Featured Units: 2018 Sundowner Charter

Find safety, affordability and stylish transportation in the all-new 2018 Sundowner Charter line of horse trailers.

Transport your warm bloods in spacious, secure, affordable comfort in either the gooseneck or bumper tow aluminum horse trailers by Sundowner.

From its rural manufacturing and distribution center in Coleman, Oklahoma, Sundowner has been single-mindedly producing top quality aluminum trailers for all applications. Its horse trailers range from small bumper pulls, to trailers with lavish living quarters, all with the Sundowner commitment to detail and backed by a 3-year hitch-to-bumper, and 8-year structural, warranty.

From frame to floors, gates to dividers, Sundowners are distinctive for their commitment to all-aluminum construction, including aluminum or stainless-steel screws and rivets for long-lasting rust-proof construction

Find all the great features of Sundowner trailers in the Charter product line, available at Crossroads Trailers Sales in two-horse bumper pull models and 2+1 gooseneck models.

Sundowner Charter Sundowner TR SE Gooseneck 2+1

The all-new Charter Sundowner TR SE Gooseneck 2+1 is a high-quality, functional, and flexible gooseneck straight load trailer – loaded with features and options for trailering your horses.

Sized right for warm bloods at 6-ft-9-inches wide and 7-ft-6-inches tall, the TR SE Gooseneck 2+1 boasts two 38-inch straight load stalls, a four-foot tack area and a flexible space the can be a dressing room, space for a cart or buggy, or room for a third equine passenger. The trailer rides on dual axles with radial tires

The all-aluminum trailer is both stylish and practical with 20-inch by 36-inch windows in the nose area, a high-quality skin in a variety of color choices and graphics package.  Also standard are full-length running boards, a spare tire and wheel trim, safety breakaway, four-wheel electric brakes, and LED clearance and tail lights.

With a walk-up rear ramp and 60-inch wide side door with ramp, the TR SE Gooseneck 2+1 gives equine enthusiasts plenty of options for transporting horses and gear.

At the front is a well-designed tack room with rubber floor mats, a dome light, six tack hooks, blanket bar, brush tray, and two saddle racks.

Padded airflow dividers separate horses and each stall is equipped with butt and breast bars, and rubber mats. Each stall includes sliding windows and pop up vents. Find two inside tie rings in each stall as well as 1 outside ring.  The spring-loaded rear ramp is rubber lined

2018 Sundowner Charter 2H Warm Blood

More compact and lighter to tow, the all new charter LE bumper pull is sized right at 6-feet-9-nine inches wide by 7-foot-6-inches to transport your warm bloods and their gear. The all-new charter LE is a straight load trailer with two large sliding windows in the generously sized horse area and practical forward tack room.

The all-aluminum construction makes this two-horse Sundowner Charter strong and light. This charter comes with a pre-painted brilliant white exterior with graphic package. Tow safely atop rubber torsion axles, radial tires, and four-wheel electric brakes with safety breakaway.

Horses travel securely in 38-inch stalls with rubber floor mats, padded airflow shoulder dividers, side slide windows, pop-up air vents, and padded butt and breast bars. Like its bigger gooseneck sibling, “Suncoated” double wall construction, dome lights, two inside tie rings in each stall and one outside each stall, make the stalls both safe and attractive.

The spring-loaded, rubber-coated rear gate ramp makes loading horses a breeze and the double 7-foot side doors provide a safe exit and access to the forward tack room.  The tack room provides plenty of storage and organization in well ventilated, secure comfort. Behind the locking door and window, find six tack hooks, a blanket bar, brush tray, sliding window, and two saddle racks.

Find the right Sundowner Charter 2H trailer for you – the spacious gooseneck or sprightly bumper tow – at Crossroads Trailer Sales in Newfield, N.J. With a full-selection of Sundowner horse trailers in stock, the experts there can have you, and your horses, on the road in no time.

Featured Horsetrailer: Bison Ranger

For work or play chose the strength, durability, comfort, and luxury-for-less offered by the Bison Ranger.

New for 2018 Bison Ranger models offer the best in gooseneck living quarters at a best-of-show price. The stalwart steel constructed Bison Rangers offer dependable durability, safe, easy loading transportation for your horses, while the living quarters are packed with the quality and amenities most often found on luxury models.

Bison Coach has built industry-leading horse trailers since 1984. In 2003, Bison Coach kicked it up a notch, adding living quarter horse trailers to their line of horse trailers.

