Cargo Trailer Upgrades At M&G Trailer Sales

Cargo Trailer Upgrades At M&G Trailer Sales

Could your Cargo Trailer use a little TLC? Maybe you have been wanting to do some additions, make some changes, or find some fantastic modifications that will take your trailer to the next level. No matter your desire, M&G Trailer Sales has the Cargo Trailer Upgrades for you.

Exterior Upgrades

Cargo Trailer Upgrades

If you are wanting some exterior upgrades, consider adding in some Ladder Racks to your Cargo Trailer. This one upgrade will add significantly to the storage capacity of your trailer. With room for ladders on the outside, you save a ton of all important space on the inside!

Extended Loading Ramps

Cargo Trailer Upgrades

Another useful Cargo Trailer upgrade that adds quite a bit of function is an extended loading ramp. By extending the length of the loading ramp, you decrease the angle of the ramp making it easier for loading certain things on your trailer. One example would be loading vehicles with low ground clearance. The longer ramp decreases the chance of damaging bumpers and valances.

Fuel Fill Doors

Do you haul snowmobiles and ATVs often? Yes, well then you know how inconvenient it can be to try to fill them with gas while in a Cargo Trailer. With Fuel Fill Doors though, this is made so much easier! You can fill up right at the pump now and not worry about gas cans.

Looking For More Cargo Trailer Upgrades?

M&G Trailer Sales offers these and many other trailer upgrade services. Take a look around and find the perfect upgrade to make your life easier. We do it all, from getting you the product to installation.

For more information or an estimate, you can contact us here or give us a call at 763-316-4006.

Fun Things To Do On Halloween In Minnesota

Fun Things To Do On Halloween In Minnesota

Goblins, Ghouls, and Witches! Oh My! The smell of pumpkin spice, the crisp in the air and the crunch of the leaves underfoot can only mean one thing…Fall is here, and with Fall comes the first holiday of the season, Halloween! With Halloween falling on a weekday this year though, it can be hard to get out and do traditional trick or treating, but don’t fret. There are so many amazing fun things to do on Halloween in Minnesota that you won’t know which place to go to first!

Anoka Halloween Celebration

Anoka Halloween Celebration
Photo Credit: Minnesota Haunted Houses

The city of Anoka is known as the Halloween Capital of the World, so you know there is going to be some epic celebrations here.  The Halloween Celebration lasts from October 6th – October 27th and you will find races, parades, pumpkin carving, house decorating contests, a medallion hunt and so much more!

Halloween Fearless 5K

Halloween Fearless 5K
Photo Source: Charities Challenge

If you happen to be a runner, then this is the perfect Halloween event for you. The 10th Annual Halloween Fearless 5K is a fun event for all. Join in and run (or walk) in the costume of your choice then finish up at the Claddaugh Irish Pub to relax and make new friends.

Big Woods Halloween

Big Woods Halloween
Photo Credit: Minneapolis Northwest

If you are looking for some family-friendly Halloween fun, then check out the Eastman Nature Center in the Elm Creek Park Reserve on October 27th for a spook-tacular time! There will be games and a pumpkin scavenger hunt as well as some fun with animal friends. The kids will love seeing animals in costumes and getting a chance to meet a real live snake!

Halloween Skate at the Burnsville Ice Center

Halloween Skate at the Burnsville Ice Center
Photo Source: Burnsville Ice Center

If you want to get down with some free ice skating while trick or treating on ice, then this is the event for you! On October 26th, you can get free skating, discounted skate rental, win door prizes, collect candy, and even get some free private lessons at the Burnsville Ice Center.

These events are only the tip of the iceberg. There are so many amazing things to do in Minnesota during the month of October. Halloween really takes on a life of its own and encompasses the entire month. So if you are looking for some spooky fun then come on over to Minnesota and see what we have in store for you.

How To Get The Best Value On Your Trade

Looking to upgrade your current trailer to something a little newer? Maybe you need something larger for your growing business or smaller because you want to decrease your haul load. No matter what your reason, chances are you are going to be trading in your old one and, of course, you are going to want top dollar for your trade. We want to help you get the most value out of your trade by sharing a few secrets to getting the best trade in value on your used trailer!

Proper Maintenance

This is probably going to be a no-brainer, but if you maintain your trailer for the life of your ownership, it will help when it comes to holding value. Get it serviced when needed, make sure you keep up with tire rotations and replacements, have your brakes serviced, etc…  Proper trailer upkeep will ensure that your trade in value is as high as it can be when it comes time to get rid of it.

