Can I special order a trailer and how long will it take?
Yes, we can custom order trailers with all kind of options. Depending on the time of the year, additional options, and level of business of a given manufacturer, six to eight weeks is a good rule of thumb.
What size ball will I need to pull my new trailer?
Generally speaking, any trailer that is single axle will use a 2” coupler and any trailer with tandem axles will have a 2-5/16” coupler. There are some exceptions to this rule, and we try to put the coupler size of all trailers in their online ad.
Do you keep hitch balls and receivers in stock?
Yes, we try to carry an assortment to properly fit your vehicle to any trailer you might purchase.
Do you install hitches/brake controllers on vehicles?
We do by appointment only. Hitches will need to be ordered in advance due to the wide variety of them. Prices vary by hitch/vehicle for both parts and installation fees.
Do you work on trailers?
Yes, we do trailer repair. Most repairs there will be a week or longer wait time depending on parts availability and length of service queue. We outsource for welding.
Will my trailer look exactly like the ad photos?
Yes, each of our ads are for one specific trailer, and the photos posted will be for the specific trailer in the ad. There are very few exceptions to this rule i.e. tow dollys and the ad for custom ordered trailers.
What kind of fluid goes in my dump’s hydraulic tank?
Usually there are two possibilities. Red fluid is Automatic Transmission fluid that you can pick up at any automotive parts store. Clear fluid is ISO32, which is a standard hydraulic fluid.
I only got a few dumps out of my trailer before the battery died, what am I doing wrong?
The hydraulic dump battery does not charge just from being plugged in to your vehicle. It requires an overnight charge on a trickle charger (most often provided with the trailer), or more quickly with a car battery charger.
What additional fees are added to the price of the trailer?
In most cases, there are no additional freight fees (they are already included in the price). All trailers will see a $59 doc fee. Any trailers titled in Illinois will see a $150 title fee, 6.25% tax, as well as a plate fee depending on the GVWR of the trailer and the quarter the trailer is purchased in. Trailers being titled out of state will only incur the $59 doc fee, a $39 drive away tag fee, and tax/title/plate will be the customer’s responsibility in the state the trailer will be titled in. We do however collect tax for Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, and South Carolina.
How much weight can my trailer carry?
Each trailer is different, but the quickest way to figure this out is by taking the GVWR of the trailer and subtracting its total weight. We try to list both of these numbers in our ads to make it easier to determine its load capacity.
Do I need a brake controller?
Trailers rated over 3000lbs must have brakes installed on the trailer. You will be required by law to have a brake controller to use them. Any trailer rated 3000lbs or less will not be required to have brakes installed, though they can be special ordered that way. Some Tow Dolly’s instead come equipped with surge brakes which do not require a brake controller to function.
Do I need to service my trailer?
Yes, trailers that we sell either come with paper or online manuals. These detail service requirements. Generally speaking trailers should be inspected, greased, and serviced once per year or every 12,000 miles (whichever comes first). Lights should be inspected with each hookup to ensure functionality. Refer to your manual for more specifics.
Can my vehicle pull this trailer?
Please consult your vehicle’s manual. The manual should include a maximum towing capacity. Your vehicle should be rated to pull at least the GVWR of the trailer you intend to purchase, if not higher.
Do you finance?
Do you have a layaway program?
Yes. We do. Below is the outline of the program:
• Minimum $500 non-refundable deposit
• 90 Days to pay off the trailer
• This can be done in a lump sum or divided into payments as you see fit
• Pick up of the trailer available any time after it is paid in full