This 2002 Brenderup Baron TC came in recently for us to show as a private sale. The Baron is for 2 horses to 18 hands and the “TC” indicates that this one has the desirable InstaTack tack compartment that converts to a dressing room. Travel with the tack lid down to let natural light stream in through the panoramic front window. At your destination, flip the tack lid to vertical and you have a compact dressing room in a trailer that’s about the length of a 2-horse without dressing room.
Since this is a Brenderup, it’s designed to be towed safely by many of today’s fuel-saving smaller SUVs, trucks and crossovers (and large vehicles, too!). Whereas domestically-produced trailers typically have loaded tongue weights in the 600-800 lb. range, the Baron is designed to have a maximum tongue weight of 250 lbs. That lighter tongue weight reduces the load on the tow vehicle's rear suspension - the benefits are a smoother ride and a level vehicle for more predictable handling.
The Baron has long-lasting Solid Phenolic Core (SPC) walls, fiberglass roof and rugged galvanized steel chassis. This trailer has its original Baltic Birch laminate (wood) floor panel and we noticed deterioration, so we recommend that the floor be replaced. We also noticed some softness near the bottom of the ramp's wood panel, which could possibly be addressed by an injection of penetrating epoxy. The price includes an allowance toward the work that needs to be done.
There's a groom door on each side and the InstaTack has a door on each side as well. The butt bars have 3 high positions and 3 low positions to accommodate horses of different sizes.
In addition to the large front window, there's a 5-way opening window near each horse's head for ventilation, view and additional light. The trailer may be run with the rear storm panel up or down. Most folks run with it down for even more natural light and ventilation. (Our "ramp up" rear view shows the storm panel in the "down" position.) The 5' tall ramp offers a comfortable incline for easy entry and exit. There are convenient toeholds molded into the ramp mat and lift effort is eased by a pair of gas springs. The gas springs maintain effective assist through their entire travel, unlike the torsion springs on many trailers, which provide less assist as they uncoil.
New tires were just mounted and the trailer comes with a couple of Turtle Snaps trailer ties, a lug wrench and Trailer Aid, reflective emergency triangle and collapsible water carrier. Private Sale on display at Traveled Lane.