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If you are in the market looking at trailers for sale in the Twin Cities area, you have come to the right place! Trailers & More is here to meet your summer trailer needs. Whether you need a trailer to haul your ATV to the lake or need a utility or dump trailer to finish those landscaping projects, we’ve got you covered!

Purchasing a trailer, especially if you are a first-time buyer, can be intimidating. We want to go over some frequently asked questions you may have as you begin your search.

Cargo Trailer

What type of trailer do I need?
If you are looking at trailers for sale, you already know what you need it for. However, some trailers can be used for multiple purposes. You also have options of having an open utility trailer or fully enclosed cargo trailer. If you need to transport materials a long distance and need them to stay dry and secure, a cargo trailer will be your best bet. Or, if you just need to haul dirt a few miles down the road to your yard, a utility or dump trailer will be much more convenient. Consider the main reason you are getting the trailer but also consider other uses and if one trailer can fulfill multiple needs.

Should I buy new or used?
Of course new is always the preferred option. That way you know the trailer you are buying is in good shape and won’t have any hidden defects or visible wear and tear. However, if your budget is limited, a used trailer can also be a good option. You will just need to be much more diligent when looking over the trailer to check the tires, lights and other features. With used trailers, you can save on the initial cost but may have extra unforeseen costs soon down the road for parts or tires that need replaced. At Trailers & More, we have both new and used trailers for sale, so you can look at both options.

Utility Trailer

What do I need to pull the trailer?
Depending on the type and size of trailer you are looking to purchase, you want to be sure you have the proper vehicle to tow it. You also need to make sure you have the proper sized ball and hitch to do the job. We can assist with all of this, helping you know what trailers you can safely pull with your vehicle and what accessories you may need.

Do I need a trailer braking system?
For heavier trailers, a trailer brake control is recommended and often required. This allows the trailer brakes to sync with your vehicle brakes, providing better control when stopping and slowing down. We also carry brake controllers and can help install them in your vehicle.

If you have more questions about trailers for sale in the Twin Cities and want to see the trailers we have for sale, stop by our showroom in South St Paul, call us at 651-451-1808 or Contact Us.

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Trailers & More near St Paul carries cargo trailers and utility trailers, and they are now gearing up their supply for the spring season. Whether you are new to the world of cargo trailers or looking to upgrade your current cargo or utility trailer, if you wondering when to buy, spring is it! Trailer dealers in Minnesota and Wisconsin typically have the most selection of trailers and newest models in the spring and sell down their inventory over the course of summer and fall. In the Minneapolis/St Paul cargo trailer market, the early bird really does get the worm (or the best selection at least)!

For the next few months we are going to highlight some of our most sought after cargo trailers and utility trailers. The new inventory will be available to see in South St Paul by mid April or early May.

February’s Featured Cargo Trailers

Last year’s hottest sellers in the aluminum cargo trailers category for us were both made by Carry-On Trailers.

1. The Carry-On 6×12 CGR, single axle cargo trailer with ramp door

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Customers love the size of this Carry-On trailer with either a ramp or a double door. It’s a nice size and easily pulls behind most mid-size vehicles. We like that this cargo trailer has smooth aluminum fenders with a sporty rear dressing. The 24”diamond plate stone guard looks great and provides extra protection.

  • Gross Vehicle weight rating is 2,990 lbs.
  • 3,500 lb. single axle with a 2” coupler
  • 2,000 lb. top wind jack

2. The Carry-On 7×14 CGR, double axle cargo trailer with ramp door

7X14CGR-1This is a great choice for those who want a heavy-duty trailer that can do some serious hauling!  The extra width and length meet most people’s hauling needs!  These cargo trailers with the rear ramp door move fast!

  • Gross Vehicle weight rating is 7,000 lbs.
  • It has a double axle (3,500 per axle) with a 2 5/8 coupler and electric brakes.
  • 2,000 lb. top wind jack
  • 3/8” interior walls

Each cargo trailer comes with the option for add-on accessories and upgrades, so you can get the exact trailer you want and need for your specific purpose.

