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post #1 of 2 Old 02-06-2010, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question Horse Transport

Was wondering what types of car/ute/truck etc everyone uses, or what everyone thinks is suitable to pull a single horse float. Im currently looking at cars and wanted to know what are the most suitable cars for this kind of thing. Thanks
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post #2 of 2 Old 02-07-2010, 08:46 PM
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What ever you get, be sure to check the manufacturers towing specs for the vehicle. DO NOT believe what a sales person will tell you.
The trailer should have a placard showing Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. Be sure your "car" can pull that much. I will guess a single trailer will be about 2000 lbs then add 1000 lbs for horse and another 100 or 200 lbs for tack and feed.
I would suggest no smaller than a V6 engine.
Other factors to think about are: how far will you travel with trailer? how often? will you be on interstates?
YOu don't want to be the one on the interstate going 45 mph in a 70 mph zone.
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