LIBERTY HORSE TRAILER SALES
306 Peterson Road (Route 137)
Libertyville, IL 60048

Ron and Sue Herbes

Call TOLL FREE for Prices & Information:

1-877-872-9586

E-Mail: Horse Trailers

Questions asked most often about Horse Trailers:

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DO YOU OFFER FINANCING?
? DO YOU TAKE TRADES?
? DO YOU ACCEPT CONSIGNMENTS?
? CAN I CUSTOM ORDER?
? WHAT TYPE OF TOW VEHICLE DO I NEED?
? HOW MUCH DO HORSE TRAILERS WEIGH?
? WHAT TYPE OF HITCH SHOULD I USE?
? WHERE CAN I HAVE A TRAILER HITCH & BRAKE CONTROLLER INSTALLED?
? WHERE CAN I TAKE MY HORSE TRAILER FOR PERIODIC MAINTENANCE OR RESTORATION?
? HOW DO I CONTACT LIBERTY HORSE TRAILER SALES?

LIBERTY HORSE TRAILER SALES OFFERS FINANCING
In fact, most trailer purchases are financed using our convenient CERTIFIED CAPITAL plan. Application takes only a few minutes to complete and then is faxed directly to CERTIFIED CAPITAL. Lending decision normally takes less than an hour. Typical terms require only 10% down with 84 months, or longer, to repay. Loans can be prepaid early without penalty. IMPORTANT:
Liberty Horse Trailer Sales only offers financing on trailers purchased from Liberty Horse Trailer Sales.

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WE TAKE TRADES
Trade-in trailers are always welcome as long as they are in safe, usable condition and have a valid title. We always have a waiting list of prospective buyers and can offer fair trade allowances.

WE ACCEPT CONSIGNMENTS
Let us take the hassle out of selling your used trailer. Just bring in your "no longer needed" trailer with a valid title and we'll take care of the rest.

CAN'T FIND THE TRAILER YOU WANT IN OUR INVENTORY?
We always have new trailers on order in the most popular models but we can also custom order to suit your requirements.

WHAT TYPE OF TOW VEHICLE DO YOU NEED TO PULL A HORSE TRAILER?
Any prospective tow vehicle must be able to pull at least 5,000 lbs. to safely haul a 2-horse trailer. The vehicle should be equipped with a class 3 hitch, brake controller, electrical plug-in receptacle (to work trailer's lights/brakes) and appropriate size 2" or 2-5/16" hitch ball. If you plan to pull a 2-horse trailer that will have a dressing/tack room, then your vehicle should be able to pull at least 6,000 lbs. If you're planning on hauling a gooseneck trailer, a half-ton with larger V-8 (5.7 liter) will work for a 2 or 3-horse. Of course, if finances will allow, a 3/4 ton or 1-ton will be even better. If your plans include lots of long hauls, you should consider one of the new TURBO-DIESEL equipped trucks for the added low-end torque pulling power as well as improved fuel economy for daily use.

Sport-Utility Vehicles are extremely popular today as tow vehicles. The choice of 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive is only a factor in terms of desired traction. If you live in a warm-dry climate, chances are you'll have little or no use for 4-wheel drive. However, in snow or mud country, 4-wheel drive can be almost a necessity. Point to remember is that 4-wheel drive does not increase towing capacity! In fact, a 2-wheel drive vehicle will have greater towing capacity than a like-equipped 4-wheel drive. It just comes down to an issue of traction required.

Pick-up Trucks get more popular each year as they continue to gain creature comforts that appeal to non-hauling use . . . commuting, shopping, etc. Also, their longer wheel bases make for a positive, steady feel when hauling.

HOW MUCH TO HORSE TRAILERS WEIGH?
The typical 2-horse trailer, without dressing room, will weigh around 2,600 lbs. Whether it is made of aluminum, aluminum and steel or all steel, makes little difference. Materials used in construction only become a significant weight factor in larger trailers such as a 3-horse and larger.

A 2-horse with dressing room will weight about 3,300 lbs. In addition to the trailer, you must also take into consideration the weight of horses and related tack/gear being transported. A safe rule-of-thumb is to allow 1,200 lbs. per horse. Add that to the empty weight of your trailer and then you'll know what your tow vehicle has to pull.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TYPE OF TRAILER HITCH TO USE ON MY TOW VEHICLE?
For bumper pull trailers, the best hitch for all tow vehicles is a "LOAD DISTRIBUTION" hitch. This type of hitch will distribute the trailer's tongue weight (which can be several hundred pounds) evenly over both axles of the tow vehicle and trailer. A properly set-up tow vehicle and trailer when hooked together, will set horizontal. In other words,  the rear of the tow vehicle will not be pushed down lower than the front end.

For gooseneck trailers, most owners prefer one of the new type of truck bed mounted hitches where the ball can be removed when not in use, allowing full, unrestricted use of the truck bed for general loading and hauling applications.

In addition to the hitch, a tow vehicle will also need to have a correct size hitch ball, brake controller box to make the trailer brakes function and an electrical plug receptacle to connect the trailer's lights and brakes.

WHERE CAN YOU GO TO HAVE A TRAILER AND BRAKE CONTROLLER INSTALLED in your new tow vehicle?
LIBERTY HORSE TRAILERS will gladly arrange for your hitch and electrical set-up. We highly recommend any of the following shops:

Master Truck and Trailer
2980 West Wadsworth Road,
Waukegan, IL 60087
PH. 847/672-4703
FAX: 224/656-5618
Email: office@mttllc.net

WHERE CAN YOU TAKE YOUR HORSE TRAILER FOR PERIODIC MAINTENANCE OR RESTORATION?
We highly recommend either of these shops for fast service, fair prices and quality work:

DN WELDING AND FABRICATING
3627 Washington Street
Park City, IL 60085
Just 3 miles east of Great America
847/244-6410
Master Truck and Trailer
2980 West Wadsworth Road,
Waukegan, IL 60087
PH. 847/672-4703
FAX: 224/656-5618
Email: office@mttllc.net

TO CONTACT US, PLEASE CALL OR PAGE FOR APPOINTMENT:
Our Sales Team: Ron Herbes, Sue Herbes
Call TOLL FREE for Prices & Information:
1-877-872-9586
FAX: 847/680-3200


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