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post #21 of 31 Old 03-14-2012, 09:30 AM
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JR, be careful about size vs price. I've seen the Eclipse trailer other day (when I took my trailer for the maintenance) and it was TINY. So those cheap ones they have won't be comfy for the horse. And the bigger ones are more expensive (of course).

I was thinking about Eclipse last year when I was switching my trailer, and ended up with slant by Adam instead.
Very true of their slant loads (like I mentioned above, it wasn't wide enough so the stalls weren't long enough to even fit my 14.1h large pony in!) But their straight loads are pretty roomy in my opinion!

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Very true of their slant loads (like I mentioned above, it wasn't wide enough so the stalls weren't long enough to even fit my 14.1h large pony in!) But their straight loads are pretty roomy in my opinion!
HS, that was a straight load. And I don't think you can fit anything but smaller pony there comfortable enough. I was very curious what was the price on that trailer: I've never seen such a small one.

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HS, that was a straight load. And I don't think you can fit anything but smaller pony there comfortable enough. I was very curious what was the price on that trailer: I've never seen such a small one.
They do have a "pony" size trailer, could that have been the one you saw? Those are pretty cheap, around the $6k mark I believe.

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They do have a "pony" size trailer, could that have been the one you saw? Those are pretty cheap, around the $6k mark I believe.
Not sure. But if it was then pony gotta be very small! BTW, I've seen decent size 2H slant by Eclipse (at the Expo), but of course it wasn't very cheap.

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JR, be careful about size vs price. I've seen the Eclipse trailer other day (when I took my trailer for the maintenance) and it was TINY. So those cheap ones they have won't be comfy for the horse. And the bigger ones are more expensive (of course).

I was thinking about Eclipse last year when I was switching my trailer, and ended up with slant by Adam instead.
Thanks for the warning, Val. They do offer specific straight loads that are taller (and more expensive) than their standard models. They are expensive, but Sundowner and Featherlite IMO have less style than the Eclipse and our $2-3k more expensive than the Eclipse models. I really like both of these models:
2 Horse - Straight Load - Deluxe Trailer with Dressing Room
2 Horse - Straight Load - Deluxe Trailer with Side Unload Ramp and Dressing Room

Horses up to 18h are supposed to be able to fit into these trailers. My biggest one is 17.1h, so I definitely can't get those tiny standard sizes! He takes up an entire 2h slant load 7' tall trailer!!

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This is mine...
2 Horse - Straight Load Trailer with Dressing Room

My friend's 17ish hand OTTB fit fine in it with room.

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Hoofprints, I see you have 6 of the drop down windows. Ours (2 of them) are defective and are working on getting them replaced.Hubby was just on the phone this afternoon to get it started. They just fall and we have had to bungee them up and use twine to keep them up.

Just wondering..guess you didn;t have any issues with your windows. If you look around the handle see if it says StarQuest. Those are the ones that they were having a problem with and no longer get their windows from them. If they are not Star Quest what is the brand? thx Hoofprints!
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Hoofprints, I see you have 6 of the drop down windows. Ours (2 of them) are defective and are working on getting them replaced.Hubby was just on the phone this afternoon to get it started. They just fall and we have had to bungee them up and use twine to keep them up.

Just wondering..guess you didn;t have any issues with your windows. If you look around the handle see if it says StarQuest. Those are the ones that they were having a problem with and no longer get their windows from them. If they are not Star Quest what is the brand? thx Hoofprints!
My Titan Avalanche had similar window issues. We werent shutting them hard enough to seal them into the latch. My dealer said you need to slam them, and not to worry about breaking them cause we cant. So we started shutting them very hard, and havent had any issues. Was told not to pull down the level then close, just slam them up.

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post #29 of 31 Old 04-16-2012, 07:52 PM
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Oh mine aren't drop down windows they just slide :)
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Hoofprints, I do remember when you got it you said you didn't get the dropdowns..we just got the two in the front, the back 4 are the sliders.
Claporte..even when we slam or lock them they won;t stay closed..The co. told us they were defective. We did try slamming and nothing but bungee/twine would keep them up.
Other than that we love our trailer..am concerned with the outside tire wear though.
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