So, since Jason will return to the work force soon as a registered nurse, I’ve been planning a few things. You know, the things that involve having extra money, the kind we haven’t had in a hot minute
So let’s talk horse trailers. Everyone and their cousin that I know IRL is like, “girl, don’t even consider getting a bumper pull, goosenecks are where it’s at.”
Which is cool and all, but it looks like most of you blogger peeps are pulling bumper pulls, so half of me is wondering if I’m missing something? Are you guys mainly using bumper pulls because they’re cheaper or because your tow vehicles aren’t up to a gooseneck? Just wondering if I’m missing something.
My tow vehicle is a 2010 (or 2009…I’m awful at remembering numbers) Chevy 2500HD, extended cab, short bed. And, the best part, I have a whole ten payments left to make on her, which is what makes this window shopping more exciting…it’s possible I’ll actually buy something soon-ish.
So, with that in mind, these are my must haves:
- Two horse
- Dressing room
- Some sort of side escape door
- Under 20′ in length
And this is my wish list:
- Weekender (or at least insulated…)
- Walk through door from dressing to horse box
- Water tank
- Fans/lights in horse box
I like the idea of a weekender, but in reality, I just need a temperature controlled place to sleep, the odds of me spending anytime in the trailer outside of sleeping at a horse show are slim. When we camped at the horse center last fall we cooked a lot of our meals under an “awning” on a camp stove, so having the ability to cook inside isn’t 100% necessary either. We also have access to a bath house at the horse center, which was really convenient. I’d rather have the extra room for keeping other things inside out of the weather should the need arise.
This little trailer is pretty much exactly what I want minus that it lacks insulation and an awning, both of which I could likely have added. In a perfect world, I’d be ready to go get her now, but I’m not. This summer I should be able to make things work out, and during my time window shopping since I sold the old trailer, I know that nice ones pop up all the time, so I don’t feel rushed. I’m not settling on a project trailer (though this could be considered one since I would do some things to it, I guess) that needs work, but am buying what I want this time.
What about you guys? Any hints or suggestions when trailer shopping? Brands to look out for, both good and bad?