I've been looking around for a 2 horse trailer for several months now, at local dealerships as well as places like Craigslist. My general budget is somewhere under $6k, under $5k would be best but I think I can stretch it to $6k if I need to.
I am okay with straight or slant loads, step up or ramp, with or without tack room, I just DO NOT want mangers. I also don't want a stock trailer and I want something with open/close windows so no "open air" vent trailers.
Anyway, in my search I obviously know I can't get an all aluminum for my price range (not one that isn't super old anyway - I'm trying to stay with 92 and newer). So it's either going to be steel frame/aluminum skin or all steel. My question is...does anyone have an idea of the approximate gas mileage difference your typical truck might get pulling something that is all steel versus steel with aluminum frame?
I'm trying to weigh the gas $$ difference over the course of the year to determine whether we'd be better off just spending a few thousand more to get one that's newer with aluminum skin (well, trying to convince hubby that is..I'm already convinced myself!) ;)
By the way, we pull with our GMC Savannah, big 15-passenger van.