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  1. #1
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    Default what is the best horse trailer?

    I am curious, what do people think the best two horse goosneck trailer? Durability, quality, price?



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    We loff our Adams. Was a good price and is holding up great.
    http://www.adamtrailers.com/
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    I love love love my Hawk trailer! Very friendly company and even gave me a tour of their facility showing me every step of the manufacturing process!



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    I like Kingston, but have a bumper pull, not gooseneck.



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    I have had several brands of bumper pulls and goosenecks.
    My favorite is our 4-star but it is also our dream trailer.
    I had an Adams way long ago and it was well made.

    Gore makes a really good trailer too.



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    4 Star is my favorite, but they are expensive. I ADORE my 4-Star.

    Other excellent, but also expensive, trailers are Eby and Jamco.

    Hawks are also very nice and a little less expensive than the above.



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    I love my Hawk! It hauls like a dream, dont even know its back there unless you look in the mirrors



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    I love my Custom Fab. I also really like Gore trailers.



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    Love my EBY. Indestructible, rustproof aluminium.
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    Paid for.
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    Nearly all of what I post will be controversial to someone. Believe nothing you read on a chat room, research for yourself and LEARN.
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    EquiSpirit... all the years of designing/building for Trail-Et and Hawk have been poured into EquiSpirit by owners, Tom & Neva Scheve... authors of the book The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- "When they try to tell you these are your Golden years, don't believe 'em.... It's rust."



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    Jamco.

    We're in PA and the roads and hauling all over the place really does a number on the trailers. We've had Kingston, 4 Star, Hawk and Trailets that have succumbed to the pot holes, etc. Clients have had Eby's and they have done well but for the 'investment' - Jamco wins hands down.



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    Best trailer is one that fits your horses, tow vehicle, and needs (and maybe some wants too) and wallet, in that order.

    When trailer shopping, make sure you do research and understand how a trailer is constructed. Many trailers now are hybrid trailers, utilizing a combination of materials to construct a safe, quiet, temperature controlled, durable, and light trailer.

    Bartley Heath
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    Buy Factory Direct and www.DoubleDTrailers.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bee View Post
    Paid for.
    That's what I was going to say!
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    yep, paid for. My Exiss is not a show stopper but it does the job and w/o complaint and by golly it is PAID FOR
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    4-Star. You can custom order them exactly they way you want it (that is what I did.) Mine is a 2001 and when acid washed, looks new. Has had a few cosmetic repairs over the years but has been an awesome trailer. Every now and then I think about getting a new trailer but there is absolutely no reason to do so since mine is in great shape.
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    Eby, 4-Star. I've seen some very nice Adam trailers and I think they are a bit more reasonably priced. A properly cared for trailer lasts forever, so get what you want if you can.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasker View Post
    Jamco.

    We're in PA and the roads and hauling all over the place really does a number on the trailers. We've had Kingston, 4 Star, Hawk and Trailets that have succumbed to the pot holes, etc. Clients have had Eby's and they have done well but for the 'investment' - Jamco wins hands down.
    Since you contenting with a harsh environment whatever you buy get an up-grade option of larger diameter wheels, heavier grade tires and axles... and you might wantt o have addition cross members in the frame



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    4-Star. They will build you exactly what you want.



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    I couldn't say enough GOOD things about my Hawke..I travel the twisty, pot-hole strewn back roads of PA MD and the windy narrow roads in WV.

    They hold up well, always look good and most IMPORTANT..hold excellant Re-Sale Value.

    Its super horse friendly and inviting, rarely ever have a horse say "NO" to loading and horses who are used to riding in Big Rigs have no issues transitioning down.

    Servicing @ DiBella's is always a pleasure and ordering any routine replacement items directly from Hawke has been simple and easy.



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