What is Brenderup Horse Trailer
Brenderup Horse Trailers is a leading manufacturer of horse trailers. Based in Denmark, the company has been in business for over 60 years and has a wide range of horse trailer models to suit every need. Whether you’re looking for a small trailer to tow behind your car or a large triple-axle trailer to haul multiple horses, Brenderup has a model to suit your needs.
In addition to horse trailers, Brenderup also manufactures a range of other trailers, including car trailers, ATV trailers, and utility trailers. So whatever your trailer needs, Brenderup is sure to have a model that’s perfect for you.
Brenderup Horse Trailer Specs
Whether you’re looking to buy a horse trailer or you’re just curious about the specs, here is a detailed rundown of the Brenderup horse trailer. The Brenderup horse trailer is a popular choice for those looking for a high-quality, reliable trailer. It is available in a variety of sizes and can be customized to meet your specific needs.
The Brenderup horse trailer is made from durable materials and is designed to withstand the rigors of transporting horses. It features a spacious interior with plenty of room for your horses to move around. The trailer also has a number of options for ventilation, so you can keep your horses comfortable during long journeys.
Brenderup Horse Trailer Models
Brenderup manufactures a wide variety of horse trailers, ranging from small, single-horse models to large, multi-horse models. Their trailers are well-built and designed for durability and comfort, with various features that make them ideal for horse transportation.
Some of the Brenderup horse trailer models include the Single Horse Trailer, the Royal Horse Trailer, the Baron Horse Trailer, and the Viking Horse Trailer. Each model is designed for a specific purpose and has its own unique features. For example, the Single Horse Trailer is a lightweight model that is easy to tow, while the Royal Horse Trailer is a luxurious model with all the bells and whistles.
If you’re in the market for a horse trailer, Brenderup is a great option to consider. Their trailers are of high quality and sure to meet your needs.
With such a remarkable towing machine as the Quadrasteer GMC Denali, I thought it only right to review a equally controversial remarkable horse trailer, the Brenderup. Manufactured in Denmark and assembled in Texas, Brenderup is a typical horse trailer in Europe, where they don’t have the large pickup trucks and SUV’s like the US. Which is one of the advantages of Brenderup, being able to use a smaller tow vehicle. The typical tow vehicle for a Brenderup is a Volvo station wagon. With the maximum tongue weight of the largest Brenderup (Baron) being only 250#’s, tow vehicle choices just doubled. The heaviest Brenderup, the Baron, weighs 2150 pounds empty.
Usually when I tow any trailer with a Quadrasteer, there is a dramatic improvement in trailer control. The Brenderup is the exception, it towed great even with 4-wheel-steer option shut off. I had an experienced horse trainer, Jim Rae, with the Colorado Natural Horsemanship Center, load two of his Quarter Horses in it, drive it and tell me his impression. He had never seen a Brenderup, his horses never used a ramp trailer before. We were all surprised at how well it did. We hauled two horses for a scenic ride south of Parker CO. You should have seen the smile on the horses! They also knew I wasn’t driving. We didn’t even use one of the features of the Brenderup trailer line, the rear jacks that stabilize the trailer as horses walk up the rubber padded did. We hauled two horses for a scenic ride south of Parker CO. You should have seen the smile on the horses! They also knew I wasn’t driving. We didn’t even use one of the features of the Brenderup trailer line, the rear jacks that stabilize the trailer as horses walk up the rubber padded cleated ramps. Jim told me the hollow sound of a ramp can scare a horse. The rear jacks are a good idea for teaching a horse to use ramps, limiting the movement of the trailer.
On horse forums, in the past, I have heard negative posts about Brenderup horse trailers, and seen the loyal users come to their defense. So I investigated and learned about unique features of the trailer, that would help other trailers. They do look different, tall, aerodynamic and a spoiler on the rear of the roof. Brenderup comes in a one or two horse configuration. Competition is the mother of improvement.
