When you have the tires replaced make sure the bearings are good...and greased. And make sure you have a spare. I see there is a bracket on the side of the trailer for it. A Trailer-Aid is a good investment. Let's you roll up on it and change a tire without having to jack it up. A really good idea if you are on the highway with a horse and have a flat.
Those windows probably had plexiglas in them at one time. Having them open is not a bad thing especially if it's warm. Horses create a lot of heat in a trailer.
Replacing them would be a job. Just be sure you don't cut any support structure. I'm not sure you could install the windows you were talking about without having to do a lot of welding to keep the strength. Just an opinion from the wife of a guy who has done a lot of "trailer project" in the past. : )
Thanks for the advice. The bearings were also on my list to repack right away. I'll look into a Trailer-Aid, sounds like a good thing to have.
Your probably right about the windows, I just thought it would look nice. I actually did discover a way to fit rounded windows in square spaces, but I'm having a hard time finding windows that are only about 10" wide. I actually came across this trailer on horsetrailerworld.com. It's also a Taylor but it's a '91, I love what they did with it, I can only hope mine looks that nice when I'm done, without my fancy windows *pout*. Horse Trailer World - Huge Selection of Horse Trailers, Cargo, Trucks
Nice lil wagon. Congrats!
I wouldn't be terribly concerned with the windows. You'll have em open most of the time anyways.
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You're right. After all, I do live in AZ.
Those window openings are in the style of my first trailer. I can't tell from the picture but is there a bit of a frame with tracks in the openings? If so, that's where the plexiglass goes and slides back and forth so they can be opened/closed up. Therefore the quick fix becomes cutting some plexiglass to size (two pieces per window), slipping them in place and your good to go.
Congrats on your purchase -- now you've got your own trailer, you'll wonder how you ever managed without one.
There is a frame and a track, the track is bent in a couple places. I'm thinking I'll just remove it though.
I am so excited I will never have to rely on anyone again to move my horses. I can finally bring them to the vet, instead of paying for a farm call.
Originally Posted by michaelvanessa View Post
hiya its a nice trailer and its a step in the direction to go with your horses to explore or show further afeild.
also its a good prodject as well you can make it a trailer you want.
congratulations on your perchase.
Thanks so much. I really do look forward to working on it, if only it wasn't 108° today.
Where is your first trip going to be?
I'll probably drive it around a little first to get used to pulling it. I've never pulled any kind of trailer before. I have about 3 months before my daughter starts 4-H. If I finish painting and putting the new hardware on before then, I might take a trip to the river. I've always wanted to catch a glimpse of the Salt River Wild Horses.