Repair & Care

Your Marlborough Horsebox should give you many years of service and pleasure,but if you need help or advice please dont hesitate to get in touch.

Safety Checks

  • Ramp buzzer is operational
  • The hinge on the top flap – check for signs of movement as this could be a sign of wear and may need replacing
  • All locks and springs are occasionally greased or given a spray with WD40


  • Make sure your horsebox is MOT’d serviced annually, taxed and insured
  • Make sure lights, marker lights and indicators are all working correctly
  • Regularly check the tyres for signs of wear and ensure tyre pressures are correct: Front – 55 psi/3.8 bar
    Rear – 65 psi/4.5 bar
  • Check oil and water levels are correct, as failure to do this may result in the engine seizing
  • Check battery life

Check & Keep Clean

  • Ramp
  • Floor – Regularly remove bedding, clean inside horse area and allow to dry thoroughly
  • Drainage holes are clear
  • Luton – occasionally check as condensation could cause dampness in this area

Carry a fully charged mobile phone with you at all times, and ensure you have contact numbers for your insurance, breakdown/recovery company and vet.
Add a monthly diary date to check your horsebox.


  • We also offer a repair service.
Before Broken strap “Ramp Replacement before painting”

After repaired broken strap“Ramp replacement after painting”

“Recently we had this box come back to us because the owner has a brilliant, but a very big strong horse who spends his entire travelling time kicking the living daylights out of her box.

He had damaged the ramp hinge and more padding was required behind his hindquarters, but in the interest of safety we suggested checking the floor and bulkhead.

Having removed the rubber matting on the floor, we were pleased to see that although the adhesive had broken down in two places, the floor was in great condition. Similarly, behind the rubber matting, the bulkhead was unaffected. So to combat the horse’s determination to redesign the interior of this box we have fitted more reinforcement and extra matting.

The other small job, but very important adjustment was to fit the secondary straps to the top flap.”

This is an area on your horsebox which you should check for wear and tear as the central flex hinge which holds the top flap to the body of the box can wear over time.

We now fit these straps to all our boxes and have contacted our customers sending out the additional improved fitments.  However, if you own a Marlborough and don’t have these fitting.

Please contact us and we will send you some free of charge.


Marlborough Horseboxes Repair Details



Made of white faced GRP. Angled ramp, carrying two horses rear facing. Ramp is gas strut assisted. One piece moulded Luton and side farings. Moulded rear wheel arches. Strong rear bumper made of heavy duty aluminium. Rear high level brake light. Metallic paint with choice of colour. Sign-written and lined. Two external tie rings.

Horse Area
Stainless steel full length padded partition, with several stall widths available. Storage for partition to offside to make mare and foal box. Jockey door to grooms/luggage area. Breast bar 4’ or 4’6” high, with solid bulkhead below. Heavy duty rubber floor mats over high quality wisadeck floor with drainage holes. EVA rubber protection to vehicle sides to a height of 4’. Two tie rings and two hay-net rings. Soft removable headboard fastened to central partition. Three opening glass windows. Two 4-way opening roof ventilators. Internal light over ramp.

Rear Compartment
Upholstered seating. Rubber covered floor. Lightweight fibre glass wheel boxes. Wide rear opening door. Internal light. Saddle poles and bridle rack 12V plug for cold-box.

Three seat cab. Sliding window to horse compartment. Safety switch to control rear interior lighting. CD player with steering wheel finger tip controls. Remote door control key. Engine immobiliser. Spacious door pockets, coat hooks and lockable glove compartment. Toolkit.

Chassis & Engine
Renault Master or Vauxhall Movano 3.5T gross vehicle weight. Can be up-rated to 3.9T to give larger carrying capacity. Engine 2.3L diesel, power steering, 6 speed gearbox.

Above are the fixed specifications for this horsebox. All interior features can be made to order and there is a wide choice of optional extras available.


Prices vary according to the cost of the repair. The price is affected by mileage and year of manufacture.

We will provide a quotation on request.

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