Opinions on and experience with Brenderup? - The Horse Forum
 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 Old 12-05-2013, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Opinions on and experience with Brenderup?

Hi, all. New here. We're considering buying a used Brenderup 2H trailer (1998, Prestige model). No experience with Brenderup - just know that they were the choice for lightweight trailers. We have a 15.2h QH who's good with trailers. Any advice on Brenderups? I'm concerned mostly with repair and replacement parts, now that they're no longer made. Also, I've read a few things online about handling issues due to weight (swaying, fish-tailing). Any truth to that? We'd be pulling with an F-250, so no issue with tow vehicle capability. Also wondering if anyone has experience with this specific model (Prestige) and whether it's suitable for a 15.2h horse. I think I've read it's OK up to 16h, but not sure if that's accurate. Thanks!
Birdwalkfarm likes this.
Mercat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 Old 12-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,285
• Horses: 3
They're no longer being manufactured in the US but they're still being made overseas, so parts are still available.

The only thing I know about Brenderups is that an acquaintance owns one and loves it. You don't need a large vehicle to pull it, as it's extremely lightweight. In fact, an F250 may be overkill with a Brenderup.
Allison Finch likes this.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #3 of 20 Old 12-05-2013, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
You don't need a large vehicle to pull it, as it's extremely lightweight. In fact, an F250 may be overkill with a Brenderup.
Thanks. Yeah, we weren't specifically looking for a lightweight, given that we already have the F-250. But this came up locally at a good price and I am attracted to the fiberglass/aluminum construction, purely from a maintenance standpoint.
Mercat is offline  
post #4 of 20 Old 12-05-2013, 02:13 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Posts: 7,109
• Horses: 3
I have never heard of a BRAND of trailer that fishtails. DH and I have owned/pulled 2 trailers, one bumper hitch and one gooseneck, and several smaller, non-horse trailers.
Small trailers for towing articles like a riding mower will sometimes fishtail if not level.
Our bumper hitch trailer never fishtailed but we have an adjustable hitch with swaybars.
You need to drive your trailer level and use swaybars if it's a bumper hitch and you won't have this problem. You also need air brakes that have a manual in the cab.
BTW, DH and I learned ALL of our trailer knowledge the hard way, including being stranded twice with truck and with trailer problems, and driving home, in the dark, in a midnight blue trailer sans lights.

A Jack and Three Queens, the latest book by James C. Dedman, Amazon.com
Hope that you fall in love with "Trot", like I did! http://www.horseforum.com/general-of...queens-617793/
Corporal is offline  
post #5 of 20 Old 12-05-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corporal View Post
I have never heard of a BRAND of trailer that fishtails.
That's what I get for scanning the Internet ;)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corporal View Post
DH and I have owned/pulled 2 trailers, one bumper hitch and one gooseneck, and several smaller, non-horse trailers.
Small trailers for towing articles like a riding mower will sometimes fishtail if not level.
Our bumper hitch trailer never fishtailed but we have an adjustable hitch with swaybars.
You need to drive your trailer level and use swaybars if it's a bumper hitch and you won't have this problem. You also need air brakes that have a manual in the cab.
BTW, DH and I learned ALL of our trailer knowledge the hard way, including being stranded twice with truck and with trailer problems, and driving home, in the dark, in a midnight blue trailer sans lights.
All good advice - thanks!
Mercat is offline  
post #6 of 20 Old 12-05-2013, 02:34 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In the saddle.
Posts: 5,157
• Horses: 1
Personally, I would not purchase a Benderup. I was looking for a trailer and was considering a Benderup, I had a mechanic friend look under the Benderup and he did not like the look of all the welds and everything under the trailer - thought it looked weak. He said he would not trailer long distances, hills or highways in that trailer.
As well if something happens, it's going to be easy for a leg to go through the side of the trailer...

I would hold out for a sturdier trailer, personally.
Posted via Mobile Device
Corporal, waresbear and Dustbunny like this.
~*~anebel~*~ is offline  
post #7 of 20 Old 12-05-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Thanks. Will keep that in mind.
Mercat is offline  
post #8 of 20 Old 12-05-2013, 07:22 PM
QOS
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 3,391
• Horses: 2
I own a 2009 Brenderup Royal TC. Brenderup's are the freaking bomb. There is no trailer that is 100% forever but I can say that this trailer has been wonderful to own and tow.

I tow it with a 2007 RAV4 Limited with a towing package, V6 269 hp engine. My horse that I bought the trailer for was a 15.3 HH Quarter Horse. I now have a 15 hh and a 15.1 hh Quarter Horse and they have tons of room in the trailer. It hauls like a dream whether I am hauling with the Rav4 or my hubby is hauling with his 2007 Tundra.

I recently had an issue with the ramp. It has a bad spot in it that is being repaired. I am not happy about it but any trailer is going to eventually need maintenance no matter who made it. As far as the floor - it is rock solid. All of the welds are good. It has been left outside as I do not have a cover for it. It is hauled almost on a weekly basis so it hasn't just sat in my yard. I also camp in it!!

If it is in good shape - snap it up. My Brenderup has made a believer out of people who thought they were "flimsy". One of my buddies was a lady from Germany. She had a Brenderup before moving to the States. That is pretty much what everyone in Europe hauls huge Warmbloods with - and hauls with little SUV's.

If you go on my blog you will find a ton of pictures of my little Brenderup being hauled all over the place.

Enjoying my Garmin and mapping trails
Visit my trail riding blog at
dashingbigred.blogspot.com
QOS is offline  
post #9 of 20 Old 12-06-2013, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Thank you. Guess that's my main concern - what trade-off is there, if any, in sturdiness to get the weight down? As with most things like this, opinions both ways. Looking for a preponderance of evidence, I guess!
Mercat is offline  
post #10 of 20 Old 12-27-2013, 11:57 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Somewhere East of Midnight
Posts: 246
• Horses: 3
Personally, not the trailer for me. I like a little more room. Your F-250 is able to pull much bigger better nicer (cheaper $$) USA built trailers .

However the B-ups have super brand loyalty by their owners and they infrequently come up for second had sale. They also seem to be way better than average at holding value.

Hope you got it. If you don't like it, you can resell easy peasy and won't lose any money. If I wasn't into pickups, I'd be having a look at those German made Boeckmann trailers. Very similar to B-up.
danny67 is offline  
Reply

Tags
brenderup

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
brenderup trailers, what's the difference? Ashleysmardigrasgirl Horse Trailers 13 08-11-2012 10:31 PM
Double Bridles? Thoughts, experience & opinions :) BlueIce Dressage 8 02-24-2012 12:17 AM
Thinline Trifecta pad - opinions/experience kitten_Val Horse Tack and Equipment 21 10-06-2011 11:27 PM
Anyone have opinions or experience with StallSkins? dragy Barn Maintenance 2 02-25-2011 11:11 PM
Brenderup trailers... Neka Horse Talk 10 06-01-2009 09:46 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome