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post #11 of 14 Old 10-12-2013, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by horselovinguy View Post

I REALLY like the idea of having the option to walk off any horse instead of backing off a trailer.
I've had my share of burned palms from friends horses flying back. ouch...

Thanks for sharing the info...
I really miss the front unload option though there are some US trailers that are designing them that way now - my horses had no issues with stepping up (no ramp) into this trailer but they did worry a bit about stepping down in reverse though made no big deal of it
As for getting hot - don't forget that the average summer temperature in the UK can be as low as 65F and 72F is considered hot weather - I don't know where you live in the US but our average summer temperature in CT is about 80F and we can have weeks when its in the 90's for long periods
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Thanks for all the input everyone! We decided to go and see it and on the way yesterday, we realized our truck's emergency brake was hung up and had to take our truck to our mechanic buddy instead of going to see the trailer. Someone else went out to see it last night and bought it. Oh well, i guess it wasn't meant to be. Still searching...
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I have a rice trailer and I love it for my tall boys. I bought it because it was light weight and I could pull it easily with my v6 truck. My horses never got hot in it. There is a small window up front but a big vent in the roof. I open the front ramp window when loading if needed but have never had my horses balk at loading. The height helps. I really like the front ramp though rarely use it. I also LOVE the swivel tongue. My truck dipped into a washout but thanks to the swivel tongue the trailer stayed upright. I have had my trailer for about 10 years. Its an 85 I think. Just now replacing floors and a few other minor things. Will never give this trailer up. The height works great for moving furniture as well.
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post #14 of 14 Old 03-25-2015, 01:44 PM
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That door looks far too small to be functional for unloading horses so I would assume it's a man door.

Another item of concern that's glaring to me is the tires the fenders are undersized and the tires are hanging out a considerable distance it may not pass any required safety inspections as a result - I know it wouldn't here because of that issue. Chances are the original tires were quite a lot narrower.
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