Choose Wisely

Things to consider when choosing the right trailer for your needs.

Is what you are carrying important to you or someone else?  If it is, then you want to make sure that it has the right trailer underneath it.   Just like everything else in the marketplace, when it comes to trailers, “You get what you pay for.”

Some people think that a trailer is just a trailer.  That is just not true.  The quality of trailers varies across different planes.  If you do your own side by side comparison, you can see the differences.

You can purchase a cheaper trailer but beware.  You will have to replace it over and over when it keeps wearing, or you can invest a little bit more in a durable trailer that is stronger and lasts longer.  Not having to replace a trailer will keep you on the road and keep money in your pocket in the long run.

When choosing a trailer to best fit the jobs that you do, there are several details that you must consider.  First is the style of trailer.  Second, consider the axles on the trailer. Lastly, consider the options and details that will be beneficial to the specific jobs that you will use the trailer for.  These options will help turn a stressful task into a bearable one and a tedious undertaking into a snappy project.

There are an array of different styles of trailers to choose from.  Here at Load Trail, we carry a multitude of trailer styles like dumps, car haulers, goosenecks, hydraulic dovetails, utility,  and tilt deck trailers.  (Load Trail Trailer Selection).  Each trailer comes designed with a certain set of traits and features specific to certain kinds of needs and jobs in mind.  Many can be outfitted for dual purposes and uses.

Once you have figured out which style of trailer best fits your needs you can then figure out the size and capacity you will need.  Picture your normal cargo.  Determine the average weight that you will need to transport.  This will help to determine the best axle size for your trailer.  Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is a very important detail when choosing your trailer.  GVWR is typically the sum of the axle ratings; however, there are some exceptions depending on the build of the trailer and possibly the braking capabilities.  This is important because GVWR minus the base trailer weight will give you the cargo capacity of your trailer.  Now consider the dimensions of your average cargo.

Finally, consider the many different trailer options.  At Load Trail, many of the options that you would have to pay for at other trailer dealers will come as a standard option.  Which options will work best with your trailer to take care of your needs.  Do you need side extensions for your dump or a tarp system? ( Already comes standard on Load Trail Dumps!!!).  Maybe you need adjustable ratchet straps to help tie down the various shaped loads that you transport as a hotshot.  Perhaps you need ramps to load up your front end loader.  Take a look at the many other options that can make your job quicker and easier.

If you have any further questions about trailers and optional features, please visit or visit your local Load Trail dealer.  They will be happy to help you find a trailer that fits you.  Till next time.  Keep Haulin!

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