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Trailers and Tow Vehicles


Q5)  How much do trailers weigh?

A good estimate of trailer weight would be:

  • Steel trailers:  1 ft. = 200lbs.

  • Composite trailers:  1 ft. = 160lbs.

  • Aluminum trailers: 1 ft. = 150 lbs.

Because each manufacturer varies, this is an estimate only. Some companies weigh their trailers empty, without any interior panels or partitions. This way they claim to be lighter yet. Generally, this is not the case. When comparing trailer to trailer, use the same size and options to obtain a true idea of weight from one brand to another.

You will need to know approximately how much your horse weighs in order to calculate the trailer weight when it is loaded. Don't forget to estimate the hay, supplies and equipment you load into the trailer when you are calculating fully loaded weight.

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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