Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Trailer Update: The "T" Word

Well, my poor trailer is still pinned beneath the tree. Hopefully tomorrow... The truck has been moved and seems to have literally bounced back. It did try to take the trailer with it for a couple of inches before the hitch slipped free.
My Atlas trailer

The tree guy came on Sunday to give an estimate. He said it is a slightly complicated job due to the other surrounding trees. It will run $500- $600.

The adjuster came on Monday. I think I took more pictures than he did. He noticed the front panels are bowing under the weight. As he looked at the roof, he dared to utter the "T" word. I was not even thinking that word and was surprised. I told him that trailer was worth more than my car, so I did not think it possible. Seriously, if my car was not totaled in September, there is no way my trailer is. He had to go do some research for parts before sending me the estimate. The estimate covers the roof and front panels at about $3800. That does not take in account the jack or the paint scratches. I see supplemental in my future.
At least none of these boys was on the trailer

Cheer up, We have Time!

So once the tree is off, we will contact our trailer place who does our inspections and repairs. Taylor Boyz can do collision repair too. They will deal directly with my adjuster to assess the damage and cost of repairs. Of course we have to figure out how to get it rehitched to get it there first, sigh.

Good news/ Bad news, my show got canceled this Sunday due to an EHV occurrence at the barn I rode at during college. I am bummed Roscoe and I have to wait to try Training 2, but with no reliable wheels it is a blessing.
Roscoe's Westfalen auction ended on Monday with three bidders for him. This auction was one that you could place a max bid. It turned out that the person who bid first earlier in the week, had a high enough max bid that the other two did not outbid. I am excited to see who won. I did have someone ask if she could buy a breeding outside the auction if she did not win who has a grey warmblood mare. Bonus being she is in VA, so I could see the foal. These auctions have done what I wanted and allowed him to be visible to people I cannot get him in front of. Someone bid on him for the NEDA auction. I think I know who, but I have not received confirmation. If your keeping count that is at least 3 dates for Roscoe and probably one more with a mare that lives with Tawe (mare in foal to Roscoe for 2018). He may actually have to work this year.


  1. Wow, I hope it's not a total loss! Very cool about Roscoe though!!

  2. I hope that the trailer is not totalled!

  3. Oh yay I'm glad the auction was a success. Sorry about your truck and trailer. Stupid tree!

  4. I just came across your blog - Wow that is crazy! Good luck dealing with the insurance co, it's always been a nightmare for me. I pay me premiums, but then when I actually need them they're totally unhelpful!