Advice on old Merhow zigzag butt bar attachment
I love my old Merhows. I recently traded up from a 1993 Verylight to a 1998 Equistar, both 2H straight loads. Anyway, LOVE the trailers for their airiness, they pull well, my horses travel well. But the butt bar attachment on the newer trailer makes me crazy! It's this zigzag channel that was probably a brilliant idea on the drawing board but not so much in practice. All my boys are good travelers and have been patient while I fumble with it, but a few months ago I had to trailer a nervous TB mare and it really struck home that it was not a good arrangement, as it jammed when I was trying to unload her.
So... anyone had to deal with this setup? Any advice? I'm thinking of replacing the entire butt bar, but it looks like I would have to have one manufactured.
TIA for any input!