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post #1 of 14 Old 03-26-2012, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Quick slant load question

After years of owning a straight load, I recently purchased a used 2 horse slant step up gooseneck trailer with front tack room.
My question is Where do I put the horse if I am only hauling one horse? In the front 'stall' near the tack room, or the rear 'stall' by the back doors?-
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-26-2012, 11:53 PM
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I would think toward the front of the trailer because that's what we did when we moved my horse
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I say front.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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Hmm. My gut was saying back, so the weight was over the axle. But never having hauled a slant, I dont know. Thanks for the replies so far!
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Since it is a gooseneck, I would like the weight closer to the front so the weight sits on the rear axle of the pickup.

I could be wrong...
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With my bumper pull I always put only one horse OR the heaviest horse in the middle slant compartment because that's what's over the axle of the trailer. So, following that logic, I'd say to put it over the axle for the most balanced handling of the trailer or the road.

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You always want to load as much weight over the trailer axles as possible so that's where you should put your horse.
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post #8 of 14 Old 03-27-2012, 01:19 AM
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Just got my first slant load last yr. The owner's manual recommends putting them over the axle, in mine that's the back stall.
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I guess that makes more sense now that you guys mention it...
when I was driving forklift and loading trucks and it wasn't a full load, I would divide it up and load the front of the trailer over the drive axles of the truck and the back over the trailer axles.

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You always want to load as much weight over the trailer axles as possible so that's where you should put your horse.
Well put. You Dont want to have to much weight behind the axles but over them is great.
I have a 4 horse and load them in the middle two if im hauling 2. Because it is right over the axles.
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