Featherlite 8542 Gooseneck Horse Trailer – Sanders Farm Ocala Florida

Super tough and rich with features, the new Featherlite Legend Model 8542 captivates the most discerning horse owners. Highlighted by square cornered drop down feed doors, unload doors and camper doors along with aluminum upgrades and extra tie rings, the Legend 8542 offers even more extraordinary choices to Featherlite trailer owners.


  • 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-horse
  • Slant load
  • Width and height of 7′ or 7’6″
  • Various dressing room sizes
  • White .040 lining above rubber on walls
  • Side load door on 3H and up


Hitch Type Gooseneck
Load Type Slant
Trailer Width 7′ 0″ or 7′ 6″
Trailer Length Ranges from 15′ 0″ to 33′ 8″ (Standard with customization available)
Horse Stalls 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-horse
Stall Width 40″ or 50″ (with 7′ 6″ wide x 7′ 6″ high floorplan pkg.)
Dressing Room Size 2H = 52″, 77″ or 101″; 3H & up = 52″, 77″, 101″ or 113″ short wall; 7′ 6″ wide x 7′ 6″ high floorplan pkg. comes with 48″ dressing room
Inside Height 7′ 0″ or 7′ 6″ (Standard with customization available)
Exterior Sides White .040 aluminum exterior sheets with bottom “Wave” side panels; Trailer includes stainless steel front sheets and front corners
Rear Doors Double rear doors with windows, pressure latch & removable post
Escape Doors Square cornered side unload door with drop down feed door in front of first horse with nylon strap (not available on 2H)
Windows Square cornered drop down feed door with drop down bars in front of each horse; 34 1/4″ x 22″ window with bars behind each horse; Two 24″ x 20″ windows in the gooseneck
Tack Area Folding rear tack wall lined on one side
Living Quarters Available with living quarters
Stall Dividers Slant stall dividers with shoulder separator and spring-loaded slam latch
Weight For the weight of this particular model, please download and reference Trailer Weight Index for gooseneck horse trailers.
Warranty 10-year limited structural warranty; 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. Transferable warranty** available on qualified trailers. See warranty page or dealer for more info.
The gooseneck Model 8542 Legend horse trailer is available to haul 2 to 6 horses with dressing room options from 48″ to 113″. It features full length all-aluminum running boards and one exterior tie ring per horse per side. It features a side unload door on 3H floorplans and longer. The dressing room includes an aluminum brush tray, two LED dome lights and a swinging blanket bar.

Additional Features & Benefits

Saddle Rack: Adjustable saddle rack with blanket bar for each horse mounted on removable post; extra location for post in dressing room

Rubber on Walls: Rubber up 48″ on wall behind horses & up 44″ on wall in front of horses; White .090 lining up 53″ behind horses and 45″ in front of horses; White .040 aluminum lining on ceiling; Insulation on walls and ceiling

Floor Mats: 3/4″ rubber mats in horse area

Roof Vents: One pop-up roof vent per horse

Dome Lights: Dome light in horse area, rear tack and two in dressing room (additional lights in longer lengths)

Dressing Room: 36″ deluxe square cornered camper door (with window & screen door); aluminum clothes rod; turf on floor, drop wall and gooseneck floor; aluminum brush tray (2 in 4H and up)

Tie Rings: Five inside tie rings per horse & 1 outside tie ring per horse each side

Axles: Two rubber torsion axles with electric brakes / 2H = 4800#; 3H = 5200#, 4H = 6000#; 5H & 6H = 7000#; E-Z Lube axles standard

Tire/Rim: 3H, 4H, 5H & 6H = 16″ 8-hole silver modular wheels with ST235/80R16 Load Range E tires (Qty: 4) / 2H = 16″ 6-hole silver modular wheels with ST235/80R16 Load Range D tires (Qty: 4); Goodyear tires standard

Exterior Lights: LED clearance lights (Qty: 20) and 4 wraparound LED stop/turn lights

Tapered Gooseneck: Standard

Coupler: 2 5/16″ adjustable gooseneck coupler

Halter Bars: 6 hook solid aluminum halter bar (4H and up) and 6 hook removable aluminum halter bar (2 on 3H and up)

Other: Rubber dock bumper; 5 position swinging blanket bar; nylon strap at rear door


