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  • Weight 03 ponderosa 3 horse slant
  • Horse trailer not level

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    03-01-2012, 04:09 PM
  #11
Foal
All my trucks are duallie cummins, they all have B&D turn over gooses. My two diesel suvs have class VII bumper pulls with detachable sway bars I put on to tow.

Hook up times: at least one truck is always hooked to something (flat bed goose or stock trailer) but when I have to, I can get a goose pretty darn quick <5mins. Harder on bumper with the SUVs because you can see shieeet!
     
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    03-01-2012, 07:44 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Oh I didn't realize we were posting hook up times....tee he

We have the extended cab truck with a truck box, so I have to use my mirrors, got it down to a couple of minutes with cranking it down and plugging in the lights..easy.

However I can not have my husband help me, or can I help him him hook up....we both can do it fast by ourselves, but when we try to help each other it takes forever and it turns in to a fight..lol
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    03-01-2012, 11:10 PM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
However I can not have my husband help me, or can I help him him hook up....we both can do it fast by ourselves, but when we try to help each other it takes forever and it turns in to a fight..lol
No kidding, tried having the wife help me only a couple of times. It's not worth the frustration.
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    03-01-2012, 11:17 PM
  #14
Green Broke
^^^LOL! Amen...I am glad it is not just us...
I feel like such of a Dink explaining that we are late somewhere because we got in a fight over hitching the trailer..lol
     
    03-02-2012, 09:58 AM
  #15
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
But with the springs on the truck and the weight of the trailer it levels decent once hooked up and loaded.
I'm glad you mentioned leveling. I have seen and STILL see many trailers pulled that are not level. It is uncomfortable for your horse to ride uphill. Just some FYI.
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    03-02-2012, 10:32 AM
  #16
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
^^^LOL! Amen...I am glad it is not just us...
I feel like such of a Dink explaining that we are late somewhere because we got in a fight over hitching the trailer..lol
Nope, not just you guys. I won't let anyone help me when I'm hitching.... they just make it more difficult.
My frinds and family know to just step back and keep quiet.
     
    03-02-2012, 10:54 AM
  #17
Yearling
B&W turnover and an adjustable 2" & 2 5/16" flip over ball for my bumper hitch.
     
    03-07-2012, 09:58 AM
  #18
Green Broke
Our truck has just this giant metal thing with a ball on it for a hitch.
We drive a 2004 Dodge 2500 Cummins Diesel
The trailer is a 2001 Ponderosa 3 horse slant with rear tack and font tack, which you could turn into a mini living quarters if you wanted.
Sadly, it's a pretty tall truck and the ball sets a good 6" above the bed, so the trailer rides at a pretty good slant:( We are trying to buy a B&W turn over!
It takes my dad about 2 minutes to hook it up. I can't drive a standard so it would probably take me 5 hours XD
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    03-14-2012, 12:02 PM
  #19
Foal
I use a adjustable weight distribution hitch
     
    03-14-2012, 12:44 PM
  #20
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by gunslinger    
My setup is about like Darrin's. My wife usually hooks up the trailer....she's a much better backer than I am.
It's so nice to hear a guy admit that. My husband is fine with the GN hay trailer but with either the GN stock or GN slant, he can't back to save his soul. Really ticks him off too.
     

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