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    04-14-2008, 11:33 AM
  #1
Foal
trucks and trailers

What type of Truck and trailer do you have, and is it ideal for you, or do you want something different, and why?

I cannot afford a truck and trailer, but I am moving my horse next to a state park for riders, so i'll be able to meet my friends there and ride with them.

If I could afford a truck and trailer, I would get a Ford 350 dually, and a light ( Eby brand?) stock trailer. Probably a gooseneck.
     
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    04-14-2008, 04:47 PM
  #2
Foal
I have a Ford King Ranch White Truck nice and roomy with the seats made from saddle leather :)

My trailer is a Sundowner bumper pull 3 horse slantload 2007 model. I forget the actual model.

I love them. They look really nice together and it works for my family's 3 horses and we all show and trail ride. There is a nice roomy tack room and came with 3 feeders and haybags.
     
    04-15-2008, 01:33 PM
  #3
Foal
We have a 4 horse gooseneck featherlite and a 2 horse bumper pull...I used to do all the pulling in my Duramax before I put a lift on it. So now we use our 08 Chevy 2500 for pulling. I hate the new chevys...eh lol...but we put some mastercrafts on it so the tires don't look so tiny.
     
    04-19-2008, 12:32 AM
  #4
Foal
I am a hairdresser and I cut the hair of the guy who manufactors Double D Trailers. They are really nice trailers. I have an older Chapperal trailer but when I get a newer it will be a "Double D distributors" Trailer. They have a website if you want to look them up. www.doubledtrailers.com
     
    04-19-2008, 06:40 AM
  #5
Showing
We have a Chevy 2500hd that we use to pull our trailer. Its a bumper pull Sundowner 2 horse straight load. It has an extended tack area with a factory living quarters. The original owner had it custom done by Sundowner with bunkbeds a shower, toilet and sink. Its really heavy even for our 3/4 ton truck. It has a weight distribution hitch and antisway bar. Plus we added Timbren spring stops which keep the truck from squatting.
I really like Sundowner trailers and if we can ever afford to step up to a full living quarters it will be a Sundowner, but I think my next truck will be a 1 ton.
     
    04-19-2008, 08:27 PM
  #6
tim
Weanling


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And it would have to look like this inside...

     
    04-19-2008, 08:35 PM
  #7
Showing
You bet Tim I'll take that one! Some friends of ours have a Frieghtliner like that only it extends way back and the living quarters are part of the truck. Its pretty cool, but they spend half the year in in at shows.
     
    04-20-2008, 01:27 PM
  #8
Foal
That is pretty nice, Tim.. how much room does the horse get? A tiny slant stall? LOL
     
    04-20-2008, 02:31 PM
  #9
tim
Weanling
Most likely a slant stall yes Colleen, but I doubt tiny. Besides, give the horse too much room and it will get injured in transit.

Although I wouldn't know, that's just a dream rig, I don't actually own that behemoth -- and likely never would. It's too unwieldy.
     
    04-20-2008, 04:10 PM
  #10
Foal
I am afraid to drive large vehicles, so I don't think I could handle that.( the size of the truck and trailer)

I prefer a large stock trailer with 2 stalls. That way, I can turn my horse loose in the front stall and he can ride facing the back if he wants. Everyone likes different things when it comes to trailers and horses, but that is how I like to ship them. I have found they behave better in the trailer and arrive less stressed. IMO it is easier on their joints to ride facing backward. They don't always do that, but I think mine have usually turned to face backward on their own.
     

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