Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
A trailer with LQ's costs as much as my truck (did--we bought it one year old), and we paid $38K for that, (orginally $48K.) It's a 2007 Dodge Cummins full ton, doolie, 4 x 4, Syrius radio with all the bells and whistles. We bought it for CW reenacting, and then quit the hobby. The truck was a GREAT purchase.
We use a 14yo, 4 horse steel Ponderosa gooseneck. The overhang is great to sleep, and we bought a full size normal mattress for that. The small changing area has 4 steel hooks for anything you want to hang up, and we often take a portable bucket toilet, rarely used, except in an emergency. I keep a rug there and a small trash can. We have been camping in it for riding vacations since 2000. We also have 7 canvas tents, Coleman cooking stuff and other cooking stuff, and we often set up an A-frame tent for supplies.
IF I was showing, this would be enough for two people to sleep in and change and hang show clothes. After all, you are at a horse show, NOT to be sitting around watching tv or playing video games!
I think if you are on the road showing over 10x/year, THEN a trailer with LQ would pay for itself. For ME, it's an unneccessary luxury.
Phantomhorse13, I am impressed that your aluminum trailer is build THAT W
As an aside, I have talked to big rig drivers who tell me that these idiot sedan/suv, whatever drivers that shoot in and out of traffic scare the beejesus out of them bc they can't always stop and many of them have driven OVER these small cars, when it was the small car driver's complete fault, as YOUR accident was.
Last edited by Corporal; 02-10-2014 at 02:51 PM.