Our Science & Innovations

Click on the links below for 'Firsts'  that 4-Star has brought to the trailer industry...

4-Star Trailers Awarded Patents

In 2014, continuing 4-Star's history of bringing innovation to the horse trailer industry, the United States Patent Office granted patents to two original designs. The first patent applies to a uniquely designed slam latch. The second patent was granted for 4-Stars 'Walking Divider' design Read More

4-Star Trailers 'Quiet Ride' Technology

4-Star Trailers, Inc. is the industry leader in horse trailer design. Trailers with 'Quiet Ride' technology are the latest example of innovation in a long line of industry firsts. Read More

4-Star Trailers, A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing?

The latest models built by 4-star Trailers are beautiful to look at, yet stronger and more durable than they have ever been. Read More

Side Wall Construction

Due to the highly customized nature of our business model, 4-Star customers often ask us to do things that change the structural dynamics of the side wall of the trailer. Read More

Rear Frame

The top corners of a trailer at the front and rear are important to consider when contemplating which designs have lasting durability. Read More


Since 2001, 4-Star has used adhesives formulated by the Lord Corporation. The same adhesive used on door and roof panels by well-known domestic and foreign auto manufacturers. Read More

Gooseneck Drop

The plate that forms the drop wall connecting the gooseneck floor with the trailer floor is a critical component which ties the box of the trailer to the gooseneck and coupler assembly. Read More

Top and Bottom Rails

A major factor contributing to the overall strength of a trailer is its top and bottom rails. Read More