Trailer Buyer's Guide

Cargo/Concession Trailer


Cargo Trailer

Cargo Trailer

Cargo trailers are able to transport a wide variety of items—from furniture to equipment. Because they are enclosed, the cargo inside is protected from weather and hidden from view.

Concession/Vending

Concession/Vending

Concession/Vending trailers are towable, fully enclosed trailers with several gull-wing doors to provide easy communication and order taking from your vending or concession stand customers. This trailer usually has refrigeration and cooking equipment.


Office

Office

Towable office trailers provide mobile office space for your business or on-site convenience while providing comfortable protection from the elements.

Vending Cart

Vending Cart

Smaller cart-type trailer usually used to prepare and serve single items like hotdogs or ice cream.


Heavy Duty Trailer


Car Carrier

Car Carrier

Equipped with ramps and hydraulics, these are mostly open trailers designed to move multiple vehicles from one place to another easily.

Drop Deck

Drop Deck

An open platform semi-trailer with two deck levels, with the lower deck ideal for hauling taller loads. Also known as Step Deck or Lowboy trailers.


Dry Van

Dry Van

Semis are enclosed trailers that are mounted to a tractor in the front, using a fifth wheel and a kingpin. Semi Trailers are only supported by their rear wheels.

Dump (Heavy Duty)

Dump (Heavy Duty)

Flatbed trailer with partial sides and hydraulic lift. Used for carting and dumping materials such as gravel, dirt, yard debris, and basically anything else you can possibly think of.


Flatbed/Flat Deck (Heavy Duty)

Flatbed/Flat Deck (Heavy Duty)

Versatile open semi-trailer used to transport a wide range of products or materials such as lumber, steel, or other items that need to be strapped down to a flat deck.

Live Floor

Live Floor

These trailers utilize technology to provide an easy and efficient self-unloading solution for agricultural materials.


Lowboy

Lowboy

Semi-trailer commonly used to haul heavy equipment or machinery, with a deck drop just after the gooseneck and one before the wheels.

Refrigerated

Refrigerated

These enclosed refrigerated trailers allow you to haul refrigerated or frozen products easily and efficiently.


Tanker

Tanker

These closed cylindrical trailers are used to haul bulk liquid products such as fuels, potable and non-potable water and are usually constructed from aluminum or stainless steel.

Tilt Deck (Heavy Duty)

Tilt Deck (Heavy Duty)


Horse Trailer


Horse Trailer

Horse Trailer

These trailers are designed to transport one or more horses. There are both straight-load and slant-load designs, and they sometimes include loading ramps.

Livestock Trailer

Livestock Trailer

Sometimes having double decks, these trailers are designed to transport farm animals. Often these trailers have slatted or perforated sides.


Utility Trailer


Deckover

Deckover

Flat, open trailer generally used for heavy hauling that’s designed with the wheels underneath the deck of the trailer to allow for the maximum possible loading width.

Dump (Utility)

Dump (Utility)

These trailers are sometimes known as Gravel Trailers. They use hydraulic, mechanical, or electric cylinders to raise the front end of the trailer bed, which allows the cargo to spill out the back.


Equipment

Equipment

A type of Flatbed Trailer designed to haul construction equipment and other heavy machinery.

Flat Deck

Flat Deck

These flat deck trailers are used for transporting vehicles.


Flatbed (Utility)

Flatbed (Utility)

Open trailer typically used for hauling a single car, small equipment, or ATVs, often equipped with ramps or a dove-tail.

Hay

Hay

Designed for farmers and ranchers, this type of trailer allows them to move bales of hay faster with less equipment and labor.


Landscape

Landscape

A trailer that can transport tools and light equipment to jobsites. These can be found as open trailers, or as enclosed trailers for more protection.

Roll-Off

Roll-Off

These Roll-Off trailers have an open-top dumpster that uses wheels to facilitate the dumpster’s movement on and off the trailer. Usually used for dumping of heavy materials like construction debris, yard materials, and more.


Step Deck

Step Deck

An open platform semi-trailer with two deck levels, with the lower deck ideal for hauling taller loads. Also known as Drop Deck or Lowboy trailers.

Tilt Deck

Tilt Deck

The deck of this trailer tilts, which makes loading and unloading equipment, automobiles, etc., easy work.


Utility Trailer

Utility Trailer

Utility trailers are able to transport large bulky items, as well as smaller tools and equipment. These trailers are open, which allows for easy loading and unloading.


Vehicle Trailer


ATV

ATV

Trailer designed to transport all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Boat Trailer

Boat Trailer

This trailer is designed to transport boats.


Car Hauler

Car Hauler

Enclosed trailer that transports automobiles—including classic cars and race cars. This type of trailer offers more protection against the elements and keeps the cargo hidden from view.

Jet Ski

Jet Ski

An open trailer that hauls personal water craft vehicles, including Jet Skis, Sea Doos, and Waverunners.


Motorcycle Trailer

Motorcycle Trailer

Trailers or cargo trailers specially designed to transport motorcycles.

Snowmobile

Snowmobile

This trailer is used for transporting snowmobiles. Often they have ramps that are angled for easy unloading.


Tow Dolly

Tow Dolly

This two-wheeled dolly is used for towing cars, vans, and trucks.

Vehicle Tilt Deck

Vehicle Tilt Deck

This trailer is used for hauling cars and other vehicles and has a tilting deck for ease of loading and unloading.


Other Trailer


Recycling

Recycling

This trailer is specifically designed to facilitate the needs for recycling various material.


Towable RV


Destination Trailer

Destination Trailer

The ideal choice for staying in one place for extended periods of time, these trailers offer all the comforts and luxuries of home.

Expandable Trailer

Expandable Trailer

A hard-sided recreational trailer with pop out canvas sections in the front and rear. These trailers are similar in design to Pop Up Trailers.


Fifth Wheel

Fifth Wheel

Designed to be affixed and towed by a pickup equipped with special hitch in the truck bed, these two-level units can provide the greatest living of all towable RVs. Fifth Wheels come equipped with all the comforts of home and are perfectly adaptable for weekend getaways, family vacations and fulltiming.

Fish House

Fish House

Rugged trailers built for outdoor adventures that are designed to provide a comfortable ice fishing experience.


Park Model

Park Model

For those RVers who like to spend the summer at their favorite campground or head South during the winter, park models (also referred to as park trailers) are often an economical and convenient alternative for long-term or seasonal camping. When set, park models may be connected to utilities necessary for operation of installed fixtures and appliances. It's built on a single chassis which is mounted on wheels.


Toy Hauler

Toy Hauler

Available in fifth wheel and travel trailer versions, this towable RV has a built-in garage specifically designed to haul your 'toys' including motorcycles, ATV's and any other sports equipment you may need to take along.

Travel Trailer

Travel Trailer

A unit designed to be towed by a car, van or pickup by means of a bumper or frame hitch. The travel trailer provides all the comforts of home for weekend getaways, family vacations, and fulltiming.