Truck & Trailer advise
I am in the market for a 3 horse trailer and looking for some good information regarding trucks & trailers.
I currently have a F150 4.6L XLT extended cab with tow package, no electric brakes because the trailer has them. It is a 2003 with 150,000 mile on it. According to the information I can find, if should be able to tow 6900 pounds.
I have a Brenderup 2 horse trailer with self-contained inertia brakes (similar to a boat trailer?). The weight of the trailer is 1800-2000 pounds. Empty, I can't even feel the trailer back there, it is so well balanced. I haul two 15 hand +/- horses without any problem driving 65-70 mph on highways. The trailer has no sway at all, ever.
I need a three horse trailer so I can take both my girls with me on trail rides or to friends, maybe a show, but rarely if ever trips longer than 100 miles or so.
I have looked at stock trailers, which weigh around 2000-2500 pounds, or some 3 horse slant loads that weigh 2200 to 3000+ pounds.
I really want a tack area though, if my truck can handle it, and I need to keep the price as low as possible.
The trailers that seem to be the lowest weight with the most options, are the Shadow brand, aluminum 3 horse slant with tack room at 2620 pounds.
Can anyone give me some info on trailer options or weights, and can my truck even handle the load?
The way I calculate it is 2600 for the trailer + 3000 for the horses + 500 for people & tack = 6100 pounds about max for the truck and maybe higher than I want to go...
Thank you, in advance, for any help.
Last edited by AnitaAnne; 07-30-2012 at 03:13 AM.