My car is on its last wheel, so to speak. And the thought came to me that instead of replacing it, maybe I should look into getting a truck and trailer. I hate relying on others if I want to go to a show or clinic. But on the flip side, I hate going to shows alone – it’s boring. But if I had a 2-horse, maybe I could get others to come with me. Maybe we’re all in a state of inertia waiting for a ride? Barbara thinks it’s not a bad idea.
All I would want is a 2-horse, straight load trailer with escape doors on both sides and no manger. I don’t want a dressing room because it adds weight. Then there comes the issue of the tow vehicle. I love love love my little manual sports car. I don’t know if I would be happy driving a big automatic SUV or truck every day. Keeping both vehicles is not really an option because I don’t have room at home and the sports car will be needing maintenance (it’s closing in on 200,000 miles). Looking at SUVs, which fit my lifestyle better than pick-ups, it’s so hard to determine what will be able to pull a horse trailer but not be so humungous that I can still drive it. I really like the VW Touareg, but have no clue if it can pull a trailer. It has a 7000+ towing capacity (which is enough) but it’s wheelbase is short. That’s about the extent of my horse trailer knowledge. Barbara suggested I give her friend, a truck mechanic, a call and see what he thinks about towing vehicles. I have some time before I’ll need a new vehicle but there’s a very steep learning curve, so I’m starting early. And let’s not even think about the fact that I’ve never hauled a trailer before!