Posts Categorized: Tips

Posted by & filed under Tips, Trailers.

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.

Posted by & filed under Tips, Trailers, Trailers & More.

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.

Posted by & filed under Tips.

Do you love to participate in outdoor recreational activities? Then a truck trailer may be the perfect thing to help you get your equipment from here to there. Hauling your items can be half the battle. If you live anywhere around the Twin Cities, truck trailers of all shapes and sizes can be found at Trailers & More. Stop by our showroom!

ATV Trailers

There are so many ATV trails to explore. Don’t let a lack of transportation keep you from getting out there. Though this year’s ATV riding season may be coming to a close, there are plenty of seasons ahead of you. If you purchase an ATV truck trailer now, you’ll have it to use the entire time next season. You can spend the winter planning all the places you’ll be able to go, now that you have a trailer.

Snowmobile Trailers

It’s almost time to start thinking about snowmobiling again. We can hardly contain our excitement. A snowmobile trailer could help you get out and explore even more snowmobile trails. A snowmobile is a large vehicle and you will definitely need some type of aid in transporting it. Don’t miss out on any of riding season. Look at snowmobile truck trailers, so you have it during the winter.

Other Activities

There are many other outdoor activities that may require the use of a truck trailer. Equipment like dirt bikes, kayaks, canoes, camping supplies and more can be more easily transported by a truck trailer. If you’re introducing children or friends to the outdoor activities you love, you may also need more room for additional equipment. Don’t miss out on the things you enjoy because you don’t have room for all the necessary items.

Are you looking for a truck trailer? Give us a call today 651-451-1808 or browse our truck trailer selection online.