Trailers are a fact of life in the horse world. Sooner or later, everyone who owns a horse will have to deal with a horse trailer in order to haul to shows, races, hunts, and perhaps even to veterinary clinics. Up to now, when horse owners wanted information on trailers they had to rely on magazine articles or word-of-mouth recommendations. Not anymore. The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer is the first and only book for both owners and buyers of horse trailers. It's a resource that gives prospective buyers, faced with hundreds of models to choose from, the means to make the right choice. It's a manual that gives current owners information on maintaining and caring for their trailers. Foremost, they will learn from lifelong horsewoman Neva Scheve and Thomas G. Scheve, both respected industry insiders, that the safety and comfort of the horse should always be the primary concern. This authoritative book, with more than 175 illustrations, addresses a number of important topics, including how to:<br> * Determine whether to buy a new or a used trailer.<br> * Ask the right questions of the dealer or owner.<br> * Weigh the options and select the best model for your needs.<br> * Evaluate tow vehicles and hitches.<br> * Master pre-trip preparations.<br> * Care for your current trailer.<br> * Load, drive, and use a trailer safely.<br> * Deal with typical exterior, interior, electrical and mechanical problems.<br> * Assess the work of repairmen if the job is more than you can handle.<br> "Complete" is not just an idle word: this book has an appendix that gives the names and addresses of the major trailer manufacturers to contact for literature. In all, the Scheves have given horse owners everything they need to make an informed purchasing decision that will benefit themselves and their horses.
Chapter 1: Trailering from the Horse's Point of View.
Chapter 2: Purchasing a Horse Trailer.
Chapter 3: Trailer Styles, Types, and Variations.
Chapter 4: Loading and Unloading Features and Options.
Chapter 5: Interior Features and Options.
Chapter 6: Controlling the Interior Environment.
Chapter 7: Exterior Features and Options.
Chapter 8: Mechanical Parts.
Chapter 9: Capacity.
Chapter 10: Construction Materials.
Chapter 11: Living Quarters.
Chapter 12: Used Trailers: Buying, Selling, and Trading Up.
Chapter 13: Buying a New Trailer.
Chapter 14: Tow Vehicles and Hitches.
Chapter 15: Driving Tips and Horse Safety.
Chapter 16: Operation and Service.