Who makes an extra-wide and extra-tall bumper pull Stock trailer?
I have a not-that-old rusty Valley that I'd like to replace one day.
Needs to be a bumper pull and stock.
Having a hard time finding anything in extra-wide (80") and extra-tall (7'6")!
A small tack room would be awesome, too.
Anyone have something like that?
Calico will custom make trailers and they are pretty reasonable. I have looked at getting an 80" wide stock and it didn't seem like that would be an issue at all. You can also opt for breaks on both axles, galvaneal panels vs. steel, one door, split door, ramp, extra lights, etc. whatever you want basically. Traveled Lane Trailers has the best website to give you a bunch of Calico ideas that I have seen online, but I'm not sure how close they are to you. Even though I am across the country, they were very polite when I had questions that the local dealership didn't bother to answer.
Some of the Trailets were the New Yorker style which is wider and taller as per your specs. It also has a dressing/tack room.
Since Trailets were made by Hawk, I would expect that there is an identical Hawk trailer. Their BP Classic with Dressing room is pretty much a match to the NY Eventor by Trailet.
Blue Ridge Trailer just north of Charlottesville are really good people if that is anywhere near you.
I have been trailer searching for a few years and I just ordered an EBY. EBY makes a variety of stock trailers and will customize any way that you want. I am upgrading from a Shoop. This will be my last trailer so I bit the bullet and got exactly what I wanted. I looked at Blue Ridge and they are nice too but they are made by Hawk now and I just like the features of the EBY better. I think that most companies and making extra wide and extra tall because of how popular WBs and drafts crosses have become. I found it really helpful to go to horse expos where a lot of the different trailers are on display. It helped me to compare when I could see them all together. Happy trailer shopping!
A friend just got a new feather lite that is huge! She wanted a large two horse so they used a 3 horse slant and set it up as a two horse instead. They also put the tie rings lower for her (she's short) and made the tack room whatever size she wanted. All custom stock trailer for the same cost as a standard.
Thanks Choco, I see exactly what you mean in the video - I could take the divider out and get the full-width butt bar. That would be ideal.... my horse is a OTTB with a highly tuned flight mechanism, haha. So we are training and practicing, and training and practicing, but *sometimes* "natural instinct" kicks in and he forgets everything else!
Lots of good options, thanks everyone for the tips. I will also look at Calico - see about the galvaneal option, if possible. I just would not like to buy another steel rust bucket..... I may have to find a place to get my trailer painted before I could sell it!