Posted 2018-12-27 4:01 AM (#172101) Subject: Air Ride Horse Trailers
Which brands of horse trailers have air ride options? Will air ride help the pull and horse comfort if sometimes I pull two horses and sometimes I haul just a mini? Any special problems or expertise needed for this feature? Thank you.
Posted 2018-12-28 9:20 AM (#172103 - in reply to #172101) Subject: RE: Air Ride Horse Trailers
I reckon most sany of the manufacturers that do custom work do air ride. It is a great ride for the animals and the truck as well. I usually even noticed an increase in MPG pulling one. But- much more maintenance intensive. Folks who pull regularly generally have few issues. It is when the system sits for a while that dirt dobbers clog leveling valves, hoses dry rot, compressors lock up and so on. One advantage of air- is that they do self adjust for the load, so it will ride the same with 3 big horses, or 1 mini.
Posted 2019-01-05 5:42 PM (#172116 - in reply to #172101) Subject: RE: Air Ride Horse Trailers
My parents have a 28' 4 horse C&C without air ride that pulls pretty rough. I love the trailer but if you go over a bridge junction, it pulls on the truck so dang hard.
I was worried about buying a 35' 4 Star and how hard it would be on my truck but it had air ride so I bought it sight unseen and hoped for the best. WOW I will never buy a trailer without air ride again. I love it so much.
We hauled last year from WI to AZ with 4 horses fully loaded and got a whopping 8 mpg with the C&C. I was seriously concerned what kind of mpg I'd get with a 7' longer trailer. Ended up getting 10.5 mpg with the same load with my air ride. I seriously think it made a difference.