pull horse trailers are also known as 'tag-along' trailers. The
term "bumper pull" is actually inaccurate. After all, the
trailer isn't supposed to really be attached to the bumper of the tow
vehicle! Rather, the hitch used for hauling a bumper pull trailer is
attached to the frame of the tow vehicle near the bumper area.
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who generally haul only one or two horses, the bumper pull horse trailer
is the most commonly used style. There are advantages of moving horses
in a tag-along trailer versus a gooseneck trailer.
Advantages of a Bumper Pull Horse Trailer:
- Bumper pull horse
trailers cost less than gooseneck horse trailers.
- You do not necessarily
need a pickup truck to tow a tag-along trailer. The selection of tow
vehicles from which to choose is much bigger for bumper pull horse
trailers than for gooseneck trailers (which DO require the use of
a pickup truck).
- Because the bumper
style is more common, more people have tow vehicles for this type
of horse trailer. Therefore, it is easier to locate someone to help
you out in case of an emergency, such as your tow vehicle breaking
- It's easier to
make a 'normal' turn with a tag-along trailer than with a gooseneck,
because the tag-along follows the path of the tow vehicle. You're
less likely to scrape a fender on a sign post or to run over the curb
with a trailer wheel.
- If you're pulling
a trailer for the first time, a bumper pull trailer can seem less
- Bumper pull style
trailers don't require as much storage space as a gooseneck model.
- Because it's
easier to keep the combination weight of the tow vehicle and the tag-along
horse trailer below 10,001 pounds, you do not have to declare the
trailer as 'commercial.' Licensing, as a result, is less complicated.
- A correctly hitched
bumper pull horse trailer is just as safe to haul as a gooseneck trailer.
Accidents generally happen because of carelessness-not because of
any fault with the trailer.
No horse trailer
is perfect! Horse trailers of the bumper pull style also have a few
- Bumper pull trailers
have a bad reputation because many people do not hitch their trailer
properly or they use tow vehicles that are not rated to pull the weight
of the trailer. When they have a bad experience, they are the first
to say 'I would never have a bumper pull trailer again". Because
the tongue weight rests on the rear of the tow vehicle, simple precautions
need to be made.
- For two horses,
a properly hitched bumper pull trailer towed by a properly rated vehicle
hauls as well as a gooseneck. Depending upon the weight of the trailer,
this usually means hitching with a Class IV or Class V frame mounted
hitch which includes weight distribution bars.
For more than two horses, a gooseneck trailer is always a better option.
- Bumper pull horse
trailers do not have as much room for sleeping quarters as do gooseneck
two-horse standard bumper pulll trailer is designed to meet high
safety and high quality standards. The comfort and safety of your horses
are important factors in designing each EquiSpirit horse trailer.
Note: For more
information about EquiSpirit bumper pull horse trailers, visit our Horse
Trailer Models page.
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