Is it genius or the most redneck thing you’ve ever seen in your life? You decide.
Today’s post was inspired by a couple of interesting “trailers” for sale discovered by readers online.
Our first entry, from Facebook, is a camper-turned-horse trailer found by reader Megan. The seller notes that the floor under the horse compartment was taken out and reinforced with steel beams and thick plywood. Totally safe, I’m sure!
The seller received praise from fellow North Alabama Buy, Sell, Trade, or Giveaway users and even a couple offers for a trade, including one for an ’84 bass boat.
But wait, there’s more! Reader Diane forwarded us this Craigslist ad after seeing it posted on the Chronicle of the Horse forums:
I have a 91′ International DT- 360 5.9 motor home/horse hauler. Power steering, Automatic and air-brakes. It is fully equipped and ready to use!
-Flat screen T.V & Antenna
Comfortable Sleep/Living area
-Comfy Twin size sleeper w/under storage
-Kitchen w/ Stove and oven, Sink, Counter space, Microwave, Fridge and Storage
-Toilet and shower area
-Tack & Feed storage
-Equipped to haul 2 horses, will hold 3
-One large awning and also a smaller one
***MORE INFO*** Requires standard operating licence – With Allstate insurance is $128.00 per year – Length overall is 33′ – Inside front height is 6′ 4” – Rear inside is 7′ tall & 39 1/2 ” wide – It has a 70 Gal. fuel tank – The generator is a ETQ, 825 surge amps & 725 continuous amps. Up to 3000 crank amps, Electric start/Auto on. & has a 16 gal. fuel tank – Swivel recline seats – 105 Gal. Fresh water tank – Hot and cold water in the front and rear – 40 Gal. toilet tank – Park hookups for the electric, water and sewer – 40 lb PSI instant on water heater – It uses multi fuel – Carrier roof air (13.5) w/ oscillating vents – Spring suspension 29,000 lb rear axle & Reese hitch as well – Two escape hatches, Emergency doors. (One does not open from the inside)
OK, I actually kind of love the hitching post hood ornament. You’ve got to hand it to these people for resourcefulness, and we’ve seen FAR worse trailer conversions than that. This one, filmed by Lisa Downs, was widely circulated on Facebook a while back and sent our way by appalled reader Marjean:
No, your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you. The horses really is being trailered on the back of a flatbed truck.
Wow, what a terrible idea. Other bad ideas include trailering your horse in:
…The bed of your truck
…the backseat of your car
… and the trunk of your car
(…Unless your horse is really small, in which case — hey! it’s your car that’s getting pooped in, you can do whatever you want.)
Go horse trailers. They exist for a reason.