CM or Calico?

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Horse Trailers

CM or Calico?

This is a discussion on CM or Calico? within the Horse Trailers forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-05-2012, 01:39 PM
CM or Calico?

What are some pros and cons of each?
I'm mostly interested in a bumper pull 2 horse slant, and I wanted opinions on the two brands.
Sponsored Links
    07-13-2012, 11:08 PM
Green Broke
Here is link to site that you can find answers to what might be wrong with each, based on other owners experiences.

Horse Trailer World : Trailer Talk : calico trailers?

Calico trailers anyone?
    07-13-2012, 11:13 PM
Green Broke
Well I've never had a calico but we have a 4 horse slant gooseneck. Its pretty nice, pulls good but theres not alot of space in the front tack or back tack. My trainer also has a 3 horse bumper pull...its reaaaaaally nice. Lots of space for the horses, very roomy tack room and it pulls great
    07-13-2012, 11:23 PM
Haven't seen a Calico in person that I know of. But I will tell you what I think of a CM. We were going to have one custom made.
For a stock trailer with the "bull package"...awesome, well built trailer.
My only small complaint was the tackroom and door after having a Logan. Kinda cheesy.
Their welds are good, they use a thick guage metal and the latches are nice.
For that price range of trailer I would also consider a WW. We had a WW and we thrashed it, that was one tough puppy! I would rank a WW above a CM for durability.
    07-13-2012, 11:34 PM
Thanks for the links, Palomine. I didn't know there was a similar thread, sorry!

I have thought about an aluminum trailer, but I'd rather have a heavier trailer for the next decade or more than a lighter trailer. Horses are horses after all, so durability is key.

I have thought about WW, my one problem is that they are on the short side. I don't think I've ever come across anything higher than 6' 6". I wonder if I could have height added if I ordered a custom one? Oh well, I'll probably end up going with a WW rather than a CM or a Calico now that I read some of the reviews.

Thanks for posting guys! It was really helpful.
Posted via Mobile Device
    07-14-2012, 01:49 AM
I imagine you could, doesn't hurt to ask! They were really nice but unfortunately they couldn't build what we wanted. Then we went to CM, they were great as well. But then we found our used Wilson so we ended up with it instead and we didn't have to go 2 months trailerless. Be prepared for 6 - 8 week build time for a custom steel trailer.
    07-14-2012, 04:15 AM
Calico's are total junk. Don't waste your money
Posted via Mobile Device
    07-14-2012, 04:10 PM
Green Broke
I had a circle M steel trailer. It was ok as far as steel goes. I'llnever own another tsteel trailer though They all rust and don't hold value. I hated the bend over tack under manger area. Was a back braking nightmare.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Calico Palomino? randomrider92 Horse Colors and Genetics 12 09-30-2012 01:40 PM
Share your thoughts on Calico and Ponderosa and Stidham trailers DancingArabian Horse Trailers 3 04-26-2012 11:32 AM
Calico trailers anyone? kitten_Val Horse Trailers 2 03-07-2011 01:30 PM
Does anyone know anything about Calico Trailers? Vannah Horse Trailers 0 01-24-2011 12:21 AM
Calico trailers.... OzarkGrey Horse Trailers 0 03-18-2010 11:54 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0