A few popular upgrades are:

  • Plywood walls
  • Roof vent
  • Extra height
  • Chrome or Aluminum wheels
  • D-rings
  • V-nose stabilizer jacks

So, if you are in the St Paul area and looking for cargo trailers, come on down and kick some tires. You might just find the perfect cargo trailer for you!

To learn more about cargo trailers in St Paul, call Trailers & More at 651-451-1808, visit our showroom in South St Paul or Contact Us.

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When you are hauling equipment, a racecar, snowmobile or any other item, the last thing you want is to break down on the road. While breakdowns are sometimes inevitable and you can’t do anything to prevent them, you can still take a more proactive approach to maintenance for your trailer. We specialize in St Paul trailers, and we have several recommendations on how to keep your trailer on the road.

Tires

You should be sure to check the tires on your trailer on a regular basis. They should be checked before you use your trailer and after you are done using it. The tires on trailers come with recommendations on the proper amount of air that should be in them, so be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Tires that do not have enough air in them are more likely to pop as you are driving. And even if the tire does not look flat, you should still check how much air is in it to be sure. Tires sometimes have to lose a lot of air before they will appear flat.

Trailer exterior

Then it is time to take a look at your trailer’s exterior. Are there any missing parts? Are any parts of it rusting? Do you see anything that looks wrong or looks like it is in need of repair or replacement? Be sure to look at the trailer’s floor too. This is a sometimes overlooked area, but a floor that is in good condition is vital to safe towing.

Wires

Trailers have wiring connections that need to be in good shape in order to tow safely. The wires should not have any fraying, hard bends or cuts in them. If you see any wires that are in need of some attention, make sure they are fixed or replaced before you use your trailer. These wires are an important part of safe towing practices. You want to be sure your brakes and other important parts of your trailer are working as they should be.

Are you interested in St Paul trailers? Call Trailer & More at 651-451-1808, visit our showroom in South St Paul or Contact Us.

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Trailers & More is a store that sells hitches in St Paul. We help people every day get the information they need so they can figure out what hitch and/or what trailer is best for them.

Here are just a few of the questions we are asked the most frequently about hitches:

  1. What will my vehicle tow?
  2. What class hitch do I need?
  3. What are some good hitch brands?
  4. Where can I go for hitch advice and quality hitch installation?

Today, we are going focus on the most common type of hitch: the receiver hitch. Let’s walk through the process of choosing a trailer hitch and hopefully answer some of your questions about trailer hitches as well.

Step 1:

You will want to first check the tow weight capacity for your particular vehicle. This info can be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

Step 2:

Research what class trailer hitch will work on your vehicle.

Compact car: Class 1

Mid-sized car: Class 1 or Class 2

Mini SUV: Class 2

Full sized car: Class 2 or Class 3

Large SUV: Class 3 or Class 4

Trucks: Class 3 or Class 4

Heavy duty trucks: Class 4 or Class 5

Step 3:

Research what you can haul with each class of hitch.

Class 1 Trailer Hitch

Perfect for bikes, kayaks, canoes, mobility scooters and small trailers

200 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 2,000 lbs. gross tow weight

Class 2 Trailer Hitch

Great for bikes, kayaks, canoes, mobility scooters, small boats and pop up campers and small trailers

300 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 3,500 lbs. gross tow weight

Class 3 Trailer Hitch

Great for mid-size campers, utility trailers, lawn maintenance equipment, bikes, cargo carriers, bikes, snowboards, skis, kayaks, canoes, motorcycles and snowmobiles

650 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 6,000 lbs. gross tow weight

Class 4 Trailer Hitch

Works well for large boats, large campers and toy haulers

1,000 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 12,000 lbs. gross tow weight

Class 5 Trailer Hitch

Most often used to tow heavy equipment, large toy trailers or multiple cars.

