How to Choose the Best Trailer
Trailers offer a safe and reliable way to haul just about any cargo, whether you’re transporting a motorcycle, snowmobile, or a large quantity of smaller items. DiscountRamps.com offers a large selection of trailers for just about any type of cargo, but it can be difficult to determine which type is best for you. The purpose of this page is to guide you through each type of trailer so that you can make an informed purchase.
Please note that trailers add significant length and weight to your vehicle which must be considered at all times. Turning, accelerating, and braking with an attached trailer must be done slowly and carefully to prevent accidents.
Questions to Consider
What type of cargo will you be transporting? There is no universal trailer for every type of cargo, so it is important to know what type of cargo you plan to haul before making a purchase. Aside from general-purpose trailers, DiscountRamps.com offers trailers designed for specific types of cargo such as motorcycles, ATVs, and boats. The size of the cargo must also be taken into account; while a larger trailer will hold more, it may obstruct your rear view and could be more difficult to drive with.
Do you have the proper equipment to secure the trailer cargo? While it may be tempting to use bungee cords to secure your cargo to your trailer, ratchet straps are far safer and more reliable. For more information on ratchet straps and other tie-downs, please see our page on the basics of tie-down straps.
Do you have a space to store the trailer when it is not in use? It’s important to store your trailer in a location that is protected from the elements to ensure years of reliable use. If you require temporary space to store your trailer, you may want to consider a large and easy-to-set up portable garage. For prolonged storage, a trailer cover will protect your trailer from moisture, scratches, dust, and UV-rays. We also offer a selection of stand-up motorcycle and ATV trailers that fold and stand up on end for compact storage.
Where will the trailer be used? Look up your local legislation including what trailer types and sizes of trailers, and whether or not the inclusion and type of light is legal in your area before making a purchase. It’s also important to consider what type of terrain the trailer will be used on so that you can get a trailer with the proper suspension.
Types of Trailers
Motorcycle Trailers - Designed specifically to transport your motorcycle safely, motorcycle trailers typically include a ramp or a tilting design to make loading as easy as possible. Some systems also include hydraulic systems, built-in wheel chocks, adjustable tracks, or compact folding designs.
ATV Trailers - There’s no safer way to transport your ATV, trike, or quad than with a quality ATV trailer. ATV trailers may include such features as integrated hydraulic systems, built-in loading ramps, removable wheel chocks, and more. We also offer trailers specifically designed to be pulled by ATVs for when you want your ATV to work for you.
Utility Trailers - Utility trailers are typically for hauling rocks, wood, dirt, and debris, but the category includes cargo trailers, sport utility trailers, ATV trailers, motorcycle trailers, all available in a range of sizes and styles designed to help you haul cargo more easily than ever before.
Canoe & Kayak Trailers / Dollies - When your vehicle’s roof isn’t available to haul canoes or kayaks, hook up one of our boat trailers to your vehicle’s hitch receiver. With a wide range to choose from, these trailers are capable of transporting one to ten kayaks or canoes safer than any traditional trailer could.
Jet Ski Trailers - Get your jet ski out to the water with our wide selection of trailers designed to transport your jet ski safely and easily. Our jet ski trailers fit most PWC models including Jet Ski, Wave Runner, Sea-Doo, and more.
Bicycle Trailers - Easily transport cargo, children, or pets with a bicycle-attached trailer from DiscountRamps.com. Our selection includes several different sizes, styles, colors, and designs to choose from.
Trailer Ladder Racks - Add even more storage space to your pull-behind trailer by installing a set of trailer ladder racks on the roof.
Trailer Ramps - Make loading heavy cargo into your trailer easier than ever with our huge selection of high-quality trailer ramps. Our selection includes ramps for motorcycles, ATVs, vehicles, and commercial delivery applications.
Additional Trailer Accessories - We have a huge selection of accessories designed to help you to get the most out of your trailer including dollies, tie-downs, storage solutions, ski guides, tire brackets, and much more.
If you have any additional questions regarding trailers or trailer accessories, please contact us.
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