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mtcanchazer
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2019-01-03 12:49 PM (#7417907)
Subject: Rodeoing without a living quarters trailer?



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Obviously is at can be done, but any tricks, tips, etc.?
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Whiteboy
Reg. Jul 2012
Posted 2019-01-03 1:05 PM (#7417909 - in reply to #7417907)
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A tent?? 
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Gator Bug
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2019-01-03 1:12 PM (#7417911 - in reply to #7417907)
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In my opinion...it would be extremely difficult to rodeo without a LQ trailer, especially living in/traveling from Montana. If you did Circuit Rodeo in, say Texas (North Central or other parts of Texas), it may be quite possible to do. Again, just my opinion.  
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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2019-01-03 1:14 PM (#7417912 - in reply to #7417907)
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You could put a camper in the bed of the truck and pull a bumper pull. I know June Holeman hauled that way. 
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cindyt
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2019-01-03 1:15 PM (#7417913 - in reply to #7417907)
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Did it for  years...  I did have a gooseneck trailer that I closed off the front of it to sleep in but that was about it...  always had containers of water with me to at least take a ho bath lol... but you have lots of options now that I didn't... it can be done... it's just whether or not your punchy enough to do it  ;)  
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SpaceCowboy
Reg. Feb 2013
Posted 2019-01-03 1:29 PM (#7417916 - in reply to #7417907)
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IMO if you have a trailer capable of installing an AC (even just a cheap window unit works fine) and putting in a mattress to sleep on, you can rodeo as hard as about 75% of people do--not those that LIVE on the road obviously, but stay a night or two or three every weekend. A lot of rodeo grounds either have showers/bath rooms or you can hit up a public pool nearby to shower for a couple bucks, plus burn a few hours during the hot days. A nice cooler that will hold ice for days will suffice to bring drinks and some food, so you aren't burning a ton of money there. I would also, if going this route, look at buying a couple of the handheld generators (like the Honda 2000s) that are easy to store and move, but will also give you power anytime you need it. Just because a lot of people have big fancy trailers, and they are obviously going to make things more comfortable, doesn't mean it can't be done without them.
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SKM
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2019-01-03 1:46 PM (#7417920 - in reply to #7417907)
Subject: RE: Rodeoing without a living quarters trailer?



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^^^Right there is the best advice. We did a 2 week run in Utah a couple of years ago with a 3 horse gooseneck with a dressing room. Had a mattress and a small A/C window unit with a generator. It wasn’t too bad. Even with it being the middle of summer and almost 100 degrees. Most of the rodeo grounds have showers. If you are doing WPRA, many rodeos have hospitality tents for the contestants and a companion where they feed you.

You don’t need a LQ to rodeo hard. It’s just more convenient and makes life easier. We even had a small flat screen TV and DVD player. When my daughter was junior rodeoing, we had the big fancy LQ. It was great! When she went to college and pro, we downsized and still got along just fine roughing it a bit.
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mtcanchazer
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2019-01-03 2:44 PM (#7417925 - in reply to #7417907)
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My trailer is a bumper pull...sooo not a lot of options on using the trailer for anything as suggested. Most of the rodeos I would be hauling to will be under 200 miles, so I would try really hard to head home as soon as possible.  LQ trailer is not in the cards for this year...truck purchase will supersede that. Thanks for all the great ideas!
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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2019-01-03 4:02 PM (#7417939 - in reply to #7417925)
Subject: RE: Rodeoing without a living quarters trailer?



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mtcanchazer - 2019-01-03 2:44 PM My trailer is a bumper pull...sooo not a lot of options on using the trailer for anything as suggested. Most of the rodeos I would be hauling to will be under 200 miles, so I would try really hard to head home as soon as possible.  LQ trailer is not in the cards for this year...truck purchase will supersede that. Thanks for all the great ideas!

