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2 horse straight load with LQ
 MrTruck, txdad, windy Last Activity 2014-09-02 10:33 AM
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Subject : 2 horse straight load with LQ
Posted : 2010-11-26 7:14 AM
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Suggestions for brands that have great reputations & light weight in a 2 horse, straight, ramp with 8 - 10' LQ? 

Thanks I really appreciate & trust the info I get on this forum.


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Subject : RE: 2 horse straight load with LQ
Posted : 2010-11-26 2:19 PM
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It may be lightweight overall, but a 2H straightload with large dress or LQ is a recipe for a horribly high tongueweight rig, as the axles will be at the back under the horses. Pull like a tank. Drove one once. No thanks on a re-ride. Don't believe there will be any brands that will overcome this issue.
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Subject : RE: 2 horse straight load with LQ
Posted : 2010-11-26 5:07 PM
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Originally written by sandal on 2010-11-26 8:14 AM

Suggestions for brands that have great reputations & light weight in a 2 horse, straight, ramp with 8 - 10' LQ? 

Thanks I really appreciate & trust the info I get on this forum.

You wanting a gooseneck or a bumper pull??

 


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Subject : RE: 2 horse straight load with LQ
Posted : 2010-11-27 8:33 PM
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Hi, you might want to look at Hawk trailers... I have a 3 horse straight with a midtack and LQ and it has worked out wonderful. I had the axles mo ved forward so tongue weight has not been a problem. The nice thing about Hawk trailers is that they can build them any which way you would like. This is the place that I ordered my trailer from. Risa has been super to work with and she is also very knowledgable. I use the trailer a lot have done many long distances and so far no problems what so ever.http://www.happytrailstrailers.com/
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Subject : RE: 2 horse straight load with LQ
Posted : 2010-11-28 12:05 AM
Post #127508 - In reply to #127480

2H with straight load and LQ, sounds like one I know of sitting in Elkhart IN.  It's not so much a living quarter as a weekender, Dixie Star Trailer, priced around $16K.  Anytime you have an LQ you will have some weight, the one above comes with a 20gal water vs 40 gal, no bathroom and is a gooseneck. 

Now for a bumper pull you ought to check out the Trail Rider Express it is awesome.  Again they are in Elkhart IN, check out www.cohorsetrailers.com 


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Subject : RE: 2 horse straight load with LQ
Posted : 2010-11-28 5:01 AM
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All aluminum ....small well designed Living Quarter in a straight load does work .... if you omit the ecscape doors on the horses head ... (have a walk through door to the lq) and move those axles up  you have a great pulling trailer. We have done a few and our customers are thrilled with them. 
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Subject : RE: 2 horse straight load with LQ
Posted : 2010-11-28 7:02 AM
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I am looking at getting a 2+1 with a LQ. I have seen them made by Merhow, Lakota and Shadow. I am sure that most manufacturers can build that. Are you looking to get the 2+1 with the box in the middle or just a 2H?
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