‘WOW mats’ and horse trailer with front cooking area among new models and enhanced Featherlite horse trailers introduced for 2012

Featherlite Trailers continues to transform the hauling and buying experience of horse owners with the introduction of its 2012 horse trailer enhancements.

“Safety, styling and convenience were the focal points for the new options and features selected for our 2012 horse trailer models,” Featherlite National Sales Manager Randy Lewis said. “We’re excited to incorporate many new innovative features into our 2012 horse trailers that create a striking trailer both inside and out, while still focusing on quality, easy-tow and durability.”

The expanded selection of safety options and standard features on Featherlite horse trailers include: . New standard rubber floor mats – Featherlite horse trailers now feature a new rubber floor mat that provides even more traction, comfort and cushion for horses, while also protecting the trailer’s floor. It has a lifetime warranty from the mat manufacturer to the original purchaser. In addition to its long life and durability, these horse trailer mats do not absorb urine, making them healthier for horses and easier to clean. . ‘WOW Mats’ – A new optional rubber floor mat, the ‘WOW Mat’, is available in Featherlite horse trailers. In addition to the benefits of Featherlite’s new standard floor mats, the new ‘WOW Mat’ includes knobs strategically located underneath the mats to give even more shock absorption and cushion. This means horses can be calmer during travel and experience less fatigue. . Premium ‘Light Flo’ drop down feed doors – Horse trailer Models 8533, 9409 and 9407 join the rest of Featherlite’s line-up of horse trailers in having Featherlite’s standard glass ‘Light Flo’ drop down feed doors. “This premium window allows up to 90 percent more airflow and light into the horse area, keeping horses calmer and more relaxed while traveling and during loading,” Lewis said. . 2″ thick stall pads – Featherlite’s optional stall pads are now 2″ thick instead of 1″ to provide even more cushion, protection and safety for horses during travel.

Other new options from Featherlite enhance the aesthetics of Featherlite horse trailers or offer additional amenities to make the hauling experience more convenient. Among the new options is a distinctive, bright back lit feather as well as silver aluminum wheels. An optional camera and rear motion sensor makes maneuvering a trailer and backing up easier and safer for the driver. Another convenient option is the keyless touchpad entry available on trailer doors.

Trailer has outside cooking area Another unique configuration available is a bumper pull horse trailer with an outside cooking area in the front of the trailer. The flip-up door in the front houses a cooktop stove, microwave and sink for outdoor entertainment and cooking at horse shows. Inside the trailer is a .9 cubic foot refrigerator, 19″ LCD TV/DVD, cabinets and radio/CD player. The trailer features an awning, exterior speakers, porch lights and more.

Enhanced LQs and more Another choice for an enhanced living quarters is an optional outdoor awning room/tent. This extended outdoor space is ideal for entertaining or hospitality purposes.

A 5-horse “lite-priced” Model 8533 is also now available, and Featherlite trailer owners can opt for the EZ Connector option. The EZ Connector’s electrical connection system ensures a reliable connection so that lights and brakes will work each time regardless of the conditions. This high-tech plug for vehicles and trailers is magnetically attached, corrosion free and waterproof with a no-fail breakaway feature and lifetime limited warranty.

2012 Featherlites will be available at Featherlite dealerships beginning in April. Orders for 2012s can be placed at Featherlite dealerships now. For more information, see a Featherlite dealer or call 800-800-1230 for a free brochure or go to the Featherlite website at www.fthr.com.