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Trailers and Tow Vehicles


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 weather changes.

  • Check on your horse often - each time you stop for fuel or rest.

  • Other safety tips

Additional resources include:

Kiefer Built, Inc.
P.O. Box 88  Kanawha, Iowa 50447
Phone: 515-762-3201
Fax: 515-762-3425
Toll Free: 1-888-2KIEFER (1-888-254-3337)

Trail-Et Inc.
P.O. Box 499  Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: 715-258-8565
Toll Free: 800-344-1326
Fax: 715-258-8593

Feather Lite Trailers

Information for these and other trailer/tow vehicle questions is courtesy of:

Mr. Ray Reimann
Horseman Trailer Sales
W5712 Hwy JJ
Appleton, WI  54913

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