Things to Consider When Buying a Trailer Part 2
- What are you Hauling ?
Heavy equipment , Hay , Cars , A Load of Dirt. No matter what you’re hauling Custom Built can help you find the trailer for your needs. When you’re chooseing your trailer make sure that you are always considering what you’ll be hauling. Because over loading your trailer may shorten the lifespan of it.
- How Heavy is the load that you’re hauling ?
This is a large factor in purchasing a trailer. When you increase the weight of your load you may want to increase the sizes of your axels maybe even the length of your trailer , or even change the type of flooring that you put in. As previously stated overloading your trailer can shorten the lifespan of , so by insuring that you aren’t over loading your trailer you’re insuring that your trailer will last longer.
- What type of hitch do you need ?
Before you order your trailer , you need to make sure that your vehicle can haul the trailer (check your towing capacity ) then decide on the type of coupler you may want. You also what to insure that the vehicle you’re hauling with is equipped with the right ball or ring if you order a pintel hitch for the trailer you want. Most vehicles come with a ball on the bumper , but don’t often know that it has a low towing capacity and you take the risk of your bumper falling off , or damaging your vehicle and ultimately your trailer as well. The best option for for a bumper pull hitch is a hide away hitch that will be tucked under the bumper and secured to the frame of the vehicle. Gooseneck hitches are generally installed into the bed of the vehicle but adapters can also be purchased so that you can connect a gooseneck trailer to your bumper hitch. Pintel hitches require their own specific hitch. You may also want to insure you have the right ball as there are sevral different sizes 2″ being the most common among our trailers , but come couplers may take smaller balls.
- How many ramps do you need ?
Our trailers come standard with two ramps, but we do have the option to add a 3rd ramp. You may need the third ramp for what you’re hauling. So when thinking about the trailer that you’re wanting always consider ways to make loading and unloading easier.
- How many axels do you need ?
When ordering a trailer always consider what you’re hauling as that will effect the type of trailer you will need as well as the way that your trailer will pull when loaded down. So , some trailers may need a 3rd Axel as the length and weight of the trailer increases, shorter trailers that will have less weight will need fewer axels.
- Do you need an upper Deck ?
If you’re hauling something like hay an upper deck can increase the amount of bales that you are able to haul. Other things an upper deck may is when you’re wanting to order a car hauler you will have the extra space.
- Are you looking to haul cars ?
We have multiple options if you’re wanting something simple and versatile then a longer bumper pull may be the best option for you. If you’re wanting something that is built more specific to hauling cars we also offer gravity tilt/ hydraulic tilt deck trailers that make loading and unloading non-functioning vehicles much easier. If you’re wanting to haul more then one vehicle we also offer a hot shot trailer designed by David that doubles as a float trailer with an upper deck, the ramps fold down into the bed of trailer.
- Do you need side rails ?
When adding side rails to a trailer it lowers the deck of it , so that loading is made much easier and your loads are easier to secure down.
- Do you need hydraulics ?
We have the options available to add hydraulics to almost anything that you need as well as some trailers that are pre designed with hydraulics. Some of the places you may want to add hydraulics may include the jacks so that hooking and unhooking the trailer will be easier , the ramps on the back to make loading and unloading and faster for you. Trailers we have already designed include dump trailers , tilt deck trailers , and hydraulic jack trailers.
- How long are you wanting your trailer ?
Our trailers can vary in length , the longer the trailer is the hitch will need to change as we discussed earlier. If you wan a shorter trailer then a bumper pull may be the best option for you , if something longer with a lower hitch is what you’re seeking then a intel hitch may fit your needs , if you want something long and versatile then a gooseneck hitch might be the best option for you.
- Do you want anything custom ?
If you thought of something that you need on you’re trailer for what you’re hauling , but you can’t seem to find that feature anywhere , then ask about it when you give us a call , David has an engineering degree and is always looking to help his customers with what they need in the trailer.
- Can your vehicle handle the weight of not only the trailer , but what you’re hauling as well ?
Your vehicle’s manual will have it’s towing capacity. Make sure that you’re reading that , so you can order the proper trailer to insure that you don’t damage you vehicle.
Contact us today to order the trailer that is built completely for your needs.
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June 18, 2020 @ 2:14 pm
I’m glad that you mention how it’s easier to load and upload tilt deck trailers. Since this is the case, it might help to get this if you’re new to using these types of vehicles. If you plan to use one, it would probably be a good idea to go online to research tilt equipment trailers for sale to determine which one will fit the work you’re doing and your level of experience.
August 5, 2020 @ 11:25 pm
You made a good point that carrying capacity is one of the most important things to look for when buying a hauler trailer. I’m currently in the process of preparing to transfer some of my old furniture to my vacation home. Getting to transport a good amount at a time would surely make things a lot easier.
March 21, 2023 @ 6:02 am
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