The NEW & IMPROVED EquiSpirit!!!
It has always been our intention for EquiSpirit to continue to evolve so our design is the safest, and the construction is the best. When we see that something can be improved, we feel it’s important to make those changes. For years, EquiSpirit was an “indirect manufacturer”. In other words, we contracted with a trailer manufacturer to build the EquiSpirit trailer according to our own design specifications, which, in the beginning, were very different from how trailers were being built at the time.
We were the first to...
At the time, we chose the manufacturer who shared our own beliefs about construction to build the trailer for us. This worked very well until newer technology became available and we wanted to make some changes. Since we had limited control over the manufacturing process, we decided to move all production to North Carolina so that all aspects of the trailer, including research and development and living quarters, could be done all under one roof.
We now have our own factory!
Beginning in 2009, we have been able to have complete control of our design and manufacturing process. We have made many changes that improve the quality and safety of the EquiSpirit Horse Trailer. The new EquiSpirit has the same superior construction and safety as the previous EquiSpirit, but with many improvements that make it even better. Now with our own factory, we will continue to make improvements as new technologies becomes available.
Tom and Neva Scheve
|Improvements After 2009||Before 2009|
|Roof- Dual Insulated with baked-on enamel galvanized steel and outer baked —on enamel aluminum sheeting bonded to 1” Styrofoam insulation for greater climate control||Fiberglass Roof with galvanized steel frame.|
|SafeKick ® interior liner||Rubber lined sidewalls|
|Vacuum sealed exterior turn signals/brake lights, sealed beam exterior roof rear marker lights, larger exterior lights and rear turn signal lights||Standard LED lights|
|Chrome light guard on all exterior running lights||No light guards|
Pre-painted baked on white enamel inner
Galvanized steel wall to eliminate paint and galvanized steel dividers, front center post, and butt/ breast bars
|Galvanized steel interior walls painted with epoxy paint, powder coated dividers|
|Zinc coated butt bar latches||Painted butt bar latches|
NeverLube axles on trailers over 12,000 lb. GVWR.
EasyLube axles on trailers under 12,000lb. GVWR
Rubber torsion suspension.
Self Adjusting Brakes
|Standard axles w/rubber torsion suspension|
|Aluminum fenders||Fiberglass fenders|
|Unique stainless steel ramp latch||Painted steel paddle latches|
|Increased density and width of center post 2”x4”||2”x2” center post|
|Non-rusting cast aluminum safety latches||Painted steel safety latches|
|Adjustable coupler on tag-along models||Standard non-adjustable coupler on tag-along models|
|No plywood in ramp||Treated plywood in ramp interior|
|2 inch foam in sidewall pads||1 inch foam in sidewall pads|
|5 year warranty on plywood floor in dressing room||
Covered on 3 year warranty
|Stronger full height rear doors built tough with inner galvanized steel (insulated) and outer aluminum skin to protect from rear impact and to keep horses behind closed doors while working the ramp||Full height rear doors built tough with inner galvanized steel (insulated) and outer aluminum skin to protect from rear impact and to keep horses behind closed doors while working the ramp|
|Vinyl EquiSpirit special striping||Painted stripe|
|Galvanized tubular steel framing in side walls to form the protective cage-like structure||Same|
|One inch thick Styrofoam insulation in side walls throughout the entire trailer||Same|
|Baked-on enamel aluminum skin outer wall to withstand weather and to make it easy to clean||Same|
|Lifetime warranty pressure treated wood floor||Same|