1,800 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 18,000 lbs. gross tow weight

Step 3:

Choose a good quality trailer hitch brand. All hitches are not alike!

When it comes to hitches, you want a brand that can be counted on to build a quality hitch. We’ve been working with hitches for many years so if you want to take advantage of our 50+ years experience, we recommend B&W, Curt, Draw-tite and Rigid hitches. Trust us when we say not all hitches are created equal!

Step 4:

Choose an experienced and reputable company and hitch installer. This is so important! If you are looking for a trailer hitch in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, be sure to check out Trailers & More. We have been installing trailer hitches for many, many years and help hundreds of customers every month with their towing needs.

Step 5:

Compare prices. Hitch prices and installation can vary greatly between sellers. Businesses like Trailers & More that specialize in hitches typically purchase a large volume of hitches and, because of that, also usually have the best prices. At Trailers & More, we guarantee the best price around on quality trailer hitches and hitch installation.

There are other considerations as well but this will get you off to a great start. Ready to purchase a hitch? Do you have more questions? Just come on down or give us a call. Our experienced hitch specialists are here to help.

Would you like to learn more about hitches in St Paul? Visit us at Trailers & More on 9th Avenue South in St Paul, call us at 651-451-1808 or you can Contact Us.

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When you are looking for trailers for sale in Minnesota, you have many options, so we thought we would give a few pointers to hopefully guide you in making your trailer purchase decision.

Purpose – First of all, the obvious one is considering what you will use your trailer for. Would a car hauler, a snowmobile trailer, an all purpose utility or perhaps a cargo trailer work best for you? You will likely have your quality trailer for years to come so you should be sure to anticipate future trailer hauling needs as well. Doing this can really pay off big time down the road.

Materials – There are two main materials that you will find when looking at trailers for sale: aluminum and steel. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Steel trailers are less expensive but do require a bit more attention to prevent rust if it gets dented or scratched. Steel trailer are heavier than aluminum trailers, which may or may not be an issue depending on the tow vehicle.
  • Aluminum is lighter weight but it does cost more. Aluminum trailers will not rust; however, should your aluminum trailer require repairs those will likely cost more on this type of trailer than on a steel trailer.

Suspension – How important is the trailer’s suspension to you? The smoother the suspension the better towing experience for you and for your cargo.

Cargo Security – Many trailers for sale have E-tracks, D-loops and similar devices for securing your cargo and making sure it does not move around while you are driving. Having safely secured cargo is a must and determining your needs in advance can save you a lot of hassle in the future.

Do you need more information on trailers for sale in Minnesota? Our friendly, no pressure sales team is here to help.

Call Trailers & More at 651-451-1808, Contact Us and of course you are always welcome to stop by our store in South St. Paul and see the variety of trailers we sell.

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In the world of towing, safety is a must. Safety begins with the trailer hook-up. We sell truck trailers near Minneapolis MN, and we have a few tips for those who are just learning and will be towing a trailer for the first time or for those who have been around the block and just need a little refresher. Here are a few tips from the pros at Trailers & More in St. Paul / Minneapolis on hooking up a trailer.

  1. Make sure the ball is correct for the trailer you are about to tow. The size of the required ball is stamped on the trailer coupler.
  2. Drop the trailer coupler onto the hitch ball. Make sure the locking latch on the trailer is securely locked to the ball and that it is a nice tight fit.
  3. Place a locking pin through the lever to keep it secure while driving.
  4. Secure safety chains by crossing them under the coupler and hooking them into the hitch loops. The chains should be long enough to allow for tight turns but not so long that they drag on the ground.
  5. If your trailer is equipped with a break away cable, attach the cable to the hitch.
  6. Plug in your lights and test your turn signals and running lights.
  7. Check the tire pressure of both the vehicle and trailer. (Look in your owner’s manual and on the tire sidewalls for the trailer for the correct tire pressure.) Tires with too much or too little pressure can cause trailer sway.
  8. If your trailer is hydraulic, check your hoses and hydraulic fluids.
  9. Make sure all gates/doors are securely locked.
  10. Make sure all cargo is stored securely so that it won’t move during transit.
  11. Adjust your mirrors. You want to be able to see as much of the road around you and behind you as possible.

