Europe has endured really high gas prices for decades which prompted trailer designers to engineer trailers that can be pulled safely by smaller, more fuel-efficient tow vehicles. Bockmann has been developing well-engineered, aerodynamic horse trailers for decades before we have realized it was possible to enjoy them in North America. We have the benefit right now of owning excellent products from 60+ years of experience and persistence to excel.
In accordance with European road regulations, European engineers design “self-balancing” horse trailers – bearing their weight over the wheels and “leaning” a maximum of 4% of the GVWR onto the tow vehicle. The tow vehicle guides the trailer along the road, rather than carrying it .
Conventional flat roofed, box-style trailers create a vacuum when in tow requiring a strong engine to break the vacuum. The aerodynamic roof line of Böckmann trailers eliminates the vacuum and sway, so no need for a strong engine. By transferring the load back to the trailer itself, and by creating aerodynamic roof-lines, a smaller vehicle can tow a Böckmann-designed trailer