Manufacturer Spotlight: Haulmark

2017 Haulmark ALX 7×14 TA Enclosed Cargo Trailer

Whatever your load, tow it with confidence in a Haulmark Trailer. An industry leader in cargo trailer manufacturing, Haulmark has a cargo trailer to meet your needs and budget.

Haulmark, with manufacturing plants in six locations across the country, is part of Universal Trailer Corporation, the leading trailer company in North America. Haulmark’s 25-year commitment to quality construction, customer satisfaction, selection, and support has made it the number one steel trailer brand in North America.

Whether you need a lightweight trailer to haul hobby supplies, a mid-sized trailer for your landscaping business, a secure enclosed hauler for snowmobiles, or a top-of-the-line professional motor-sports trailer, Haulmark has a model available.

Across its vast model line, Haulmark retains its commitment to “value-driven, top-quality enclosed trailers.”  So, whether it’s an entry level passport trailer or a custom car hauler, look for dedicated customer care and smart design.

A sampling of the cargo trailers offered by Haulmark offers a look into the commitment to quality across the company’s product line.

The Passport

The aptly named Passport is Haulmark’s entry into enclosed cargo hauling.  Light on the wallet but heavy on features, the Passport line of trailers is perfect for recreational and light commercial use. While it may be considered an entry level trailer, the Haulmark Passport is anything but when it comes to features.  Look for tubular steel main rails, radial tires, DryMax interior flooring, and 24-inch Starbright Stoneguard to protect the attractive and durable outside finish.  The Passport value continues long after purchase, as the standard “V-nose” design contributes to ease of handling and fuel economy.

2017 Haulmark Passport 7×14 TA Trailer

Transport TSV Line

Step up to the Transport line of trailers when the load is heavier and the demands are greater. Look for enhanced value and durability throughout the line, which is led by Haulmark’s most popular trailer the 7-foot TSV. The V-nosed trailer is stylishly rugged, loaded with top-of-the-line features and designed with fuel economy and ease of handling in mind.

Haulmark 7 foot TSV

The value-packed TSV line is available in a variety dimensions, all packed with enhance safety and construction features. Look for one-piece aluminum roofs with cast aluminum corner guards, full chassis undercoating, DryMax decking and sidewalls, exterior stone guards, radial tires, spring suspension axles, with aluminum jeep fenders on single axle models or flare fenders for tandem axles. Protect your load with a pass-through side door with flush lock and dead bolt. Choose from double read doors or ramps and look for LED exterior lighting.

Across the vast Transport line look for Haulmark’s exclusive’s SureWire technology that improves wire routing and connectivity reducing electrical shorts, as well as brighter, longer-lasting and economical LED exterior lights.

Transport V-Nose Auto Series

Whether its transporting a vintage automobile to the next car show, or commercial car transportation, Haulmark’s line of cargo cars has the answer. The value and versatility focused Transport Auto series is Haulmark’s most popular line of car haulers. The workhorse hauler is available in basic and deluxe, models that can be customized with an array of features available from Haulmark.

Interior V-nose

Choose the Transport V-Nose Auto series sports with an aerodynamic front to improve handling and adds interior cargo space.  If the Transport V-Nose Auto series looks familiar, it’s because this top-seller is a fixture at race tracks from coast to coast. Loaded with features like EZ-lube axles and electric brakes, radial tires and a sturdy, 3/4-inch plywood floor, the V-nose Transport is equipped to transport your vehicle with style and value.

ALX Open Car Line

When the security of an enclosed trailer and the elements don’t factor into the trailer purchasing decision, Haulmark offers a line of open car trailers. The ALX line of open car ride on tandem Dexter axles with EZ-Lube bubs and electric brakes. The ALX lines also features stainless steel swivel D-Rings, removable fenders and ramps that store underneath the trailer. Add the Power Tilt option and eliminates the need for rear ramps.

ALX Open Car Trailer

Adventure Series

When it’s time for adventure, look to Haulmark’s line of adventure cargo trailers. Haulmark’s Adventure Series offers enhanced value with everything you need to transport and store your snowmobiles at a competitive price point.  Always designing for customer’s needs, Haulmark offers the ALX double front door model that gives snowmobile and ATV fans more ways to get in and out. The Haulmark ALX In-Line Snowmobile trailer, lets your arrange your sleds in a row, front to back, for quick getaways and streamlined towing.

Adventure Line

For hard work or hard play, Haulmark has a cargo trailer that’s right for you. See the incredible value and variety offered by Haulmark at M&G Trailers in Ramsey, Minn.

How to Choose an Enclosed Trailer

An enclosed trailer, whether it’s a new model or quality used model, is a huge investment in your business or hobby.  Making the right choice takes a little research and complete understanding of your needs.