Be sure to read your vehicles owner’s manual to determine what kind of towing package you need and how much weight your vehicle can safely pull. Some vehicles/trailers require special equipment such as tension bars, adjusting chains, anti-sway controls, electric brakes and so on. Each trailer may have its own set of hook up instructions. The steps listed here are a general guide and not intended to replace any manufacturer instructions.

We hope these tips were helpful. Safe travels!

Do you want more information on truck trailers near Minneapolis MN? Call Trailers & More at 651-451-1808, visit our store at 1000 9th Avenue South, in South St. Paul or you can Contact Us.

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Are you looking for a way to transport a vehicle or some other piece of heavy equipment? What would be the best choice for you? Is a heavy equipment trailer what you need? Well that depends on what you’re hauling. You might be debating the merits of purchasing a heavy equipment trailer. Trailers & More sells heavy equipment trailers to those in Ramsey and the surrounding areas, and we can think of plenty of reasons you should consider heavy equipment trailers when you need to haul equipment or machinery that is heavy or bulky.

Do you need to transport a tractor? You might really “dig” a heavy equipment trailer.

Do you have forklift that needs to be transported? A heavy equipment trailer would be the perfect thing to give it a “lift.” How about a bobcat? A heavy equipment trailer would be the “cat’s” meow. (All puns were intended.) Heavy equipment trailers are often used to haul cars and trucks as well. Whatever you are hauling, if it is over 4,000 lbs. you will need a heavy equipment trailer.

Of course, you could rent a heavy equipment trailer. That typically requires you to fill out a laundry list of forms and liability releases, and you are limited to what they have available and when they have a trailer available. It also requires a damage deposit that you may or may not get back. With that said, it still may be the best option for you if you are only going to move your equipment once or twice. If, however, you want to haul your equipment more than that, it would be worth your while to consider purchasing one.

Most people find most people find owning their own trailer is less of a hassle and actually SAVES them money over time. When you are the owner of your own heavy equipment trailer you simply hitch the trailer to your truck and off you go. Easy breezy! Buying a heavy equipment trailers means you could save yourself a lot of hassle and stress in the long run.

Many types of trailers can be purchased at Trailers & More. We have knowledgeable staff members on hand to answer your questions and to help you browse through the heavy equipment trailers we carry.

Are you interested in browsing through our heavy equipment trailers in Ramsey and the surrounding areas? Call Trailers & More at 651-451-1808, visit our showroom on 9th Avenue South in South St Paul or you can Contact Us.

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Snowmobile season is upon us! We are sure you are already hitting the trails as much as you can. But one of the most often overlooked tasks during snowmobile season is snowmobile trailer maintenance. Snowmobile trailers are just as important as the snowmobiles themselves! We sell snowmobile trailers in St Paul, and we have a few suggestions on how to keep your snowmobile trailer looking good and in good working order.

Check the Tires

The tires on snowmobile trailers need the same kind of maintenance as the tires on your car. Check the tread to make sure they are not worn. Check for any air leaks and also be sure to check the tire pressure. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the air pressure too. Be sure to make sure the hubs and the axels are in good shape as well.

Check the Underside

The underside of snowmobile trailers picks up a lot of dirt, salt and grime, just like your car does. Try to get underneath your snowmobile trailer and give it a good wash with warm and soapy water. Be sure not to damage any wiring that might be underneath.

Check the Wiring

After you are done carefully washing the underside of your snowmobile trailer, check the wiring. Check the lights, the coupler and the hitch components. Add grease to those parts if it is needed. The grease will help prevent rust and moisture from damaging any parts. Make sure there are no wires that are frayed, worn or disconnected. Make sure there are no worn or rusted connectors either.

