Organizing a Living Quarters Trailer

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I’ve been on the road a lot this Spring, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon! We thought it would be fun to share with you how to organize your Living Quarters Trailer. Or at least I can share with you how I organize mine. I haven’t yet, sadly, figured out the easiest way to make the bed! If I figure out how to do that and not break a sweat, I’ll update you!

There are certain things I pack at the beginning of the season that I intend to leave/use in the trailer for the duration of the season. In fact, many of these things were actually purchased just for the living quarters trailer and will live here until I get a new/different trailer.

There are two parts to organize — the people part, and the horse part! We will start with the people part!

In the bathroom I keep the following:

Hand Towels (always more than you think you need)
Body Towels (always more than you think you need)
Wash cloths (always more than you think you need)
A stash of Rv Toilet Paper
Septic System Enzymes
Toilet bowl brush
Clorox Wipes
Windex
Shampoo
Conditioner
Body Soap
Shower Caddy
Iron
Ironing board
Hair dryer
Straightening Iron
Hand Soap

In the living portion I keep a pretty well-stocked kitchen, mostly because I like to cook and don’t mind doing so while on the road:

Plates, both paper and plastic
Bowls
Mixing Bowls
Crock Pot
Coffee Maker (a small one)
Coffee Grinder
Coffee Mugs
One small and medium sized sauce pan
One small and medium sized frying pan
Coconut or Olive Oil
Coffee
Plastic drinking glasses
Koozies
Nonperishable food items (pasta, canned goods, microwave popcorn, quinoa)
Kitchen towels and washcloths
Dish soap
Silverware
Cooking utensils, knives, cutting board
Extra pillows, sheets, and blankets
Coats, and hoodies
a stash of long-sleeved rodeo shirts
cowboy hats
Spare Sunglasses
Muck Boots
Rain Jacket
Stocking Cap and Gloves (you never know what kind of weather you’ll hit)
Extra keys for the pickup, and the trailer (both the jack and the mangers/tack room)
Trash bags, ziplock bags, plastic food storage containers

I try not to “borrow” these things from my living quarters trailer for use at home on the ranch, because inevitably if I do, I will end up getting off somewhere and think I have something that I don’t actually have. In fact, just this week it happened with the fly spray. Which leads into the next part of this discussion — the horse part!

This part isn’t so easy, as much of what I use on my horse day-to-day, will be used at home, such as feed, and my Back on Track products, but since I live on a ranch, and don’t need my barrel racing saddles daily, they do get to live full-time in the living quarters trailer. Here’s what’s always packed:

Rain Sheets
Fly Sheets
Fly Masks
Muck Buckets
Fold up Wheelbarrow
Manure Fork
Scoop Shovel
Baling Twine
Bungee Cords (I have actually had to bungee cord a trailer door shut before — let’s not relive that story, please).
Trailer aid — in case you have a blowout
Wheel Chocks
Gas can with extra fuel for the generator
Rubber Feed Tubs
Buckets, both five gallon and 2 gallon
Extra Bucket hangers
Underwrap Boots
Standing Bandages
Extra Saddle Pads
Polo Wraps
Bridles
Extra Cinches
Hot wire tape
Battery operated, hot-wire fencer
Fence Posts
Bucket of oats (I keep these in an air-tight milk replacer bucket)
Feed Scoop
Brushes
Rubberbands
Milk crates for storage
Water hoses
Tool Box
Ratchet straps
Horse First Aid Kit

living quarters trailer

living quarters trailer

living quarters trailer

living quarters trailer

living quarters trailer

living quarters trailer

living quarters trailer

living quarters trailer

Why yes, that is a yoga mat in the photo above. Gotta stay healthy while on the road! I’m hoping this list helps you get yourself a little more organized for the road! I’ve got myself so organized that I can usually be packed and leave in about 3 hours — and most of the packing is my clothes, haha!

Happy Trails!

Posted in: Featured, Horse Care, Horse Supplies, Rodeo


About Jenn Zeller

Jenn Zeller was transplanted, from a big city in Texas, to the plains of South Dakota. The only person in her family to ride, she grew up rodeoing, managed a rodeo scholarship to college, and earned a marketing degree from Tarleton State University. She went...

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