We recommend a 5th wheel Toy Hauler with a 12-foot garage for the Stable Boy® Kit. Any make or model toy hauler can be used. The Toy Hauler can be purchased new or used. A 10 foot or 11 foot garage will work, however, there will not be enough room to exit the stall under the left manger door. The dimensions of the entire kit are 75.25" wide x 115" long x 73.25" tall. Each stall opening is 35" wide. The garage for most 12-foot Toy Haulers have a carrying weight capacity 3500-4500lbs. The Stable Boy® kit weighs approx. 780 lbs.
Toy hauler RV's are constructed heavier as the functional purpose is to haul cargo (ATV’s, motorcycles, snowmobiles etc.). Toy Haulers are well designed to haul this cargo. They contain more steel supports within the floor, walls and rear opening. When Stable Boy® horse stall kit is installed in the garage area the horses are confined comfortably within the stalls. This restricts movement just like a horse trailer. It is important to match the weight of your horses to the capacity of the Toy Hauler cargo or garage area.
There is some initial installation required for the dovetail assembly. The dovetail is a ¼" thick diamond plate material that allows the ramp of the garage to convert to a level floor. The diamond plate dovetail stays in the Toy Hauler garage. The dovetail assembly is hinged and can be lowered to convert the floor back to a ramp. This provides versatility for the garage to be used for wheeled vehicles. A 48" x 78" sheet of 16-gage aluminum plate is also included in the kit. This plate is installed on the floor under the kit, and is intended to stay in the Toy Hauler. The plate is used for the Stable Boy® horse stall frame and provides additional reinforcement.
The full kit includes the two horse stalls, the mangers, dovetail, floor frame, floor plate, ramp mat, stall mats, two saddle racks mounted on the lower left manger door, and the Stable Boy® cart. The ramp mat is added to ensure the horses have safe, comfortable footing when loading. Most Toy haulers have several windows as well as air conditioning in the garage area along with ceiling fans and 2-way side vents.
The compact Stable Boy® cart is an added benefit as it allows for easy storage and transportation of the disassembled Kit. The entire kit will fit on the compact Stable Boy® cart making it a convenient way to move the kit to the barn or garage for storage. The full kit sells for $8,682. If you would like to view the video showing the process for the one time installation for the dovetail, let us know.