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        12-28-2013, 09:29 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    Hmm this one just popped up, thoughts?

    Virginia Equestrian.com Classifieds: 2 Horse BP Slant Load with dressing room
         
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        12-28-2013, 09:43 PM
      #32
    Yearling
    Looks nice...couple of questions...

    Interior lighting? Is there any and where is the switch to turn it on or off and are they separate DR and horse space?
    Rear of trailer...chain or something to keep the horse off the rear door and from stepping out as soon as you open the door?
    How long and how wide is each stall exactly? Will your horse fit in either stall?
    Roof vent? Back door vents? Plexiglass is fine for winter weather to be kept out, but when hauling you still need air flow so the horses don't roast and you may not want to remove that plexiglass...so a venting window available for cross-ventilation?
    Is the "front-wall" lockable to your tack-room is it securable and safe to leave your tack in or does it move and make that DR unsecurable...
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        12-28-2013, 09:44 PM
      #33
    Weanling
    Ohh you're amazing at thinking of questions I would not think to email! Thanks! It's not EXACTLY what I was looking for, wanted a little padding on the divider haha but its pretty close...Especially with that price. Don't know much about galvanneal metal but from googling it, it doesn't sound bad?
         
        12-28-2013, 10:38 PM
      #34
    Started
    That looks like a reasonably good trailer and worth investigating further. Good comments/observations by horselovinguy on it. Remember to give the floor a check and the brakes/lights a test.
         
        01-19-2014, 10:19 AM
      #35
    Weanling
    Soooo I went to the expo....and I'm freaking in LOVE with featherlite trailers now :( SHAME ON ME. The Eclipse we're nice, but after adding in what I wanted were basically same price of the featherlites...

    So I like their straight and slant load though...

    2012 Featherlite Reduced Sale 2012 2 Horse Straight Load Trailer for Sale

    I actually kinda like this straight load, since it has the walk through in the center...that would make loading 2 horses super easy!

    2014 Featherlite 9409 2 Horse Slant Load Trailer for Sale

    Saw that slant load, I just do not really like the tack area in the back so don't want to pay for that. He's going to call me Monday to see how much it would be for what I wanted.

    So now the question is which do I want? I've never owned a slant but it really interests me by the ease of getting horses on and off, my horse really isn't a hard loader and if I ever had one that was I'm sure I'd train it to do better...What I hate most about my straight load now is that it only has one escape door, so it makes loading 2 horses REALLY hard! Also what I like about the slant is that I can use it as a stock trailer when just hauling my guy so he has more room? I DUNNO! There is a used 2002 version of the straight load available to me for 8000...only downside to that is it isn't covered by the 10 year warranty anymore. THOUGHTS?!

    http://www.horsetrailerworld.com/hom....asp?ID=520692

    One reasonably close to me
         
        01-19-2014, 12:04 PM
      #36
    Weanling
    Also having trouble finding a definite answer and will be asking rep tomorrow when I talk to them, but does anyone know if the center divider is removable on the straight load 9407?
         
        01-19-2014, 02:13 PM
      #37
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by evilamc    
    Also having trouble finding a definite answer and will be asking rep tomorrow when I talk to them, but does anyone know if the center divider is removable on the straight load 9407?

    When I clicked on the link and read the blurb it says the center pole and divider are removable...here is the enitre blurb copy & pasted...

    2002 Featherlite 2 horse aluminum BP straight load trailer. This trailer is 7 foot 3 inches tall, 6 foot wide, and 15' long. It has a 5 foot carpeted dressing room with 2 saddle racks under each manger, bridle hooks and a walk thru door to the horse area. The horse area has rubber mats, hay mangers with 2 drop down windows, bus windows on each side and on the top of the rear doors. The divider and pole are removable. New tires and recent PA State inspection. Financing available. Email for more pictures!

    Or is there a divider between rear doors you are questioning???
    If it has 2 rear "barn" doors and not a ramp load and closing upper doors... then that center pole is probably not removable as that is the fastening point to secure the doors shut...did that make sense?
         
        01-19-2014, 03:19 PM
      #38
    Weanling
    Yeah I read that too, so I can take them out and use it as a stock trailer that means right? Think the managers would be an issue if he's loose while hauling?
         
        01-19-2014, 04:18 PM
      #39
    Weanling
    My bf thinks I should buy new so I get the 10 year warranty, would you rather buy the used 2002 to save money or would you prefer to have the warranty?
         
        01-19-2014, 04:37 PM
      #40
    Started
    I think the warranty is worth more if you are using the trailer a lot and/or going to keep the trailer for at least ten years. The one thing I would tend to stay away from is financing if you want to spend more. Financing can be a heavy weight around your neck. There's interest that adds to the real cost of the trailer and at the same time takes away from funds that could be saved or used elsewhere plus you are locked into a monthly payment - the more monthly commitments you have against a pay check the greater the risk of financially 'stumbling' and hurting yourself.

    So, if it was me (you choice to make ultimately, of course) I would choose paying cash for the 2002 over financing brand new.
         

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