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  1. #1
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    Default Spinoff- Side-load ramp in a Stock Trailer?

    Does anyone know if there is a trailer manufacturer who puts a front side ramp in a stock trailer?

    I have been thinking about the next trailer I get, and have pretty well settled on a nice, big, GN Stock trailer w/ dressing room. I started thinking that a ramp in front of the center divider would be quite useful, allowing each "stall" to be loaded and unloaded separately.

    So the question is...Does this already exist, or would it be a custom job?

    Thanks!
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    Yes it would be a custom job.
    Are you wanting aluminum or steel.
    Why don't you look at 2+1's by 4-Star, Turnbow and others.

    To keep the "stock trailer" aspect of the trailer, you could get the "semi-livestock" in the portion for the horses rather than drop windows or bus windows. Keep in mind that the plexi-glass strips do leak, (and rattle), windows are not as likely to leak.



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    4 Star and Elite build a similar trailer for show cattle. Look at Gulf Coast Trailer Sales. The show cattle trailers have a full ramp next to the dressing room door.

    Both 4 Star and Elite build a lot of custom trailers.



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    I have a Featherlight stock that was customized with this by the original owner. Very convienent, especially going to driving shows when the ponies are in the front compartment and I can preload the carriage and other stuff in the rear compartment.

    Christa



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    Thank you.

    It looks like Elite has pictures of exactly what I'm thinking of. I will also look into the other makers.

    I would really like aluminum skin, and I like how utilitarian a basic stock trailer can be. We are planning to have other forms of livestock around
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