Monday, June 19, 2017

Open vs. Enclosed Trailers - What are the Benefits?

When it comes to finding the right cargo trailer, would an enclosed trailer work best for your needs? Or does an open deck trailer make more sense? In today's post, we'll review the basic pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision.

Enclosed Trailers - Higher Cost, Higher Value?

In general, people assume that because something costs more, it must mean it's more valuable. Well, that's certainly true in many cases. But it's not always that simple. Value is relative. Features that one person finds valuable, another person may not care about. In regard to enclosed cargo trailers, the value lies in the following main benefits:

  • Additional storage/more versatile space
  • Equipment and other items can be securely left in the trailer, eliminating the need to frequently load/unload
  • Can double as sleeping quarters/living space for customers who travel with their cargo (race car owners are usually big fans of enclosed trailers for this reason, among others)

Monday, June 5, 2017

June's Featured Product - 8 x 14 Tandem Axle Enclosed Trailer from Indiana

This month's featured cargo trailer is our 8 x 14 Enclosed Tandem Axle trailer from our Elkhart, Indiana facility. This trailer offers an excellent value, considering the space it offers and the versatility of upgrades and customizable options.

Starting at only $4,610, the 8 x 14 Enclosed Tandem Axle trailer  is made to order right here in the heartland of the USA and comes with the following standard options:

Over all length: 17'10"
Outside width: 8'6"
Over all height: 8'6"
Interior length: 14'7"
Interior width: 7'6"
Between wells: 81"
Interior height: 6'7"
Rear door type: double
Rear door width: 7'
Rear door height: 5'11"
Tongue weight: 245 lbs.
Hitch height: 24"
Ball size: 2 - 5/16"
Floor height: 24"
Trailer GVW: 7,000 lbs.
Empty weight: 2450 lbs.
Cargo capacity: 4,550 lbs.
Axle rating: 3,500 lbs. x 2
Axle type: leaf spring
Brakes: both axles
Break away kit: yes
Tires: ST205/75D15C
Floor: 3/4" plywood
Side walls: 3/8" plywood
Cross members: 24" on center
Wall members: 16" on center
E-Z Lube hubs: yes
12V dome light: 2 with switch
Sides: .030 aluminum
Tongue jack: yes
Exterior lighting: DOT approved
Door latches: cambar
Roof: galvanized
Roof vent: yes
Side entry door: 36"
Stone guard: 16"
Door hold backs: yes
White mod rims: yes
Black center caps: yes
Undercoat frame: yes (Z-Tech)
Safety chains: yes
Frame: 6" I-beam
Tag holder: yes, with light
Rims: 5 Lug

To order this trailer, all you need is to make a $650 deposit (which will be applied to the purchase price). You can place your order on our website here, or you may give us a call and speak with one of our team members to place your call over the phone. If you have any questions about the 8 x 14 Enclosed Tandem Axle cargo trailer, we will be more than happy to answer them.

Need a little more room than 8 x 14?

Looking for a great deal on a trailer with a little more room? Right now we're having a $245-off special on all of our 8.5 foot trailers! Check out our 8.5 foot trailer options from the same facility in Elkhart, IN right here.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Cargo Trailer Cleaning Tips and Videos

Keeping your cargo trailer looking great is part of maintaining its value and, for business owners, reflecting your company standards. In today's post, we'll cover a few basic tips for keeping your enclosed cargo trailer clean and looking its best.

1. Remove built-up grime.

Use a pressure washer or power sprayer to remove dirt and grime that has accumulated over time. Remember to follow safety instructions and use the washer or power sprayer only as directed.

2. Buff, wax and polish to give it a nice, clean sheen.

Applying a good coating of wax after a thorough cleaning can not only make your trailer look great, it can protect its graphics and paint from the elements. Even if you store your trailer indoors (which is a great idea, we highly recommend it if you can), adding a coat of wax at least once a year can prolong the exterior condition.

