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post #1 of 92 Old 03-24-2011, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Question Eclipse trailers

So I'm ordering a brand new 2011 Eclipse 2-horse slant load YAY!!! Soooo excited! BUT the model I want is the smaller-ish one, for $6,995...you can get an extended version for about $2k more, but I'd rather not spend that! My mare is only 14.1 so she'd be fine in the smaller one, but others I am trailering to shows WITH me have larger horses (like 15.2-16).

So my question is...would they be able to fit in the smaller one? Here are the dimensions..the longer one is about 4' longer.

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post #2 of 92 Old 03-24-2011, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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I take the 4' thing back, it appears they're only about 2' in difference lengthwise, they were just measuring the top a little differently than the second one! :)

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Hoofprints, have you done any research on these trailers? Not trying to turn you away as I was/is considering one myself. But I've heard welding work there was not great.

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Yeah all the reviews I read were very positive! I did see a person on another forum comment about the welding not looking as pretty as it should but nothing about it changing the structural integrity.
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I can tell you I Just recently purchased one and I love it. Mine it the straight load but my horse has at least a foot behind his butt and a couple feet above his head. And he's a 16 hand TB. ONly thing I don't like is it doesnt have a tack room which I opted out of because they were more expensive. But it does have a big area in front of my horse where the escape door is and there are saddle racks and bridle hooks there. At first I thought that would be dangerous but we did a test run with no horse and put all the tack in there and nothing slides. THis is the trailer I have
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Lol! Buckcherry, that's the place I'm thinking about visiting to check it out. I talked to the owner at the Expo when I was looking at one.

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Buckcherry,

I've been looking at that same trailer and my concern is that my beyond mouthy 4yr old would spend the trailer ride munching on my saddle. Is there enough space that the horses can't get to the tack? I'd love to go cheaper but it's not cheaper if my tack is destroyed on the trip.
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If you're worried about your tack, go the slant load route! :) That's what I'm doing and then you have a tack room ;)

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Here's kind of the photo of what I'm getting, although I took this off of some dealership's site and I'm ordering direct from Eclipse since they're only a 2 1/2 hr. Drive from me :)
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Except that one appears to be white with charcoal and I want silver with charcoal color :)

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