Q11) What are some general safety tips for trailering?
Make sure your tow vehicle is compatible with your
trailer. This includes motor size, proper rear axle ratio, proper
brake systems and the correct hitch and ball sizes.
Check and re-check the hitch coupler, brake system, lights
and doors before leaving the driveway with your horse. It is a good
idea to drive a few miles then stop and check the trailer and hitch again.
Keep your trailer clean inside and out. Clean it
each time you use it. Urine and manure will get under the floor mats
and hasten the deterioration of the flooring.
Check the flooring and visually inspect the trailer for
damage and sharp edges.
Ensure that you have the proper ventilation for the
weather. Re-check ventilation during your trip - especially if the
Check on your horse often - each time you stop for fuel or
Additional resources include:
Kiefer Built, Inc.
P.O. Box 88
Kanawha, Iowa 50447
Toll Free: 1-888-2KIEFER (1-888-254-3337)
P.O. Box 499
Waupaca, WI 54981
Feather Lite Trailers
Information for these and other trailer/tow vehicle questions is courtesy
Mr. Ray Reimann
Horseman Trailer Sales
W5712 Hwy JJ
Appleton, WI 54913