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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.


What will you be using it for? Overall, 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 6×10 single axle would not suffice. Hence, an 8.5×20 tandem axle car hauler would meet your needs.


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. tandard 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. For instance, a mounted spare tire, stabilizers and tie-downs, LED tail lights, and a door hold back latch, just to name a few.


What type of cargo will you be hauling? In like fashion, the cargo you haul will directly influence options you choose for the interior of your enclosed trailer. To explain, the Harley Davidson owner enhances his/her trailer by adding wheel chocks and D-rings. Comparatively, someone carrying temperature sensitive cargo should control the environment by opting for vents and air conditioning. Similarly, a handyman may want to have shelves and other storage options installed


Will you use your trailer to advertise your business?Next, is the overall appearance in relation to your trailer’s intent. To illustrate, 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.


How much are you considering spending on your trailer? Finally, 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 they are basic guidelines that will help you chose the optimal trailer for your specific needs. Furthermore, if you have any questions or are ready to purchase an enclosed cargo trailer, Matt and his staff at Southern USA Trailers are standing by for your inquiries. Best wishes with all your hauling needs!

Axel Armstrong

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Marketing and Sales for Southern USA Trailers. Proud husband and father. Very blessed.

3 thoughts on “Considering an Enclosed Cargo Trailer?”

    1. Braden,

      This is Matt with Southern USA Trailers Sales Team. Give me a call so we can make sure you purchase an enclosed trailer that best fits your needs.

      Matt (912) 381-2565

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