In my experience most horse people are also dog people – at the very least we typically like other animals even if we don’t have any others. Horses are certainly more than enough of a hole in the wallet for most!
I fall into the loving all animals category (I would save them all and be a hoarder if I had no job and more room…). When Kyle married me he knew that he was not only getting into life with at least two dogs but also possibly a horse and any other creature that makes its way into our life. He is incredibly supportive and tolerant. Probably more of a softie than me even!
As Kyle’s car gained more mileage and we thought about trading it in I
hinted strongly suggested that a truck would be a great vehicle for our lifestyle… His sedan was not really practical for transporting the dogs… And while I have an SUV its too small to haul anything should we need to… I have some amazing friends/ professionals to fall back on but it’s much more convenient to have your own wheels! Not to mention it would add a lot to my piece of mind.
Bottomline we decided that a larger vehicle would be a good fit. Next came determining what size truck.Prior to really starting to research hauling and building my own rig I really had no idea about trucks. As I started hauling more and gained experience I was primarily pulling gooseneck trailers with at least 3/4 ton trucks…
A truck that size is unfortunately not very practical for people that will have to use the truck as a daily driver. This killed my dreams of a gooseneck trailer because it’s typically not a good idea to try to pull a gooseneck with a smaller truck. I am sure that there are ways that one can make it work but for me a 250/2500 would be required for me to feel comfortable.
We ended up finding a great deal on a really low mileage 2013 F150 with great features to make it a really comfortable daily driver as well as potential hauler. I love driving the truck and can’t wait until I can complete the rig at some point by added a light weight BP!
Anyone else in blogger land haul with a 150/1500 truck or large SUV? What trailer did you all end up with?