Fix Body Damage

If you have dings or dents, you should probably get them fixed before taking your trailer to trade. Ensuring the body is presentable and well taken care of will help increase the value of your trade in. Now you don’t need to go out and get a whole new paint job just to trade in your trailer, but if you maintain the body and paint over the years then it should still look nice when you decide to trade it in.

No Rust

Got rust? You’ve got a problem! One of the main things any dealer will look for is if your trailer has rust. Having rust can kill the value of your trade, so before you go, make sure any rust issues have been taken care of.

Clean It Up

Want to make sure you get the most for your trade? Then clean her up! A sparkling like-new trailer will fetch more than one coming in looking worn and used. Basically the dealer wants something that has been maintained, taken care of, and looks beautiful enough to resell for a profit.

Talk To An Expert

If you really aren’t sure what your trailer is worth and want to talk to an expert before settling on a trade, M&G Trailer Sales can help you out! Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and ready to help you with all of your trailer needs. Whether you need trade in advice, service, parts, or want to buy something new, the experts at M&G have you covered!

Top Things To Do This Fall In Minnesota

Fall in Minnesota

Ah Fall, that wonderful time of the year when the air starts to crisp, the leaves begin to change and the aroma of pumpkin and apple seems to fill the air everywhere you go. There is something so magical about Fall and all its beauty. In Minnesota, Fall is everywhere! There is something to do every day of the week and each and every weekend. Up in our neck of the woods, we celebrate Fall with time honored traditions, apple picking, Harvest Festivals, and so much more.

Pumpkin Patch Pickin’

Minnesota boasts a whole heap of pumpkin patches during the Fall. So no matter if you want to make spooky Jack-o-lanterns, bake some pumpkin seeds, or check out some of the many activities that pumpkin patches have to offer (corn mazes, rides, petting zoos and more!) , there is a patch for you.  Every year, Minnesota Grown puts out a directory of about 140 patches from across the state.

Get Stomping

Minnesota is home to a number of beautiful vineyards and wineries. The Saint Croix Vineyard is host to the Grape Stomp Festival every Fall, featuring live music, grape-stomping contests, and tours of the grounds. So if you are a connoisseur of good wine, check out Saint Croix, or one of the other stunning vineyards this Fall.

Get Crafty

Maybe wine isn’t your beverage of choice, and that’s okay. Did you know Minnesota is home to roughly 112 different local breweries? Fall is the perfect time to check them out too because most will do special Oktoberfest brews along with a plethora of seasonal offerings. You can check out this Land of 10,000 Drinks map to plan your Minnesota Fall “brewcation” today.

Jam Out

The music scene is alive and well in Minnesota, and during the Fall months, the festivals are in full swing! No matter what your musical taste, they have a festival for you. The Prairie Burn Music Festival is a kid and family-friendly festival which benefits the local YMCA Greater Twin Cities Camps. Here you will hear folk and bluegrass while making s’mores and joining in on hayrides.

Get Your Camp On

Photo of Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota.

Minnesota in the Fall is simply beautiful. The colors and smells are things dreams are made of, and it is wonderful to spend as much time outside this time of the year as possible. With a massive number of parks and outdoor areas to camp, you would be crazy to pass up on a trip! Jay Cooke State Park is a favorite, and boasts some really wonderful cabins so you don’t have to tent camp!

Join The Harvest

Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, and Scare Crows oh my! Fall in Minnesota is incomplete without going to at least one of the many harvest festivals around the state. One of the largest is the SeptOberfest in Wabasha, which runs from September through October and features a wide array of events including a pumpkin derby, German heritage, topiaries, and more!

If that wasn’t enough, you can check out this entire list of Fall Activities and Festivals in the Minneapolis area. With everything from Halloween events for kids and adult-only Haunted Houses, they truly have something for everyone.

No matter what you plan to do in Minnesota for the Fall, know that M&G Trailer has all of your towing and hauling needs covered!

Choosing The Right Car Hauler

Cadillac on a flatbed with grill and towed by yellow truck

A car trailer is a wonderful tool for hauling vehicles. No matter if you are working on a weekend project, hauling a classic to shows, or running the racing circuit, there is a perfect car hauler out there for your needs. These versatile trailers come in a range of capabilities depending on what you need and how many cars you want to haul at once. While having a range of options is a benefit, it can also make things harder at times. That is why M&G Trailer Sales wants to help you by answering some of the frequently asked questions we get when it comes to purchasing the right car trailer.

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Let M&G Help You Customize Your Trailer

So you’ve purchased your new trailer and are ready to make it work for your business. To truly go above and beyond and outshine the competition, you need to let M&G help you customize your trailer. No matter what your business, there are aspects of your trailer that can be tailored towards improving and growing your business. From adding height, awnings, installing shelving or any number of other custom additions, M&G can help make your trailer dreams come true.

