I’m just starting to explore options for a new-to-me 2 horse BP trailer (do not want a gooseneck right now—too big). My current trailer is great for my older TB, but will be too small for my next horse, a wb that will be bigger all around; longer, wider, etc. I have a couple of years to think this through. I’ve always heard 4 Star trailers are the best, but have just started hearing about a few other manufacturers that seem to make similar trailers.
Things I like about my current trailer: Hauls very quietly for the horse, has window in front, ample head room, stays cool in the summer. It hauls like a dream. It has surge brakes—a self-braking system, which I like, but I know I won’t find that on a standard American made trailer.
I’d like my next trailer to be heavier/wider for stability. I need a longer stall space. I don’t, actually, like slant loads, and my horses haven’t, either. I’d love a bigger tack room/dressing room than my current one. I want a super solid floor—not aluminum. I think I want a steel chassis with aluminum sides.
Can anyone give me feedback on their trailers of these makes? Any years or models to avoid?
Pluses and minuses? What do you all think of the fiberglass tops on the Gore trailers?
Thanks so much!