Horse Floats - renovating?
Has anyone had an older float professionally renovated? I like the size of ours, but want to change the locking system on the back door for one thing as well as the panel work/replacement.
It was originally built by a well known company from Ohaupo. What I like about it is that it tows beautifully and you wouldn't know it was on behind. Not all horse floats are created equal. Neighbour has a Zenith and it bucks and jumps and rattles behind the tow vehicle and feels like it wants to take charge. Badly balanced I think.
Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
kai;458627 wrote: probably helpful to post some pics
No not really, I'm not after opinions on my one, rather experiences of anyone having already gone down the track of having one renovated. I have googled some forums that came up with pics in USA, but nothing here.
My priority if contemplating this is the floor. Far too many horses have gone through the floor of old floats. Second would be the strength of the ribs and cross connections that together give you a strong skeleton. After that - wheels and brakes (if you have them).
I kind of agree with you about the cost of new floats. It is hard to see where the money is but I stand to be corrected. Perhaps you could go to someone who does WOF and ask them what the priorities are for them and then work backwards for costing? Just a thought
It would be helpful knowing the sort of work it needed, else it would like be trying to compare opinions of someone who had the tail lights replaced vs someone who had the towing frame or complete wood work redone or someone who decided they wanted a new paint job with naked lady painted on the outside.
swaggie;458669 wrote: No not really, I'm not after opinions on my one, rather experiences of anyone having already gone down the track of having one renovated. I have googled some forums that came up with pics in USA, but nothing here.
We cant really help you that much as we havent seen the float ourselves or know what is actually required