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Hillsboro Endura 26 GN – Two 11’
Boxes, Side Ramp & DR. Versatile!
This Hillsboro Endura 26 is a very
versatile trailer. It was built to our specifications. What we
had in mind was a trailer that could carry a large carriage and
one or two horses, or if there were no carriage, from two to
several horses. Or a couple of mares and foals. And that’s
exactly how the trailer was used. Sort of. It carried mules.
Sometimes, it carried several mules and other times, a large
carriage and one or two mules to pull it. The trailer owner’s
new motor home just arrived and as you may have guessed, the
motor home can’t pull a gooseneck. A new bumper pull is on order
and it’s time for the trusty Hillsboro to go to a new owner.
We’re showing it as a private sale.
As the name indicates, this one is 26’ feet
on the floor. We specified two 11’ box stalls plus a 4’ dressing
room. (All dimensions approximate.) Considering that 8’ is a
common box stall size, these 11’ box stalls are huge.
It’s a great set-up for long-distance travel with two horses,
for transporting mares and foals, or, as we mentioned earlier,
for carrying a good-sized carriage and the animals that pull it.
We noticed that many presentation carriages are about 10’ long,
so we specified 11’ boxes for a little leeway. The animal area
is rubber lined all around, including both sides of the center
gate. This one has rear doors and a full height side ramp
(that’s a rare feature), so whether you prefer a step-up or ramp
load, this trailer will let you do it. There’s also a convenient
pass door from the dressing room to the animal area. Also,
please note that the center gate swings forward and back. On
most trailers, the gate swings only toward the rear of the
trailer. We wanted as much loading/unloading flexibility as
possible, so the gate swings both ways and can be secured facing
forward or rearward along the wall. There’s also a wide escape
door across from the side ramp.
While this is considered a stock trailer,
you may note that it’s much smoother looking than your typical
stock trailer. In fact, it’s sleeker than most horse trailers.
It’s by Hillsboro, a long-time builder of premium aluminum
trailers, based in Hillsboro, Kansas. Rather than the typical
“posts & skin” construction, their Endura series features walls
of stacked aluminum tubes, bonded by extremely strong adhesive.
The result is a very strong, quiet, double-walled trailer, with
smooth walls inside and out. When describing the construction,
we compare it to how they build a log cabin, stacking one log on
top of another. We’ve attached a picture of a wall sample so you
can get better look at the construction. Aluminum and high-tech
adhesives have been used for decades to fabricate the major
structures in aircraft. It’s a well-proven method of
construction. The Endura floor consists of extruded aluminum
planks with integrated I-Beam cross members every 6 inches. It’s
a stout trailer, but nicely balanced and pulls well. (In case
you’re wondering, the high-tech adhesives are used on the wall
planks, where the distributed bond of the adhesive is
appropriate and desirable. Sometimes, though, a weld is the only
practical way to go. On the Endura, the floor planks and key
structural elements are welded in traditional fashion.)
Body width is 7’ and body height is
approximately 7’4”. It’s tall! The livestock air gaps
provide great light and ventilation and there are removable
Plexiglas inserts for the openings. This one has a pair of 6000
lb. torsion axles, brakes on all wheels and 16” radial tires
(including spare). It has running boards to aid ingress & egress
and loading lights over the side ramp and rear doors (in
addition to several interior lights). Owner-added accessories
include a water tank under the gooseneck (we estimate 25-30
gallons), four folding saddle racks and a hanging organizer on
the dressing room door.
We invite you to stop by and see this
versatile and good-looking Hillsboro Endura 26. Private Sale
on display at Traveled Lane. Asking $18,000.
1984 Hartman 2H Straight Load BP
– Stored inside until recently!
Apparently, to own a Hartman trailer is to love it. According to
a letter in the extensive documentation package with this
trailer, Hartman’s parent company ran into financial
difficulties many years ago and the whole works shut down,
including Hartman. Too bad. Everyone we know who’s owned a
Hartman loved it. Why? Well, we hardly every hear mention of a
Hartman without comments about the robust construction and
durability. Which brings us to this trailer. A Hartman. 1984.
