Posted 2019-04-12 12:22 AM (#7426878) Subject: Camper and Bumper Pull Trailer or Weekender LQ Trailer?
Location: midwest mama
I go to some barrel races here and there (overnight once in awhile) and also go camping some. I just want a smaller rig and need to decide whether to go with a camper and bumper pull trailer or a small weekender LQ trailer.
Posted 2019-04-12 1:23 PM (#7426909 - in reply to #7426878) Subject: RE: Camper and Bumper Pull Trailer or Weekender LQ Trailer?
Miss Laundry Misshap
Pros - BP/Camper - You can always not pull with the camper if not staying. Smaller trailer.
Cons - BP/Camper - motorhomes typically have lousy gas mileage and I'm not real sure today's little motor homes are really rated for a horse trailer. Parking/backing is more difficult due to wheelbase. Extra parking for the motorhome, instead of just pulling truck into garage. Trailer is typically outside or has a spot anyways. Finding an in-bed truck camper is difficult these days.
Pros - GN - Everything is in one spot. Extra space when horses aren't in trailer with a walk-thru door. I like hauling a GN better than BP, weight it distributed better IMO.
Cons - fairly long, depending on shortwall and how many horses. Funny looks pulling horse trailer into a reg. campground. (lol) Have to get a truck big enough to stop a fully loaded GN.
Posted 2019-04-15 11:16 AM (#7427042 - in reply to #7426878) Subject: RE: Camper and Bumper Pull Trailer or Weekender LQ Trailer?
Ima Non Controversial Girl
Location: where the wind blows
I’ve done both. Started with truck camper and bumper pull. Now have living quarters. Would never go back. You can take the living quarters camping. I found the truck camper a pain to put on and take off and if you decided to unhook and go to a store restaurant etc you’d have to get truck camper in haul mode (put away anything that might move around). Plus bumper pulls do not haul as nice as a gooseneck. I love my living quarters.
Posted 2019-04-15 2:33 PM (#7427066 - in reply to #7426878) Subject: RE: Camper and Bumper Pull Trailer or Weekender LQ Trailer?
Star Padded Honey
Location: NW MT
We do have both - the SO has his BP because he doesn't want a GN hitch in the bed of his truck. We use it (3H) for local stuff for the most part and my LQ GN for other hauls & camping (camping besides with the horses too). We also have enough trailer spaces between the 2 to get everyone out in one trip if the **** forest fires are close & we have to evacuate - that was a requirement in my opinion if he was getting more horses. I do prefer hauling a GN - have had campers & BP in the past & still just prefer hauling a GN, LQ or not.
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