Safr Aluminum Horse Trailers fill the void left by Brenderup for fuel saving trailers: Why not build a trailer to be aerodynamic, lowering wind resistance to improve fuel mileage and using the air to stabilize the trailer. It should be a priority with trailer manufactures now and if not now when, when fuel is $10 a gallon? It’s about function not just beauty.  It’s time to change the way horse trailers are designed.  And handling should be a design function. Safr Trailers tows similar to Brenderup’s design with no sway. Read the MrTruck review

Brenderup, International Horse Trailer with components from Texas, Nebraska, Indiana and Denmark, 29 Years; US assembly and distribution ended January 2011

Towing with Toyota’s Review 

New for Baron L, DoorRamp and French side doors that are taller below

A VW towing a Baron L up the mountain Still all the ramp features you like, 5′ long with stabilizer jacks Bottom left door latch Quick latch with safety pin

Latch swings out of the way Unlocking top left ramp latch Then grab the handle and swing open the door Now you can load feed bags or bales with a forklift
These days we all want better fuel mileage towing our trailers. Even if fuel prices go down, we know they’ll go back up. Brenderup is the easiest towing horse trailer I’ve found. Designed to be towed with cars in Europe safely. Brenderup is a remarkable horse trailer, with the chassis coming from Denmark and the walls and roof made in Texas.
Rule of thumb, if the vehicle is designed to use a class III receiver hitch, it will tow a Brenderup. With less than 4% tongue weight (3.75%) as required in Europe, the balanced horse load and light tongue weight didn’t squat the Toyota 4Runner or Tacoma I towed the largest Brenderup, the Baron. We’ve reviewed the Brenderup before, Read… now we’re checking out how they are put together.

Yes it’s more expensive than a steel trailer, but in the same range as an aluminum trailer and will last as long. No painting or welding done in Texas when the walls and roof are attached to the chassis.

I drove a 2008 Toyota 4Runner to Midland Texas to see how Brenderups are assembled. And I wanted to tow a Baron back to Colorado with the 4Runner which is midsize SUV.

The 4Runner did 21 mpg from Colorado to Texas empty, coming back towing the new 12 inch longer Baron Brenderup, the 4Runner did 14.2 mpg. Traveling at 70 mph, the tachometer ran 2050 rpm without trailer. Towing the Brenderup the tachometer showed 2200 at 70 mph. I tried to make the Brenderup sway on the way home from Texas, like you might if you wanted to check the trailer tires. The Brenderup Baron corrected the sway in one movement, most torsion axle trailers will take 3 side to side actions to correct straight and a shackle leaf spring suspension may not quit swaying until you stop.

Open, inviting, well lit from the front window and white interior. I like the front window, horses load easier with the tall ceiling and window, telling your horse he’s not walking into a cave.

Stall width is 31″ similar to slant loads, long slant stalls. Escape doors are low, so the horse doesn’t.

Chest bar is set for shortest horse, 3 adjustments. Butt bar has 6 different positions for fitting a 12 hand horse to 17 and larger. You don’t have to custom order a Brenderup to fit a large horse. I’ve loaded 17.3 hand Quarter horses in a Baron with no trouble. Very versatile.

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Two mats so they are easy to remove and clean floor,  50 lbs each, what does your mats weigh?

New, door edges are framed in aluminum, nice look. (picture right)

This is what comes in the sea container from Denmark, 21 chassis in a container lands in Houston port. The axles, floor, frame, ramps, hitch, coupler, brakes etc.

Galvanized floor frame, tongue, and side posts, axles are galvanized too.

 

 

Chris Barr, the big cheese with Brenderup, goes over assembly schedule with Jay Martin production manager.

 

Four models, Baron, Royal, Prestige and Solo. Baron the largest 2 horse accounts for 50% sales. Different color walls is an option,  LED lights started in 2008. I want a pink Brenderup.

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Why wouldn’t you tow your horse trailer through Starbauch’s?

 Brenderup trailers are tested by TUV to pass German government national standards. To be on the road in Europe, trailers have to pass tests. Not a cone test, but durability and safety.