Still solid and still looking good. (About that robust
construction: Note the thickness of the stall divider and take a
look at the forward stall post and roof arch. Massive.)
We think of this as a one-family trailer. A
fastidious engineer purchased the trailer new, kept it until a
couple of years ago and then gave it to his son. While in the
father’s possession, the trailer was stored indoors. The folder
full of service receipts and notes supports the claim that he
was meticulous about the trailer’s maintenance. The trailer
served the family well, but the need for tack storage recently
prompted the move to a new trailer. The family is now enjoying
their new trailer with spacious dressing room and we’re showing
their Hartman as a private sale.
As the subject line indicates, this is a 2H
straight load. Quite often, trailers from the ‘70s and ‘80s are
small by today’s standards. We were pleasantly surprised to see
that the dimensions of this Hartman are comparable to those of
many trailers on the market today. By our tape, body length is
10 feet, body width is 6 feet and interior height is a touch
over 7 feet. It also has two escape doors and a good complement
of windows for light and ventilation. There’s a spring assisted
ramp and (not shown in the pictures) a removable rear curtain to
close the area above the ramp. Other desirable features include
radial tires and brakes on all wheels.
The trailer was repainted in 1995 and
thanks to the indoor storage, the exterior looks great. The
interior was not repainted and has some patina, but it also
shows very well. The frame and skin of the trailer are steel,
the roof is fiberglass and the ramp skin is aluminum tread
We invite you stop by and check out this
well kept and affordable Hartman. Asking $2500. Private sale
on display at Traveled Lane.
1995 Kingston Belvedere 2H GN –
Warmblood Stalls & XL 5’ Dressing Room
This very nice Kingston Belvedere just came in to be displayed
as a private sale. Used Kingstons are highly sought and as nice
as this one is, we don’t expect it to stick around for long. Not
only is this one in very good condition, it's equipped with
several useful options, which we’ll describe shortly. The
owner’s horse has retired from showing, so rather than let the
trailer sit, she decided it was time for someone else to enjoy
all this trailer has to offer. This extended Belvedere has a
warmblood-length horse area (approximately 11 feet) and an extra
long dressing room (5 feet rather than the more common 4 feet).
Body height is approximately 7’5”, so it has the height for
As you can see, this Kingston has plenty of windows for light
and ventilation. There’s a lockable escape door on each side and
a running board near each for convenient entry and exit. For
ease of loading, the ramp has a spring assist. Per Kingston
standard practice, the lift assist is adjustable. This trailer
is equipped with the rare half divider with removable stud
divider panel. You can configure it as a full divider (as shown
here) or remove the lower panel and use it as a half divider.
For the comfort and safety of your horses, Kingston equips their
trailers with generously-sized wall and divider pads. The ones
in this trailer are in nearly perfect condition. This trailer is
also equipped with the optional head divider, which can be seen
stowed in the dressing room. Another useful feature is the
optional feeders (hanging on the front wall). And if you look
closely, you’ll see a couple of extra wheel covers in those
At 5 feet, the dressing room is 25 percent roomier than the
typical 4 footer. There are 3 saddle racks, bridle hooks, a
clothes rod, several windows and a roof vent. There’s a folding
step for convenient access to the upper gooseneck area and the
dressing room door is lockable. As mentioned earlier, this
trailer is equipped with the optional head divider. That’s it
leaning against the gooseneck bulkhead. (And please note - the
tan color on the head divider is not rust. That’s the reflection
of the wall paneling.)
This Belvedere features an aluminum skin over a steel frame.
Kingston employs many corrosion-fighting measures and it shows
in the solid condition of this trailer. This one has
smooth-riding torsion axles as on current Kingstons and the
radial tires (including spare) look almost as new. The owner
reports that the running gear (brakes and bearings) were
serviced in the past year. There’s a frame underneath the
gooseneck that once held a water tank, so if you’d like to have
a water tank, part of the work’s already done (assuming you find
a tank that fits the spot).
