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Reg. Aug 2005
Posted 2019-10-27 10:00 AM (#172793)
Subject: Bumper Pull Safety Opinions


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Location: defun,fl
 I have been researching to buy a new aluminum 2 horse bumper pull with a ramp. I am pulling with an older large suv max of 7k. I am only looking at trailers less than 3k total empty weight  One old 400 lb pony and one 900 lb horse.  I am interested in opinions of experienced haulers concering safety from sway,etc and horse comfort options.  Torsion vs spring leaf axles for safety and comfort? Could a difference in length such as 13+ ft (slant) to 16+ ft (straight) make any difference if big truck drives past?  Slant vs straight.  Favorite anti-sway and /or weight distribution hitch devices.  Thank you in advance.
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Reg. Nov 2003
Posted 2019-10-28 8:44 AM (#172801 - in reply to #172793)
Subject: RE: Bumper Pull Safety Opinions

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Location: Tenn/Ala.
The longer straight loads are more apt to need a weight distribution hitch. I don't know that either is inherently safer than the other. And a WDH does seem to have an anti-sway effect on any trailer it is used on. THere are also true anti-sway bars as well, but not usually needed on a horse trailer.  
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