Bison’s Milford, Indiana plant is also a “one stop shop” for manufacturing. While other living quarter horse trailer manufacturers were shipping the living quarter areas out for finishing – sometimes many states away – Bison committed to holding the reins on every aspect of its trailer construction – maintaining control over quality, while saving its customers thousands of dollars.  With Bison’s one-stop approach consumers also avoid the hassle of different warranties for different parts of their trailer. With Bison Coach, take the trifecta of value, quality, and hassle-free ownership.

Now under the ownership of Thor Industries, Bison continues to be the leading manufacturer of gooseneck living quarter trailers in North America, with a diverse line of aluminum and steel horse trailers, from basic and lightweight, to beefy and luxurious.

The new for 2018 Ranger aluminum-over-steel living quarters trailers by Bison offer the superior strength, easy repair, and durability that only steel frame trailer can offer. The exterior of the Bison Ranger features the superior strength of a steel frame, easy maintenance of an aluminum shell, excellent towability, and wide variety of options. Available in two exterior color options, each with stylish graphics, makes for a distinctive exterior and a trailer you’ll be proud to tow.  From the heavy-duty Bulldog gooseneck coupler with convenient hitch light to make hooking up easier, to the rear aluminum-constructed doors with double cam-bars for a tight seal, Bison Ranger trailers are built with convenience and quality in mind. Bison keeps your trailer looking sharp with ATP stone guard protection.

With an incredible variety of floor plans and options, it’s possible to build a trailer to fit your exact needs, making it no wonder that the Ranger is the top-selling line of trailers offered by Bison Coach. Two excellent examples of the options available in the Ranger line of gooseneck living quarter trailers are the 2018 Bison Ranger 8311 three-horse living quarters model, and the four-horse 2018 Bison Ranger 8414.

The horse area is loaded with LED lights above the stall fans for each horse, and mangers and aluminum air flow dividers on stalls two and three. The positive slam latched horse gates feature comfortable padding on each gate for your horses. Enter stall one through a side door and find an insulated stud wall and roof, and escape door to the living quarters lavatory. Tow two or three horses in comfort or use the first stall as a mud room. To the rear find a three-tier swing out saddle rack, bridal hooks, built in brush box, and collapsible rear tack wall.

While the rear of the trailer provides a safe and comfortable environment for your horses and gear, you will find unexpected luxury in the living quarters of the Bison Ranger. The Bison Ranger living quarter package features residential-style dry baths, energy saving LED interior lights, rustic residential plank-wood look flooring, full-kitchens, generous slide-out options, and a queen bedded cab-over sleeping area. Look for raised panel hardwood cabinetry in two finish options and upgraded window treatments.

The Bison Ranger bathrooms features a two-piece residential style shower with glass door, large linen closets, porcelain commode, vanity with plenty of room for storage, as well as a generous, mirrored medicine chest for even more storage.

Bison 8414

Smart design means the Bison Ranger has a spacious interior for long-haul living on the road. Consider models with slide-outs, such as the all new for 2018 8414 RBLBH for extended or family travel. This 41.5-foot four-horse trailer features a large living quarters slide-out complete with a full awning, sleeper sofa, residential-style galley kitchen with gas cook-top, large refrigerator, and a convection microwave.

The Bison 8311 provides comfort for all.

The 2018 Bison Ranger 8311 three-horse living quarter model assures that you and your passenger travel in safety and comfort in an easy-to-tow 26-foot trailer. The Bison Ranger 8311 is 8-feet wide with an 11-foot short wall for horses and a well-designed living area with optional big slide-out. Find a residential style double sink, two-burner gas stove, microwave and 6-cubic-foot refrigerator. The forward queen bed area features shirt closets and a linen closet. Loads of storage throughout the Bison Ranger 8311, makes it the perfect trailer to tow for weekend shows or traveling the circuit.

With so many ways to customize your Bison Ranger, there’s a living quarters trailer to meet every travel need. To learn more about the many options available with the Bison Ranger, visit Crossroads Trailer Sales in Newfield, N.J. They carry an extensive line of new and used Bison Rangers and the expert staff at Crossroads Trailer Sales can guide you to the best Bison for your needs.

Fun Things To Do In New Jersey In The Winter

New Jersey may be famed for its shore, glitzy boardwalks, and rolling farmlands, but winter brings its own excitement. In New Jersey, winter is time to get out and have fun.

Skiing

Hit the slopes at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon. Less than 50 miles from New York City, Mount Creek is the perfect place to enjoy a “snow day,” weekend getaway, or a mini vacation. With 167 acres to ski down, a 1,000-ft drop, snowboard and tube runs, there’s plenty of opportunity for fun – and with the region’s most extensive snow-making system, little chance for disappointment.  With proximity to metropolitan areas and quality skiing, consider a weekday escape to avoid crowds, or check in for an extended stay slope side at the resort’s lodge or indulge in a luxury condo rental.

