Let’s cut out the chase and accept the fact that we look for every possible thing that can make our move easier and hassle-free. With too much on our plate, looking for the simplest help can be easily left out of the order. Buying a trailer is a highly sensible option, especially when it comes to moving out. With security check, easy storage and even easier buying plans, trailers serve as true saviours for frequent shifters. Go through this on-point guide to understand how to choose the right trailer for your next move.
Find Your Type & Size
There are different class-sizes of trailers. The most popular trailers are open/ utility trailers and enclosed/ cargo trailers. Both types are available in a range of different length sizes.
Before buying the trailer for your move, you must consider the size of all your furniture to calculate how large a trailer you need. Trailers are typically offered in length from 6 ft to 24 ft.
Check the Weight Rating (GTWR)
Gross trailer weight rating is the total mass of a road trailer specified by the manufacturer, including the weight of the trailer itself, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers, plus fluids, and cargo. The GVWR is listed to account the maximum weight the trailer can safely transport.
Enclosed V/S Open Trailers
Enclosed trailers are loaded and unloaded with a rear ramp door. Some of them come with double rear doors and side doors that offer more flexibility for removing and adding large furniture to the trailer. Large items have to be measured before adding them to the trailer to make sure they will fit inside.
Open trailers are preferred for transporting large and bulky items. Open trailers that come with tilt beds do not require a ramp as the trailer’s floor can tilt to the ground for quicker loading and unloading. Ramp rear gates of the open trailers allow for more flexibility when packing the trailer.
Trailer Tires are Important
Pay attention to the tires of the trailers before taking the decision. Unlike car tires, trailer tires have special sidewalls that work to handle the weight load requirements of trailer safety and are more durable. Trailer tires should not be substituted with car tires as they can reduce the GVWR of the vehicle by 10 percent for each passenger tire used on a trailer. It is important to properly inflate trailer tires to maximise their effectiveness during transport.
Trailer Brake Axles are Bent for Strength
It might not look normal, but trailers have bent axles for flexibility and strength when holding maximum weight allowances. The trailer axles straighten out when loaded with the maximum weight and become curved/ bent again when the items are unloaded from the trailer.
The Trailer Must be Licensed
Laws for trailers vary from state to state. So, make sure the trailer you buy is properly registered and insured and licensed as per the local, state and federal regulations. The MCO – manufacturer certificate of origin, along with the bill will allow you as a buyer to register for it.
Mount Trailers When Flat
The trailers should be mounted when on a flat surface. They typically travel at 16-18 inches off the ground. Do not forget to buy a trailer ball and ball mount that moves up or down to meet the trailer’s bumper.
It is important to choose a trailer that fits your furniture and other belongings safely and perfectly. I hope this guide helps you find the right trailer for you.
Now that you have a good idea of all the things you need in your new trailer, it’s time to shop. Diamond Trailers is a one stop-source for custom trailers – from heavy-duty trailers to leisure bike trailers for sale. No matter your needs, they can help.