My friend is looking into buying a truck and a trailer. She is currently using her parents and they are getting tired of it, fast. So this is the dilemma:
She either needs to buy a truck that can pull her current trailer (3 horse)
She needs to buy a truck and a trailer ( a lighter trailer so that she doesn't have to haul so much weight)
Her current trailer weighs 4,500 unloaded. She needs to know what kind of truck can haul that and her 3 horses safely. She has two BIG warmbloods and one thoroughbred. So loaded, all three horses and tack, it probably weighs close to 9,000-10,000.
She doesn't want a diesel because its also going to be her everyday car and I have heard that diesels are not every day cars, they are used for hauling and long distances and they get ruined if you keep starting/stopping. I don't know. Haha, again, NOT a car person.
What do you think is smarter to do..buy a new truck and a lighter trailer, she's thinking a two horse since she never takes all 3 all at once. Or do you think just keeping the current trailer and making up the difference in buying a bigger truck to haul the bigger trailer?
What do you use to pull your trailer? How does it work? What do you wish you would of known when you were truck/trailer shopping? Anything will be helpful. We don't want to discuss prices, we just need to know what she should be looking at in terms of hauling and whats she NEEDS to pull those horses. (: Any questions, just ask. I just hope you guys can help!