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What type of trailers do you have in stock? 
We carry horse, stock, semi, car, cargo, flatbed, snowmobile, utility, equipment, dump, motorcycle and construction trailers.

How many trailers do you have in stock?
We have over 261 trailers in stock. Many colors, sizes and types to choose from.

Can you do service work at your shop? 
Yes, we have a full service shop with certified mechanics and welders.

Do you sell hitches, balls and brake controls?
Yes, we carry a full line of parts and can install them as well.

Do you sell other things besides trailers and parts?
Yes, we also sell Arctic, Boss and Curtis snow plows, Jason truck caps and accessories and more.

What hours are you open? 
Mon. Thru Thurs., Fri. 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday - Closed

Will my truck haul the trailer I want to purchase? 
It depends on the make and model of truck you have and the trailer that you are interested in. To find out, get the weight of the trailer and the GVWR of the trailer and contact the dealer you purchased the truck from.

What is the difference between steel trailers and aluminum trailers? 
Steel trailers weigh more, have more maintenance such as painting because of rust and cost less than aluminum trailers. Aluminum trailers weigh less so they pull easier and use less gas, requires less maintenance, are cooler than steel and they cost more than steel trailers.

I want to trade-in a trailer. What do I need to know to get a ballpark figure on trade-in value? 
We need to know what type of trailer it is, who the manufacturer is, the year, model, size, if it has working lights, if it has brakes and if so, do they work and the condition of the floor, frame, inside and outside.

How long does it take to have a trailer built? 
Typically six to eight weeks. This may vary depending on make, style and options. Trailers with living quarters or custom trailers may take up to three to four months to order.

Do you manufacture the trailers you sell? 
No, we buy direct from approximately fifteen manufacturers all over the country. 

How does a single axle trailer compare to a tandem axle trailer?

Single Tandem
Brakes optional Brakes standard
 Up to 2990lb GVWR  GVWR from 4400lb up
 More tendency to sway, especially
when weight is distributed improperly
 Better stability /
Better weight distribution
 2 tires 4 tires

How do I tell what the tongue weight of my trailer should be? 
Bumper pull trailer: 10% - 15% of total weight (trailer and cargo) depending on how trailer is loaded.
Example: Trailer weighs 2200lb, cargo weighs 3500lb
Total weight = 5700lb
Tongue weight should be between 570lb and 855lb.
Gooseneck trailer: 20% - 25% of total weight (trailer and cargo) depending on how the trailer is loaded.

What is a bumper pull, gooseneck or fifth wheel trailer?
A bumper pull trailer is also called a drag trailer. It hooks up either to the bumper of a vehicle or to a hitch at the rear of a vehicle.
A gooseneck is a trailer with a 5' to a 7'½" upper area in front with a coupler that attaches to a 2 5/16" (usually) ball in the bed of a pickup.
A fifth wheel is like an RV trailer. It has a 5' to 7'½" upper area in front with a king pin that goes into a fifth wheel hitch in the bed of a pickup.

What colors are available? 
It depends on the type of trailer you're looking at. Open utility trailers - Steel black, sometimes red or yellow aluminum. Enclosed cargo/car/snowmobile trailers - Most offer approximately nine different colors: Black, white, red, dove gray, charcoal, teal, forest green, navy and brandy wine. Horse stock trailers - Steel usually offer ten to twenty different colors. Aluminum - Natural, white, black and sometimes red (on some models there is a charge for colors).

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