Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Benefits of An All Aluminum Cargo Trailer

Thinking about investing in an enclosed cargo trailer? Consider an all aluminum model. While the price will likely be a little higher, the benefits of an aluminum trailer may outweigh the difference in cost. So, what exactly are the benefits?

Aluminum cargo trailers offer the following key benefits over standard steel frame/aluminum skin enclosed trailers:

  • Lightweight


An all aluminum cargo trailer is much lighter than those with steel frames, making them a great option for hauling heavier equipment.

  • Durable


If you live in an area prone to rainy or humid weather conditions, an aluminum trailer is ideal. An all aluminum trailer will be much more resistant to corrosion than those with steel frames/aluminum skins.

  • Higher Quality


We can't speak for every enclosed trailer manufacturer out there, but when you order an all aluminum cargo trailer from The Trailer Showroom, you can bet on receiving a product that offers a high level of American-made quality.

  • Affordable Cost


Although aluminum trailers are usually higher priced than their steel frame counterparts, we at The Trailer Showroom believe in offering high quality enclosed trailers at reasonable prices. If you compare our aluminum trailer costs with those of our competitors, we feel confident that you'll be impressed with the value we offer.

In addition to providing high quality, custom made enclosed cargo trailers, we also pride ourselves in being a true American manufacturing company. When you place an order with us, you're hard earned dollars are helping a USA-based company provide products and jobs to fellow Americans across the country.

Whether you're in the market for a custom built car hauler, a small v-nose toy hauler, or a large gooseneck trailer for your contracting business, The Trailer Showroom offers a variety of aluminum trailer models to suit your needs and help you enjoy the durability and ease of hauling that an all aluminum trailer offers. Contact us today at 1-877-45TRAILER (1-877-458-7245) to learn more!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Featured Product: 7x12 Enclosed Trailer

Our featured product this month is the 7x12 Single Axle Enclosed Trailer. Manufactured right here in the USA, our 7x12 Enclosed Trailers (both single and tandem axles) are a popular mid-size choice for anyone who needs a little more space than our 5- and 6-ft. trailers but doesn't necessarily need something as large as the 8- or 8.5-ft. models.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Current Specials at The Trailer Showroom

If you've been on the fence about investing in a cargo trailer, now may be the time to make your decision! We've got two great deals going on right now, but these specials will only be available for a limited time!

$245 Giveaway!


  • For a limited time, every 8.5 foot width trailer on our website has been reduced by $245! 


Although our prices are pretty competitive year-round, this limited-time special makes buying one of our American-made cargo trailers a true value. Choose from several 8.5 foot Enclosed Trailer sizes and select a pickup location that is closest to you. We have locations in Texas, Georgia, Indiana and Oregon.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Featured Product: 5x8 Enclosed Trailer

This month's featured product at The Trailer Showroom is the 5x8 Enclosed Trailer, a popular and versatile single axle trailer with tons of available options.

The 5x8 enclosed cargo trailers at The Trailer Showroom are great for anyone who needs to haul small to mid-sized cargo. And with a multitude of additional options and upgrades, the 5x8 single-axle enclosed trailer can be customized to suit each customer's personal tastes and cargo needs.

Our price for the 5x8 enclosed trailer is $1,485 ($300 deposit), which includes a 5 year manufacturer's limited warranty and the following standard equipment:

  • Cross members 24 inches on center 
  • Roof members 24 inches on center 
  • Side walls 16 inches on center 
  • 2,000 pound A-frame jack 
  • E-Z Lube hubs 
  • 2 inch hitch coupler 
  • Interior height - 60 inches (5 feet) 
  • White aluminum sides 
  • Screwed exterior 
  • 3" steel tube main frame rails 
  •  3/4 inch plywood flooring 
  • 3/8 inch plywood walls 
  • ST205/15 bias ply tires 
  • White spoke rims 
  • Single swing rear door 
  • Flat 4 pigtail on units w/o brakes 
  • Front fiberglass cap 
  • 2990 pound GVW leaf spring axle 
  • Galvalume roof 
  • Aluminum Jeep fenders 


The standard color for our trailers is white, however many other trailer colors are available as optional equipment. Take a look at our enclosed trailer color options page here.

