14 hours ago
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
My new trailer
My mother and I bought this used Hawk trailer. Ky Eliza of "Much ADO About Art Dolls" was the first to guess correctly.
It is a 2-horse, bumper-pull with ramp load and dressing room. We purchased it from a neighbor of my instructor, so it could not have been more convenient. It is well maintained and only lightly used.
The dressing room has saddle racks, bridle hooks, "rumber" floor, and "Abilene" tack trunk. The previous owner kindly left handy things for us, like a rug, stepping stool, and water jug.
She also left us hay nets - with old hay! Well, I'm kidding. Actually we had come by to buy it before she had time to clean it out. Maybe I'll use the old hay to line some plant beds. I hate wasting things.
The padding on the walls and bars is in good shape.
Here are the back windows and ramp. The windows all around the trailer have screens. So we could open the glass to vent but still have screens up.
We had been contemplating driving all the way to Connecticut to look at Hawk trailers. So I'm very glad we had the chance to buy this local one first. It's surprising to me that, in my area, used trailers are still selling quickly. You'd think given the economy that they'd be flooding the market. I heard on the grapevine that an hour after we bought the trailer, someone else I know was on his way to buy it.
Sadly though, I admit I've been so busy I haven't had time to take it for a real test drive. After dumping it in my mother's lawn, it hasn't budged in a couple of weeks.
Any advice for us and our new trailer?