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        04-04-2013, 11:24 PM
      #21
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    Two weeks ago I just bought this straight load 1976 trailer! It's older than me! The whole thing has been redone, hubby being the safety guy he is redid the brakes and redid some of the wiring, nothing was wrong with the brakes or wiring, but he redid it to be safe! He trains heavy equipment operates for a living and if it can be towed, he's towed it! We pull it with a 3/4 ton Dodge.

    I had a two hour trailer pulling lesson the other day (horseless) and I will be having atleast another 12hrs of lessons horseless! I did great, but I know the risks and want to get really confident and have the ability to handle the trailer safely. Hubby wants me out in the city, rain, wind, hills, highways, parking, backing up etc etc! And that's just fine with me

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        04-04-2013, 11:31 PM
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    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    Two weeks ago I just bought this straight load 1976 trailer! It's older than me! The whole thing has been redone, hubby being the safety guy he is redid the brakes and redid some of the wiring, nothing was wrong with the brakes or wiring, but he redid it to be safe! He trains heavy equipment operates for a living and if it can be towed, he's towed it! We pull it with a 3/4 ton Dodge.

    I had a two hour trailer pulling lesson the other day (horseless) and I will be having atleast another 12hrs of lessons horseless! I did great, but I know the risks and want to get really confident and have the ability to handle the trailer safely. Hubby wants me out in the city, rain, wind, hills, highways, parking, backing up etc etc! And that's just fine with me

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    I love that trailer! The only thing that would make it cooler is if you had a matching '76 pickup to pull it with.
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        04-04-2013, 11:36 PM
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    I love that trailer! The only thing that would make it cooler is if you had a matching '76 pickup to pull it with.
    I know I know!!!! I call it the muscle trailer! Like an old muscle car!!! Too bad we got ride of the 1978 two-tone green Ford 1 ton!! (Think it was called a 1 ton, but it was a beast and pulled a huge 37' fifth wheel trailer!)

    Hmmmm now I'm going to be looking at old trucks.......
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        04-04-2013, 11:41 PM
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    I love that trailer! The only thing that would make it cooler is if you had a matching '76 pickup to pull it with.
    it's a 79 but would be a nice match!
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        04-04-2013, 11:44 PM
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    it's a 79 but would be a nice match!
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    Ya ya!!! Haha just need some pin striping and a blue strip along the bottom!

    I'd be spending more on gas that I'd only be able to drive down the driveway and back!!!
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        04-05-2013, 12:06 AM
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    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    Two weeks ago I just bought this straight load 1976 trailer! It's older than me! The whole thing has been redone, hubby being the safety guy he is redid the brakes and redid some of the wiring, nothing was wrong with the brakes or wiring, but he redid it to be safe! He trains heavy equipment operates for a living and if it can be towed, he's towed it! We pull it with a 3/4 ton Dodge.

    I had a two hour trailer pulling lesson the other day (horseless) and I will be having atleast another 12hrs of lessons horseless! I did great, but I know the risks and want to get really confident and have the ability to handle the trailer safely. Hubby wants me out in the city, rain, wind, hills, highways, parking, backing up etc etc! And that's just fine with me

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    My boyfriend and I looked at a trailer like that one a couple of months ago! It was really neat, but wasn't nearly tall enough for my monster.

    Here's a pic of the aluminum two-horse slant I borrowed hooked up to my Trailblazer. I think the trailer is a Featherlite. Man, I miss my Trailblazer.

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        04-05-2013, 01:07 AM
      #27
    Weanling
    Wow. I don't really understand how some of you think it is ok to post rude things. Some of you are very helpful, and I'm grateful for you to take me seriously and POLITELY inform me on the ins and outs of trailer buying/pulling. But *insert bad word* to the rest of you. I'm not sure why you don't have manners or never learned the "if you don't have soemthing nice to say, don't say anything" rule. Ok. And might I also add that I said flat out I was interested in trailers and knew nothing. I didn't say here is a trailer I'm buying and throwing my horses in and then towing away with no regards to anyone.

    That being said:
    1) I'm not going to be the one towing the trailer, my trainer is. I will probably learn around the barn property eventually, but I have no desire to risk my horse's safety as she is one of the most important things in my life.
    2) Phly, and yes, I'm calling you out by name: your comments are very much uncalled for. Blantently calling me stupid for asking questions on something I don't know...I'll use your very own words "shut up now". How do you expect me to learn if I don't ask questions? How am I suppose to find out everything I have just from the other people in this thread if I don't ask questions? Let me just remain ignorant forever, or be a "disaster". I'm not a fool. I don't buy on a whim. I have a trainer who can help me find the perfect trailer WHEN IM READY to buy. Being interested and being ready are two totally different things, thank you VERY much.
    3) My bf bought the car (its brand new, 2012) with the intention of towing a boat in the future. We don't currently have a boat, he just knows within the next 5 years he'd like to get one, and is just planning ahead of have a car that can tow.
    4) Again, repeating the fact that I'm not stupid: The local horse expo is coming up next month. They always have tons of trailers. I will probably just go then and ask all the questions I have. I'll end up talking to them just for information and figure out exactly what I want and what I need and what is within budget.

    Sheesh. I realize that it was pretty silly not realizing you can buy a hitch for the back of an SUV, and already got a good laugh out of myself, as did several of you. I'm ok with that. What I'm not ok with is being treated like a a dumb person. You were all once me, knowing nothing about trailers. Somewhere along the way someone taught you.

    Again, thank you very, very much to those who took me seriously and replied politely and helped inform me as best as possible. I wish I could give all you cookies or something. You make me actually enjoy reading the replies and making notes on what kind of research I need to do.

    Muppet- the trailer is super awesome! Agreed you need an older truck to pull it! You must love it! :)
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        04-05-2013, 01:27 AM
      #28
    Weanling
    Also, I did the research you guys suggested on weight limit only to find out his car won't pull a horse trailer, the weight limit is way to low. :( Still, any more info you can give will be useful! At least now I know some more about what I'm looking for. Guess now I gotta search for a higher-weight towing vehicle. Maybe I'll just buy that truck that's for sale on the corner, lol. (Kidding!)
         
        04-05-2013, 01:29 AM
      #29
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    Thank you for calling me out actually. I stand by everything I posted earlier. Should you learn? Yes. Absolutely. But expecting a honest safe answer from your original post leaves a lot to be assumed. A small SUV, is it a KIA? Who knows... The total lack of knowledge you exemplifified, shows to me that if you were to get a trailer tomorrow, bad things could happen. So going off what I was given to work with I posted.
    Should I really get into how brakes work, wieght transfer, axle ratings, wiring, and plating issues when all I know is a small SUV and horse trailer?
    I feel it's In my best interest to assume the worst and work from there.
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        04-05-2013, 01:30 AM
      #30
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    Yes I am enjoying the trailer! Thanks! At least I can get all my bins of tack out of the garage now!!
         

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