When I was a kid, we didn't have a horse trailer to haul cattle. We hauled them in the back of a pickup truck, using a cattle rack. Looked just like panels from a stake bed truck, and the panels slid right into the stake pockets. Corners bolted together, and there was a top-sliding center gate at the rear, just big enough for a cow to get through.That's a brilliant idea! I need to find me a donkey that knows how to load! But first, to make that livestock cage.
That Premier should work for you. If you're handy, you can build your own, get the oanels from your local farm supply store, use tiny hose clamps to connect the panels together. Add a 2x4 wood superstructure if you want it heavy-duty. In lieu of hose clamps, hog rings might be strong enough if you use enough of them.I was eyeing the price conscious pickup hauler made by Premier1 and the much more pricey Pickup Popper... but have issues justifying the cost. The grown sheep don't fit in the 800 series kennel I already have. A tiny horse trailer would be awesome though! Except for the fact I suck at backing up a trailer... or just backing up without a trailer.
I've been just using my dad's silverado for which I made some rails for the sides that fit the stake pockets. Was super cheap and has worked well. Usually tie a sheep to each side and just put the ramp in the middle as it's an 8 foot bed. It would be nice to be able to do it all on my own though, as I can't drive a manual transmission.
Edit: My dad used to have a 68 chevy with 3 on the tree... yellow on the outside and a lime green interior that could be hosed out. He bought it as part of a bulk buy a farmer was doing with Chevy's. He hauled lots of air in that thing until I started making it dingy with livestock stuff when the truck was already 35 years old. lol
You need to read the manual for the model of brake controller you are using. If you dont have the manual, you can usually find one online, or find YouTube vids or vids on the mfrs website, or even websites like etrailer.com.3200 lbs dry weight. Sway bar and brake controller. Towed it from Lancaster PA to Long Island. 65mph. First time towing and not a problem at all. Break controller works really well actually saved me a few times. How do I stop the break jerking at low speeds?
You mean like the guy earlier in this thread that hauled a pallet of wood pellets (estimated around 2000lbs), or the guy that hauled a yard of bull rock (estimated around 2500lbs).... :nerd:Cool. I was thinking you may have grossly overloaded your RL (not that ANYONE here would ever do such a thing!).
Ha! I didn't load up quite as much as you did (maybe a cubic yard). Very fortunate that our city recycling center has a mountain of compost that they're giving away for free!It all started when I suggested we could build a garden planter out of the cedar panels from the rotting fence we were taking down. The chief engineer ran with the idea and we ended up with 3 large boxes which the CE thought needed good top soil. I'll get some delivered I advised. 'What's wrong with that expensive new truck you had to have?' was the reply. "I'm not putting dirt in the Ridgey!" I responded.
It's a 3'x4' CZC-Auto cargo net - see post #16 in the mattress thread:Yep, cleaning out in-law's garage. There were paneling scraps in there from when the basement family room was finished in 1975, and I'm not making this up.
BTW, like that cargo net - looks easier than strapping the miscellaneous stuff that tends to flop akimbo. Details? TIY
Looks like you could've gotten that pallet a little further forward if you had tipped up or removed the tonneau... that would've put a little less sag on the back end. Looks like it handled it well, though! 👍BRICKS 1550 Pounds
FYI, My version of a RTL-E BE in Modern Silver...……...
In another post a few months back, i alluded to the change in payload possibly being attributed to the change in transmissions, although this did not show up in the 2020 models, and perhaps it took Honda a year to get their press materials straightened out. The other significant change was in the front bodywork, but we don't know what weight differences were there, either.
@Mjrchaos, I suspect you'll be reporting to General Disarray soon... 😁