Utility trailers are incredibly useful and pleasantly low maintenance in comparison to some of their more specialized counterparts. Whether you’re planning on hauling frequently or only once and a while, or carrying multiple items of various shapes and sizes or just some simple equipment, knowing these three things can help you make the right purchase.
1. Licensing and insurance. If you’re paying your hard-earned cash for a solid piece of equipment, you’ll want to be sure that you include licensing (and insurance if you plan on paying for a separate plan) in your budgeting and/or timeline. This shouldn’t be too much of a hassle, but you should do some research or ask about it at your local DMV.
2. Size and load. Consider what you will be hauling. There are a lot of different models with many different specifications, and so keeping your goals in mind will help narrow down the search and leave you happy with the end product. Many general purpose users like open trailers, and err on the smaller side so that it isn’t too difficult to park and tow (think 5’x10’ or 6’x12’).
3. Trailer hitch. You need to make sure that your hitch has the right capacity. You also don’t want it riding too high or too low, which can result in an imbalance and could possibly cause an accident. Keep the road and yourself safe by making sure it’s properly installed and locked before using.
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