A Guide To Selecting The Right Utility Trailer

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Do you have cargo that needs to be hauled for work, business, or general purposes? Will you need to do this on a regular basis? Do you have a vehicle such as a truck or midsize car?

If you answered yes to these questions, then purchasing a utility trailer could be the right investment for you.

A utility trailer is a non-motorized vehicle which is attached to and pulled by your motorized vehicle. This trailer makes it convenient to transport your cargo such as lawn mowing supplies, landscaping equipment, livestock, or anything else that otherwise would be impossible to fit inside your own car or truck. In addition, it makes the loading and unloading processes easier for you.

Shopping for a utility trailer doesn’t have to be a difficult task. At Goodnight Trailers & Trucks, we are here to assist you! Our business is located in Canyon, Texas and we serve customers in Canyon, Amarillo, and surrounding areas. We also have a wide selection of trailers to choose from. Below, you’ll find some valuable information that will help you determine which one meets your unique transporting needs.

Types of Utility Trailers:

When it comes to utility trailers, there are two main types: Open Trailers and Enclosed Trailers (also known as Cargo Trailers).

Open Trailers

Open utility trailers have no roof. They are a great choice when it comes to loading and unloading because the job is less of a hassle. Also, you can transport a variety of different cargo. However; without a covering on the top, your cargo will be vulnerable to bad weather conditions such as rain, hail, and snow. Just be mindful of this when planning on moving your cargo around. The other benefits of purchasing an open utility trailer are that they tend to be more affordable and lighter to haul than enclosed trailers. Within this type of category are:

  • Flatbed Trailers

Flatbeds have no roof nor sides. These are best used for over-sized and odd shaped goods.

  • Landscaping Trailers

Landscaping Trailers are specifically designed to meet the needs of people in the landscaping industry. Normally, they have rear gates that can be used as ramps for loading landscape materials as well.

Cargo Trailers

Enclosed Trailers are also referred to as cargo trailers. Because of their box design, they are more secure than open trailers. The protection enclosed trailers offer against bad weather will give you a peace of mind. You won’t have to worry about your items getting damaged or wet. With that said, pricing for cargo trailers tend to be more expensive due to their design and protection benefits.

The Size Of The Trailer

When deciding on the size of a utility trailer, you will need to consider these two factors: The weight of the cargo you’ll be hauling and the towing capacity of your vehicle. The maximum weight limit for cargo is located on the “tire and loading information” sticker of every trailer.

Image of a “tire and loading information” sticker.

For the towing capacity of your truck or car, you should be able to find this in the owner’s manual. Also, you may check the sticker on the driver’s side door frame or on the manufacturer’s website.

Final Takeaway:

We hope that you have found this information valuable. Knowledge is key during the shopping phase. If you still have any questions or want to schedule a visit, give us call at (806) 316-4487. Goodnight Trailers & Trucks understand that each customer needs are unique, and we want to make the buying process easy for you!