For the new 2015 Featherlite horse trailer lineup, the Featherlite product development team turned to some of the best trailer experts in the industry—their customers.
“Every new improvement comes from a suggestion our customers or dealers made,” said Justin Queensland, Featherlite National Sales Manager.
Redesigned Windows and Stalls
One of Featherlite’s top new features is the redesigned drop down feed door windows. The new windows maximize airflow and light into the trailer and feature a lowered handle for extra convenience.
“The new heavy-duty frame and bars really stand up to abuse, while the more rugged hinge design allows the window to lay flat against the trailer, giving trailer owners and their horses a more secure ride when the window is down during travel,” Queensland said.
Another new feature is the new stall length in the Featherlite Model 8533 gooseneck horse trailer. Featherlite engineers redesigned the trailer’s interior to add almost a foot in length to the stalls while still keeping them at their standard 42” width.
“Horses will appreciate the new hi-tech composite rubber wall lining in the horse area,” Queensland said. “The material holds up better to wear and tear from both weather and horses.” The new lining also provides a sleeker look, and it can be reused again and again, making the lining both economical and environmentally friendly.
Featherlite has also outfitted its dressing rooms with enhanced turf. The new material is thicker, more durable and resists water, mold and mildew, based on testing by Featherlite engineers. It is held in place with a cutting-edge adhesive that is more temperature resistant to ensure the turf will lie flat, even in extreme climates, according to Queensland.
Finally, Featherlite has introduced two options that trailer owners have requested. A new 12v LED dome light is not only brighter, but also more energy efficient. Trailer owners with a hay rack can also choose the new telescoping ladder option. It makes climbing trailers easier, and it conveniently stores on the trailer’s side when finished.
All Featherlite trailers also come with a 10-year limited warranty. Most models also have a three-year bumper to bumper warranty. “This is a sign of how confident we are that we build the best trailers on the road,” Queensland said.
Trailers with these new features and options will begin appearing on dealer lots later this spring. For more information on Featherlite’s new lineup of horse trailers, contact your nearest Featherlite dealership, visit Featherlite online at www.fthr.com or call 1-800-800-1230.
Featherlite, Inc. is a North American leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing high quality aluminum specialty trailers, specialized transporters and custom mobile marketing trailers. Featherlite has highly diversified product lines offering hundreds of standard model and custom-designed horse, livestock, car, utility and recreational trailers through an extensive dealer network in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its "Official Trailer" status of NASCAR, Featherlite is a sponsor of many equine, livestock and motorsports organizations. Featherlite is part of the Universal Trailer Corporation’s family of brands.