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Transport Your Equipment in an Cargo Utility Trailer

For those who have a lot to carry as they travel, having a cargo utility trailer can give them the storage space they need. Getting one of the enclosed trailers for sale means that your belongings will be sheltered from the elements and stay safely out of sight. eBay has many types of new and used cargo trailers for sale.

What should one look for in a cargo trailer for sale?

Whether you're looking at new or used cargo trailers, there are several things you'll want to keep in mind:

  • Construction: Starting with the aluminum walls, you may prefer a trailer with thicker skin if you want it to be sturdier. Trailers with .030 aluminum are pretty rigid, though cheaper trailers are often built with .024 aluminum, which is still a good choice. Wall studs can either be 16 inches or 24 inches apart on center. You'll also want to keep out water leaking in from the roof. One-piece aluminum roofs will have fewer vulnerable points than multi-piece roofs.
  • Interior: You can find cargo trailers for sale with particleboard, plywood, or aluminum on the interior. Plywood and aluminum are both strong and durable.
  • Ramp doors: Since trailer doors are heavy, finding an enclosed trailer for sale with a spring assist mechanism attached to its door is very helpful. This can lessen the weight you'd be expected to hold when opening and shutting the ramp door.
  • Finish: Certain types of paint and primer can help keep water from seeping in. They can prevent corrosion as well.
What size trailers are there?

There's a wide range of cargo utility trailers. Many of the items you'll find on eBay have widths between 5 feet and 8.5 feet. Lengths could be anywhere from 8 inches to 32 feet, and you could even find longer trailers if you have very large items or a lot to carry. The height of a trailer is important, especially if you may be hauling cars, other types of vehicles, or bulky construction materials. If you plan on spending time in your trailer as you prepare your equipment, you may want to get one that's at least 6 feet tall so you can more comfortably walk around in it.

Double- versus single-axle trailers

You'll be able to find both types of trailers as you look around eBay. Double-axle trailers, commonly called tandem axle trailers, can haul heavy loads and are relatively stable at high speeds. Single-axle trailers are more affordable and can be sufficient for some types of loads.

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