Logan Coach, Beauty of Aluminum and Strength of Steel, Making Improvements with New Ideas.
I’ll take a mountain view any day. Logan Utah, nestled in-between snow covered mountains, is the home of Logan Coach by Carriage Industries LLC. A well organized factory with more framing jigs than I’ve seen in one place, keeping the 8 trailer models consistent. The Prestige interiors (in-house LQ conversions) are just up the street. I’ve towed dozens of Logan’s in my truck reviews and can say Logan is one of the most improved horse trailer lines I’ve used. Logan was the first trailer to build an all galvanized trailer. All Logan’s feature galvanized steel chassis, either aluminum or galvanized skin and triple wall construction.
Logan’s 8 trailer models keeps the plant at capacity. In house engineers allow changes on the fly. The Aluminum models are XT and XTR, Galvanized steel models, Edge, Wrangler, Maverick, straight load Triple Crown and Stockman livestock trailer. Logan Coach also makes a Toolsafe cargo trailer and the Silver Eagle, a popular motorcycle trailer.
The new Edge horse trailer line, have aluminum exterior and painted galvanized roof radius. These trailers are 6’9″ wide with standard drop windows on the headside and sliding bus windows on the tailside. The steel Wrangler trailer has two upgraded models, the Maverick with a sealed tack room and Maverick XL with drop down feed doors. Below, the stainless steel hinges, latch covers, rear door trim and corrugated polished aluminum siding on the XTR, bring out the fancy side of Logan.
Aluminum Skin XT and XTR Models
|Optional jail stud divider front stall in XT and XTR, next new for 2006, aluminum floor, which is spaced for fast drainage. It’s coated with Vortex, then the rubber mats go in. Picture at right, lot’s of tools come with the XT and XTR, from hat rack to muck fork in the expandable tack room.|
|Piano hinge on collapsible rear tack is strong, even available with a manger. Mid tack walk through door is huge. A walk through tack room is super convenient. Unirack saddle and blanket rack has moveable bars. Everything is very adjustable so you can load the tack room the way you want and then change it. Under the manger are additional hooks for organizing the extra “stuff.” accessible from the outside doors.|
Right, one piece aluminum roof rolls on to it’s jig. Precision is needed here as the roof if built separate and added to the walls.
Thick Stainless Steel and aluminum replaceable hinges are made by Logan. Quick door coupler and slam latches are fast. The enclosed cam door latches are unique with a refined finished look.
|Big improvement for reaching and controlling the feed doors for all height folks. You pull the rod and then fold the door down with it. Lock nuts on window rod keep window shut. You’ll see this feature catch on in the industry. Next picture is the wire junction box, you want the wiring done right for the long haul. Right pictures, stall latches are simple and work well.|
Pads, Pads and Pads
Axles, Braces and Structural Integrity
|Where axle opening is framed to the walls, there are 3 boxed cross members welded together. This also extends out for running boards and fender frame. Axle opening has tremendous reinforcing, the frame ties the trailer to the axle trolley. Tall inside fender keeps your horse from climbing.|
|Super structure for holding tanks and skid plate for the outlet hoses. Isolated angle-iron frame separating horse floor and LQ or dressing room, keeping urine out of the people place. Plenty of caulking.|
|Roof masked off, to coat the chassis. One piece aluminum roof sealed seam. Well done roof bows, this is where the jigs shine.|
Corner radius caps with ears and ribs to reinforce top corner piece. Plate slides inside the top rail aluminum extrusion for reinforcing inside the C-plate.
Spider web angle braces for the neck to wall attachment. Looks like a house roof truss.
Even the neck fits into a jig, this is how you make uniform trailers.
Stainless trim, looks sharp. Logan trademark radius neck gusset curve. Vortex coated steel. Covered neck option seen below.
Stud stall, a ventilated stud wall. On a bumper pull I towed, the stud wall folded up.
