Is a Living Quarters Horse Trailer Right for Me?
Designing a living quarters is like designing two trailers in one....one for horses, and one for humans. Both are independent of each other and serve a dual purpose. The horse trailer protects your horses during travel and becomes a ‘home away from home’ for your family.
A custom trailer will provide your horses with the most innovative safety features in the industry. It can also include a smartly designed living area with all of those personal little touches that will transform a space.
Our team will help you find the best layout and finishes that will match your wants and needs.
We currently offer two models. Click to learn more about its specific features and benefits.
We approach horse trailers with living quarters differently than our competitors. Most manufacturers do not install living quarters but rather send out their "shell" trailer to another company to have the living quarters installed.
The company building the "shell" isn't involved with the living quarters. As a result, the newly installed living quarters may not "fit" just right. You often end up with a cookie cutter design that is missing the features you really want or need.
If you are working with a dealer, the dealer likely doesn't do the designing himself. He has to rely on a living quarters company for drawings, so things may get lost in translation.
This method not only adds additional cost, but it becomes difficult for you to build your horse trailers. Double D Trailers Owner Brad Heath explained, “Most manufacturers are decent at cranking out repetitive work, but not so much on creating custom designs.”
In addition, if you ever have a problem with your trailer, service can be a hassle. Suddenly everyone has the "It wasn't me syndrome.” You’re often dealing with a dealer who didn't build your trailer (“It wasn't me!”), a trailer manufacturer who didn't install your living quarters (“Nope, I didn't do it!”), and a living quarter conversion company who didn't sell or build your trailer (“We only installed the interior. It’s not our problem.”)
Here’s just one example of how this can cost you money: A trailer owner contacted us recently asking for help on a well-known "Brand X" horse trailer that had water damage from leaking. The dealer that sold the trailer wouldn't help. (After all, they didn't build the trailer, right?) The trailer manufacturer that built the shell was willing to reseal the leaking roof but refused to pay for the damage to the paneling ceiling that was ruined from water. The living quarter conversion company wouldn't help out, since it wasn't their wrongdoing. Ultimately, the customer got stuck with a HUGE repair bill on a trailer that was still under warranty!
All models we offer come standard with the SafeTack slant load design. This eliminates the narrow (and scary) doorway found on most slant load trailers. Instead, an enclosed SafeTack compartment swings open like a second door. This leaves the rear of the trailer wide open for loading and unloading.
Take things one step farther on the Trail Blazer and SafeTack Reverse LQ trailer by adding a side door and ramp. With this set-up, you can load your horses from the side and walk them into a rear facing stall. Then, walk them straight off the rear of the trailer to unload -- so your horses will never need to back up!
The video below shows two horses who used to give their owner, a woman named Penny, a LOT of trouble. Now, watch as they load onto the SafeTack reverse load trailer in seconds.
A core belief that we have here at Double D Trailers is that our customers say more than we ever could. At the end of the day, we can tell you all about the advantages of our company: the safety features, attention to detail, personalized experience, blah, blah, blah.; but no one can tell our story better than those who have walked through the process personally, and use our products on a regular basis.
