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Old 02-06-2008, 04:19 PM
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Anyone ever tow a two horse trailer

I've got a two horse trailer but i only have one horse. Total weight is about 5600lbs or so. Weight wise i know it will but people are telling me that if i tow my horse my tb will end up on its side. I really don't this to happen. What are peoples thoughts out there?

I've got an 2004 ext w/ 4.2
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:04 PM
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your trailblazer won't end up on the side. that is what they are about rated to haul anyways. I mean i hauled a 19ft enclosed car trailer with mine with no problems other than the wind wipping me around pretty good.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:22 AM
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I'd think there would be a few more factors than just weight. Such as length of the trailer and the tounge weight.

I pull a 25' camping trailer with a 500lb tounge weight and 4000lb total weight. Power wise the I6 does 4000lbs alright. I go about 50-55 up the hills in WV in 3rd and sometimes it kicks down to 2nd. I have 3.73s in my Trailblazer and I sure wouldn't want to pull 5600lbs in the hills with it.

Length is the problem. I have a dual cam sway control setup that helps keep sway in check and the rig stable. The long trailer can overwhelm the short wheelbase Trailblazer. I'd carefully look at the length of your trailer, and not go over 21' or so without some sort of anti-sway setup.

Look closely at your tounge weight. I have to use weight distribution bars with my 500lb tounge weight. I don't know if you can use such a system on horse trailers.

I don't know if any of this applies to horse trailers, but that is my experience with a camping trailer. Good luck!
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:29 PM
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thanx for the info. my horse tailer isn't that long and i've got the longer wheel base ext. in fact the tb is longer than the tailer. i'm not sure of tongue weight.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:43 PM
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ahh.. didn't notice that you have the EXT. I figure you should be alright. If it doesnt squat to much when you load it up then you should be good to go.
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You're TB should handel it no problem, If you are at all concerned get weight distrubution bars and that should eliminate any issues. As well I suggest a Trans cooler if you are going to be towing this trailer alot or over any long distances, always nice to have that little extra bit of reassurance.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:24 PM
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No long distance runs for me. 40-50 miles tops. i live in the northwest there are hills no matter where you go. Trans cooler I'll look into that. Anyone have a clue how much one would run me? Thanx again for the info.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:44 PM
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Mine was a couple hundred installed at a local tranny shop.
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The worst part is how much your horse likes to "dance" around back there. The EXT will help you, but your horse may be more in control then you'd think.

I hauled a tandem stock trailer (approximately 21 feet) with some one year old bulls in it. I think that there were 6 of them if memory serves me right and the lightest one came in around 900 pounds and the heaviest was in around 1300. I towed this with my 82 Chevy 1/2 ton that I put 3/4 ton axles and springs in. What a white knuckled ride that was! Those bulls would shift to the side and the whole truck wanted to go with them.

Hauling livestock can be scary if they like to dance.

This is why I bought my Chevy dually. Takes a LOT to make that sucker move.
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My horse trailers really well. He's use to it. In my two hosre trailer there really isn't any room for him to move. I've modified it to be a two horse slant trailer. I was told buy a breeder that has had horses her whole life to do this and that it would really cut down on getting thrown around. Last time we trailered him was for a trail ride and we tailered him with two other horses in a stock trailer (not with my tb) and they didn't move once. He's a good horse.
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