1995 Featherlite 4 Horse Slant Load Trailer
Purchased new in 1995 from Branson. All aluminum; painted. 4 horse slant-load with dressing room
||Weak window bars
|Hauls very well
||Rubber window trim, hard to clean, discolors
||Dressing room door detioration
|REAL butt bar
The trailer has held up very well for 15+ years. It is a basic, no frills trailer, but very functional. I put a queen size mattress in the gooseneck and sleep there when camping. Always wanted to insulate it, but never got around to it. I have heard stories of condensation being a problem if not insulated. A film of condensation will form on the top if it’s very cold outside, but I have never known it to drip or cause any problems.
Has the ‘tack rack’ (not sure what the official name is) that fits in the back, or can be moved to the dressing room. It holds three saddles, yes western ones fit just fine. I have always had mine in the back. I find it very helpful and easy to work with. It swings out for use then sandwiches back inside for travel. I have at times used the trailer for moving. Have removed all the partitions and the tack rack for one big open space. I’m not sure easy is the word to describe the process. It’s not difficult at all, just takes a certain amount of time. Mostly has to do with how much, if any, help is available for carrying the pieces somewhere to store them! Same for re-assembly.
There have been some changes over the years by Featherlite. Some I like, some I don’t. So although the exact trailer is no longer available, I still recommend it highly. I have no idea what the retail is nowadays, but I imagine that the Featherlite is as competitively priced as any others.
I have several friends with Featherlite trailers and it would be nice to get their input. Hopefully they will comment!