Here is what some of our customers have to say:
“My horses love the features Double “D” Trailers has to offer that are not available on other trailers that I looked at. The big advantage is the swing out tack room on the back. When swung out, my horses see their stall area as inviting and not scary, so they are ready to jump on. I have not talked with my horses about it, but I am sure they like the padded stall sides and spring-loaded stall dividers that stay out of their way when they get on and off. They also like the big windows that gives them a cool breeze when open. The people like it when I fold down the windows so they can pet them. The rumber flooring is a special option that my horses love, and it is easy to keep clean. I don’t think any other company offers that.” Tom from Florida, purchased a Safetack 3 Horse Bumper Pull Trailer. Read Toms Full Review Here
“We purchased another trailer sight unseen before, so the fear of ordering something online was not an issue for us. What don’t we buy online these days? Brad and his team take away any trepidation one may have. The ordering process is straightforward and clearly listed on the web site. There were no hidden charges or surprises. We picked out exactly what we wanted, and Brad emailed and texted suggestions and acknowledgments. The best part was being able to ask for EXACTLY what we wanted! An extra 50-gallon water tank underneath? No problem. A fender light to show braking and turn signals are working? No problem. Spring ties mounted with a step and handle where we want them? No problem. We got the feeling Brad enjoyed the process as much as we did. Designing the interior in the colors and features we wanted just added to the enjoyment. Can we put a shelf here? No problem. Can we add a cabinet door here? No problem. Slight problems were addressed immediately, and status updates were frequent and timely. The service and communication were better than what we experienced with a brick and mortar dealership.”Mike from SC, purchased a Safetack Reverse Living Quarters Trailer. Read Mikes Full Review Here
“The trailer has exceeded our expectations; we can’t really think of anything that we would need to improve it. It looks great, is well built, has safety in mind – what more can you ask for?”BJ from Nebraska, purchased a 3 Horse Safetack Reverse Load Gooseneck Trailer. Read BJs Full Review Here
Step 1: Submit A Customization Request Online – Here at Double D Trailers, our goal is to make the process of getting your dream horse trailer as simple and efficient as possible (And yes – we also want this to be a fun and enjoyable process for our customers!)
Our website makes it easy to view trailer models, along with photos, videos, floorplans, and specs - and find the one that will work best for your needs.
Be sure to consider your budget, horse needs, number of human sleepers, and any special storage requirements. Click ‘View and Customize’ to see more information about any particular model.
Click ‘Customize Your Trailer’ to get to the real nitty-gritty. Here is where you can select specific features that you’ll want to include in your new trailer. Once you view the summary, you can provide some basic contact information and click ‘Submit’ to send it to our team and yourself automatically.
Step 2: Detailed Pricing Estimate – Our team will review your customization request and look for any overlap issues. For example, it is not possible to select a front stall door while also selecting a manger. You will then receive a detailed pricing estimate right to your email inbox!
Step 3: Discussion with Our Experts – From here, you will get to refine the design by adding or removing features to establish the final pricing. This process occurs through a series of ‘back and forth’ emails with our team of horse trailer experts. We can also help you determine what type of vehicle and hitch will be necessary to safely haul the weight of your new trailer.
Step 4: Customized CAD Drawing – The first appearance of your custom dream trailer! We will create a detailed CAD drawing showing the exact specifications and design of your new trailer. This drawing is what the building team need to begin construction. This is all done at no cost nor obligation on your part.
Step 5: Approval and Start of Construction – Once you are happy with the drawing, order details, and pricing, the estimate is converted to an official order. Construction on your trailer can then begin (Yay!) This is when your initial deposit is due.
Step 6: Final Finishing Touches – When building a house, you don’t choose the paint until the basic house design is established. It’s the same way with a trailer. Once the trailer construction is underway, you will discuss final color selections, fixtures, and other décor elements to bring your space to life. We have many selections and a majority of clients find that any upgrades to the interior aren't needed. Typically decor has little effect on pricing.
Customer satisfaction is our top priority throughout your entire design and build process, and that certainly doesn't stop when it comes time for your trailer to be delivered. Our goal is for you to be involved in every single step of the process. Before your trailer ever arrives to you, you'll be sent two rounds of images.
Once all the photos are reviewed and approved by you, this is when final payment is due.
Our delivery driver will contact you directly from their cell phone prior to delivery to set up a time that works best for you. (This includes after hours, Saturdays, and Sundays - our drivers deliver at YOUR convenience.) Most drivers are quick to drop the trailer and run. However, our drivers will stay around to ensure that you are satisifed and comfortable with your new trailer.
On delivery, we have a 100% money back guarantee in writing. This means that you have ZERO liability in this purchase until the time you accept delivery and sign off. At that point, it's yours.
Check out this video below and tour a recently finished living quarters horse trailer from Double D Trailers.
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