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"Leading The Way In Horse Trailer Safety"
EquiSpirit's Galvanized steel tubular framing, dividers, butt bars, inner walls, and one piece, steel reinforced, molded fiberglass roof give your horses a chance to survive both a major or minor accident. Where it counts the most, a horse trailer needs to be tough and durable in the frame and floor (takes most of the pounding and stress), sidewalls, and roof areas so that your horses have a chance to survive a major accident. But a horse trailer's interior dividers and butt/breast bars also need to be tough enough to not break so that a minor accident won't result in cuts and bruises. (See recent safety and design updates to EquiSpirit Horse Trailers!)
A two horse trailer does not need to be over built (and be too heavy) which is why aluminum works well when used as outer skin. By using these lighter, rustproof materials in non-structural applications the weight can be kept down and strength is not compromised.
Please look over the following standard construction features and the description of their usefulness.
Galvanized Steel Frame (non-rust) is used for strength. All EquiSpirit horse trailers use Galvanized steel in the structure of the trailer for strength, safety, and durability. The high quality Galvanized steel that EquiSpirit uses is coated on both sides to completely eliminate rust. Pound for pound, a steel frame is much stronger than an aluminum frame. EquiSpirit's floors are supported by Galvanized steel cross angle brackets, on 16" and 24" centers throughout the horse stall area. (Click here to learn more about steel and aluminum constructed horse trailers .)
Aluminum Skin is used for the exterior skin of all EquiSpirit horse trailers. It has a baked-on enamel finish that comes in a choice of white, pewter or silver. "Baked-on" means that the paint is baked right into the aluminum at the mill. This prevents any peeling, makes it easy to maintain, and it keeps its luster much longer.
Pressure-treated Pine Floor is lifetime warranted #1 grade which means it is the highest quality. Pine does not curl like some other woods (such as oak) and is treated under pressure with preservatives putting the protection deep into the wood. Wood floors are also softer (reduces stress) and quieter than floors made of "all aluminum." Wood floors also keep the trailer cooler than aluminum floors because aluminum can conduct heat from the road into the trailer (aluminum makes good cookware) and wood floors provide better ventilation. Aluminum floors can also deteriorate fairly quickly from the Alkaline in the urine and manure if not washed down with soap and water regularly.
CORROdED ALUMINUM FLOOR FROM 8 YEAR OLD TRAILER
Rubber Torsion Suspension provides a better ride for your horse and also adds to your trailering safety. By absorbing most of the road shock these axles reduce traveling stress to your horse. A horse is more relaxed in the trailer because he is comfortable. Your horse will arrive at the destination more refreshed than if they were being hauled in a horse trailer with the old drop leaf type suspension. Rubber torsion suspension also provides road safety because if one tire goes flat, the trailer will maintain on the remaining three wheels until you can get off the busy road to fix the problem.
Self Adjusting Brakes keeps your horse trailer brakes always working to their maximum capability without having to take it to a shop for servicing.
Horse Trailer Radial Tires provide a much softer ride and last 30% longer, than bias tires. Most all EquiSpirit horse tires have a higher weight rating than similar models in other brands.
One Piece Steel Reinforced Fiberglass Roof - whereas most trailer roofs have overlapping material and rivets, all which have to be caulked against leaks, the standard EquiSpirit roof is made separately and mounted as one piece. Instead of the fiberglass being attached to the steel cross supports with rivets, the steel is molded right into the Fiberglass giving it strength and eliminating the possibility of leaks.
Fiberglass Fenders - lightweight, easy to replace, and protected with standard diamond plate gravel guard covering the entire fender for strength and to prevent scratching.
Break-away Brake is a legal must on all horse trailers for emergency stopping if the trailer ever comes loose. Unlike most trailers, EquiSpirit places the battery inside the trailer to keep it out of the weather, giving it a longer life.
Enclosed Jack with Retractable Sand Foot on the tag-along models keeps the grease in the jack and not on your clothes. The retractable insert allows you to easily raise and lower the sand foot rather than have to remove it when the trailer is hitched or re-install it when you remove your EquiSpirit from your tow vehicle.
Vacuum Exterior Turn Signal/Brake Lights
last much longer because they are moisture proof. Unlike most other trailers, EquiSpirit has six turn signals and four additional running lights all protected with chrome light covers.
Sealed Beam Exterior Roof Rear Marker Lights (unlike other trailers which place their rear marker lights on the roof) are across the top back of the trailer so they can be seen from greater distances by those in back of you.
7 Pin Bargman Plug is the standard heavy-duty rubber plug used throughout the horse trailer and RV industry. It can be replaced with a six prong plug at no charge. We suggest you choose the most commonly used plug in your area in case you need a tow from a friend's truck.
EquiSpirit TM Graphics - The unique EquiSpirit graphic stripe signifies the EquiSpirit brand. The graphic and trim color are painted and is available in most all automotive colors.