Choosing the Right K-Trail Utility Trailer

Choosing the Right K-Trail Utility Trailer

There are a wide variety of different utility trailers for sale these days, all designed to carry different loads or to carry loads in different ways. When you want to buy a utility trailer, you are faced with a plethora of options; do you want an enclosed trailer or an open trailer, one axle or two, straight ramps or folding ones? To a first-time buyer, the choices seem endless and, at times, confusing. But choosing the best utility trailer for your business is not really that difficult, especially if you visit your local trailer dealer for advice.

Trailers come in all shapes and sizes, from basic open utility models to custom-made enclosed trailers with all the bells and whistles, and if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can have a custom trailer built to your specifications. When choosing a utility trailer size matters. You don’t want to buy a trailer that quickly becomes too small for your business. Think carefully about your current needs as well as your future needs and remember to factor in your towing vehicle and its capabilities. You don’t want to buy a trailer that’s too heavy for your vehicle to tow.

If you are looking for an entry-level trailer, a 5-foot x 10-foot open utility trailer is a good starting point and can be used to easily transport building materials, bikes, ride-on mowers, and other landscaping or construction equipment. This size trailer, fitted with a rear gate that doubles as a ramp, is big enough and versatile enough to do the job but small enough to tow and park easily.  

Choose K-Trail for Safety, Reliability, and Versatility

K-Trail offers a wide range of utility trailers for sale, including basic open trailers, dumpers, gooseneck dumpers, car haulers, tilt trailers, enclosed trailers and many more. K-Trail builds trailers that are designed for everyday use and are extremely versatile and reliable, and every trailer comes with a 5-year warranty on all wiring and welding. Safety is a priority for K-Trail and their trailers are made with single or double high-quality Dexter axles, galvanized wheel rims and radial tires to ensure that they are safe and fit for purpose. All K-Trail trailers have LED lights and the wiring is hidden in the frame, not to make the trailer look better but because this protects the wires from day to day wear and tear. The deck of the trailer is made from treated plywood and step plates are welded, not merely bolted to the fenders, making them stronger and more durable. Most K-Trail trailers come standard with 4 D-rings to secure your cargo, but you can add as many as you like. For outdoor enthusiasts and weekend warriors, K-Trail has fitted posts in each corner that easily allow you to fit boat rack.

Safety is Paramount

No matter how well designed and robust your trailer is, you still need to make sure that you load your cargo appropriately to correctly distribute the weight. This will make the trailer safer and easier to tow, reducing the strain on your tow vehicle and the risk of the trailer fishtailing. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when loading your trailer.

After you have bought your first trailer, before going on any long trips or driving in busy streets, practice towing and maneuvring the trailer in an empty parking lot or open space so that you can experience what it feels like and see how it affects your towing vehicle. Remember the vehicle and trailer are a unit and this will increase your stopping time and turning radius.

At McFarlane’s, we have a wide variety of K-Trail utility trailers for sale and can help you choose the right one for your business.