Okay, the pandemic made me realize I want to downsize our current trailer. It’s a 2+1 gooseneck with extra dressing room space and we almost always only have 1 horse that we trailer anymore. It has the option for a box stall, which was great when we were breeding and had to transport mare/foals…but we are not and I have no intentions to return to that.
So I started doing some quotes for a 3H slant with larger stalls (or the thought I can use a front stall for hay storage and use the back two when hauling a single horse. It would reduce the length of the current trailer by about 6’. I don’t want to do a slant vs straight debate…I’ve done my research and owned both. Open to suggestions for brands (I’ve looked at 4star, eby, hawk, featherlite).
The dealer we’ve used for 4 star has been dragging their feet about getting a quote…as in you start wondering if they want the business?! I sent the request to another dealer and did get a quote back…major ouch!! I was hoping to trade in the current plus a little bit of money and be okay…not happening based on these quotes. Plus the trade in they are offering is about 2/3 of what I expected.
I also got quotes from featherlite and hawk and they are more in the ballpark. I called Eby and they aren’t making horse trailers until 2023, maybe. The dealer we’ve used said no trailers from 4 star until Feb 2022! I realize the pandemic might be putting a strain on the plants they are building them…but I didn’t expect this much of an issue? So now I have to decide do I wait it out? Will the costs come down if I wait? Do I try and sell my trailer on the open market rather than trade in? Ugh…was not expecting this to be such a pain in the rear.