Calico Trailer Owners or Past Owners - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 11-10-2013, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 177
• Horses: 1
Calico Trailer Owners or Past Owners

Hi I am looking at ordering a Calico in the next few weeks. I am looking for the opinions of those who have owned them or who presently use them. What options did you get on them?
Runninghot88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 11-10-2013, 08:53 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 2,647
• Horses: 0
I have a semi-stock bumper pull, purchased new.
I bought mine via a phone call to the dealer as I knew what I wanted and didn't want after seeing others trailers.
I'm not sure if what is "different" with mine is "special order" or a common combination... it was on the lot in a color I wanted and had it delivered purchase pending my approval.
I approved and bought and have been happy ever since.

My trailer has a height of 7'6".
Width of 7'.
Interior upgrade lighting with on off switch, rear trailer lighting for loading.
Slide door on the rear so not having to fully open the trailer...step up load.
Fully matted with heavy mats.
Full size spare mounted on identical rim.
The center stall divider is fully removable so it can become anything I need it to be used for accommodating.
I can easily haul 4 large horses with lots of extra room so no one is squished for floor space, that is with the stall divider in the front or the trailer open.

The only thing I wish it did have is a vent on either side or a jalousie window in the front for some better airflow when moving at slow speeds..once at our destination if we leave the horses on we open the escape doors (have one each side), remembering to put up the solid barriers or the horse can leave if he chose, escape doors are right there at the horses head area.
The other nice thing I can do is chain my doors shut to protect my animals or tack from pranksters or thieves...this is nice if you are traveling and need a rest area stop or need to stop for a bite to eat.. all are safe upon my return.

I have purchased vents and am having them put in as I can then really adjust the air movement and flow to the weather conditions outside. Other than those vents I am very, very happy with my trailer.

I also have a conventional 2 horse straight load "normal" looking trailer with ramp and a dressing room.

I much prefer my semi-stock....

Happy shopping!!

Last edited by horselovinguy; 11-10-2013 at 08:56 AM.
horselovinguy is online now  
post #3 of 3 Old 11-14-2013, 04:25 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 254
• Horses: 3
I ordered/bought a 2 horse slant in the Spring and have been well satisfied.

Options I went with were:
extra tall
extra wide
one foot longer from 12' to 13'
spare tire
poor boy (swinging) dressing room wall
rubber on floor and walls
2 drop down windows on horsy head side
enclosed back end with stock slider
tubular stall divider instead of the solid one.

If not going slider on back door you can get windows. Vets to me just mean another thing to leak. I mean have you ever seen trailer vents that DIDN'T leak? lol

A ramp would have been nice, but so far not necessary.

You can get two little windows in the front instead of one, but I wouldn't (they leak too)

When you get it home buy some rubberized undercoat-in-a-can, crawl under, and spray the cross beams, and tongue. well any exposed metal really. I also pulled up the mats and did where the 90 angle where the floor meets the wall.

Also get some silicone caulk and do around the tops of the windows between the metal and rubber seal (there is a gap) and then also around the chrome strip where the top meets the sides. They stamp inside the trailer that it is not warrantied against leaks. Not a big deal, you sorta expect it.

Last edited by danny67; 11-14-2013 at 04:30 PM. Reason: my spelling sucks
danny67 is offline  

barrel racing

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Past owners want to see horse KeroKero Horse Talk 22 08-05-2011 08:22 AM
Keeping past owners updated Equilove Horse Talk 36 07-20-2011 06:55 PM
I found info on Buzz past owners :D RedTree Horse Talk 13 02-07-2011 03:44 AM
Why don't past owners want to reveal themselves? Ladywantsahorse Horse Talk 56 02-18-2010 06:51 PM
I think I might have found one of Carolina's past owners!! AussieDaisyGirl Horse Talk 2 08-25-2009 03:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome