The Goat RV!
Well, we went and did it! We bought a new horse/goat trailer with a gooseneck hitch! The entire new rig is the exact same overall length as our old bumper-pull rig but it has a TON more space due to the gooseneck design. I can’t wait to use it for our next goat vacation!

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This one has windows that close so the goats don’t have to get wet in a rainstorm. The bars pull down as well so we can reach in and pet them or feed them without opening the back doors.

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Now we have two smaller doors instead of one huge one, so it will be much easier to load goats. These doors also fasten back so we don’t have to wrestle with them on a windy day.

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The floor is rubberized, permeable, and permanent. Moisture wicks down through, goes through slits in the rhino-lined floorboards, and out onto the road instead of sitting underneath mats and rotting out the floor. I LOVE this feature! The center divider lifts off, and the walls are lined so the goats don’t end up with black aluminum stains on their coats like they did in my old trailer.

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Here’s the gooseneck compartment. This will be very nice for the times when it’s raining or hailing or we pull into a camping area late at night. We can sleep up here instead of setting things up outside. There’s also a lot of storage in this area for sleeping bags, tents, and other camping equipment. It will be nice not to have to haul those things around in the back seat of the pickup!

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And this is the best feature of all… the tack room! It is a HUGE, wide tack area with two rows of saddle racks, a center blanket bar, all the hooks I could want, a water tank in the left corner, and room to spare all over the place! I’ve already got twice as much stuff in here now as I had in my old trailer, and it’s still not full. The doors (not shown in the photo) have hooks and storage in them as well. It’s a fantastic tack room! And everything is only one layer deep so I don’t have to crawl past a bunch of stuff to go find something at the back. I can’t wait to try this out on a goat vacation!

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That is a nice Rig! Be sure and share pictures when you get to go on a trip!!! Wink
You should see the cleaning I did today after hauling Silver and Felix in the Suburban for 2 hours on Saturday. There's a down side to my goat-mobile vs a trailer
I don't drink beer, but if I did, I'd prefer Dos Equis.  Stay thirsty my friends!
Yeah, there's a lot to be said for having animals in a separate trailer where they can be free to do what animals do and I can take care of it later with a shovel and a hose. Wink
What a beautiful trailer!  You will love the way it pulls!  The goats will have a better ride, too.

One thing you may want to consider buying, if you don't already have it, is a tandem axle trailer jack.  It's come in handy for me a coupe of times.  Mine is aluminum abut looks like this one on Amazon.

For times you need to go but aren't able to "cop a squat" this portable toilet has come in very handy for me.
Goatberries Happen!
I do have a trailer jack like that (one in each trailer!). They've come in handy several times. We'll think about the toilet. My friend Betty has a 5-gallon bucket with kitty litter and a toilet seat on top. That works well also and of course is a very inexpensive option and one that doesn't require water.
Never thought of that. Great no water and cheap option.

Are you going to Rendy?
Goatberries Happen!
I don't know. We're on the fence for a number of reasons.

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