Ljubomir Livestock Hauler update

Just got these from Larry, the trailer restoration guy.

The grey I picked is a simple semi-glossy color. It will have diamond plate around the front and black rock guard (basically grip tape) along the bottom. Note the tail lights have been replaced with LED style. All the running lights and interior lights will be the same.

Recall, this is what it looked like the day I bought it:

That’s not burnt orange paint. That’s rust. On every inch of it.

And if you really want to know why I bought a white dually F350 to go with it, and painted the trailer this color, its because my boys have this exact toy in their room somewhere:

 

This way, we have matching rigs. Just saying.

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3 thoughts on “Ljubomir Livestock Hauler update

  1. Understated elegance in a livestock hauler. Of course the animals won’t appreciate it.

    Speaking of which, how does one haul them that far as a practical matter? Many years ago now the railroads quit transporting livestock due to regulations that required they be stopped, let out into pens, watered, and rested after a certain number of hours. I guess it became cost ineffective.

    Does a private hauler have to account for this? Is there some way for them to get water in the trailer while underway? Just curious. I don’t personally know anyone that has hauled livestock that far to ask. They move animals around here often, but usually no farther than would be done that day. Horse people take their mounts pretty far for shows, but these days they use high end trailers where the people live in there with the horses.

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    • Yep, those rigs with the living quarters are nice. We won’t be spending that much money on a horse trailer.

      We have found several websites devoted to hauling livestock over great distances.

      Essentially, the answer is, you find places with stables/holding pens on site. Out in rural America, they exist. Our first stop will probably be in Amarillo, then somewhere in Wyoming, etc. Each of the places we have looked at have places to let the creatures out for the night. The rule of thumb is 12 hours in the trailer is probably a little too long.

      It is going to be an adventure, no doubt about it.

      There is one benefit to having a trailer with quarters though, so it may be something in the future for me. One of my goals is to join the search and rescue team once we get settled, and be part of the mounted group. In a scenario where you have to haul your horse to a trail head, and then spend days mounted looking for the lost, it would be a great thing to have. So, we’ll see.

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  2. That makes sense. People in places like Texas panhandle and Wyoming “get it”, and would be likely to have appropriate facilities.

    That search and rescue scenario sounds way cool.

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