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Choosing The Right ATV Trailer

There’s no time like summer to get out and tear up the trails on your ATV. Taking to the dirt roads, or bogging in the mud, there are memories to be made that will last a lifetime. For most quad enthusiasts, having a trailer to haul your toys is a crucial ingredient. No matter if you are looking for your first Quad trailer or want to upgrade to a larger model to fit your new needs, we here at M&G Trailer Sales have you covered.  We will help you answer the important questions and show you what features you want in an ATV trailer.

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Prepping Your Trailer For Summer Use

The dog days of summer are here. Make sure your trailer is ready.

The “dog days of summer” bring all kinds of sticky challenges to hauling and using your utility trailer. Beat the heat and keep you and your trailer on the road with some careful preparation and handy tips. If your work trailer is enclosed, consider taking some safety measures to stay cool and safe and don’t over look the hazards of hauling an open trailer in the summer.

Air Conditioning

When your enclosed trailer is also your workplace, keeping your cool is important. As the summer heats up, make sure you don’t overheat. If your trailer is equipped with an air conditioner, give it a through cleaning before firing it up. Check for any bugs, nests, leaves or branches that can restrict air flow – or blow debris all over the interior of your trailer. If the air conditioner has a filter, change it before the heat of summer sets in.

If your cargo trailer isn’t equipped with an air conditioner, consider adding a rooftop air conditioner, for the most effective and safest cooling. M&G Trailer Sales and Service offers expert installation of rooftop air conditioning units.

Vents and Fans

When air conditioning is not an option for your enclosed trailer, get ready for the hottest days of summer by adding ventilation. If your trailer is only equipped with a rear gate or doors, consider adding a forward side door for cross ventilation. Add a rooftop vent or side windows that slide open to help expel heat as well as vapors and fumes from overheated chemicals. If your unit is not wired for electricity, consider adding a small solar-powered roof fan.

Chemical Storage

Gas containers and other chemicals in hot trailers can mean trouble.

Even if you don’t work in your trailer, storing chemicals in an overheated trailer poses a summer danger. Consider installing exterior racks for the storage of gas or chemical containers and use only fireproof containers in your trailer. Be mindful of rags soaked in gas or other combustible materials inside your trailer. Take the extra precaution of installing a smoke and carbon monoxide detector inside your trailer.

Roof Insulation

Take it from the top to prepare your cargo trailer for the long days of summer. Add a white insulated rubber roof to your trailer. It will add some protection from the heat as well as reflect the harshest of the sun’s rays.

Color Panels

If your trailer is black or dark, consider an update to a lighter color. Dark panels may wave and warp and will absorb heat; white panels will reflect the sunlight and keep it cooler.

Fire Extinguishers

Whether your trailer is enclosed or open, summer is the time to inspect or replace your fire extinguishers. Make sure your fire extinguisher is mounted in a place that makes it easy to access.

Lubricate

Heat mixed with friction and sparks are a bad combination for summer. Before summer really heats up, lubricate all metal-on-metal moving parts. Do a careful inspection of the metal components of your trailer; if your trailer has been off the road all winter, metal parts could have rusted and locked up.

Clean and Safe

Now that summer is here, wash off all the winter dirt and grime.

Before working through the heat of summer, shake off the build up of winter grunge and, worst of all, salt. Pressure wash your trailer, including the under belly, mud flaps and bed. Getting the last bits of winter salt off will prevent corrosion and keep your trailer looking good for years to come.

Tire Check

When the temperature swings wildly from very cold to very hot, it can mean trouble for your tires. Before summer heats up, check the tires on your trailer. If your trailer has been idle all winter, check for signs of dry rot and flat spots. Even though you may have checked the tire pressure over the winter, check again as air expands in the heat and over-inflated tires can be a hazard on the highway.

Inspect and Repair

Summer is a great time to call M&G Trailer Sales and Service in Ramsey, Minn., and make a same-day appointment for a summer inspection and checkup for your utility trailer. The full-service department is staffed with maintenance professionals who can keep you safe for the summer.

Scouting Your Territory

Before heading out with your trailer, scout the areas you’ll be working or playing in, so you can take advantage of Mother Nature’s natural cooling powers. One of the easiest ways to go easy on your hard-working trailer this summer is avoid open areas. Scout around now for shady parking options for your trailer to avoid heat buildup.

Remember before using your trailer in the heat of summer, consult the experts at M&G Trailer Sales and Service. Let the service professionals at M&G Trailer Sales add air conditioning, wire your trailer for electricity, check the brakes and suspension, and make sure your trailer is ready for summer fun and work.