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    08-02-2013, 06:42 PM
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I am very confused about which horse trailer to buy. First, I am looking for a reliable manufacturer. I am willing to spend max 9K on a trailer. I own three horses but would also consider a two horse trailer. I am looking for a bumper pull slant aluminum trailer that my chevy Tahoe can pull. Any suggestions would be appreciated since I am looking to buy within the next month. The more I look at them the more confused I get.
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    08-02-2013, 06:47 PM
I'd love to see responses to this too. I have a highlander and just one horse, so I'm really wondering f if I could make it work with an aluminum!
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    08-02-2013, 09:29 PM
Featherlite. Any model except the ones with hard hay mangers. Many horses hate them. The trailers are made very well and are as advertised, very light.
    08-03-2013, 09:41 AM
I have an F150 & have pulled both a 2 horse Featherlite and a 2 horse Shadow- both with dressing rooms. The Featherlites are very nice if you can find one in your price range however, the Shadow is much easier to tow- although again it will be a price range issue. There have been several times I have forgotten I even had the Shadow trailer back there. In your price range, I'd look for a used quality product rather than a newer, lower quality brand.
    08-03-2013, 07:48 PM
I've found a few aluminum brands:

Trailers USA

All of these offer 2 horse trailers in a range of 1800#-3600#empty
    08-03-2013, 07:52 PM
The eclipse is extremely affordable compared to the others, which gives me pause.... does anyone know anything about this brand?
    08-03-2013, 10:23 PM
I have an Exiss aluminium 2h slant with dressing room, that I pull with a V8 4-Runner. I shopped a lot and found that Exiss, Featherlite and Sundowner are pretty much the same. 4-Stars is a little fancier. I had a Kieferbuilt before, again very similar but heavier.

My friend has an new Eclipse. It looks nice but I suspect, considering the low weight, that the frame isn't as sturdy as the other brands. When I shopped Eclipse, the basic low price didn't include anything (many "extras" to add to the basic price). She also had to send it back because it was too narrow for her horse (slant).

Will you buy used or new?
    08-03-2013, 10:25 PM
Originally Posted by ReubenJCogburn    
The eclipse is extremely affordable compared to the others, which gives me pause.... does anyone know anything about this brand?
It's a bare bones stripped version of the Featherlite. It tows like a sack of bricks.
    08-04-2013, 12:08 AM
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
It's a bare bones stripped version of the Featherlite. It tows like a sack of bricks.
Ha! :)
This forum is awesome! All this insight is so helpful to avoid possible issue trailers without doing it the hard way.

Featherlite has this cute 2 horse style that is only 2200#. It can be a slant or a straight load. Has a forward exit for loading, and the divider can be removed if you wanted to haul other things. No tack or hay space but you can get a hay rack and could use the forward stall for tack (if you wanted to spend less and didn't care about a dressing/tack room) Model 9401 I think. Not sure if its what I'm looking for, but its got a cool and quirky look to it. ;)

It's nice to hear how the shadow trailers haul... That is important.

All this research has made me really understand how important it is to consider horse size when picking as well since the height, length and width can make a trailer totally useless to someone with a horse that doesn't fit!! My guy will be big, so that's important.
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    08-04-2013, 12:18 AM
Originally Posted by Eole    
Will you buy used or new?
It would be nice to buy new, but lightly used would work well too... I found a couple good sites to search that list both (cant remember if we can give out sites) I have a lot longer than the OP (my boy is one and I have plenty of people to help haul for practice so I think I can wait til I'm actually taking him more places)

Rdream, sorry for high jacking... You just posted such a good topic! :)
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