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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

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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.

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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.

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by: GAPonyGirl

Being a die hard 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 can they 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 big DO NOT trade easily or hold their value.

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