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Considering an Enclosed Cargo Trailer?

So you’ve finally decided to purchase an enclosed cargo trailer. Congratulations! Although not limited to the factors below, I’ve put together 5 considerations to keep in mind when deciding what is best for you.


Purpose

What
will you be using it for? It goes without saying, this factor is the most important thing to consider.  It will determine the size of
the trailer and the options you need.  Perhaps you intend to take your vintage Corvette to distant antique car shows. Obviously, a 6x10 single axle would not suffice. Clearly, an 8.5x20 tandem axle car hauler would meet your needs.


Distance

How far will you be traveling? Another key factor to help you choose the most fitting trailer is how many miles you plan on logging on the road. Standard exterior options would be adequate if you owned a mobile car detailing service and only operated locally.However, the vintage Corvette owner would greatly benefit from purchasing upgrades that will enhance the safety of the trailer, such a mounted spare tire, stabilizers and tie-downs, LED tail lights, and a door hold back latch, just to name a few.


Cargo

What type of cargo will you be hauling?The cargo you’re planning to haul will directly
influence the options you choose for the interior of your enclosed trailer. The Harley Davidson owner enhances his/her trailer by adding wheel chocks and D-rings. Someone carrying temperature sensitive cargo should control the environment by opting for vents and air conditioning. A handyman may want to have shelves and other storage options installed.


Aesthetics 

Will you use your trailer to advertise your business? A landscaping business increases their noticeability greatly if they customize the exterior with a logo and contact information.  A meals on wheels type business owner could opt for white and black checkered flooring, ATP backsplash, and vinyl walls, as well as extra windows to allow multiple ordering/paying
stations. 


Budget

How much are you considering spending on your trailer?  The financial aspect of selecting a trailer is yet another crucial factor in your decision making. It’s ok to be frugal, but ensure you don’t buy a low quality product with less than adequate materials just to save a few dollars. When selecting a size, color, and other options and upgrades, use logic and reason, and if it fits the intended purpose of your potential purchase.

Again,by no means are these 5 considerations the only ones you’ll encounter, but theyare basic guidelines that will help you chose the optimal trailer for your
specific needs. If you have any questions or are ready to purchase an enclosedcargo trailer today, Matt and his awesome staff at Southern USATrailers are standing by for your inquiries. Best wishes with all your hauling needs!

Axle Armstrong

Cargo Trailer Enthusiast


Before Purchasing an Enclosed Trailer

When Coming to Pick Up Your New Enclosed Trailer from Diamond Cargo, Ask Yourself These Simple Questions.


Make Sure You Have The Right Size Ball.

  • Smaller single axle trailers require a 2" Ball
  • Trailers Larger than a 6x14 Single Axle gets a 2 and 5/16" Ball.
  • For Trailer to Be Level 18" from Ground to Top of the Ball is Optimal

Bring a Lug Wrench and Jack for Emergency

  • Bring a Lug Wrench to Make Sure Lugs Are Tight
  • Spare Tire Might be a Good Idea!!
  • If You Have a Blowout You will be Prepared


Check Your Vehicle for Blown Fuses.

Customers are surprised when their brand new truck has a  blown fuse. Most of the time when this problem does occur it  is with a newer year model


TIP OF THE DAY:

Always Make It Clear to Your Sales Person as to What Type of Plug Your Vehicle Has to Make Sure You Have Trailer Lights  on the Way Back Home.


Preparing and Loading Trailers | Trailer Topics

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Whether you are towing a camping trailer, cargo, or transporting goods, it is important to balance your load and prepare your trailer and tow vehicle for a safe trip. Some important things to consider are:

  1. Trailer Tongue Weight
  2. Load Placement
  3. Securing Your Cargo


Trailer Tongue Weight


One of the main causes of sway is not having the proper percentage of trailer tongue weight compared to gross trailer weight: Your tongue weight should be 10% to 15% of your overall trailer weight and 5th wheels can be as high as 25%.


Load Placement


To reduce trailer sway, your heaviest cargo should be placed in the very front of the trailer, ahead of the trailer’s axle. Always adhere to the 60/40 rule when loading the trailer. Load the front of the trailer first, placing 60 percent of the weight forward of the front axle, with the weight evenly distributed side to side.


Securing Your Cargo


We recommend tying top heavy items at several angles, so they don’t fall over or move during transport. Also, loads can move and settle during a journey allowing restraints to loosen. If possible, re-check the restraints shortly after beginning the journey.

If you follow these guidelines, you will experience less sway and better tow vehicle handling.


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