|Standard FeaturesTraditional Logan Coach wedge nose
• 8′ Wide
• 12′ x 13′ living area
• Two (2) 30# LPG tanks w. auto switch over
• CO2, LP, fire, and smoke detectors
• 14′ 2-step awning
• Single leg hydraulic jack
• 8000# axles with 14 ply “G” rated tires
• Enclosed storage under GN
• Pass thru door from bathroom to 1st stall
• Two (2) side tack rooms (one in front and at rear)
• Manger in each stall except 1st stall
• 1st stall escape door
• Ultra leather sofa w/ dual leg table
• Optional dinette Sleeper w/ table
• Queen size inner spring mattress
• Custom full-length mirror w/ frame
• Rustic custom cabinet pulls w. choice of options
• Magazine rackKitchen
• Two-burner recessed cooktop w/ cover
• Convection oven/microwave
• Power vent hood w/ 12v light
• 6.0 refrigerator
• Double sink
|Valences, Blinds, Pillows, Comforters• Day/night shades (all windows)
• Custom valences (all windows)
• Wood framed/trimmed windows
• Bed pillow shams
• Bedroom toss pillows
• Lounge Pillows
• Privacy CurtainHeating & Cooling• Air conditioner w/ thermostat
• 16,000 BTU ducted forced air furnace
• Fantastic vent over bed
|Cabinets, Wood & Doors• Optional cherry or maple
• Cabinets over dinette
• Cabinets under dinette
• Drawer under fridge
• Cabinets under and over sink
• Two drawers under stove pantry
• Wardrobe closet with shelves next to fridge
• Two cabinets w. mirror in GN nose
• Full height cabinet on passenger side GN
• Swinging wood bathroom door
|Water Systems• 12 volt water pump
• 10 gallon DSI water heater
• 60 gallon fresh water tank
• 55 gallon black and grey tanks w/ single termination
valve and skid plate protection
• Sewer hose w/ attached fitting and carrier
• Water monitor system
• City water fill
• Winterizing kit
• Exterior water faucet on drop wall
|Bathroom• Vanity w/ underneath storage
• Medicine Cabinet with door and mirror
• Double wardrobe closet w/ shelves
• Shower w/ glass door and sky light
• Standard toilet and sink
• Custom three piece bath set
• Power Vent
Lighting & Electrical
• Pre- Wire for Generator w/ remote switch and voltage meter located in last manger compartment
• 4.0 Onan Generator (optional)
• 45 amp power converter w. 35′ power cord
• One outside 110 volt receptacle passenger side
• Custom vanity lighting in bath
• Two 12 volt Swivel spot lights in GN nose
• Two 12 volt swivel spot lights under cabinet above dinette
• Two 12 volt custom wall lamps (dinette area)
• 12 volt in-direct/dome lights in ceiling (bath, GN, and living area)
• Two deep cycle batteries wired for vehicle recharge w/ lockable box
• Wall switches for Separate 12 volt lighting
• Lighted exterior grab handle
• 17″ LCD Flat screen TV
• Second 13″ LCD flat screen TV w/ swing out arm (optional)
• AM/FM CD/DVD player
• TV antenna w. 12 volt outlet and boost
• Four (4) interior speakers and two (2) exterior speakers interior
• Allantee soft touch walls and ceiling w/ wood trim
• Vinyl flooring
• Wains Cot wall paneling
In House Living Quarters
Disappearing Sink above commode>>
|LQs are done “in house” with Logan called Prestige Interiors, making them more affordable and warranty issues are handled easier and faster with just one source. Logan is truly a trailer you can say has the “biggest bang for the buck”. Talk about options, it’s a long list. LQ 3/4″ floor ceiling particle board. 7/16″ thick walls.|
All Living Quarter 7’6″ tall. Logan’s “step” is a box. Homey look with a multitude of colors.
Super closet, left. Logan is one of the most space efficient LQ’s in the market.
Wonder how they get the floors so flat? Trailers wait for all the boxes to go inside. Lots of details go into a Living Quarters.
Factory LQ advantages, they know where everything is. Miles of wires go in a LQ. Faucet in the bulkhead.
I’ve watched a few travel trailers get built. Horse trailers are tanks compared to most of the RV industry.
In the constant improvements that happens at Logan Coach, the nose supports change to a sub floor in LQ for cabinets to not take impact from gooseneck/truck. You’ve got to protect the nice woodwork in LQ’s.
Roomy bedroom, nice folding couch arrangement, the sliding sink is a hoot, it disappears. Factory LQs are economical.
I’ve towed Logan’s over Trail Ridge ( tallest continuous highway in US). They pull easy, simple to use & my horse models step in smartly. The graphics are eye catching along with the diamond plate nose guard & fenders.
I like the width at 7’3″. This is a comfortable width for trailing and visibility. The trend is 8′ wide for LQ’s.
I towed a 3 horse LQ Logan Coach Aluminum XT to Steamboat Colorado from Denver and it towed straight and easy through the Rockies. At Steamboat Lake Outfitters, we tied 3 horses to the outside D rings. The D rings are welded to the double post for the stall divider. Waldo the Appaloosa, reared and went down making the other horses jerk hard. The D rings held. Heavy duty like the rest of the trailer, made for decades of use, triple wall construction in the stall area and doors, you know, where the kicking occurs.
In my review I’m not going to list the options you can find on Logan Coach’s website or brochures. My job is to report on what you don’t usually get the chance to see. I’ve got a cool job!
I always end up with extra pictures. But you might see something below that would answer a question or cause you to ask one.