Check the Lighting

Take a few minutes to check the lights on your snowmobile trailer. Make sure they are all functioning as they should be. This is a great way to avoid being pulled over by the police for a burnt out tail light, plus it ensures other drivers can see when you are braking and slowing down, so it is also a great way to stay safe on the road too. Be sure to check your turn signals and emergency flashers too.

Give It a Wash

Enclosed snowmobile trailers need a good wash every now and then. This will help to preserve the trailer’s finish, plus it will look good too.

Are you interested in learning more about snowmobile trailers in St Paul? Call Trailers & More at 651-451-1808, or you can visit our showroom on 9th Avenue South. Or you can Contact Us.

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When you are out looking at truck trailers to haul your ATV, there are a lot of options to consider. From what material the trailer is made out of to how big the wheels are to what side you load your ATV on, there is a lot to think about. Here are a few things you should consider when you are shopping for truck trailers in Minneapolis MN.

What is it made out of?

Most ATV trailers are made out of aluminum or steel. There are several pros and cons to both options. For example, aluminum is more lightweight, so you will use less gas when you’re hauling these truck trailers. But because this material is so lightweight, it’s also easier to dent or damage. Steel is much more sturdy, but they can develop rust over time. However, rust is easily avoidable with some regular maintenance and care.

Where do you load your ATV?

ATV truck trailers load from either the sides or the rear. Both have their advantages. Rear-loading truck trailers will generally be less expensive than side loading. But in order to get your ATV out of a rear-loading trailer, you have to back it out. Some people prefer not to do that, so they should opt for a side-loading trailer. With a side-loading trailer, you can pull your ATV in one side and then drive it out the other – no need to put it in reverse and back up!

How big are the tires?

ATV truck trailers usually come with tires that are four inches wide. However, you can sometimes find truck trailers with wheels that are eight inches wide. Wider tires will generally offer more stability than their thinner counterparts, but they will also usually cost a little more.

How big is the trailer?

ATV truck trailers come in a wide range of sizes, and some are enclosed while others are not. You will want to take into consideration how big your ATV is and how many you will be hauling at the same time. In general, there are two main frame styles to choose from. You can get a Y-style or a T-style. T-style truck trailers attach the tongue to the axle directly. Y-style truck trailers attach to the axle in two locations, and they also offer a broader frame area to hold the trailer.

Are you ready to browse through our selection of ATV truck trailers? Call Trailer & More at 651-451-1808, visit our showroom in South St Paul or Contact Us.

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If you are in the market for a trailer, look no further than Trailers & More. We have a wide selection of trailers for sale in Minneapolis. Here are a few of the different types of trailers we have for sale and what they are used for.

Cargo Trailers

These types of trailers are great for hauling cargo that needs to be protected from the outdoor elements while it’s being transported. For example, if you are in the construction industry, you will find these trailers useful because your expensive equipment and tools will be safe from wind, rain and other outdoor elements that are out of your control. So if you are at a job site and it suddenly starts to pour rain, you won’t have to worry about your equipment sustaining any damage if it’s in one of these trailers. Not to mention, you get some added security because these types of trailers can be locked.

Car Haulers

Car haulers do exactly what the name implies – they transport cars from one location to another. They are specially made for this task, and they make it easy to move your vehicle to a new place without having to actually drive it. This is great for people who take their cars to car shows or for folks who have racecars that are not street legal.

Dump Trailers

Do you have leaves or other debris that needs to be moved from one spot to another and then dumped? Then dump trailers are what you’re looking for. This type of trailer dumps itself, so it saves you the hassle of having to do the grunt work yourself. These are heavy-duty trailers that are great for landscapers, construction workers and others who are in similar industries.

Looking for trailers for sale in Minneapolis? Look no further than Trailers & More. Visit our store today or call us at 651-451-1808. Or you can Contact Us.