I wish trucks had over 100 manufactures as trailers do, not 5.5 truck manufactures. My view is 20 years of Brenderup trailers sold in the US, if they were dangerous, we would hear more than opinions based on looks. And they assemble them in Texas and you don’t mess with Texas! The #1 truck state. My review trailer from Tom Svejcar a Brenderup dealer from Lyons Colorado, was 3 years old. It showed little wear, mostly just a few pealing decals. Brenderup’s are bigger than you think looking at pictures. The high roof works like the vaulted ceiling in my house, making the room seem larger.
Brenderup’s long V-tongue goes way under the trailer almost to the first axle. You can see the rubber boot where the coupler pushes back to active the trailer brakes with cables. Parking brake handle runs the same cables. Bet you wish your trailer had a parking brake.
Like your tow vehicle, the Brenderup has toe in on the axles to keep it towing straight. The axles are torsion with shock absorbers. The unique looking roof with the upslope spoiler to the rear and inward sloping rear ramp gate, all have purpose. You’ve all heard of drafting, like they use in stock car racing and some folks do that behind semi-trucks, where you get close enough to get pulled by the front vehicle. All the different air turbulence that swirls behind vehicles, especially large square types, can create suction. It’s easy to feel when on a motorcycle and a large truck passes you. This happens with horse and RV trailers, making some sway more from the suction than others. With the Brenderup, the roof upslope controls the air current going off the rear of the trailer and the inward slope of the rear ramp-gate, breaks up the air roll that swirls behind trailers, making them far less susceptible to the draft of a passing truck or even the canyon winds we have in the Colorado Rockies. Add all this together, and you won’t find a easier towing trailer as is, without a weight distributing hitch or anti-sway bar. The balance of the loaded trailer is level as it should be with more of the trailer weight on the trailer and less on the trailer tongue than conventional horse trailers. This weight balance and aerodynamic shape allows smaller tow vehicles.
I would like to see a horse that kicks, take on the Brenderup. I’ve taken a hammer to it and couldn’t hurt it. Solid phenolic resin walls on larger models and laminate on the smaller ones, make for a solid wall ready for abuse. They sent me samples of the solid phenolic resin that I beat with a hammer. It’s good stuff, I was tired and so was the hammer. One piece floor laminate as well as the walls on the smaller models will resist corrosion and are easy to clean.
There is also controversy with emergency service personnel about the benefit of a trailer roof that would allow the horse to escape after a roll over. The fiberglass roof ads to the well lit interior as well as being cooler in the summer and is becoming more popular in horse trailers. The ramp/tailgate has hydraulic struts to make lifting easy, with it’s adjustable top door.
I towed the Baron Brenderup to Estes Park with the Quadrasteer Denali. On those mountain curves, the Brenderup cornered like is was on rails as a sports car would. The Baron Brenderup is the easiest pulling trailer I’ve tried. No fighting the steering wheel, no trailer whip, you forget the trailer’s back there. The trailer brakes engaged hard when I braked hard. No brake controller needed as the Brenderup’s brakes are self activated. The trailer brakes work similar to surge brakes found on boat trailers. But instead of the tow vehicles change in motion pushing the trailer coupler into the hydraulic plunger to activate hydraulic brakes, Brenderup’s coupler pushes in to move 4 cables which activate the trailer brakes. It’s called “all wheel Inertia®.”
From underneath, trailer brakes and park brake have a rod connecting to a cable from each wheel. The chassis and frame are hot dip galvanized steel including the independent torsion axles with shocks. Brenderup’s have a low center of gravity with most of their weight at floor level.
According to Brenderup, “Only BRENDERUP REAL® TRAILERS employs INERTIA® 4-wheel brakes designed to operate as the driver comes off the accelerator pedal and before getting to the brake pedal. Under ALL circumstances whenever the trailer tries to push on the tow vehicle the trailer brakes are being applied in direct proportion to the weight of the trailer at the time and the rate of deceleration. The INERTIA® brake system also has an independent parking brake, emergency breakaway and antilock characteristics.”