Not only is it a significant expenditure to buy your horse van or trailer itself, but most of the time, it’s full of valuable tools and equipment you need for your horses, shows and transport. Good people like you aren’t the only ones aware of the worth of a horse trailer and its contents—there’s unfortunately a large market for theft targeting this type of vehicle. That’s why insurance and other forms of protection are so vital to horse trailer ownership.

Security System

Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is installing a security system. There are many types out there for rigging your doors and windows, and a little research will go a long way when it comes to tailoring one specifically to your rig. From a simple auto-lock mechanism to an alarm to a GPS tracking system, there’s an option at every price point. Just remember, any additional security you add is going to pay for itself in peace of mind.

Locks and Bolts

You’ll also want especially strong locks on all of your doors—whether for people or horses. A thief with a simple lock-picking toolkit could make your life very difficult if you don’t start out with locks that deter thieves from even trying to break into your horse trailer. Compared to a security system, this may be a cheaper way to wisely protect your horse trailer while it’s parked on a lot and you may be too far to hear a siren (unless you’ve installed an alarm that also automatically notifies authorities, which may be wise if you’re often away from your trailer chock full of valuables). At Phoenix Coach Works, we always install high quality, theft deterrent locks on all of our horse vans and trailers. If you have a used horse trailer that needs an upgrade on its lock and bolting system, bring it by and we can help you install one.


Phoenix Coach Works Inc. likes to think that our clients are smart enough to protect their investments with the proper vehicle insurance. But that being said, how covered are you really? Let this serve as a friendly reminder to review your policy and be sure you’ve got the coverage you need for your trailer on the road and parked in storage–for the vehicle itself and for the items inside. Is towing covered? What about natural weather damage? Stay safe and stay smart by reviewing and updating your existing insurance.

Next week, we’ll talk more about horse trailer insurance. In upcoming weeks, look for articles about other interesting and clever security ideas at varying price points. As always, feel free to call us or drop by to discuss the best protection for your horse trailer.

Phoenix Coach Works has built 4 horse, 6 horse, 8 and 9 horse van bodies as well as 15 Horse Trailers for a couple of decades now. What sets our horse vans apart from the competition? We build our horse trailers to commercial grade standards. Our frames are so strong and long lasting that after 25 years in business, over 90% of our horse vans and trailers are still on the road today!

Our clients are used to the Phoenix Coach Works standard of quality, and we are bringing the same level of excellence to our new 2 Horse Van, also known as “horseboxes”. These smaller horse vans have become more popular in recent years after originating in Europe.

Due out late this summer, our new 2 Horse Van will include a cab and chassis as well as a tack room for the most affordable solution for transporting your horses. We will also be sure to include all of our standard horse van features that you have come to love such as:

• Lightweight aircraft aluminum spring loaded poles and breast bars are durable without adding unnecessary weight to your horse van.

• Easy rolling lightweight aluminum ramp which makes the loading and unloading process a snap.

• ¾” Rubber on floor and kick walls makes for the most comfortable transportation for your horses

• Many More! Click here to review full list of horse van standard features

As always, if you have special needs we can create any custom configuration you want. To learn more about our newest offering, the 2 horse van, contact us today.