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    what would be an inexpensive, lightweight trailer?

    2 horse, no frills

    thanks

  • #2
    Lots of options, best to do a search here for "2h" or something similar, since that's the shorthand most of us use. Inexpensive and lightweight are both pretty subjective, since your idea and my idea of the former may differ, and the latter really depends on your hauling vehicle.
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    • #3
      If you're in a warm climate, look at the 2h bumper pull stock combos. Equi-Spirit makes one, so does Gore, Exiss, etc.
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        #4
        well, i'm in Pa, so that's sorta warm (seems to be getting wrmer).thanks, i'll check those out

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        • #5
          Kingston. I bought mine new 8.5 years ago and it still looks new. People ask me all the time about it. They hold their value and last forever. They have plenty of basic 2-horse no frill trailers to choose from.

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          • #6
            http://baltimore.craigslist.org/grd/3346380378.html

            http://glensfalls.craigslist.org/grd/3410345484.html

            Rice horse trailers are European and much like the Brenderups. They can be pulled behind a Station Wagon or SUV. My friend had a Rice and I loved the front unload ramp which made unloading so easy. I have a Brenderup and I love it but they are much more expensive than the Rice trailers because there is more of a cult following and demand for them.

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            • #7
              If you do your homework and are patient and have time to search the online classifieds and CL everyday, you can get almost any brand trailer for a decent price. I found a 5yo Collin-Arndt in nowhere VA for 4K, and sold it later in PA for 6k when I upgraded. I have also found friends good deals on Jamcos, Kingstons, Cotners, and Trail-ets. Personally, I'd stay away from the Valley brand, as they do not seem to hold up well at all. I think the Adam trailers are the best value for the money if you are buying new.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Snowflake View Post
                http://baltimore.craigslist.org/grd/3346380378.html

                http://glensfalls.craigslist.org/grd/3410345484.html

                Rice horse trailers are European and much like the Brenderups. They can be pulled behind a Station Wagon or SUV. My friend had a Rice and I loved the front unload ramp which made unloading so easy. I have a Brenderup and I love it but they are much more expensive than the Rice trailers because there is more of a cult following and demand for them.
                Wow! Those are pricey! I have a 1984 Rice, without the front ramp. Paid $800 for it 4 years ago. Love it! Pulls like it isn't even there. I have put a lot into it, but it is a fabulous little trailer. I saw a Rice for sale in North Carolina maybe(?) for like $5,000. Maybe I should sell mine!
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                • #9
                  Check this one out - if I didn't need a bigger trailer, I'd go for this one, it's 10 years younger than my Rice:

                  http://westernmass.craigslist.org/grd/3453448700.html
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ID:	9135446I have a Featherlite 9405, small two-horse. It's tall, but a little narrower than a regular, full sized two-horse. It can hold smaller horses, or one big one with the divider removed. It's 1800 pounds and has a low tongue weight. I love it! It's easy to pull, airy looking inside, and stays cool even on the hottest days. My horse goes to sleep in it, so I guess it rides pretty nice too.
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                      #11
                      well thanks,all.......i wasn't even aware of rice brand, but the brenderups really caught my eye, so rice looks good to me......especially since i will be towing with a ford flex,4500 towing capacity..............i will only be towing VERY locally, and it will most often be used for hauling for my farmers market booth........maybe even BE the farmers market booth, dunno.........

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Snowflake View Post
                        http://baltimore.craigslist.org/grd/3346380378.html

                        http://glensfalls.craigslist.org/grd/3410345484.html

                        Rice horse trailers are European and much like the Brenderups. They can be pulled behind a Station Wagon or SUV. My friend had a Rice and I loved the front unload ramp which made unloading so easy. I have a Brenderup and I love it but they are much more expensive than the Rice trailers because there is more of a cult following and demand for them.
                        trialers in england uk come in various sizes
                        this one is middle range from ponies up to 16-2 h so more than likely a europa
                        and the weight is around 750kg the roof hieght is 7ft 6in

                        bigger trialers by rice and others like ifor williams to take bigger horses have an extra panal for length and also 8ft roof space

                        make sure your vechile is the correct weight to tow a loaded horse trialer

                        you can go here for information
                        www.ricetrailers.co.uk/
                        www.iforwilliams.co.uk

                        and for safety reasons please read this advice on correct weight for towing horse trailers
                        http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...nS4SHNYwrre1vg

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                        • #13
                          ps trialer and 4x4 are pretty common here in uk
                          but will say if your birthday is before 1997 then you need to past a trailer test here
                          like wise for self drive horseboxes over 3.5ton

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                          • #14
                            Seriously, a Ford Flex for towing a horse trailer??? I love that vehicle and when I win the lottery, I'll be buying one with all the bells and whistles like the 3 sunroofs, backup camera, and refrigerator. But I would never consider pulling
                            a horse trailer with it.

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                            • #15
                              I am loving my Eclipse! It's all-aluminum, and I got the compact 2 horse with no dressing room. The stalls are actually bigger than in a lumbering old Kingston, and the height is more than big enough for a WB! See Eclipse Aluminum Trailers on Google.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by BasqueMom View Post
                                Seriously, a Ford Flex for towing a horse trailer??? I love that vehicle and when I win the lottery, I'll be buying one with all the bells and whistles like the 3 sunroofs, backup camera, and refrigerator. But I would never consider pulling
                                a horse trailer with it.
                                That does seem crazy but I looked up the specs and its wheelbase is only an inch shorter than my Expedition!! Very surprised by that. I would worry about the transmission but I wonder if the option to drive it in a manual transmission mode makes it easier on it when towing?
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                                • #17
                                  I would tow my brenderup with a flex so I don't think a rice trailer would be that much different. 4corners - you got a GREAT deal on your rice. I tow with a 6 cyl. Trailblazer which would be similar to the ford flex. Personally, I wouldn't tow any steel trailer with my truck and I would have to look at the overall weight of aluminum trailers carefully. It hauls my brenderup just fine and I'm very happy with the combo.

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                                  • #18
                                    Have you looked at the price on the Brenderup yet? You could buy a great truck AND trailer for that. Of course, asking "what is a good 2H trailer" is kind of like asking "what shoes should I buy."

                                    What is your budget? What is your two vehicle? Where do you live? Have you educated yourself on towing and weights and the basic requirements to tow live weight? Are you aware that lighter does not always mean better? Are you aware that often, for aluminum to be as strong as steel, you must use much more material, making the weight difference negligible? Are you aware there are many different grades of aluminum?

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                                    • #19
                                      I found an older Brenderup for a decent price. If it's in good shape, I'd be all over this:

                                      http://lexington.craigslist.org/grd/3487669011.html

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Lady Eboshi View Post
                                        I am loving my Eclipse! It's all-aluminum, and I got the compact 2 horse with no dressing room. The stalls are actually bigger than in a lumbering old Kingston, and the height is more than big enough for a WB! See Eclipse Aluminum Trailers on Google.
                                        My Eclipse trailer will arrive tomorrow or Friday depending on weather....can't wait to see it. I got the 2 horse straight load with side unload ramp
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