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post #1 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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need opinions FAST... trailer situation

So where I board I've been asked to haul a horse from a place that's about 60 miles one way and then trailer said horse back using my trailer and truck. Would it be fair to charge a fee since it will be a minimum of a 3 hour trip not to mention I'm going to have to clean out everything in the trailer which will be a chore in itself... what would you think fair price for this would be? My father suggested 200.00 which included gas.

life has no remote control hitch them up and drive them your self

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post #2 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 04:29 PM
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Yes, it's fair to charge a fee and I would do $200 myself. I would also toss in a caveat that if the horse kicks the **** out of your trailer they can pay for the damage done.
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post #3 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 04:37 PM
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When I had someone haul my horses an hour to their new home, I paid $150. $200 sounds reasonable.
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post #4 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 08:15 PM
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Plus a fee for every 15 minutes you have to wait - just in case the horse won't load or people dawdle and aren't ready to go when you get there.

Make sure that money you're charging more than covers your gas.
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post #5 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 08:20 PM
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Good point, DA. You need to cover gas and time. At least minimum wage rates.
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post #6 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 08:25 PM
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I have a flat rate to just leave the yard and then per km fee after that. Waiting time, anything over 1/2 hr is extra.

I don't get many people bugging me for trailering anymore! :)
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post #7 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 08:26 PM
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$200 is fair. Last time I was looking at some custom hauling it was right around 1.50-1.75/loaded mile. But that was also hauling cattle. Since then fuel prices have gone nothing but up
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post #8 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 08:27 PM
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Here it's $100 an hour, from the time the hauler leaves their places til the horse is unloaded. Of course these are pro-rates which includes insurance for your horse. I would charge gas and a couple hundred for your time.
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post #9 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 08:45 PM
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I've trailered horses to shows along with my own horse who was going to the same show. It was an hour ride one way and I had to travel an extra 30 minutes across town to get said horse while my horse was already loaded. Guess what I was given? $40....

I would charge more like $300 but personally that's me. I've been taken advantage of with my trailer way too much and I've been way too lienient to help out people I know only to get walked all over...
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 10:56 PM
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I've trailered horses to shows along with my own horse who was going to the same show. It was an hour ride one way and I had to travel an extra 30 minutes across town to get said horse while my horse was already loaded. Guess what I was given? $40....
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I've given up trailering other peoples horses for pay due to this. Horse doesn't want to load, kicks your trailer, ends up taking most of your day then they don't want to pay you anything. Now I only trailer close friends horses and don't expect any pay but will accept money if they offer (most will).
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