I’ve seen some pretty cool upgrades to bumper pull dressing rooms. Really all you’d need is ac and a cot. 
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SpaceCowboy
Reg. Feb 2013
Posted 2019-01-03 4:14 PM (#7417942 - in reply to #7417907)
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Yep, I've seen the dressing room of bumper pulls equipped with a window unit AC (installed over the back of the first horse stall) and a cot type bed. It can be done! Although you might be able to find a simple capri camper for not much more money, like someone else suggested. I've seen them for sale very very affordable with just a bed and AC. A lot of times too, if you buy things like that used and for the right price, you can haul them for a few years and still get your money back when you decide to upgrade.
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Peewee212
Reg. Sep 2012
Posted 2019-01-03 6:32 PM (#7417953 - in reply to #7417907)
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How are you guys installing the window ac units in a gn trailer with dressing? Just curious. I ordered a trailer several years ago and ordered without ac unit but had them put the reinforcements in roof just so I could have the option of putting and overhead one in if I decided to go that route, but curious about the window units?!
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OhMax
Reg. Feb 2013
Posted 2019-01-03 6:56 PM (#7417958 - in reply to #7417953)
Subject: RE: Rodeoing without a living quarters trailer?


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Peewee212 - 2019-01-03 6:32 PM

How are you guys installing the window ac units in a gn trailer with dressing? Just curious. I ordered a trailer several years ago and ordered without ac unit but had them put the reinforcements in roof just so I could have the option of putting and overhead one in if I decided to go that route, but curious about the window units?!

Mostly I’ve seen them done under the neck. The right unit would take up about as much space as a battery box does.


Prior to meeting me my husband had an Exiss stock combo with a 4’ short wall dressing room. They had moved the slam gate forward in the stock area to make a tack room with the escape door - the saddle racks sat right inside the door but you could still swing the slam gate to access the space behind it for hay etc. then in the front he had a roof AC installed and a TV/DVD. No shower/bathroom, no fridge, although he could have put one and a microwave in. We have a friend who is an electrician who helped him properly wire it with a breaker box and put an outside hook up for the generator in. He had no problem staying in it for a few days at a time - a cooler with sandwich fixings or stopping for hot food. Usually there’s some sort of shower house at a lot of rodeo grounds or trade beer with your neighbor for a few gallons of water.

We NEVER should have sold that trailer. We have a 30’ box LQ now, but that 20’ box little trailer was stinking handy. We’re honestly looking to buy the exact same style and outfit it the same way again as a run around trailer.


We’ve rodeoed “hard” in our state amateur association the last couple of years, and really aside from 2 maybe 3 long weekend a summer where we can go Thurs-Sun and stay in the same general geography, or we would just be backtracking a couple hundred miles - we end up coming home a lot. I love my LQ - but if we had to go back to a smaller set up it wouldn’t be that tough, mostly because we aren’t toting kids around just yet.
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jettster
Reg. Jun 2007
Posted 2019-01-03 7:46 PM (#7417967 - in reply to #7417907)
Subject: RE: Rodeoing without a living quarters trailer?



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Oh this is a fun post!
I rodeoed for years in a Capri camper with a bumper pull slant load trailer.
Used the front stall as a feed room..had tack in the back and a dressing room in front.
Those were the best years of my life!
Showers were easy to find on most Rodeo grounds...I even used the showers in the jockey room at the NM State Fair..lol.
Shavings in the trailer to care of going potty number one.
Always found a place to take care of business otherwise.
I had a little burner stove that I could take out and camp out and eat.
Had a A/C unit on top..plugged in where I could...and a propane catalytic heater..when it got cold.
Had my heeler with me, named Baby..miss her...
I had a cooler for milk, yogurt..ect.
I loved it.


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Frankie Luv
Reg. May 2010
Posted 2019-01-03 10:16 PM (#7417975 - in reply to #7417907)
Subject: RE: Rodeoing without a living quarters trailer?


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I agree this is a fun post! Trucks nowadays have a tons of options as well. I use the AC plug in my truck for lots of stuff like a hair dryer, hair straightener, coffee pot, DVD player, electric razor, toaster... I use it all the time. You could get really creative if needed. The back seat in my mega cab truck folds down into a full size bed and a memory foam mattress fits rolled up behind the seat. I’ve spent many nights back there.
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clover girl
Reg. Dec 2005
Posted 2019-01-04 8:57 AM (#7417996 - in reply to #7417907)
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I did it the first year I made the IPRA finals, but there were a bunch of rodeos within 4 hours of the house I could just come home.  I  went with a friend one weekend that we hit 5 rodeos.  
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Nateracer
Reg. Feb 2008
Posted 2019-01-04 9:11 AM (#7418001 - in reply to #7417907)
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We have a gooseneck that has an extended shortwall.  We installed roof AC and electrical.    We can plug in wherever we go. The plug ins really make a difference. 
We have a dorm fridge and a couple of plug in lights for when we are plugged in.  We have a corner water tank by high country plastics.  We put a mattress in. 
We use a bale in a bag for our "couch."  We have a little portable cabinet (similar to pics) that doesn't have the wheels attached for storage and some sterilite drawers.  
Only thing missing is a sink, but we use dish pans if we have to do dishes, which we really try hard not to create. 

