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post #1 of 62 Old 01-22-2012, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Using a diesel to tow horse trailer.

Okay So this question just popped into my head.

I know mostly everyone uses diesels to pull there trailer. I just got my little two horse today and do you think with the horse in the trailer the sound coming out of the exhaust pipe might scare them? I'm sure it could but what are your opinions?
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post #2 of 62 Old 01-22-2012, 12:52 PM
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I drive a Dodge 2500, Cummins Turbo Diesel and they never even notice. Before that I had a Ford F250, Super Duty Turbo Diesel, and it was a lot noisier than the new Dodge. They never cared. And besides, they just need to get used to it. It's what you have so they can deal with it.
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We use a 2500 cummins to pull the trailer too
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post #4 of 62 Old 01-22-2012, 12:56 PM
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They aren't that loud. I was actually really impressed with how much quieter my Dodge is than my Ford is. We still have it and use it for hauling feed and stuff so the new truck won't get beat all to ......

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My boyfriend put a 5 inch MBRP straight pipe exhaust on it so it's a wee bit louder but I'm sure once they're in it they ain't even going to care
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We have a Dodge 3500...with large loud exhaust(boys will be boys) and it has never bothered our horses...

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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post #7 of 62 Old 01-22-2012, 01:08 PM
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You know mostly everyone ? Did you take a survey or just pull that doozie out of thin air ?
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post #8 of 62 Old 01-22-2012, 01:14 PM
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If it's loud, they will get used to it. Don't mollycoddle them, expose them to loud noises, the more the better.
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post #9 of 62 Old 01-22-2012, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Joe no one asked for your snarky remarks. If you don't have anything nice to say or just like being a smart you know what then go do it somewheres else, not here.
And if you want your snarky unnecessary question answered then yes the majority of people around here do use diesels to pull horse trailers.

I figured they would get use to it. I don't think he should have a problem.
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post #10 of 62 Old 01-22-2012, 03:02 PM
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7.3 liter ford F350 dually 4x4 owner here. No issues that I can tell. As a matter of fact, I think my horses prefer this truck over the F250.

The F250 was a manual, the 350 is an auto. Much smoother starting and stopping on the auto.
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