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Old Jun 15th 2015, 06:46 PM   #1
 
  Jun 2015
  Guston my
I looking To buy a small trailer for hauling my deer I will be getting. I have been looking at small horse trailers. What do I need to look for when looking at trailers? I'm sure ventilation is a must.
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Old Jun 15th 2015, 07:51 PM   #2
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  Sep 2010
  Indiana

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I like enclosed trailers with barn doors. Then cut your own vents.
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Old Jun 16th 2015, 04:39 AM   #3
 
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
Buy a simple enclosed trailer and modify it to suit your needs. 6x12 runs around $2800 new. Divide it up into compartments costs about $300. Use marine ports for vents on the sides costs about $6 each. Make sliding door right ahead of hinged rear door and you can load anywhere for less than $3500.we locate our ports so you can open and close dividers from outside. After all these years I still don't like being in the trailer with mature bucks in October
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Old Jun 16th 2015, 05:30 AM   #4
 
  Jun 2015
  Guston my
How about building some kind of transport box? I have a flatbed trailer I can haul transport boxes on. What is your opinion on that. If I did how much room in each box would deer need?
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Old Jun 17th 2015, 01:22 PM   #5
 
  Jan 2011
  Houston, Texas


My boxes are approx 2'x4' boxes from Troy Ridge and are plenty big enough to haul a grown doe or a couple small or yearling does.* I'm not sure how they'd like going into shorter boxes but the 4' boxes are a little long to load/unload level when a deer steps to one end.* I'd prefer them to be a couple inches narrower and bigger hand rails personally.* I've heard of people who own forklifts building bigger boxes that take up the entire bed to allow them to haul more deer.*


I'd try to find someone in your area that would help you out before buying a trailer though.*


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If you definitely getting a trailer I like the burton bumper pulls (I believe it's in the 16-20k range).* I'd get some pics and see what you do / don't like and go from there. Josh Newton has a aluminum gooseneck that has some nice features and David Westbrook has a new custom built aluminum gooseneck.**If you've got time and you are handy you could definitely build a nice trailer without breaking the bank starting w a plain enclosed trailer.*
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Old Jun 17th 2015, 07:35 PM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  Clanton, Alabama
We use a horse trailer with cut gates.
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Old Jun 18th 2015, 10:27 AM   #7
 
  Apr 2009
  Clanton, Alabama


This is a good one
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Old Jun 18th 2015, 08:11 PM   #8
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  Deer Park, Alabama

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I use 2x4 boxes for does and 3x5 for bucks. I prefer that to a trailer. If you are only hauling one it fits in the bed of the truck.
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