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What To Look For When Purchasing An Enclosed Trailer

A trailer is a big investment and a big responsibility as well. A bad quality trailer can cause a lot of problems, place other people on the road at risk, and fail to protect the cargo well. That’s why it’s important to research and spend time finding the best trailer for your requirements and budget. Many prospective trailer owners have never purchased one before and don’t know what they should look out for. We recommend you consider the points mentioned below before making a purchase. They will help you make the best possible choice.

Trailer size

It’s important to consider what size of trailer you want before you shop for the vehicle. Some make the mistake of buying a small trailer that doesn’t fit their requirements and that can be a financial burden for a business. Always invest in a larger trailer than you think you need as the size of the cargo can grow over time. Most enclosed trailers are available in 5’, 6’, 7’ and 8.5’ widths and the lengths range between 8’ and 32’. Inspect the trailer options carefully to decide which size is right for you. It’s better to invest in a larger trailer early instead of being forced to buy another one just to carry the cargo you need to transport.

Number, types  and weight bearing capacity of the axles

This depends on the load, road conditions, and the budget. There are two options available and they include tandem axles and single axles. Tandem axles are more expensive but they can bear bigger loads and travel on rougher roads without much problem. This axle can also handle great speeds well and ensure the vehicle is stable. This reduces the risk of driving the vehicle on rougher roads. Single axles are more affordable and are suitable for lighter loads in good road conditions.

Prospective buyers can choose between leaf spring and torsion axles. Leaf spring axles are more common and affordable but that comes at the cost of performance. The torsion axles are easier to maintain and a little more expensive, but they perform well in the long-run. Trailers with torsion axles might have a lower cost of ownership.

Most axles have 3500#, 5200# and 7000# of weight bearing capacity. The higher the number, the more load they can bear. Higher load-bearing axles are also more expensive, but the investment can pay off in the long run because you’ll be able to haul more cargo and won’t cause much stress to the vehicle.

Color of the enclosed trailer

Most trailers are available in white or black aluminum. Some trailer owners want to customize the color and add some branding to it. We can help you pick the right pay the custom color for your new trailer. We can also help get your company’s brandings to your trailer on request. Below is a sample of the colors that Haulmark sells their VG Series trailers in or you can view their site >

Budget and quality of trailer

It’s better to invest in quality by spending a little more money up front. That investment in quality will ensure you don’t have to deal with repairs too often, poor performance, and a shorter lifespan. Good quality trailers will help you save money in the long run.

Pay attention to information regarding warranties, the manufacturing process, and the overall reputation of the manufacturer before you make a purchase. All information is easily available online and most manufacturers have custom care numbers you can call to get details regarding the trailers.

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If you want to know more about purchasing a trailer, don’t hesitate to contact us at Brinkmans Trailers or give us a call at 763-972-3932.