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  1. Horse Talk
    I am in the market for a new car to tow my horses. The type of car is easy enough to decide on, I'm a hardcore Toyota fan, but the question I'm really asking is: Petrol or diesel? I know diesel has more power, but will it really make a huge difference? I don't tow that often, perhaps once a...
  2. Horse Trailers
    Hi! New user here. My wife travels in a truck with poor front wheel alignment. It's biggish truck with a Cummins PowerStroke diesel dually, hauling a gooseneck three (five?) horse trailer with living quarters. I've driven the truck without the trailer attached and it pulls really hard to the...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Got the trailer(!) but no truck yet. It'll be awhile before I can get the tow vehicle (I have no where to safely park it in my current living situation) but I do want to start hauling out to the trails. This is probably a shot in the dark...but is there actually a place that rents out suitable...
  4. Horse Trailers
    I'm trying to choose a tow vehicle for towing a 16 foot gooseneck trailer. Deciding between a Ford superduty long bed super cab and a Ford superduty long bed crew cab. The cab storage factor isn't an issue--both would be just fine in terms of storage. I've read a longer wheel base will provide...
  5. Cars and Trucks
    I recently traded in (didn't want to, had some tranny issues) my 2014 F150 4x4 with the 3.5L ecoboost engine (great truck), and walked away with a 2016 F150 4x4 with the 2.7L ecoboost. It's rated to haul 7,600 pounds. My 3 horse trailer (gooseneck) is 4,400 pounds. I typically haul no more than...
  6. Horse Trailers
    Hey ya'll, I am brand new to horses. My wife is getting back into it after decades away, and she never did any towing. She is buying a horse, and at first I was supporting her, but I'm getting into it now, too. I've been doing some reading on tow vehicles, and I understand I'm doing this in...
  7. Cars and Trucks
    I have hauled a good size 2 horse with big tackroom with both an Expedition 2010(V8, 5.4L, 3.73, EL=wheelbase of 1.44 inches) and prior to that a '05 F150 ( V8, 5.4L, 3.55, 4door, 5.5 ft bed) Both hauled just fine in all conditions. Gas mileage was not good, but we were more concerned with...
  8. Cars and Trucks
    It has a 9700 towing capacity, 315 HP and 335 lb-ft torque. I would love any opinions out there :)
  9. Horse Trailers
    i'm curious to see if anyone has ever used a MB G Wagon as a towing vehicle for horses. i know of people that have towed boats and things with them but the only thing i would need to tow would be horses. this is what the current model is like: G-Class Off-Roading SUV: G550 & G55 AMG |...
  10. Cars and Trucks
    Hi, I have a 2000 GMC Safari van w/V6 vortec engine, about 185K miles. I bought it thinking I'd be able to tow a 2-horse trailer (haven't bought yet) but one mechanic nixes the idea saying it will tear up the engine & the other says the vortec (whatever that is) makes it workable for towing. The...
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