As for other optional equipment and upgrades, there are just too many to list! But here are a few of our popular choices for the 5x8 enclosed trailer:

6" additional height - $120 ($24 deposit)
Wall mount D-rings - $17/each ($3/each deposit)
Floor mount D-rings - $17/each ($3/each deposit)
15" radial tire upgrade - $95 ($20 deposit)
12 volt dome light with switch - $20 ($5 deposit)
LED tail lights - $40 ($10 deposit)

We also offer accessory packages that group certain options together for a better value.

Electrical Package - $330 ($20 deposit)
Comes with 1 interior 110V receptacles, 2 light switches, 2 four foot fluorescent lights, and a 60 amp breaker box with life line.

Value Package - $60 ($10 deposit)
Comes with 24" aluminum tread plate stone guard, non-powered roof vent and a 12 volt dome light and wall switch.

Like all of our trailers, the 5x8 enclosed cargo trailer is proudly made in the USA and can be picked up from any of our following locations:

  • Douglas, GA 
  • McGregor, TX 
  • Waco, TX 
  • Elkhart, IN
  • Independence, OR.


For more information on this product, or to learn more about our other enclosed trailers, check out our Products page online. In addition to enclosed cargo trailers, we also have a wide selection of open deck trailers, all aluminum trailers, livestock trailers and more. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-877-45TRAILER (1-877-458-7245).

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Industries that can benefit from locker room, shower and restroom trailers

Any company or organization that frequently travels and does business or hosts events outdoors can benefit from quality-made restroom, shower and locker room trailers from The Trailer Showroom.

Whether you manage a professional sports team, oversee a team of hardworking construction professionals who put in long hours on job sites, or work on location in the film and television industry, chances are good that you will have a need for affordable, well-built restroom, shower and/or locker trailers.

Other scenarios in which one of these trailers would be of use include...


  • Concerts/Outdoor Festivals
  • Camping
  • Emergency Response
  • Working in Remote Locations


No matter what the scenario, having clean, comfortable and private restroom and showering facilities is always a plus. With The Trailer Showroom, customers can choose from a wide selection of restroom/shower/locker room trailers and customize their order to ensure they get exactly what they want at the price they can afford.

Here is a brief overview of a few of our shower, restroom and locker room trailers:


Century II Restroom Trailer
This popular model features two separate, private restrooms (one men's room and one women's room). Each room includes lockable base cabinets, solid surface counter tops, self closing faucets, soap dispensers, shatterproof mirrors, ceramic china pedal flush toilets, occupancy lighting, and more. The men's room includes an auto flush ceramic china urinal. This trailer would be ideal for a company or individual who is planning on hosting a fairly large group of people in a space where restrooms may not be readily available.

The price for the Century II Restroom Trailer is $15,575 with a $1,350 deposit. Like the rest of our trailers, the Century II Restroom Trailer is available with a variety of add-ons or upgrades. Click here to see what other options are available. 

Century V Restroom and Shower Trailer
The Century V Restroom and Shower Trailer features five separate, private bathrooms, each including a shower, toilet and sink. This model is perfect for companies and organizations that are planning to have a large number of people in a remote location for a long period of time. Other features of this model include lockable base cabinets, solid surface counter tops, self closing faucets (sink and shower), shampoo and soap dispensers, shatterproof mirrors, 32"x32" shower pan, 1 piece non skid rubber flooring, tankless on-demand gas water heater, and more.

The Century V Restroom and Shower Trailer is $37,625 with a $3,125 deposit. Learn more about this model and available upgrades here.

Keep in mind that a shower combination option can be added to any of our Century II, III, and V models. If you would like 1, 2 or all of the separate cubicles to have the shower combo, we will be happy to accommodate.

The Trailer Showroom is a leading manufacturer of shower, restroom and locker trailers, all of which are proudly made right here in the USA. To learn more about our company and products, feel free to give us a call at 1-877-45TRAILER (1-877-458-7245).

