Every Enclosed Trailer Should Have These Accessories

Every Enclosed Trailer Should Have These Accessories

Make Sure Your Trailer Has These Accessories

Having an enclosed trailer is very beneficial, whether you are hauling items, doing yard maintenance, helping someone move into a new home or performing some other type of work. However, it is important that you keep certain items in your vehicle to ensure that you can complete each job you have quickly and thoroughly. Here are some of the accessories that you should have in your custom-made enclosed trailers.

Moving Blankets

It is always a good idea to keep blankets in your vehicle in case you break down on the side of the road and it becomes cold outside. However, there are even more good reasons for keeping blankets in an enclosed trailer. If you are hauling furniture and other cargo, wrapping the cargo in blankets helps to prevent damage to those items. Accruing damage during transport is one of the main concerns of people who are moving, so always carry blankets in your trailer to help mitigate this worry for yourself and anyone you are helping.In addition to helping prevent damage, sitting items on blankets can also help to ensure that those items do not shift during transport. Shifting can cause damage and also pose a hazard while driving. As the weight of a vehicle changes, it may cause the vehicle to sway in a certain direction or become too low to the ground, which can be dangerous when travelling down the road.

Cargo Nets

Cargo nets are another good method to use to prevent items from shifting while being transported. Nets come in many sizes and materials, from thick materials used to secure heavy items to weaker materials that are sufficient for securing smaller items. Consider purchasing cargo nets if you transport items such as:
  • Heavy furniture
  • Books and magazines
  • Antiques and other valuables
  • Electronics such as television sets and computers 
  • Toys and sports equipment that might be prone to rolling around 
This of course is not an exhaustive list but just a few examples of some commonly transported items. Cargo nets are relatively inexpensive and easy to use, so it never hurts to use them to prevent potential damage to cargo that you transport. Nets take up very little space and can be easily stored in the trailer when not in use.

E-Track Straps

An e-track strap securely fits around a large, heavy object to keep it in place during transport. Trucks hauling an enclosed trailer with cargo may encounter bumps and sharp curves going from one location to another, so straps can help keep items from shifting and becoming damaged. Straps come in a wide variety of sizes, so you should be able to buy whatever suits the type of cargo you will carry. There are many online videos and tutorials demonstrating how to secure an item in a trailer properly.While it may seem like a lot to have to purchase these accessories, it is well worth the cost if it means that the items you transport are less likely to become damaged. Blankets, nets and straps are essential accessories that should be in possession of anyone who assists with moving small and large items.

Buying an Enclosed Trailer

McFarlane Trailer Sales sells a large variety of trailers for all different needs. Pay us a visit and talk to one of our sales professionals if you are in need of a trailer for any kind of work. You do not want to be stuck with the wrong type of equipment, so our team will be happy to speak with you and help you decide which trailer best suits your needs.