Types of Utility Trailers

A utility trailer is a transport conveyance that is without a motor or an engine. It is designed to be pulled by a vehicle that is powered by an engine, such as a truck, tractor, or car. It is used worldwide for transporting heavy goods over long distances. It can be used for transporting all kinds of things, and has the ability of holding a large number of items at a time.

At some point of time, all of us need to transport large goods from one place to another. Whether you are a homeowner clearing out the garage and having the need to get rid of some accumulated stuff, a small business that needs to get some equipment to a site, or whether you are moving to another city with your family and want to haul all your possessions and furniture such as your cupboards, beds, clothes, and so on, moving goods is one of life’s necessities. Since purchasing trucks for such jobs is too expensive, one of the best ways to do so is to use a utility trailer.

Considering the large variety that is available in these trailers, it can be quite overwhelming to decide which one to choose. However, once you know the basics, buying one can be quite simple. You can begin by making an assessment of what you need it for. Given below are a few types of trailers that can help you to decide.

Enclosed or Open Trailers: One of the first things you need to decide is whether you require an enclosed or open trailer. Your goods are provided more security with an enclosed trailer. It has a combination of the essential security features of providing protection from theft as well as the weather. As it is lockable, maximum protection is provided. It is usually used to haul things like an assortment of equipment, general goods, contracting supplies, snowmobiles, cars, ATVs, and motorcycles.

An open trailer on the other hand, as the name suggests, does not have any covering. Hence, your goods are open to the elements. However, if the weather is not an issue, then purchasing this type would be an economical and sensible choice. It is less expensive compared to the enclosed variety. It is usually used to haul things like lawn equipment, farm tractors, ATVs, motorcycles, cars, and anything that needs to be dumped.

Folding Trailers: This type of trailer is hardy and has the ability of hauling large loads. Due of its foldable property, it can be stored in small spaces. Most trailers of this variety are compact, and many models have a detachable side track and wheels. Many of these are very versatile and come with a bed liner, a dumping feature, as well as a removable tailgate and side racks. There are several good models that can be folded and unfolded within a few minutes. When the dumping feature is used, the items slide out easily via the bed liner. Due to its versatility, this trailer can be used to haul your ATV, and also for garden and lawn work, or chores around a construction site or farm. Many models are made of aluminum, which makes them both lightweight as well as strong.

Small Trailers: Small trailers are available in both enclosed as well as open varieties. The enclosed ones have various rooftop designs such as flat or curved, and are easy to use because they are lightweight and have some very good features. Easy to load, hitch, and tow behind most small trucks, this type is particularly popular with medium to light duty personal users, flea marketers, small businessmen, and contractors. It is also ideal for transporting small machinery, dirt, and mulch. Some models come with illuminated license plate holders, rear tail lights, orange markers on the side, and powder coated steel frames of various colors. In order to ensure the safety of the trailer on the road as well as in dark and rainy conditions, it comes with wiring harnesses and safety chains.

Sport Utility Trailers (SUT): These days, the SUT is growing increasingly popular. The concept is of a product that can be used simultaneously with your choice of recreation, be it hunting, four wheeling, motorcycling, or anything else that you want to tow along with you in the great outdoors. Most of these have dynamic looks along with being built for performance and functionality.

Many sport trailers are constructed out of an all-aluminum material which is lightweight, and come with more options for towing. This combined with fiberglass exteriors, single piece rubber roofs, and OC hung walls, are just some of the features that you should look for in an SUT.