To help save on gas, you can consider a low hauler. I had mine cut down to 5'6" inside (so I could fit it through my garage door), but a side benefit is less drag.
I use a 6x12 V-Nose (tandem axles) to carry 2 bikes + gear, and I sleep in it at the track. I've been very happy with the size.
Being 6'2", I think I'd rather spend the extra gas to have the 6' ceiling.
Do you have a 3/4 or a 1/2 ton truck?
Right now, I'm thinking sticking with a single axle. I have a heavy half ton F150 (8200# GVWR, larger 10.25" rear end, 4:10 gears, HD shocks, HD trans, aux. cooler, etc.). It's kinda like having an F250 5.4 ltr. It's very capable of hauling heavy loads, but I just don't want to be pushing it harder than I need too for extended periods, and spending more on fuel too.
Originally Posted by nakedinseattle
2 horse trailer. you're welcome. they're cheap used, and offer massive amounts of storage, have proper suspension and wheels/tires, and you can walk around inside them.
That's an interesting idea. Would be easy to find one, especially in Ocala. My parents live out there, have worked with quarter horses their whole lives too. Typically a horse trailer is a bit taller than I'd need though, but also tend to be rounded up front too, so I'm not sure if it'd cost the same or more in gas. Just trying to figure out the best solution for required capacity vs drag/weight.
Do you use one? How much does it weigh, and what kind of mileage do you get with it on vs no trailer?