Kingston makes a limited number of high quality trailers per
year. Used ones don’t often come on the market and we’ve found
they usually sell fast. We invite you to stop by and check out
this very clean extended length Kingston Belvedere. Private
Sale on display at Traveled Lane. Asking $8500.
1995 Brenderup Baron TC with InstaTack
Here’s a 1995 Brenderup Baron TC. Thanks to
light weight, light tongue weight and an aerodynamic shape, a
Brenderup can be towed safely by many of today’s popular mid-sized
SUVs and trucks. Brenderup trailers have been running the roads of
the world since the early 1950s, so the design is well proven. The
Baron is designed for horses to 18 hands and this TC model has the
clever InstaTack dressing room. This is a private sale trailer on
display at our dealership. This Baron did its job well, but now the
owners need to carry 3 horses and that’s one thing a two horse
trailer can’t do.
Brenderups were developed in Europe, where
large tow vehicles are a rare luxury. Over there, most folks tow
with their fuel-efficient everyday vehicles. To ensure safe towing
by those smaller vehicles, European trailer manufacturers keep the
weight down and balance the trailer to reduce the tongue weight.
Less tongue weight helps keep the vehicle level for better steering
control. (The chassis has some stability-enhancing enhancing
features as well, but we won’t bore you with the details.)
The empty weight of the Baron is listed as 2150
lbs., one benefit of Brenderup’s unitized construction. The walls,
roof and chassis all work together to create a 3-dimensional
structure that’s light, yet strong. The Baron TC is designed so
that, when carrying horses, the loaded tongue weight will not exceed
250 lbs. For comparison, a domestic 2H with dressing room typically
carries about 600-900 lbs. on the hitch. (Remember, the Baron TC has
the InstaTack; it’s a dressing room trailer.)
As mentioned earlier, the Baron is designed for horses to 18 hands.
Body length is about 12 feet and height is a generous 7’4”. The ramp
is taller than most at 5 feet and has toeholds for safe loading. A
pair of gas springs at the base of the ramp keeps the lift effort
manageable. At the top of the ramp, there’s a storm panel. You can
run with the storm panel up or down (although most folks leave it
down for additional light and ventilation). In the horse area, the
Baron comes with a pair of groom doors as standard, a huge front
window and a 5-way opening window near each horse’s head. This Baron
has 3 butt bar positions so you can shorten the stall for smaller
horses. The trailer is equipped with a removable feeder, which can
be seen in some of the pictures. (Please note that this trailer was
originally offered with the optional head divider, which is visible
in some pictures. The head divider has been removed and is no longer
being offered with the trailer.)
Now for a few more words about the InstaTack.
The InstaTack is Brenderup’s patented convertible dressing room.
During travel, the tack compartment lid is down, allowing light to
stream in through the large front window and giving the horses
plenty of stretch out room for head & neck. When you reach your
destination, flip the lid to the vertical position and you have a
standing height dressing room. That’s the InstaTack. The Baron comes
with 2 saddle racks as standard. This trailer has had a second set
added, for a total of 4. Better yet, one of those racks is a
contoured Saddle Boss rack. Bridle hooks and a blanket bar are
standard and please note, the InstaTack has a door on each side for
One reason why Brenderups tend to last so long
is because of the long-lasting materials of which they’re built. The
Baron’s rugged steel frame is galvanized for corrosion protection,
the roof is durable fiberglass and the walls are tough Solid
Phenolic Core (SPC) panels. This trailer received a new Brenderup
original equipment floor in 2010.
This Baron has smooth-riding torsion axles and
radial tires. It also has Brenderup’s signature Inertia brakes. As
you slow your vehicle, Inertia brakes apply braking force
automatically in proportion to the load in the trailer. No need to
adjust a brake controller. In fact, with Inertia brakes (which are
mechanical rather than electric brakes), no brake controller is
The trailer comes with a Brenderup-logo spare
tire cover (not shown in photos) and two coupler locks.
We invite you to stop by and see this easy-pulling and well-equipped
Brenderup Baron TC. Private Sale on display at Traveled Lane.
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