Image result for portable kitchen cabinets 
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scwebster
Reg. Mar 2013
Posted 2019-01-04 10:13 AM (#7418012 - in reply to #7417967)
Subject: RE: Rodeoing without a living quarters trailer?



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jettster - 2019-01-03 7:46 PM Oh this is a fun post! I rodeoed for years in a Capri camper with a bumper pull slant load trailer. Used the front stall as a feed room..had tack in the back and a dressing room in front. Those were the best years of my life! Showers were easy to find on most Rodeo grounds...I even used the showers in the jockey room at the NM State Fair..lol. Shavings in the trailer to care of going potty number one. Always found a place to take care of business otherwise. I had a little burner stove that I could take out and camp out and eat. Had a A/C unit on top..plugged in where I could...and a propane catalytic heater..when it got cold. Had my heeler with me, named Baby..miss her... I had a cooler for milk, yogurt..ect. I loved it.

That sounds so cool!  There is just something about being self sufficent. We do have a LQ but I often think about doing something similar to what you did just to be able to travel light. No need for all of the extra :)
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CowgirlLindz
Reg. Jul 2011
Posted 2019-01-04 11:35 AM (#7418026 - in reply to #7417907)
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I only do small weekend things unfortunately. I have a bumper pull with a small tack room. I usually clean out and cover the walls and floor with a large tarp in the horse part. Blow up a queen size mattress or you could bring cots. Add sleeping bag and pillow. Then I put my cooler and suitcase at the front where the horses heads would be. Usually most places have at least bathrooms and often showers. I don't wash my hair everyday anyway it dries it out to much. I Usually bring snacks and food that do not need to be kept cold or have to be heated. I kinda depend on eating out unfortunately and I do find I need my coffee. Park near an outlet and you can have a space heater or a fan as needed. Open and close windows in horse trailer accordingly.

I've seen people rent extra stalls and set up rooms/tents as well.

We do end up with very cold temps at the beginning and end of the season tho so I will split a hotel room with my friend. We usually haul together.
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mtcanchazer
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2019-01-04 9:54 PM (#7418087 - in reply to #7417907)
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Thanks for all the great ideas! I can see that there will be quite a few tricks here I can use! I'm going to try to stay within limits where I won't have to stay overnight too much and can head home, but I know that isn't always possible.

To the person who had the mega cab...I had no idea the bed thing in the back was possible...that is awesome!

This might be better under another post, but because I want to try to not spend a whole bunch of money eating out, any tips on non-perishible foods to bring? I'm not cheap, but I figure if I save money eating out I can enter more races and rodeos! LOL. 
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jettster
Reg. Jun 2007
Posted 2019-01-04 10:12 PM (#7418089 - in reply to #7418087)
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mtcanchazer - 2019-01-05 8:54 PM

Thanks for all the great ideas! I can see that there will be quite a few tricks here I can use! I'm going to try to stay within limits where I won't have to stay overnight too much and can head home, but I know that isn't always possible.

To the person who had the mega cab...I had no idea the bed thing in the back was possible...that is awesome!

This might be better under another post, but because I want to try to not spend a whole bunch of money eating out, any tips on non-perishible foods to bring? I'm not cheap, but I figure if I save money eating out I can enter more races and rodeos! LOL. 

I never had much money...when I rodeoed..
I never got to eat in a restaurant unless I placed..lol...then I had steak.
As long as my horse ate first, and my fees were paid, I didn't require much food.
Granola/ trail mix, jerky, fruit, but mainly I bought block ice for my cooler so I could have my dairy..lol..
A block of ice usually lasted about 2-3 days..
I was livin' the good life!!.. :)
I'm actually wanting to sell my LQ and downsize, but I know I can't re live the past no matter how wonderful it was..
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