Five Questions to Ask When Buying a Brand New Trailer

Buying a new trailer is often a good idea. The reason is that you will know exactly what you are buying. You will be able to choose from a range of different types as well as ask the right questions.

You will have to ask the right questions. The type of trailer you need and what you want to use it for will determine the types of questions you ask. However, there are a few questions that will apply to most types of trailers. Here are some questions to ask when buying a new trailer.

1. Where can I buy my new trailer?

This is the best place to start with your questions about buying a new trailer. These are some questions that may be helpful to you:

• Does the dealer or manufacturer, such as Trailers Direct, service trailers after the customer purchases them?

• Do they offer customisation as well as standard trailers?

2. What is the maximum load each tyre is capable of supporting?

You need to know what the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of the trailer is, regardless of the type you are buying. As a result, it is critical to inquire with the dealer or manufacturer, such as Trailers Direct, about the weight rating of the trailer’s tyres.

It is important to know how much weight the tyres can bear for safety as well as efficiency when in use.

3. What is the weight of the tongue?

It is vital to ask this question, as the tongue weight will affect how your lawn mowing trailer or your other trailers perform on the road. It needs to have the right weight when the trailer is loaded.

This is an important question because this, together with your cargo, will determine the weight placed on your vehicle’s trailer ball. Ask the manufacturer:

• What is the proper weight of the tongue for my ball-mounted hitch?

You need this information to get the right balanced tongue weight for your vehicle.

4. What are the materials used for various parts of the trailer?

It is important to ask what the trailer is made of. You do not want a steel body, even if it is coated, especially for Sunshine Coast trailers. The focus is also on the long-term use of the trailer. Hence, you need to ask several questions about the material of the body. These questions could include:

• Is the chassis made of hot-dipped galvanised material?

• Is the body galvanised if it is painted? or

• Is it made of steel or aluminium?

• What material is the floor made of?

• When I have my trailer customised, do I have a choice of materials?

Your trailer body needs to be protected, whether it is a trailer tent camper or a trailer for lawn care, because you don’t want it to rust.

5. When do I get my trailer?

When you buy your trailer from Trailers Direct, you can hook up your fully Qld registered trailer and drive off on the same day. We register all our trailers onsite, and that includes your custom-made trailer as well.