Cargo Trailers are an excellent choice for a wide range of applications, from hauling building supplies to transporting motorcycles. Whether you go for top-of-the-line or cheap, cargo trailers all have a similar configuration with a variety of different factors to consider. In this article, we were going to go over important questions you need to know about Cargo Trailers.
What is the Best Cargo Trailer?
Cargo Sport 8.5′ Wide Gooseneck/Fifth Wheel
The Gooseneck enclosed cargo trailer model, or fifth wheel models, supported by Duracore technology. Facilitate and enhance driving stability, which is great for heavy duty use. The space above the fifth wheel offers additional storage.
This trailer’s 8.5’-wide gooseneck design in either flat or round top maximizes cargo space above your truck bed, while the V-nose model’s configuration provides all of the aerodynamics you would hope for on the open road. Built to haul everything from auto and cargo, to contracting, landscaping and even UTV. These 8.5’ wide trailers range from 28 – 53FT long.
This trailer is heavy-duty and ready for the long haul. Tube main frame construction, two speed landing gear, spring axles, a 36” entry door with flush lock and recessed step, one-piece aluminum roof and aluminum fender flares are just the start of the standards list. Polished aluminum accents, LED lighting and white vinyl interiors give you the quality you expect in this investment.
How do You Load a Cargo Trailer?
One of the first things to consider when loading your trailer is tongue weight. Many people who are having issues with swaying trailers do not have enough trailer tongue weight in comparison to the total gross trailer weight.
When we refer to tongue trailer weight, we mean the downward force that the tongue of the trailer applies to the towing vehicle’s hitch.
When the tongue weight is too light, this could cause trailer sway. When the tongue weight is too high, experts caution that it could affect the steering.
It is recommended that a trailer’s tongue weight to be between 10% and 15% of the total gross trailer weight.
For example, an enclosed cargo trailer should be loaded with 60% of the cargo weight in the front half of the trailer, with the heaviest items loaded in the front.
Lighter items should be placed near the top and in the rear of the trailer. Your cargo should be packed closely and firmly, and tied down to secure it.
Can You Insure a Cargo Trailer?
Cargo trailer insurance is not required by law for personal use, but may be required by your lender if you are financing the purchase of the trailer. If you have a smaller cargo trailer for personal use only, then you can typically get a policy for less than $100 per year.
If it is a commercial-use trailer, you could pay a couple thousand dollars or more per year, depending on the size and value of the trailer, and also the nature of your business.
Will a Cargo Trailer Fit in a Garage?
A travel trailer can fit into a single car garage if the dimension of the travel trailer is less than 8 feet wide and less than 7 or 8 feet in height. The one caveat is that they are going to be either pop-up tent campers, tear drop or small travel trailers.
But the most important thing to keep in mind is measure the height and width of your garage when it is open and don’t assume dimensions.
Do You Need a Title for an Enclosed Trailer?
Registration is always required for a trailer, but the need for a title is based on the trailer weight. If the trailer is over 4,000 pounds gross weight (empty plus carrying capacity) it must be titled.
But if it is 4,000 pounds gross weight (empty plus carrying capacity) or less, titling is optional. If the trailer was previously titled, it must continue to be titled.