Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
We've had two LQ trailers. First one was 36 ft on the floor, and the current one is 40 ft on the floor.
IMO, any LQ trailer that is going to go anywhere, but on superhighways, needs to be raised 4 to 6 inches higher than normal. Plus, the holding tanks and piping under the trailer needs to be protected with plates, beams, or something, so if you drag(and you will drag sometime, if your off the super highways) there will be no damage.
Then the next question. Do you need a loading ramp when you raise them? I've never needed one and prefer not to have one. It only takes a bit more training to train them to step up and down a bit more. On occasion, you'll find yourself in a situation where you have to unload and the step down is really excessive(30" inches or more). If we are going somewhere where that might happen, I always have one horse trained to do that, and they are always the last horse in. Then the others can turn around a come out head first.
Ditto, construction of the Bison. The Featherlite, Sundowner, Barrett, 4 star, Sooner, American Spirit, and Kiefer, to name just a few, are better made trailers.
Last edited by bbsmfg3; 02-16-2014 at 02:37 PM.