An enclosed or cargo trailer can be a blank canvas to be customized for anything from tiny living, running a small business, or taking your hobbies on the road. Or, your enclosed trailer can be purpose built, ready to go to work right off the lot.

Enclosed Trailer Construction

Consider the size and weight of what you’re hauling when shopping for an enclosed trailer.  Start shopping from the inside out, starting with the trailer’s frame. Your trailer’s frame will support the weight of the trailer and its load. Trailers can be constructed of aluminum or steel; with I-beams, tubular, L-shaped, or C-channel beams.  The strongest beams will be those with the most metal. Next, evaluate how the frame is configured, looking for cross beams that are positioned to support heavy loads — at 16 to 24-inch intervals or less — if your trailer will haul big loads.

Enclosed Trailers: How Many Axles?

A single axle trailer is sufficient for hauling smaller loads.  A well-configured, single-axle trailer with springs is ideal for a small business, or for hauling smaller items. Most single axle trailers can be used without a heavy-duty towing vehicle, and smaller, simple trailers don’t require a huge investment. Plan on hauling loads or equipment weighing less than 3,000 pounds in a single-axle enclosed trailer.

If you’re planning to haul heavier loads, consider a dual or multiple axle enclosed trailer. The axles are positioned to help disperse the weight of the cargo as well as provide shock absorption and maneuverability.  Longer trailers, designed to carry even heavier loads, can be equipped with multiple axles.

Look for a trailer with upgraded suspension and independent electric brakes when hauling heavy loads over long distances on a regular basis. Check with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to understand specific brake and equipment requirements for your trailer, but in general for hauling loads exceeding 3,000 pounds, trailer brakes are needed.

Enclosed Trailers: How Big?

Know your load when deciding what size enclosed trailer to buy.  Determine how wide, how deep, and how much your load weighs before choosing an enclosed trailer.  If a collectible car is your payload, you’ll need a trailer that’s at least 8 ½ feet wide and 16 feet deep, with double axles, while a farrier may find a 5-foot wide, single-axle enclosed trailer is right-sized for the tools of her trade. If keeping landscaping equipment out of the elements – and away from vandals and thieves – is motivation, look for a mid-sized trailer.

Enclosed Trailer Features

Enclosed trailers are the ultimate blank canvas, ready to be customized to meet your specific needs.

For those hauling vehicles – from snowmobiles, to mowers, to ATVs, to vintage cars – look for the positioning of tie-down rings and ask about the weight capacity of the rings to stabilize your load.  Consider the style of gate that’s right for your enclosed trailer.  While a small business owner working out of a trailer may find back double-doors the way to go, a vintage car enthusiast heading out to a string of shows, may need a fold-down ramp gate.

Opt for air conditioning and secure shelving when your bakery business deliveries exceed the delivery capacity of the family van; or look for custom built hooks and hangers to keep lawn maintenance equipment secure between jobs.

If your trailer is also your workspace, add lighting to the air-conditioning, and look for trailers that include flush-mounted sliding windows and a side entry.

Enclosed Trailers: Customization

Quality enclosed trailer manufacturers such as H&G, Aluma, Sure-Trac, Royal Cargo, Triton, Haulmark, and others offer hundreds of options that can turn an enclosed trailer into a customized work space, business or even a vacation home.

From medical trucks to mobile eateries to lake-front cottages, consider the possibilities when choosing an enclosed trailer.

Begin the process of choosing an enclosed trailer for customization from the outside. Look for sidewalls that can be wrapped or painted to advertise your business – or customized to look like a cozy cabin.

If your business is expanding, but not enough for brick and mortar construction, consider the possibilities of an enclosed trailer customized as concession truck – for hot or cold food service — or as a portable store.  Look for trailers that are sized for your business, towable by your vehicle, and ready to be outfitted to meet your needs.

When storage and comfort need to come together, consider outfitting an enclosed trailer for tailgating or quick getaways.

M&G Trailer Can Help!

For a vast selection of new and used enclosed cargo trailers from top-of the line manufacturers visit M&G Trailer in Ramsey, Minn. The experts at M&G Trailer can guide your through the process of choosing the right trailer, whether it’s for hauling a lawn mower, snowmobile or ATV; sheltering a precious collectible, or the start of a new mobile business.

Manufacturer Spotlight: H&H

For Motorsports enthusiasts, to small landscape businesses to large haulers, H&H Manufacturing has a long-lasting, quality trailer to fit the job.

For almost a quarter century, H&H has been building durable, innovative, quality trailers that have earned the company a reputation for dependability and excellence.

