Factors To Consider When Buying A Case Trailer

A case trailer is useful for household tasks and also for transporting small loads. It is a very convenient way of moving furniture or stowing away equipment for a camping trip. However, you need to consider a few things before you purchase the trailer. 

Think about whether you’re going for new box trailers for sale or buying the trailer second hand. It all depends on the manufacturer. A well-built trailer will last for a long time with minimal maintenance and repairs. The deciding factor between the two is whether the purchase would cost you a few years down the line. Sometimes, if you buy from a dubious dealer, you might have to bear costs of repair. A trailer will go through a lot of wear and tear. It is best if the previous owner can show you past maintenance and repair records. You will also need to consider the use. If you’re using the trailer very frequently, maybe a new trailer would serve you for a longer time.

 

Another thing you should consider when it comes to box trailers Brisbane is the Aggregated Trailer Mass (ATM) which includes the full weight of the trailer and its load when the trailer is not attached to a vehicle. This will be the maximum weight of the trailer. You also need to know the payload that is the maximum weight the trailer can carry. This is easily calculated by subtracting the weight of the trailer from the ATM. Towing capacity is another you need to be familiar with. This information will be provided in the handbook. It gives you an idea of how much your vehicle can tow.

Depending on the towing capacity of your vehicle and the load you will tow, you will have to decide on whether you need a trailer with brakes. A case trailer without brakes can suit you if you’re expecting a smaller payload with a vehicle that has a high towing capacity. But when the payload increases, you will need to fit the trailer with brakes. If you’re planning to carry a larger load, consider buying a trailer with brakes. The coating of the trailer contributes to its longevity. You have two options namely painting the trailer or purchasing a galvanised trailer. A galvanised trailer will be more suited for wear and tear. This is because galvanised steel is protected by a coat of zinc that will prevent rusting. This is especially important if you’re living in a coastal area. It is very easy for the paint to chip away or be scratched exposing the metal beneath to the elements.