What do I need to know about buying a horse trailer?

What do I need to know about buying a horse trailer?

The first thing you should do when you consider the size of a trailer is look at the height, weight, and breed of your horse. Find a trailer where your horse is going to fit both comfortably and safely. If the space is overly large, your horse will be able to shift around too much during travel.

Is buying a horse trailer worth it?

It’s never a good idea to buy a trailer to haul horses for your friends, unless you don’t mind losing the friendship. Buying a trailer that holds more than two horses requires a heavy duty towing vehicle, so you will be spending more money not only for the trailer, but for the necessary truck to pull it.

What is the purpose of a horse trailer?

A horse trailer or horse van (also called a horse float in Australia and New Zealand or horsebox in the British Isles) is used to transport horses.

What should I look for in a horse trailer?

10 Tips For Buying A Used Horse Trailer

  • Does it have a clean title? NO lien holder!
  • What is the overall condition?
  • How is the Floor?
  • How are the Axles?
  • Tires?
  • Roof: Check for any leaks!
  • Hinges: Make sure they are all free moving, no missing bolts, or cracks in welds.
  • Doors & drop windows: Are they solid?

Do horse trailers hold their value?

Horse trailer owners most often prefer trailers with warranties of eight years or more. Even the best trailers can experience problems from time to time, so it’s good to be prepared. A good trailer will hold much of its value for at least a few years.

What is the best horse trailer to buy?

10 Best Bumper-Pull Horse Trailers on the Market Right Now

Brand Loading Style Height & Width
Jamco Legend Contender Straight 7’6″ tall and vary from 6′ to 7′ wide
Elite Bumper Pull Colt SS Slant 7′ tall and 6’8″ wide
Hart bumper-pull trailer Slant 7′ tall and 6’8″ wide
The Brenderup Baron Straight 7’4″ tall and 7’1″ wide

What is the difference between a horse trailer and a stock trailer?

The big difference between the two is the size and features. Horse Trailers — Drop down ramp or Dutch doors above the ramp on the rear and side. Stock Trailers — Full rear swing gate with no ramp or double back doors with no ramps. Most stock trailers only have an escape door at the front for a person.

Can a horse ride backwards in a trailer?

Scientific studies have shown that horses travel better in the reverse facing direction. This orientation allows horses to better balance themselves during travel. Our unique SafeTack design has many safety features that make it the best reverse load horse trailer design out there.

How many years can you finance a horse trailer?

Typically on a New Living Quarters trailer, financing above $25,000.00 you can receive up to a 180 month term (15 years) in some cases extended terms maybe available.

How much does a new horse trailer cost?

So, how much does a horse trailer cost? On average, a new bumper pull horse trailer will cost between $15,000 and $30,000. Gooseneck hitch styles and living quarters raise the price up to $150,000.

What are the top 10 horse trailers?

Top 10 Best Horse Trailer Brands Equine Enthusiasts Should Know

  • #1: Sundowner Trailer Corporation.
  • #2: Maverick Trailer.
  • #3: Featherlite Trailer.
  • #4: Exiss Trailer.
  • #5: Trails West Trailer.
  • #6: 4-Star Trailer.
  • #7: Merhow.
  • #8: Hawk Horse Trailer.

What happened to brenderup horse trailers?

Brenderup will no longer be doing business or building trailers, in the USA. Some current dealers MAY still be importing trailers into the USA, but they will be passing on the extra costs to the buyer.

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Ruth Doyle