With a complete line of aluminum open trailers, aluminum closed cargo trailers, steel open trailers, steel cargo trailers as well as custom designed “dream” trailers, H&H is ready to carry your load.

H&H, Built in the U.S.

Since 1993, H&H has been building trailers – and its reputation – at plants in the heartland of America, Clarinda, Iowa. Recognize a quality H&H trailer by its distinct flaming winged logo, which guarantees hands-on construction, quality materials and a dedication to service.

“We don’t skimp on materials and we don’t cut corners on quality,” the company pledges.

In early 2017, H&H was acquired by Novae, Corp., a leading North American manufacturer of utility dump, equipment and cargo trailers marketed under the brand Sure-Trac, based in Markle, Indiana.  H&H Trailers’ Clarinda, Iowa continue to operate independently under the Novae Corp. group of companies, crafting quality steel and aluminum trailers

“The two companies and their brands are well respected in the trailer industry, and together bring a very diverse and valuable range of proven products and services to the dealer base.” said Mark Yde, Director of Business Development for Novae Corp.

Open Steel Trailers

 

For heavy loads and tough jobs, consider a steel-constructed open — or utility –– trailer from H&H. Fully customizable, or ready to work straight off the lot, H&H offers flatbed, tiltbed, dump box, and hi-deck trailers. No matter the model, look for treated wood floors, Department of Transportation compliant lighting, wiring harnesses – including some models with wiring enclosed in conduit – fender rock guards, ramps and ramp gates

H&H Aluminum Utility Trailers

Lighter in weight, but loaded with quality, H&H aluminum utility trailers are hardworking and low maintenance. Full LED lighting gives H&H aluminum trailers a distinctive look, no matter the model or customization you chose.

H&H Crafts aluminum trailers for every segment, from open — or utility – trailers to car haulers, to tilt beds. Trailers are available in single or double axle, with solid side walls, side rails, with plank flooring, suspension upgrades or bi-fold ramp gates.

H&H Steel Enclosed Trailers

H&H offers a full line of steel enclosed – or cargo trailers – distinctive for their strength as well as their sleek, seamless look. When you’re hauling cargo in style – from gear for your mobile office to a vintage automobile — consider the H&H Topline series, with standard full tubular steel construction, full LED lighting with Slimline digital LED tail lights with wiring enclosed in conduit, full-body undercoating and smooth rivetless exterior walls.

H&H achieves its sleek look through its unique manufacturing process which employs 3M VHB tape for attaching the sheathing on its cargo trailers, resulting in a smoother, more durable finish than screws or rivets.

Choose from the XL series for a more moderate level trailer, or the CA Series for a quality H&H cargo trailer at an entry level price.

Aluminum Enclosed Cargo Trailer

The newest entry in the H&H line of enclosed or cargo trailers is all aluminum from frame to tongue to sidewalls, offering strength and durability without the weight of an all steel trailer.  The AL line of cargo trailers is available in a wide range of models from single axles to car carriers.

The AL line of enclosed aluminum trailers feature H&H’s signature seamless sides, treated flooring, LED lighting, aluminum wheels and a distinctive V-nose. The AL Series trailers are available in an array of color options from a single color or two-tone color combination, including a popular “Black Out” option.

Dream Trailers

H&H has hundreds of options for customizing its line of trailers, but if those options still don’t result in a trailer that meets your needs, the company’s customization team can build a trailer to your specifications. From barbecue trailers to command centers, from race trailers to tailgating outposts, and refrigeration units to toy haulers, H&H has a dedicated team of experts to customize your trailer. Talk to your H&H expert at M&G Trailers about your custom trailer needs.

H&H at M&G Trailers

Call or visit M&G Trailers today, where the H&H trailer experts can help match your needs and budget with the right trailer. M&G Trailers is the largest H&H North American dealer. Browse the H&H line of snowmobile, utility, vehicle tilt decks, car haulers, and more on our website or at our Ramsey, MN location.

Choosing the Right Trailer For You

Choosing the right trailer for your business, lifestyle, or job, is not always an easy decision. Luckily, our experts at M&G have done the research for you. Read below to find out which type of trailer is right for you.

Open Trailers

Open trailers are often referred to as utility trailers, meaning they can be used for many different things. Utility trailers are non-motorized trailers that can attach to your towing vehicle and come in all different sizes. They are also available in different materials, including steel and aluminum. Aluminum is lighter and easier to pull, but can also be more expensive. Steel trailers have a lower flex point, so they are able to keep their rigidity longer than most aluminum trailers.

Some things that can be hauled with a utility trailer include boats, lawn mowers or other equipment, furniture, motorycles, bikes, and ATVs, building supplies, trash, and more. Utility trailers are easy to use and often include LED lights, tie down loops, rails, and ramps for easy loading and unloading. M&G carries a large selection of utility trailers from one of the nation’s top manufacturers, Aluma.

