Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New trailer

Paul and I have spent the last few months talking about getting a new horse trailer. The trailer we have is a 1963 front load where one horse stands in front of another. It served it's purpose of moving Ginger from CO to CA and is fine for twice yearly visits to the vet but really won't work for the 3+ trips a month we will be making to lessons and events.

As I was looking at what we could realistically afford I stumbled upon a promotion for a local dealer. They were offering to pay all fees and taxes, which can be substantial. After visiting the dealer and looking at the trailer we wanted, we decided to take the plunge. The dealer even took our old trailer on consignment so we don't have to worry about selling it ourselves. Paul towed the new trailer home for me and said it was amazingly quiet to pull. Our old trailer was loud and made the truck shake at times. I keep thinking about all the neat features like 4 wheel brakes and a tack room.

Of course nothing can go entirely smoothly, we found out that the wiring harness on the truck isn't working properly. The blinkers won't work, we think that when they replaced the fuel tank the dealer might have nicked the wires. But even with that little problem I'm really excited to try the trailer out this Saturday!


Marie N. said...

That looks like it will be a lot nicer to haul, especially on windy days. Are you able to fix the wiring yourselves?

Kim said...

Unfortunately we cannot fix the truck wiring ourselves. The trailer dealer told us that the wires are controlled by a computer within the vehicle that will shut everything down if they are messed with. They tried everything short of replacing the wires to get it working but the problem is in the wires somewhere. Luckily we have an extended warranty on the truck so I'll be taking it to the dealer tomorrow.