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        02-29-2012, 08:14 AM
      #11
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    I was going to buy a 3 horse. Husband, daughter and I ride. Son told me to get a 4 horse just to have the extra stall.... what if my granddaughter ever wanted to go. Very glad I went that way :)

    What I wanted was a 4 Star as that is what my best friends husband recommended. He is a professional horse transporter and he swore by them.

    What I have is a 4 Star 4 horse slant. LOVE IT! Nice dressing room, use the neck for sleeping and always ready to hook up and go :)
         
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        02-29-2012, 09:15 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Somewhere to tie up! My friends float has NO tie up points. One horse goes on twine on the spare tire, the other on twine on the ramp! It's NOT fun!
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        02-29-2012, 10:08 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Flashback to the spring of 2011. I wanted a new trailer, meaning Brand New, not used (never had a brand new one before), 3 horse slant, tackroom. My husband bought me one (I did kind of pick it out beforehand) for mother's day. He did all arrangements and delivered it home to me.
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        03-01-2012, 11:29 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    I'd love to have one of those truck/trailer sets where you can live in the trailer. It's somewhat like a semi front with a nifty, expensive trailer on the back.
         
        03-01-2012, 12:04 PM
      #15
    Foal
    One of these? Equine MotorCoach - RV and horse transport vehicle
         
        03-01-2012, 09:55 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    I have a 16ft stock that is my local haul around trailer. I also have a 03 Exiss Event 3h slant with 8ft LQ. I love the ease of towing the goose neck over the bp. My LQ is all aluminum. Has everything I need and I carry a Honda generator and a water tank when I rough camp. I started out in the stock..them got my first GN 2h straight load then worked my way up to the currant one. I enjoy both worlds of camping with my horses and the luxury of the LQ.Never have had any issues with the trailer it self. At least my old bones like it. I could use a 4h but this one is very close to being paid for...
         
        03-02-2012, 12:27 AM
      #17
    Foal
    I was thinking of finding a old car hauler goose neck and convert half it to carry the horses and half to live in. It would have a drop ramp and I could put in windows and what not...
         
        03-02-2012, 12:38 AM
      #18
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PeytonM    
    I was thinking of finding a old car hauler goose neck and convert half it to carry the horses and half to live in. It would have a drop ramp and I could put in windows and what not...
    Wow that sounds like a project, I don't think you would save any money by doing so but if you wanted to keep yourself busy and have something unique..there you go!
         
        03-02-2012, 11:33 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    Don't forget to check the tread, size and load rating. A lot of new trailers have a lighter than what should be on the trailer load rating, saves money. I over looked this when I purchased my LQ, had a blowout fully loaded on a major highway during a holiday weekend. The tires were D rated on a 10,000 pound empty trailer. Add your horses, water, gear, etc. They were under rated without even being loaded. Switched to a G rated tire with the advice from some friends. Thank goodness the trailer has steel rims or I would've had to replace them as well.
         
        03-02-2012, 12:00 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by goneriding    
    Don't forget to check the tread, size and load rating. A lot of new trailers have a lighter than what should be on the trailer load rating, saves money. I over looked this when I purchased my LQ, had a blowout fully loaded on a major highway during a holiday weekend. The tires were D rated on a 10,000 pound empty trailer. Add your horses, water, gear, etc. They were under rated without even being loaded. Switched to a G rated tire with the advice from some friends. Thank goodness the trailer has steel rims or I would've had to replace them as well.
    Good point..I have E rated on mine and the truck also..Hate having a blow out.I replace my trailer tires every 5 yrs.. Had one that separated on me between the tread. Never knew until I felt a vibration from the trailer...Even buying used trailers check tires especially on the inside if you can for dry rot. Biggest things you want are good 7K axles,brakes,tires,floor,
         

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