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Basics of Trailer Maintenance


Even though our products are extremely well made right here in the USA and many come with our 5-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty, routine maintenance is still required! Of course many of our customers are familiar with what it takes to keep a trailer running great and looking its best. For those who need a little refresher, here you go:

Keep it Clean

Since many our trailers are coated with several coats of special automotive paint and sealer, it is best to use a solution specifically designed for automotive finishes. Avoid using a high-powered pressure washer, which can be rough on the finish. We typically recommend hand washing with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. If you spend time in areas affected by snow, ice, or salt air and moisture, it will be necessary to rinse your trailer lightly after it's been exposed to the elements. Keeping your trailer clean will add years to its life. Be sure to give the areas around lights, fenders, doors, windows, and any other exterior hardware a good cleaning as well.

After a good scrub, rinse the trailer and either allow it to air dry or towel dry it. A coat of wax, especially on the exterior metal components, is another way to boost the longevity of your trailer, plus it makes it look fantastic!

Repair-Replace-Refurbish

After cleaning, give your trailer the once over, inside and out. Keep an eye out for any rust or popping paint. Check the flooring, lights, and interior walls and ceiling for signs of wear. If your model has doors and windows, check the integrity of seals and gaskets to ensure that moisture does not seep in and harm your precious cargo.


Lubricate

Your trailer's joints and axles keep the ride smooth, so make sure they stay well-greased and in good repair. Built up dirt and grime cause the lubrication to wear down, which results in friction and possible breakdown. These areas need extra special attention: the winch, ball hitch, springs, and tongue jack. Other vital components that keep your trailer moving efficiently are the wheel bearings. Keep these well greased so the trailer wheels can fully rotate.

Check the Air

The manual that came with your trailer includes details regarding the suggested pounds per square inch (psi) of inflation. This is an important item, especially if your trailer sits for long periods of time when the tires will just naturally lose a little air here and there on their own. Driving with low air is dangerous and can cause a blowout. Don't forget to check your tire treads as well! Replace those worn out tires and check your spares while you're at it. The Boy Scouts motto is certainly true when it comes to maintaining your treasured vehicles: "Be prepared."

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Trailer Inspection Guidelines


At TrailerShowroom.com, our number one goal is for our customers to drive away happy and satisfied. We want them to have the peace of mind that comes through purchasing an excellent product that will be used and enjoyed for years to come. Although it is outside of the sales realm, we also want our clients to be aware of some of the requirements for trailer inspections. Please understand that this is something that varies from state to state. However, being in the know is a must to safeguard against equipment failure and costly fines for operating a trailer incorrectly or without the necessary components.

Here is a basic checklist of considerations for proper trailer inspections:

  • Find out the regulations for inspection requirements in your state. Are they yearly, every other year, or longer?
  • Line up all of the needed documentation, such as the title and registration.
  • Find out where in your area the official motor vehicle inspection stations are located. In some states they are performed at the State Highway Patrol office. In most states, there are also certified inspection stations at automotive businesses.
  • If you plan to tow your trailer to another state, it is necessary to know those state guidelines for trailer towing, otherwise you stand to get a ticket. Remember-ignorance of the law is not a valid excuse! For example, the maximum towing speeds vary across state lines along with maximum widths, weight and brake requirements. Know before you go!

That being said, here are the basics for what it takes to tow a trailer throughout most of the U.S.

  • Taillights
  • Brake lights
  • Clearance lights - These are required for larger width trailers.
  • License plate light - The surrounding lights do not count-must have a separate one for this.
  • Turn signals- The ones on the towing vehicle are not enough because they are often obstructed by the trailer.
  • Reflectors - Inexpensive and worth their weight in gold for making your trailer visible.
  • Safety chains - Criss-cross the chains to connect the trailer to the towing vehicle. Doing so will help prevent separation should the hitch connection come apart.
  • Breakaway brakes - In case the trailer should become disconnected from the towing vehicle, these prevent an accident because they are power brakes for the trailer itself.
  • Flares and reflective cones  -In case of an accident or equipment failure, these will help make you visible to oncoming drivers and prevent you or your vehicles from being struck.
  • Tie downs - For loading anything on a trailer that could possibly fall off-tie-downs are needed to secure the load at various angles.

Please take care of these considerations. That way, using your TrailerShowroom.com product will deliver miles and miles of pleasure for years to come!

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