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- £3000 OVNO
1999 3.5 Ton LDV Convoy Horsebox.
87,822 miles, but still in use so may be slightly more.
MOT until Sept 2018
Excellent runner and very reliable, never let us down
Currently transports 16.3 horse with headroom
Easy to drive
We have owned this horsebox for around 7 years and it has never ever let us down. It starts every time even throughout winter. We have used this box to travel all over the UK competing. It has extremely low mileage for its age and is very easy to drive. Can be driven on a normal car license.
We had an extension added to the roof to give more head hight as my horse is a tall 16.3hh and we struggled to find a horse box tall enough for her.
The unladden weight is around 2.6 tonnes - so could carry 2 ponies or one horse. I have carried 2 horses in it and it was absolutely fine - however I expect I was over weight.
Due to the lorry's age there is the usual ware and tare you would expect. Please don't waste our time if you are looking for a modern pretty lorry as this isn't that. I have tried to list all of the bad points below:
- There is patches of rust around the box which could do with sanding and repainting - a whole respray would be ideal.
- There is no stereo in the cab - there is the hole and wires to insert one. The old one broke and we never replaced it.
- There is some damage to the near side door. This has been filled to stop water coming in, but it could do with being filled and sprayed.
- It's not the fasted up hills - but always gets you there
I have tried to be completely transparent with the bad points. It's an excellent little box and will be difficult to find anything more reliable.
The cab has had a whole new floor welded in last year so is completely solid. The rear ramp was replaced last year and the flooring was replaced last month. There is rubber matting throughout.
There is a large storage space above the luton with bridle hooks and room for saddles and equipment. We have been away for 3 day competitions and clinics in this lorry and have had plenty of storage space.
Both of the ramps are very light and can easily be lifted by one person alone.