Now that I am getting a vehicle that can tow a trailer, I am considering buying my own horse trailer. I have trailered before but it was usually with a rented trailer, borrowed truck that sort of thing. I will NOT be towing long distances, usually within 10 miles to clinics, shows etc. The longest I may go is 60 miles but if I go to a show out there I will most likely hitch a ride with someone.
If you absolutely think this vehicle is unsafe to tow, please be loud and clear about it. My first and foremost thing is everyone's safety!!
First and foremost, do you guys think my vehicle can safely tow a horse with a trailer? I am getting a 2005 Kia Sorento with all wheel drive and 92-hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine. According to the manual it can safely tow up to 3500 pounds, and there is a really NICE towing package on it. When I get it I will double check the limits of the towing package of course, but the person I am buying the Sorento from says that the towing package is higher capacity than the vehicle so but they have always stuck with the 3500 lb limit.
Next, I was thinking of a small featherlight ... Anybody out there who has a featherlight, do you like it, is it durable? I really really like the Featherlite 9401 and I think that may be my first choice because it it so versitile.
Any tips that anyone has for "trailer shopping" would also be helpful. I know to pay special attention to the frame and that the floor is sound, is there anything else?
Thank you for your help :)