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Thread: Converted Gooseneck Trailer to Dog Trailer

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    Default Converted Gooseneck Trailer to Dog Trailer

    53 years old and just getting back into training... mostly meat dogs but will attend HRC hunt test as well... I train alone with one bird boy... ten dogs max...
    When I ran HRC before, I hated the fact that you sit in the heat and cold waiting to run... I'm thinking about converting a smaller horse trailer with a small living area with AC and adding dog boxes and storage in the rear..
    Anyone have any pros and cons...
    Just trying to make up my mind...
    I'll be watching football in the AC while waiting to run my dog....
    What you think.

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    I like the idea

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    That is my plan when ever I need a trailer. A used horse trailer can be bought cheap compared to the price of custom trailers. And I have no doubt I could convert one. If you do decide to do it post some pictures for us.

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    You can get parts to modify your horse trailer like assembled louver doors and other stuff from this site.

    http://www.dogboxparts.com/

    http://www.mcssl.com/store/5eac3ce33...b32f8e459cdd87
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    Tim Aston uses a horse trailer that's been converted into a dog trailer.

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    Back in 1984 Cleo and I had a 5th wheel travel trailer and when I saw this thread it brought tears to my eyes, bringing up old memories that I had not thought of in years. One thing led to another and I started writing down words to jog my memory so I may some day write up some of the funny things we did in the EARLY days of Gator Point.

    By the way, we used to travel with 6 dogs in wire crates in that trailer, as I had just retired and that was the total of Gator Point at that time. Damn, but we've had fun, hope I can find the time to write it all down (well, some of it anyways). We have been truly blessed with all these Brown dogs along the way. Thanks, Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sporting Dogs View Post
    ... ten dogs max...
    ......I'll be watching football in the AC while waiting to run my dog....
    What you think.

    I think I have never seen a pro running 10 dogs at an event
    have the time to sit in the AC and watch football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    I think I have never seen a pro running 10 dogs at an event
    have the time to sit in the AC and watch football.
    Don't give them any ideas. Pretty soon they will start entering 120 dogs in each hunt test and scratching them just so they will have time to sit in the AC and watch football every weekend.

    Seriously, it is not a bad idea. One of those horse trailers with a small living area I see down at Cooper Black all the time really wouldn't be much bigger than many of the big gooseneck trailers some pros have just for dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Watson View Post
    Back in 1984 Cleo and I had a 5th wheel travel trailer and when I saw this thread it brought tears to my eyes, bringing up old memories that I had not thought of in years. One thing led to another and I started writing down words to jog my memory so I may some day write up some of the funny things we did in the EARLY days of Gator Point.

    By the way, we used to travel with 6 dogs in wire crates in that trailer, as I had just retired and that was the total of Gator Point at that time. Damn, but we've had fun, hope I can find the time to write it all down (well, some of it anyways). We have been truly blessed with all these Brown dogs along the way. Thanks, Bill
    Thanks for sharing that, Bill. I bet you have some good stories to tell. Cherish the memories.
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    Ken, I can't disagree... with you my friend. HOwever, I max out with ten dogs in my kennels. I don't think i'll ever run more than five. and I need a place to take a nap and even a nice toilet... LOL

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