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Re: [RC] 4Runners and horse trailers - Ag47xAu49

In a message dated 8/25/2005 7:16:03 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time, skyranch@xxxxxxxx writes:
The trailer doesn't have brakes, so I'm glad I have a manual
transmission, it definitely helps a lot in slowing down.

I drive very carefully and not too fast.  The Bronco, although it's heavy
and fairly wide vehicle, it is still not a good towing vehicle for a horse
trailer.  Certainly wouldn't be my tow vehicle if I still had my 3/4 ton
Dodge, which I loved!  Takes me a long time to get to rides, but I do get
there.  Please be extra careful if you tow with any short wheel base
Equalizer bars help immensely. I had a 2 horse home built, very heavy, but did have one set of brakes put on the trailer. Two horses, with trailer brakes and the equalizer were still too much for my Bronco as far as the freeway was concerned. Not my "vehicle of preference but one of necessity". Replaced it with my 3/4 ton Dodge Cummins. Love it.