FTC Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through some of the links in this article for more information, visit our Advertising Disclosure Page.

You can subscribe to the Everything About RVing YouTube Channel for some great videos about RVing

RV'ing and Trail Riding - the Perfect Combination.

by Barb
(Nicholasville, KY)

RVing and Trail Riding is the Perfect Combination

RVing and Trail Riding is the Perfect Combination

Editors's Note: This story was submitted on our Why Do You Love RVing Page

When I retired and went back to horseback riding, I had to decide what kind of rig I wanted for transporting my horse. As my main activity is competitive trail riding, I needed something I could overnight in.

I considered the standard living quarters horse trailer and a BIG truck but eventually chose to get a small motorhome and a two-horse trailer. The motorhome could be used for vacations and other family functions when not trail riding.

I picked a '97, 22-foot Chinook that was still immaculate inside and only had 56,000 miles on it. It had a tow package installed, and with a little beefing up, it was adequate for my horse trailer.

Good Sam Extended Service Plan is mechanical breakdown insurance for your RV, 5th Wheel, Trailer, and Tow Vehicle! FREE Quote

I have put many miles on both the RV and horse in the past 3 years, and LOVE the experience. My fully self-contained RV allows me to have all the comforts of home, and the entire outfit (including the horse!) cost me less than a truck.

The higher carriage and shorter turning radius of the MH allows me to get into ranches and remote camps that larger LQ trailers cannot maneuver. When vacationing or traveling alone, as a single woman, I also enjoy the safety of not having to get out of the motorhome at stops or overnight's at Wally World if I feel vulnerable.

I will never trade in my RV for a less useful living quarters horse trailer!

I would love to hear from others who ride and tow with an RV.

Tell us why you love RVing

Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Join the Good Sam Club Today! Discounts, Tips, Tools & Much More!

Comments for RV'ing and Trail Riding - the Perfect Combination.

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Class A Coach
by: H

We have two horses and a pull-behind two-horse trailer.

We bought a forty-foot motor coach for vacationing but do tow the pull-behind trailer as well. We love having all the creature comforts of home, our two small poodles, and our horses when we go horse camping. Can’t beat that! The motor coach is obviously large, but so far, we’ve been able to get anywhere!

Best way to travel!

Riding and RVing
by: GAPonyGirl

Being a diehard horse person, who only hung out with die-hard horse people when I took the plunge (deep plunge), I bought 2015, 40ft. living quarters horse trailer. I am the only one that rides in my immediate family, soooo . . . NO ONE wanted to go. After 3 years of looking at the trailer sitting and a few trips that only I really enjoyed we traded for a small Class A (Thor Vegas 25.5, 27ft, tows 8k). We can still travel with or without the horses and can actually get into camps! Kids are grown (most gone), but all are now asking if they can go with me on trips. Wow, wish I had known this from the beginning. I didn't know anything about RVs, just horse trailers back then, but I know now! Hope this helps anyone with horses thinking of taking the plunge. FYI, horse trailers that are big DO NOT trade easily or hold their value.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Why Do You Love RVing?.