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Trailer update: WWYD?

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  • Trailer update: WWYD?

    Hey everyone! I just recently got an older used two horse trailer for a steal. It needs a tiny bit of cosmetic work, but I’m mostly changing some stuff up to make it closer to what I wanted originally. It has stock type sides along the upper length of the trailer wall, that I will eventually cover up with plexiglass, and two windows in the nose that let in a lot of light and circulate air.

    My question for everyone is regarding ventilation. It has the two windows that slide open in the nose for airflow, but it doesn’t have vents or fans. If you had to choose one or the other, which would you choose to put in now, and why??

    Eventually I may put both in, but I don’t want to put more into the trailer than it’s worth so I’m trying to pick and choose what needs to be done.


  • #2
    I would put vents in first, so you know something will work no matter what. A fan could have an electrical issue.


    • #3
      Agree, put vents in first.


      • #4
        If you want ventilation and you have a stock-type trailer and you're going to cover up the stock openings with Plexiglas what is the object of your exercise? A stock-type trailer, by design, has really good ventilation. What benefit do you see from destroying the original, very effective system and then trying to build a substitute of unknown quality? I don't understand what you're trying to do.

        Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raa, Uma Paixo


        • #5
          "You can't fix stupid"- Ron White


          • #6
            Why cover with plexiglass? Why not a fine mesh if dust/debris is a concern? Then you would have the airflow? But, in any case, I would go with vents to add airflow.


            • #7
              Maybe she doesn't want a stock trailer and wants it to be like an enclosed two-horse trailer and this is the economical way for her to accomplish that. What's wrong with that?
              "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by PeteyPie View Post
                Maybe she doesn't want a stock trailer and wants it to be like an enclosed two-horse trailer and this is the economical way for her to accomplish that. What's wrong with that?
                This is why. I live in a state where it rains sideways frequently, and would rather have the enclosed sides. I’m eventually going to be putting plexiglass on sliding tracks, so I will be able to open them.

                Thanks for the suggestions though.