Enclosed Trailers

Enclosed trailers come in a variety of types, including snowmobile trailers, cargo trailers, car trailers and aluminum trailers. Much like open trailers, enclosed trailers have many different uses, and each type of trailer is designed specifically to meet your needs. Enclosed snowmobile trailers often include things such as ski hold down bars, snow slider channels, dome lights, helmet racks, and lined walls and ceiling. While snow trailers are designed mainly to tow snowmobiles, cargo trailers are much more versatile and can be used for any precious cargo such as furniture and electrical equipment, to name a few. Cargo trailers also come in different sizes and designs, depending on the manufacturer who makes it. M&G Trailers has cargo trailers from Aluma, H&H and RC Trailers.

Another popular type of enclosed trailer is the car trailer, made specifically to tow automobiles and protect them from rain, sun and other hazardous elements in the environment. Car haulers tend to be larger than some other types of trailers, and can include features such as rock guards, v-shaped nose, ramps with cable assist, and LED lights.

Finally, M&G trailers carries a special lime of aluminum enclosed trailers, made for the driver who wants dependability and carrying capacity, without the weight of a steel trailer.

Dump Trailers

When you have a tough job on your hands, a dump trailer will become your best friend. These trailers are perfect for moving heavy materials such as rocks, mulch, stone, and other home improvement or construction materials. Dump trailers are easy to load and unload and easy to tow. Some of the top manufacturers for dump trailers include H&H, Midsota, PJ trailers and Sure-Trac.

Dump trailers come in different sizes and varieties, such as utility and heavy-duty. Heavy duty trailers tend to be heavier, larger and have higher sides.

Concession Trailers

Trailers can do more than just tow cargo, they can also be used for business. M&G Trailers offers concession trailers that are perfect for athletic events, food trucks, vendors, and much more. We have currently sold some out of our RC concession trailers, but give us a call and ask about new arrivals coming in daily.

Which Trailer Should You Buy?

Deciding on which trailer to purchase all depends on how you expect to use it. If you’re looking for a heavy-duty trailer that won’t lose rigidity over time, opt for a steel open or enclosed trailer. If you need to protect your cargo from the elements, an enclosed trailer would be the best option. For more information on all the trailers M&G trailers has to offer, visit our dealership in Ramsey, Minnesota, or call us at 763-506-0930. You can also visit our website to see the great selection of trailers we have in stock.

Getting Your Trailer Ready For The Road

Trailer Before Repair

Winters can be long and dreary, especially in Minnesota. But once you’re ready to hit the road, you don’t want to get hundreds of miles away, stranded because your trailer broke down. Lucky for you, there are some easy ways to prevent any mishaps before you turn on the ignition. Read below for some tips on getting your trailer ready after a long winter.

You don’t have to wait until it’s warm to take your trailer out for a spin, but you do want to make sure your trailer is in good shape. Getting preventative and routine maintenance done on your trailer will not only extend the life of your trailer, but will also prevent accidents and mishaps on your next road trip.

Trailer During Repair

There are several things you can look for on your trailer that may raise a red flag. For example, any fractures or cracks in the frame could be dangerous if not taken care of. Also be sure to check your wheel bearings, as well as your brakes and lights. Some other things to look out for are the condition of your hitch, safety chains, air units, and more.

While some issues can be fixed will a trip to the hardware store and elbow grease, your best bet is to take your trailer in to your local dealership and have a certified technician do a full inspection and diagnosis of any issues you may have. M&G trailers has a full service trailer shop for doing just that, including repairs, upgrades, and customization. Our technicians offer same day service, or you can schedule an appointment ahead of time Monday – Saturday. If you need some help with your trailer, call 763-316-4006 or visit our website here.

Trailer After Repair

 

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Welcome to Our Blog!

Welcome to the official M&G Trailers blog! M&G is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving customers out of our Ramsey, Minnesota location since 2000. We carry over 500 trailers on our lot from top manufacturers including, Aluma, Triton, Midsota, H&H, and many more. We specialize in new and used utility trailers, but also offer enclosed trailers, dump trailers, equipment trailers, and recreational trailers.

Here at M&G we take pride in every single trailer or part we sell. We purchase only the best trailers from the most trusted manufacturers to ensure that every trailer we sell is top quality. Our staff is highly trained and experienced so we can help you with your trailer purchase, service, and maintenance. We understand that buying a trailer is a big decision, and we want your purchasing experience to be smooth and hassle-free. That’s why we offer financing, and accept trade-ins of all kinds.

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