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! :)
~He knows when you're happy
~He knows when you're comfortable
~And he always knows when you have carrots.