend but she didn't tell me till after the accident. A lot of things happened that we didn't think were odd until after the accident. So strange.
    11-30-2012, 09:19 PM
ALL -- horseclicks.com is another recent site I found for trailer ads. They are free to post unless you post a premium ad, even then it's not too much. Haven't found as much scamming here though!
    12-02-2012, 10:28 PM
Well I went to the trailer dealer yesterday. They had NOTHING I wanted in used trailers. I did, however, find a trailer I liked. 2013 Sundowner 3 horse slant load gooseneck with a very spacious tack room with saddle racks, bridle racks, the works. I liked it but it's a bit out of my price range. Also, upon further inspection of the trailer there were A LOT of sharp edges in the horse area, within reach of the horses.I'm not exactly happy about that.

I left them with a list of what I wanted and my number so if they get anything in they can call me. I'm just going to keep searching around, maybe find other dealers, go out of state, etc.

I was hoping winter would be a good time to find used trailers haha guess I was wrong.
    12-04-2012, 01:48 AM
Wow phantom, glad everyone was ok! I guess that is reason why it is illegal here to tow anything over 10,000 lbs without at least a one ton truck and a class 4 drivers license. This past spring at a road block just before a rodeo, several loaded goosenecks were pulled off the road.
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    12-04-2012, 11:20 AM
When selling a trailer, I list my phone number. I have found scammers wont call or text:) As for buying trailer,I wont bother emailing about one if there is no phone number.. craigslist email is unreliable at best.
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    12-04-2012, 11:56 AM
I have a 2012 Sundowner Horizon 6904, haven't noticed any sharp edges. Where were the ones you found? I only used mine a few times this yr to camp. If I didn't camp, I took my bp.
    12-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Originally Posted by pony gal    
I have a 2012 Sundowner Horizon 6904, haven't noticed any sharp edges. Where were the ones you found? I only used mine a few times this yr to camp. If I didn't camp, I took my bp.
The sharp edges were by the doors where the horse in the last spot could easily rub their hip on and slice themselves. Another area was where you would tie the horse(or haybag if you use one). It had the rings but the casing of the rings were triangle shaped and jutted out towards where the horse would be and those were sharp. I mean it wouldn't harm the horse normally since they're up high but I think if a horse decided to put their head up there or reared or something they'd hit their eye, face, etc. and it'd be one hefty vet bill. Another was on the bottem of the dividers. I have no clue why it was sharp there but it was. There were a few other places.
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    12-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the info, I'll have to check mine out better. I ordered mine so I just took it the way it was. I did't notice anything, but it never looks to double check.
    12-04-2012, 09:23 PM
Originally Posted by pony gal    
Thanks for the info, I'll have to check mine out better. I ordered mine so I just took it the way it was. I did't notice anything, but it never looks to double check.
Yup =) I check everything, especially now that I have a horse who could get hurt in a padded room haha . I have heard so many stories of brand new trailers injuring/killing horses or just general problems that I check everything before I even make up my mind if I like it or not.

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