 Horse trailer 2" stall pads

2” Thick Stall Pads – Featherlite’s optional stall pads are now 2” thick. This provides even more cushion, protection and safety for horses during travel.
 Horse trailers Air Flo dividers
Air Flo Divider – The Air Flo divider option features vertical bars on the shoulder separator in lieu of a solid panel, allowing for more air flow for your horses. Also available on telescoping divider option.
Horse trailer saddle rack
Air Flo Saddle Rack – An Air Flo saddle rack, designed with aluminum piping, is optional in your horse trailer.
 Horse trailer aluminum wheels
Aluminum Wheels – Stylish aluminum wheels are optional on your horse trailer. Color choices include dark grey or silver.
 Horse trailers boot box
Boot Box – Add a boot box to your dressing room for additional storage space.
 Horse trailers padding
Butt or Chest Bar – Featherlite horse trailers are available with butt or chest bars with padding on curbside or streetside of the trailer.
 Bumper pull trailer with dual side sheets
Dual & Tri-Colored Exterior Side Sheets – Stylish dual and tri-colored side sheets are available on Featherlite horse trailers. Various color choices available.
 Landing gear on horse trailer
Electric Assist Landing Gear – Make stabilizing the trailer easier with an electric assist for the landing gear.
 Horse trailer EZ connector
EZ Connector – The EZ Connector’s electrical connection system ensures a reliable connection so that lights and brakes will work each time regardless of the conditions.
 Horse trailers feed bag
Feed Bag – Add a feed bag with tie rings to your horse trailer.
 Horse trailers firm mat flooring
Firm-mat Flooring – Featherlite’s Firm-mat flooring completely seals your trailer’s floor and provides a padded, slip resistant surface that is impervious to liquids and eliminates the need for rubber mats.
Horse trailers load light options
Halogen Load Light with Switch – 12-volt halogen load light with switch makes loading easier. Available in multiple quantities.
 Horse trailers LED strip lighting
Interior L.E.D. Strip Lighting – Stylish L.E.D. interior strip lighting makes the horse area brighter.
 Keyless entry option in Featherlite horse trailers
Keyless Entry – Gain entry to the doors of your Featherlite horse trailer with an optional electronic key touchpad.
 Horse trailer LED load light
LED Load Light – For a smaller, more aesthetically pleasing choice, an LED load light is optional.
 Horse trailer outside room option
Outside Room – Extend the space of any Featherlite trailer with an outdoor awning room/tent. The added space is great for entertaining or hospitality purposes.
 Painted roof rail on combo trailers
Painted Roof Rail – Add an extra stylish touch to your horse trailer with a painted roof rail. Various colors available including black, red and yellow, as shown here.
 Horse trailers painted roof rail
Painted Wave Side Panels – Durable painted aluminum wave panels are available on Featherlite horse trailers. Make your Featherlite trailer stand out in the crowd!
Horse trailers polished wave panels
Polished ‘Wave’ Side Panels – Add ‘wow’ to your horse trailer with polished ‘wave’ side panels.
Horse trailers raised hay rack
Raised Hay Rack – Add a raised 6′ long hay rack with ladder to your horse trailer.
Rear Ramp Behind Double Doors – Add a fold up rear ramp behind the horse trailer’s double doors to make loading easier for those horses who need it.
 Horse trailer remote control load light
Remote Control Load Light – A convenient optional remote control load light is now available. You can easily position the light wherever needed to help with maneuvering your trailer or unloading at night.
 Horse trailer with removable divider
Removable Bottom Half Divider – The removable bottom half divider is popular with horse owners wanting to create a makeshift tack area with one of the trailer’s horse stalls.
 S-drop on gooseneck trailer
S-Drop Enclosure – For enclosing the contents at the front of your trailer, an optional s-drop enclosure is available. Available with hinged doors or a roll up door.
 Smooth skin horse trailer
Stainless Steel or Smooth Skin Exterior – This horse trailer comes standard with Featherlite’s ‘wave’ side panels on the trailer’s bottom, but you can opt for a smooth skin (shown) or stainless steel exterior.
 Featherlite swing-out saddle rack option
Swing Out Saddle Rack – A swing out saddle rack makes accessing saddles easier.
Telescoping ladder option on Featherlite horse trailers
Telescoping Ladder – The telescoping ladder option makes climbing up and accessing the hay rack much easier as it conveniently stores on the side of the trailer when not in use.
Horse trailer walk through aluminum door
Walk Through Aluminum Door – 24″ walk through aluminum door for slant load models
 Horse trailer wireless camera
Wireless Backup Camera – To make maneuvering your horse trailer easier and safer, an optional camera on the rear of the trailer is available. This camera features no wires or cables and is easy to install.
Car trailer wireless camera option
Wireless Brake Controller – An optional wireless brake controller eliminates the need to physically install a brake controller in each tow vehicle that pulls your trailer. Option is available through the Featherlite Parts Department.
 Wireless horse trailer remote
Wireless Living Quarters Remote – An optional multifunction touch screen wireless remote is now available to make operating your living quarters horse trailer easier and more convenient.
  Horse trailers hay rack
Wrapped Hay Rack – A 6 ft. long hay rack with ladder is wrapped to match horse trailer color.


LQ Size: 4′, 6′, 8′ or 9′ (Utility, Family & Show Packages also available on 4′ & 6′)

Air Conditioner: 6′ LQ and larger = 13,500 BTU A/C; 4′ LQ comes with 13,500 BTU A/C with heat strip

Fresh Water Tank: 38 gallon

Furnace: 6′ LQ and larger = 16,000 BTU

Water Heater: 6′ LQ and larger = 6 gallon gas (DSI); 4′ LQ = 6 gallon (non auto light)

Cooking Surface: 6′ LQ and larger = 2 burner stove with lid, range hood & .9 cu. ft. microwave; 4′ LQ prepped for microwave

Refrigerator: 6′ LQ and larger = 3 cu. ft.; 4′ LQ = 2.7 cu. ft. optional; Upgrades up to 12 cu. ft. available

Pull-out Pantry: Optional

Dinette: 8′ & 9′ = Dinette (sofa optional); 6′ = Sofa; 4′ LQ = Bench seat

Additional Seating: Optional

Mattress: 6′ A&B, 8′, 9′ = Double; 4′ LQ = Double optional

Additional Sleeping: Optional

Shower: 6′ LQ and larger = shower with glass door (some floor plans feature neo-angle shower or radius front neo-angle shower); 4′ LQ = shower/toilet combo with curtain

Entertainment System: 6′ LQ and larger = AM/FM/CD system with inside and outside speakers; TV antenna with booster

Slideout: Optional


See dealer for full selection of features and options.


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Expolre the interior, exterior features and benefits of a Featherlite horse trailer!