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cjjet
Reg. Sep 2010
Posted 2017-02-21 4:51 AM (#169378)
Subject: Stainless Steel siding


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Anyone know the pros and cons of aluminum trailers with stainless steel siding?  It looks like it would be hot for the horse standing tied to it but also looks to be low maintanence.  Are they heavier than aluminum sided trailers?
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huntseat
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2017-02-23 5:03 PM (#169393 - in reply to #169378)
Subject: RE: Stainless Steel siding


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Pros: they are super shiney until you start using them.
Cons:  they always look dirty, they scratch, they will sunburn your horses if you tie to the sides, eventually they start to look wavy down the sides and not super smooth, touching the sides in the summer can result in burns (think about burning a rope with a mirror in the sunlight.)

You don't see that many of these being ordered anymore because people learnd their lessons, like with black trailers in Texas. 
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cjjet
Reg. Sep 2010
Posted 2017-02-24 9:07 AM (#169396 - in reply to #169378)
Subject: RE: Stainless Steel siding


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Thanks.  That's what I thought but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. 
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HorShe
Reg. Feb 2017
Posted 2017-02-27 3:41 AM (#169414 - in reply to #169378)
Subject: RE: Stainless Steel siding


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Haven't noticed some trailers with stainless steel siding here probably due to said reasons.
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retento
Reg. Aug 2004
Posted 2017-02-27 1:14 PM (#169417 - in reply to #169414)
Subject: RE: Stainless Steel siding


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 Stainless steel nose on one of my trailers nearly set the grass on fire yesterday around noon.... Green rye grass and fescue scorched to a dry green and some brown, ground was hot to touch....!!!  Been wondering why the grass was dying about 12' out in front of the trailer, big brown cresent moon looking area.

    

 
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HorShe
Reg. Feb 2017
Posted 2017-03-02 8:44 PM (#169445 - in reply to #169417)
Subject: RE: Stainless Steel siding


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retento - 2017-02-27 1:14 PM

 Stainless steel nose on one of my trailers nearly set the grass on fire yesterday around noon.... Green rye grass and fescue scorched to a dry green and some brown, ground was hot to touch....!!!  Been wondering why the grass was dying about 12' out in front of the trailer, big brown cresent moon looking area.

    

 

I hope you got pics of that grass. Concentrated sun deflection might caused it.
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cjjet
Reg. Sep 2010
Posted 2017-03-03 10:58 AM (#169447 - in reply to #169378)
Subject: RE: Stainless Steel siding


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Thanks everyone.  That was my thoughts but just wanted to make sure there wasn't some big positive that I was missing. 
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cjjet
Reg. Sep 2010
Posted 2017-03-03 10:58 AM (#169448 - in reply to #169378)
Subject: RE: Stainless Steel siding


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Thanks everyone.  That was my thoughts but just wanted to make sure there wasn't some big positive that I was missing. 
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ManujiLanee
Reg. May 2021
Posted 2021-06-08 6:02 AM (#173742 - in reply to #169378)
Subject: RE: Stainless Steel siding


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Hm, I always admired such trailers, and never thought that it can leave burns in summers
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ManujiLanee
Reg. May 2021
Posted 2021-06-12 4:17 AM (#173755 - in reply to #169378)
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I think that in such a situation, a trailer with wood sides would be a perfect solution. Last summer we started repair works on our farm. We needed to make a roof in the barn and change all the soffit and fascia . Indeed, it was worn out for a long time and needed repair. So we had to transfer horses to another site temporarily. We asked for help from a familiar, and he helped us transport horses in an open-top trailer. It has high enough sidewalls so that animals cannot jump out and an ordinary awning not to get too hot. But it all depends on the climatic zone in which you are.

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HOUSE
Reg. Oct 2008
Posted 2021-06-14 11:53 AM (#173763 - in reply to #169378)
Subject: RE: Stainless Steel siding


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my pegasus trailer has stainless upper, This past week someone asked me if my trailer was new, it is 25 years old and is stored outdoors, I would say that you can use it properly and it really improves performance.  I dont tie to the trailer really ever so that is not an issue, but I think like most things if it is done well and thought out it can really add  to the appearance and improve functionality, making the trailer entirely out of it is probably a bad idea 
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