Want to add a really nice shine with less effort? Some people have had good results from using teak oil to polish their trailers. Just remember to do a little research before you apply anything to your cargo trailer. Some products may not be intended for your trailer's exterior materials.

Here's a video we found on YouTube of using the teak oil method:

3. Inspect regularly for rust and oxidation.

Check for signs of rust or oxidation and do what you can to remove them and prevent them from appearing in the future. You can find lots of helpful videos and articles online for more information and details on the steps to take to remove rust and oxidation. Depending on your trailer's exterior materials and the level of rust/oxidation present, some methods may work better than others.

4. Store your cargo trailer indoors or under shelter.

If you have a large enough garage or carport, it's best to keep your cargo trailer stored there. Providing shelter from the elements like sunlight, rain, hail, snow, ice, pollen, fallen tree limbs, and so on, can help your trailer maintain its appearance for a longer period of time.

Want a few more tips? Check out these videos we found online:

This one is for a RV with aluminum siding, but the methods could easily be used on an aluminum cargo trailer:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May's Featured Trailer: 8 x 10 Tandem Axle Enclosed Cargo Trailer

This month, our featured product is the 8 x 10 Tandem Axle Tail Wind Series Enclosed Cargo Trailer. This is a great product for anyone in need of a smaller enclosed cargo trailer to haul equipment or small vehicles. Priced at less than $5,000 with standard features, the 8 x 10 Tandem Axle Enclosed Cargo Trailer is an affordable product constructed of only high-grade materials right here in the USA.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Enclosed Cargo Trailers from our McGregor, TX Facility

Looking for a customizable, durable and reasonably priced enclosed cargo trailer in Texas? The Trailer Showroom is pleased to offer a wide variety of custom cargo trailers from our McGregor, TX facility.

Located only about 23 miles west of Waco, our McGregor facility can create your customized enclosed cargo trailer using only high quality materials. From 5 foot wide single axle trailers to 8.5 foot wide car haulers and just about everything in between, The Trailer Showroom is able to meet our customers' requests for enclosed cargo trailers that meet the specifications for a variety of uses. Whether you're looking for something for personal use or your business, we'll work with you to find the right trailer for your needs at a reasonable price.

With some of the most competitive pricing in the US, The Trailer Showroom prides itself of using high-quality materials and domestic manufacturing without charging high prices. And with financing available through one of our several lending partners, getting the exact trailer you want at a cost that's affordable to you is a whole lot easier than you may think.

Take a look at some of our enclosed cargo trailers and when you find one that interests you, please don't hesitate to call us with questions. If you're not sure which trailer is best for your needs, simply reach out to us and we'll discuss your needs, budget, and the available options. We can be reached by phone by calling 1-877-45TRAILER (1-877-458-7245).

Don't see what you're looking for in our McGregor facility?

We have facilities in Georgia, Oregon and Indiana as well. Many of our customers find it easier and more affordable to order the trailer they want from a different facility and then travel to pick it up. We can help arrange shipping; however, we are at the mercy of third party shipping rates and therefore it can be a much more expensive option.

Ready to learn more? Explore our website and see why we're one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of enclosed cargo trailers!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Financing Options From The Trailer Showroom

We understand buying a cargo trailer is a large investment, and not everyone has the means to pay for a large investment upfront. That's why we're pleased to work with several lenders who can provide trailer financing for our wide selection of products.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Featured Product - 7x16 V-Nose Tandem Axle All Aluminum Enclosed Cargo Trailer

This month, our featured product is the 7x16 V-Nose Tandem Axle All Aluminum Trailer. This small yet versatile enclosed cargo trailer features a lightweight aluminum frame and a 5 year warranty.

Perfect for hauling small cargo, tools, or small vehicles like ATVs, snowmobiles and motorcycles, the 7x16 V-Nose Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer is a popular choice for hobbyists and small business owners. With a great list of standard features plus a wide selection of customizable options, this model (like all of trailer models) can be manufactured to your specific needs, ensuring you get the most efficient use out of your trailer.
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