Fiberglass resign roofs are made in Texas. Chris Barr has production control for the US trailers, heavier built for the US market. Chris uses composite walls like your counter top in your kitchen which is very durable and strong. Made with Formica, Solid Phoenlic Resin (SPR) 15 mm, 5/8″ thick. I’ve beat on sections of the walls with a sledge hammer, I don’t think a horse could kick a hole in it. The walls of the European trailers sold in Europe are fiberglass. SPR is cooler, put your hand on a Brenderup wall and an aluminum wall on another trailer. Sikaflex bonding is the sealant used on Brenderups, commonly used on boats. Pictures right, aluminum extrusion attaches the fiberglass roof to the SPR wall.

Torsion axles with shocks, does your trailer have shocks? Your truck does, this is why a Brenderup doesn’t bounce when it’s empty and your horse’s legs don’t have to do the work of a shock absorber.

A complete suspension, smooth ride, empty and loaded.

Rain tires roll straight in bad weather.

I’m predicting other trailer manufactures will start offering shocks. Brenderup is a unique trailer with advanced features. 27 years here, I would call them tested and proven. A veteran in the industry.

Axle Spindles, Find me one Larger

Overbuilt suspension, are your axle spindles 2 inches thick and replaceable? The torsion axle spindle nut is torqued at 240 lbs. That takes a big wrench

Two inch spindle, massive permanent sealed bearings. No maintenance, no repacking grease and replacing seals. Brenderup has used sealed wheel bearings since 1995 with no replacements.

Perm packed bearings just like your car. I’ve looked at car wheel bearings with more than 100k and they showed little wear. Standard trailers can be over greased in the axle factory and the trailer factory and then greased again by the owner and now the brakes are packed in grease and they don’t work, not on a Brenderup.

In Europe, trailers are required to have self contained and activated brakes. Brenderup brakes are self actuated and have a parking brake. More details in my original review,

Five ft. ramps with traction ribs. Longer than the average ramp, your horse can have all four hoofs on at once. The rear of the trailer has drop jacks to stabilize the trailer. Good for training your horse to ramps.

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  Americans working hard building Brenderups in Texas. Formica (Solid Pfenal Resin) SPR, makes a strong light cool wall.
  On Baron model, roof and nose are one piece. No welding, no painting

Roof and walls made in Texas, coupler is from Indiana, jack is from Nebraska.

 

Brake rod in the middle pulls the cables to the brakes. It’s a mechanical surge brake with parking brake. All self contained and activated. You don’t need a trailer brake controller,

Simon Barr (left) and Chris keep the phone calls answered. You can always call and talk to the boss.    

Prestige model has one piece fiberglass roof with a SPR nose.

 

Plastic fender option

 

Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition with 4.0L V-6 and 5-speed automatic, was a perfect match for towing the Baron Brenderup from Texas to Colorado. Don’t they look sharp together? I like the Sport Editions hood scoop, reminds me of high school. Rated a little better than the Tacoma for fuel mileage, 16 mpg city and 20 highway. Brenderup lets you keep your SUV that your want and still afford to take your horses to the trail and forget about the recession thing for a while. Horses do that, make you smile !

Not to be outdone on bling, Brenderup comes with a locking coupler, built in park brake, ball sock, horse ties and more. In the previous review we covered the self contained brake system and the unique story of Brenderup, Read…

Brenderup, hay hauler, ATV hauler, motorcycle hauler, golf cart hauler, even all your horse sizes.

Toyota Tacoma V6, a quality tight body, tows baron well, 2000 rpm doesn’t lug at 70 mph, 2500 rpm with hay load. stays in power band for good acceleration, my pick for small truck. The Tacoma handled the largest Brenderup Baron with flying colors. With Tacoma factory mirrors I can see past the Brenderup, the bodies match, trailer brakes are great on the Baron

Hauling hay with the Baron model, 36 bales with divider still in 16×34 inch Colorado bales, 11 bales on the Tacoma,  2384 #’s total, similar to towing a couple horses and tack.

Tacoma Double Cab SR5 4×4 with 4.0L V-6 and manual 6 speed, needed lower gears in 1st to start under load. Better trailer towing choice with and automatic transmission.

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Safr Aluminum Horse Trailers fill the void left by Brenderup for fuel saving trailers: Why not build a trailer to be aerodynamic, lowering wind resistance to improve fuel mileage and using the air to stabilize the trailer. It should be a priority with trailer manufactures now and if not now when, when fuel is $10 a gallon? It’s about function not just beauty.  It’s time to change the way horse trailers are designed.  And handling should be a design function. Safr Trailers tows similar to Brenderup’s design with no sway. Read the MrTruck review

   

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