Types of Trailers and How They May Help YouMuscle Trailers
When you go to buy a trailer for the first time, it might be easy to assume that they’ll all look the same. While trailers that attach to cars will all primarily do the same thing, it’s how they do it which differs! As you can see from our catalogue, there are more than a few differences in the trailers you can buy.
In this short guide, we’ll take a quick look at the different trailers available right now, and how they could fit your specific circumstances. Don’t buy a trailer or even make an offer until you’ve read our guide!
Box or Enclosed Trailers
Box trailers are, as the name suggests, designed like a box. That means that they enclose on all sides. You can buy similar cage trailers, however, box trailers offer more protection from the elements.
Therefore, a box trailer may be useful if you need to transport goods or items which need to be kept safe from water damage. Some people may also choose box trailers for extra security. However, cage trailers will also help you in this regard.
Flatbed trailers tend to be the ‘basic’ or ‘default’ option of a trailer for most people, but they can come in various sizes and shapes. Unlike box trailers, these systems allow you to keep your cargo open to the elements.
They might be useful if you need to transport vehicles, for example, or if you have general cargo that can tie down easily. Crucially, a flatbed trailer might be the best option if you want to save money, and you don’t need the extra security of a box trailer.
All good trailers should withstand heavy use as well as exposure to the elements. Therefore, make sure you invest in a solid model if you are likely to come under heavy conditions. Galvanising your trailer means that you are protecting your equipment against rain, wind and more besides. Therefore, a fully galvanised trailer will be impervious to rust and erosion.
If you’re likely to head cross-country or even further, a galvanised trailer will support you regardless of what Mother Nature has to throw at you.
If you need to tow very heavy vehicles around with you for work, then a car carrier might help. A car carrier is built to carry heavier loads than most trailers, which means it is worth investing in one if you are going to be transporting especially bulky cargo.
Even if you are not going to transport vehicles or cars, a car carrier will still support you with most carrying needs. You can also customise these trailers, meaning that if you need high sides or tails, you just need to let us know.
Picking the Perfect Trailer
This is just a small cross-section of the various trailers available on the market right now. Don’t forget that you can build custom trailers if standard types and models don’t meet your needs. Make sure to read our further guides and posts to learn more.