Tell Me Your Thoughts...Selling My LQ

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  1. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    My husband doesn't really want to deal with the maintenance of 2 trailers. We already have enough STUFF lol

    I don't want to deal with the extra length. I'm capable but lacking motivation. My truck/trailer combo is already long enough.

    Ideally a weekender with a shower/toilet would be great. I NEVER use the stove or microwave and a cooler is great as a fridge substitute. Its mostly the toilet that I love.
     
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    palimino57 Senior Member

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    Get a weekender for sleeping and a portable camping toilet :) it's what we do while our new exiss is built. Handy and it's a few shows before needing dumping and can pop it in horse area when you are using living. And a cowboy shower ie shower in horse bay
     
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    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Well...you can always put the pony/mini in the LQ in a pinch. LOL :D :D :D
     
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    tlwidener Senior Member

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    I would buy a cheap stock trailer. Maintenance on them isn't bad at all.... Scoop poop after each trip, check tire pressure, pack hubs once a year. Done.


    Plus the stock trailer will be handy for hauling stuff like hay or ATVs or other small livestock..... even furniture.
     
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    Circle C Senior Member

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    My post was supposed to say...

    So, what exactly are you asking for opinions for then?? I'm sort of confused.... A longer trailer is actually easier to maneuver vs a short one, imo.
     
  7. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    I definitely would in an emergency! Odette gets nervous runs when in a trailer so you can imagine the state of my LQ after that.:poop::rofl:

    I'm one of those people that gets rid of things that we don't use within a certain amount of time. I just don't see how I could live with myself having 2 trailers that are used a handful of times per year. Its just not practical. I don't have small livestock to move, and we have a big flat bed trailer for hay. I'm always on my husbands case about being a hoarder so I know he would be nothing but annoying if I got a second (well 3rd actually because we still have my 2 horse BP). :crazy2:

    Thinking out loud with others opinions. Feel free to not comment if you don't want to :)

    Its not the rig length that I'm terribly concerned about but rather than the environment that we live in. VERY few people here have longer trailers than I already have and those that do, have sold them or don't use them locally due to our environment and not being able to drive them comfortably.
     
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    emali06 Senior Member

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    How does a cowboy shower work and not destroy the trailer floor? I've always wondered but never asked.
     
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    emali06 Senior Member

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    Also if you think about it, my goals have changed significantly with horses. I purchased the LQ when I was still pursuing endurance. Now if I show at bigger shows, they come with shower facilities.
     
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  10. equinitis

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    I understand not wanting to deal with extra length but a 3H with a weekend package is only going to be 3' longer. Just the width of
    one stall. Ours is 36' long but has a huge LQ with a 14' short wall. If you stick with a weekender, and/or a 4' short wall, you will not increase the overall length that much. We have a collapsible rear tack which does not add to the length like a mid tack will. We can collapse the tack and haul 4 animals in our 3h.

    You did not say if your current trailer is a bumper pull or not. A GN is a lot more maneuverable than a bumper pull and the extra stall will make even less difference in the length if you are going from bumper to GN. Goose Neck (GN), not 5th wheel, a 5th wheel is a little different as far as maneuverability than a GN.

    I'm just saying to check out your options. You can look on line and see what the different options on pretty easily.
     
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