I am interested in considering a European style trailer that is safe to haul two horses with the rig in my title. I have been assured that such trailers as Brenderup, Bockmann, Sirius, etc will be safely hauled by said 4Runner. My concern is that I live in the northern Rockies and trailer down some pretty horrendous Forest Service roads to get to trailheads and for camping in remote areas. Can any of these trailers handle such conditions without getting beaten to hell? And can the 4Runner handle haulng this kind of trailer over mountain passes and in bad weather?
Currently my setup is a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Quadrasteer and 167,000 miles on it. It is an expensive rig to own, and seems to need something expensive done to it every year. And my current trailer is a 2017 Maverick two horse slant, HS Steel, which I upgraded to be better than new (insulated roof, undercoating, all new AA doug fir floors). I love the 4-steer in the truck, and I think the Maverick is a piece of crap, but it does have a tack room and works well for camping (though the terrain I take it on has been hard on it–brake wires torn, wheel wells torn loose, etc).
My husband just bought the 2019 4Runner with towing package and I’m going hmmm… If I sold my current truck and trailer I’d have enough cash to buy a new euro trailer I can tow with the 4Runner.
Anyone here have experience using euro trailers in rugged wilderness conditions? Over high mountain passes? With a 4Runner or equivalent? How did it go? Do they hold up?
Any makes/models you can suggest that would work well for my situation?
My mare likes to ride backwards and hates the slant.