Perfect for families, Campgaw Mountain Ski Resort in Bergen, N.J., offers extensive areas for beginners and the smallest skiers. The county-owned ski area has one major slope, but five beginner and intermediate trails and a big “bunny” area.  There are six 800-ft tubing runs. Campgaw Mountain bills itself as the best place in New Jersey for anyone new to skiing.

Snowshoeing

New Jersey is a great place to try out the fastest growing winter sport in the world, snowshoeing. Great locations to burn some calories while enjoying the great outdoors are plentiful in New Jersey.

High Point Cross Country Ski Resorts offers five miles of trails exclusively for snowshoeing. The center’s longest path, Monument Trail gains 500 feet in elevation and rewards hikers with a view of the Catskills and Poconos in the distance. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area provides miles of great trails suitable for beginners yet challenging enough for an experienced trekker.  The Lamont Reserve and adjacent Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary offers the public 4.5 miles of trails through 200 wooded acres.  Be rewarded with wintery views of the New York City skyline when you rise to the challenge at Ramapo Mountain State Forest, which has trails with challenging climbs ranging from about 200 to 1,100 feet.

Ice Fishing

Just because the lake is frozen doesn’t mean the fishing fun is done for the season. Winter is a great time to try out ice fishing. When lakes and ponds freeze solid, it’s time for the hardiest of souls to get out the fishing gear. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife encourages anglers to engage in the fun, productive, and social sport of ice fishing. How, where and when are subject to weather conditions, but generally ice must be at least 4 inches thick for safety.

Some popular “ice fishing” catch are the chain pickerel and yellow perch, while the Division has stocked several fishing species in recent years, including walleye, northern pike, tiger muskies and muskellunge.  The division’s new Winter Trout Stocked Lakes program gives ice fishermen a chance at an icy trophy trout.

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife suggests a few popular lakes for ice fishing. Cranberry, Jefferson, Aeroflex, Hopatcong, Musconetcong, Swartswood, Little Swartswood and Wawayanda in Sussex County; Greenwood, Pompton, Shepherd, Green Turtle Pond and Monksville Reservoir in Passaic County: Furnace, White, Mountain, Delaware and Deer Park Pond in Warren County; Budd Lake in Morris County, and Spruce Run Reservoir in Hunterdon County.

Ice Skating

Up and down the state, outdoor ice rinks are ready for families yearning to burn off some energy, couples looking for an old-fashioned date, and other people looking to enjoy some icy fun in the great outdoors.

The Mercer County Ice Skating Center is an “open-air, sheltered skating facility” open seven days a week through Mid-March. The center has a little something for everyone, with a full snack bar, fireplace and lounge area, skate rentals and lockers. Middlesex’s outdoor Family Skating Rink overlooks the lake in beautiful Roosevelt Park. Skate with an ocean view at the Jersey Shore “Ice at the Pier.” Located at Pier in Long Branch, New Jersey, the rink is scheduled to be open through President’s Day weekend.

Sweet Treats

Canada and Vermont may grab the lion’s share of the maple glory, but New Jersey has its own thriving maple industry and winter is a great time to get a taste of what “Maple Sugaring” is all about, according to visit New Jersey.

On Sundays from early Feb to March 25, visit the Tenafly Nature Center to learn how to identify a maple tree and about the maple sugaring process. You can even enjoy a sweet taste.  Saturdays and Sunday from Feb.17 to March 11 at the Basking Ridge Environmental Education Center learn about the history and centuries old process at the outdoor “sugar shack.”

Sledding

Take advantage of a snow day and grab your sled for some old-school adventure. New Jersey’s rolling hills make it ideal for families to find a perfect place to hit the hills. Many state and county parks as well as golf courses offer sledding opportunities with convenient parking, rest rooms and snack stands.

In Northern New Jersey, Liberty State Park in Jersey City offers thrills with a view.  Sled down the park’s hills while taking in the sights of the Manhattan skyline. Considered by some to have the best sledding in New Jersey is Jersey City’s Mosquito Park. It offers six acres of rolling hills and stunning views of the Pulaski Skyway.

In Central New Jersey, the Monmouth Battlefield State Park offers up a fun-for-all-ages long sledding hill just behind the Visitor’s Center. Thrill seekers from around the state head to southern New Jersey’s Fort Mott State Park and it’s steep sledding hill.

Wherever wintry adventures take you, Crossroads Trailer Sales in Newfield, N.J., can help you get there in a style in a new or used RV.