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star1218
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2024-07-09 10:32 AM
Subject: Upgrading Trailers


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I am upgrading trailers. 18ft on the floor weekender to a 29 ft on the floor full LQ.  It is a 3H with a 12 shortwall and 6ft slide. 

It looks huge but it is what I thought I wanted. Checks every single box I have but I wonder if I will get used to a trailer that big? Maybe it isn't even that big - it's just a lot bigger than I haul now. 

What do you all think ? 

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lonely va barrelxr
Reg. Apr 2005
Posted 2024-07-09 11:43 AM
Subject: RE: Upgrading Trailers



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I went from a 4H with dressing room only to a 3H 10' shortwall, no slideout, and I still feel like I don't know where the back is! I know it's not that much longer than the old trailer, I guess part of it is that it is 8' wide and I can't see the back end ever. I've gotten used to the feel of the weight, and I used to drive a dump truck/trailer combo so I know how to maneuver it, but it still seems big until I get up next to the really big rigs. 

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CanCan
Reg. May 2004
Posted 2024-07-09 9:11 PM
Subject: RE: Upgrading Trailers


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Kinda sucks. I've had my bigger trailer 2  1/2 years and still not used to the extra 8' on the box.

edit: I went from a 7' to 8' wide. Wish I had it to do over. The stalls in my 7' CM were wider than the stalls in the 8' wide Elite. 



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fulltiltfilly
Reg. Dec 2008
Posted 2024-07-10 9:22 AM
Subject: RE: Upgrading Trailers



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Is this going to be your run around trailer too? 

I upgraded from a 3H w/ 5' dressing room to a 3H w/8 ft lq. It's really not a whole lot longer then the other one so it didn't take long to get used to it. I did, however, only go with an 8' LQ because its also my runaround trailer.  Its a manageable size when getting into and out of places. 

 

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star1218
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2024-07-10 10:22 AM
Subject: RE: Upgrading Trailers


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This would be my one and only rig- 

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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2024-07-10 8:20 PM
Subject: RE: Upgrading Trailers



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star1218 - 2024-07-09 10:32 AM


I am upgrading trailers. 18ft on the floor weekender to a 29 ft on the floor full LQ.  It is a 3H with a 12 shortwall and 6ft slide. 


It looks huge but it is what I thought I wanted. Checks every single box I have but I wonder if I will get used to a trailer that big? Maybe it isn't even that big - it's just a lot bigger than I haul now. 


What do you all think ? 


I went from a small 3-horse slant GN (no LQ) to a 5-horse slant with rear tack and 11-foot LQ. It does feel a lot bigger when I haul with that one, but I have gotten used to it. It is 43 feet long, total length.

With that said, I do still have my smaller trailer for the "run around" things (vet, farrier, local races, etc) so I am not pulling my big trailer around all the time, if that makes a difference.

It certainly felt big and was intimidating early on but now I've gotten more used to it.

You get used to what you get used to!

 

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