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  1. My daughter turned 20 years old this spring and decided she needed her own trailer so we bought an older steel trailer and put her some home-made LQ's in it.

    It's 28 foot long.. 10' 6" LQ.


    We haven't put an awning on it yet.

    ...and we still have to finish the cabnits over the bed..


    The fridge is a an apartment size (used) and we built and painted and distressed the cabnits.. (excuse the box on top of the cabnits)


    added a small bench with storage..


    We put in a shower and made a curtain for a the shower room door.. she has a porta potty and cabnit storage in the shower room...


    This trailer has a fresh water holding tank with a pump and a gas water heater.

    It turned out pretty good for her first trailer.

  2. Here's our trailer. It's all aluminum Sundowner. Our old trailer was a an all steel trailer, 28 foot long. This trailer is 40 foot long and it doesn't seem any heavier to pull than the old steel trailer. I would think a steel trailer this long would be really heavy. So depending on how long of a trailer you need, having a a steel or aluminum would be a decision you'd have to make.


    ( not hooked to the truck here)

    I also have a mid tack room in this trailer, we never had that before and now I wouldn't want to be without it. We have a rear tack where we keep our saddles and all of our tack, then we use the mid tack for lawn chairs, picnic table and that kind of stuff. Then after camp is set up, we use the mid tack as a mud room.. we come in and out of the trailer through that door. There is a door going into our bathroom from the mid tack.

    We also have the under manger storage , with access doors to it on the outside of the trailer. I love this option.. lots of storage under there!

    I wouldn't want a trailer without a full bathroom and if I couldn't have that , I would at least want a shower. I haven't had a trailer without a shower but have had one that we had to use a porta potty.. I like the flush toilet better.

    An awning is a must for me. It's like having another room.

    I also love having the drop down windows for the horses.

    I love the electric jack!

    unlike Mo QH.. I love our couch. It's 6 foot long and it makes into a bed and we have a table that we can set in front of it.. although we never use the table.


    Our fridge is a full fridge with a seperate top freezer.. you can never have too much fridge room!


    ..and a stove/oven are nice to have but we actually cook outside more.


  3. I'll see if I can. I'd like to come and visit. I'm actually an hour north of the forest.. so I'd be coming down.

    I know I have to work Saturday and Sunday we go to church morning and evening. My Dad and my husband's step dad are starting on building a porch for me on Sunday afternoon. Not sure how many days that will take. I also have a mama Dachshund ready to whelp pups so I have to stick close tohome til those get here. Then I have to work Wed and Thursday. So... not sure if 'll get any spare time but I'll try!

    Youn's have a good time!

    The weather is supposed to be clear Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed.. then they're giving rain again for Thurs and Fri. That's the forcast of as of today.

  4. Hey Trails.. I'm not sure if I'll get to meet up with ya or not. I know I have to work Saturday and Sunday I have Churchand we're starting on building a new porch that afternoon. So I'm not sure how my schedule will be.

    How long are you stayting?

  5. Personally the campground isn't what makes me like one place better than another.. it's the riding in that area. For instance riding out of Bear Branch used to be one of my favorites .. still is nice riding, but some of the trails I loved so much aren't open to horses anymore.

    I'm not sure if I have a favorite place in the Shawnee Forest, I like it all. I'm glad we're able to ride it all.

    ...and by the way.. Little Lusk is a nice place to camp. The new part of the campground doesn't have a lot of shade at the site yet, but they've planted trees there. The owners are very nice people and the campground is clean and nice. They even have alounge with TV and popcorn you can use.

  6. I have rubber mats too but I keep shavings on top of the mats.. it makes it so much easier to clean. I've never had any problem with anything getting in the horse's eyes from it.

    I think there's a horse rule or something that says as soon as the horse is put into the trailer it is to go POOP !!! LOL :grin:

    If you're camping, you'll soon figure out what you'll want to keep in the trailer and same with if you show I would assume.

    Have fun with your new trailer!!

  7. Hey CR.. hope ya have lots of fun on the trail ride!

    You'll want a rope that won't stretch and sag too bad after it's up. You'll probably want to put a rachet strap on one end when you put it up , that way you can tighten it easily if you need to. I tie a couple loops or knots in mine so that when I tie my horse she stays in that place and she can't slide her rope down the picket line.

    Most hardware stores have regular rope which works pretty good.

    The rope used for ski rope and boat rope.. does not work well.. it's too stretchy. The nylon rope is stretchy too.

  8. Thanks! Best part is, Bandit is a gelding!

    I do love my mare Lucy, but was glad to find another gelding. The gal I bought him from is a dealer near the Wisconsin Dells and only sells geldings.

    I haven't camped at Circle B either, but have ridden through on my way back to Hayes, it seems pretty nice. Honestly, if I have a hookup, and a place for my horse I really don't care!

    How's the hay prices in your area? I will bring a few bales, but don't have enough room for all I need. I usually buy it at Hayes, just wondering how prices are this year. It's about 4-4.50/square bale here.

    LOL.. I thought he was a mare for some reason. Geezzz... I must not have been paying attention..LOL

    Not sure what hay is selling for.. I haven't had to buy any, we bale ours.