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post #11 of 15 Old 08-09-2011, 04:10 PM
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A few years ago, I bought a 3 horse gooseneck trailer that was just the shell. No fanciness in it. That winter it was a good project for us finishing it all up. We made it into the "weekender package". It has a sink, fridge, futon, A/C, hot water heater, a combo shower/toilet, and cabinets throughout. Doing it ourselves saved a ton of money. If we would have bought it with it done, it would have cost us $8,000 more than what it cost us to make it. Plus it was pretty fun. I felt like a mini interior designer for a winter. :) You just have to make friends with a guy that works for a camper/motor home business who is willing to order stuff. Some of the water/waste tanks, insulation (it's strange stuff), and fabric that is used on the walls is kind of hard to find otherwise. As far as length, mine just has a 8 foot shortwall yet I have all the room I could ever need. Makes it easy for me to pull (and back up - yay!).

When I go to a show, I spend 4 days there so for me it was worth the money used to finish it out, considering what I would be spending on hotels and the luxury of getting to stay right where my horse is at. If you aren't going to be sleeping in it regularly, it might not be worth it, but I think A/C is very necessary no matter what you're going to use your trailer for.
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-10-2011, 02:12 AM
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I know a couple people who have done their own conversions. Instead of buying new appliances they bought an older camper trailer with working appliance for cheap then gutted it for their LQ. Cabinets and all from a camper will transfer neatly to a DIY LQ.
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-10-2011, 09:03 AM
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Over the years I have slowly advanced..started out with a 2H Bp and a tent..then after a few yrs I moved on up to a Gn with DR and hubby n I redone the whole thing inside and out..added air, sterio , cabinets..but it was just a bath or kitchen..and 2 yrs ago I got my dream it isn't newit is a 1997 Sundowner Siesta 3H w/ full LQ..very nice, in great condition..and I am in heaven..comfortable, warm, dry, all my gear is always there, no hunting around or dragging totes in and out.. Nope I wouldn't go back, no way ,no how was well worth the investment and now my trail riding adventures are getting longer and I am traveling further and see so much more than I thought I would
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-10-2011, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
But, here's something to consider first. How much camping to you intend to do vs. going on day rides? LQ trailers are mostly big and heavy so if that's your only trailer you might end up not doing as many day rides just because you don't want the hastle of dragging it around.

Personally I want both types of trailers but since only one is in the budget and I do a lot of day rides...Well the LQ trailer has to wait, that's what tents are for.
THat's basically my answer. PERSONALLY.. I would not get a LQ unless I Also had a regular basic trailer for hauling to the vet or day rides, etc.
LQ are too big and heavy.

But if overnight things are what you mainly intend to use it for.. then the extra comfort will probably be worth it for YOU.
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post #15 of 15 Old 08-12-2011, 06:24 PM
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When we go to shows we typically sleep in my friends Trails West, doesn't have LQ just a foam mattress up in the gooseneck dressing room. Honestly, its nice to have the bed but when I buy my own trailer, I am for SURE going to get something like you posted.

If you can justify spending the extra money for a little more comfort when you are out, go for it! It's a nice little luxury and youll be glad you did :) just be sure you are going to use it and have the truck to haul it!
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