How To Stop Your Trailer From Swaying On The Road

Whether your towing debris from a DIY home improvement project, trailering horses, or headed out an an RV vacation don’t make your trip too exciting with a swaying, swerving, out of control trailer. Sway is the bogeyman of novice towers and the nemesis of those tackling winding mountain roads and sharing byways with 18-wheelers.

Learn to master the impacts of trucks and bad weather that are unavoidable and take steps before you head out and while you’re driving to avoid preventable sway, or fishtailing, while on the road.

A fishtailing trailer is a leading cause of towing accidents and are almost always preventable by setting up your trailer properly and driving mindfully.

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Best Minnesota Indoors Attractions To Get You Out Of The Cold And Into Some Fun

When the temperatures drop to the single digits, heat up winter in Minnesota with some hot indoor fun.

US Bank Stadium

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Didn’t score tickets to the Super Bowl this year that showcased US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis?  It’s not too late to see the most exciting stadium in National Football League.  Reserve a VIP Tour around US Bank Stadium for a behind-the-scenes look at the home of the Vikings.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes; the tour covers about a mile.  Tickets for the tour are $19 for adults, with various discounts available.

Minnesota Wild

The Excel Energy Center Home of the Minnesota Wild Hockey team

If there isn’t enough ice outside, head indoors for a Wild time. Enjoy the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of the National Hockey League at a Minnesota Wild game. Home games played at Xcel Energy Center, St Paul.  Experience the local tradition of making the ice at the stadium.  A unique program at Xcel Energy Center allows fans to bring up to three ounces of water from their local pond, lake, or hockey rink to be used to make the ice for the Wild.

Timberwolves

Target Center is a multi-purpose arena and home of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Heat up this winter by cheering on the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. A recently completed major renovation makes the state of the art arena worth a stop. The Timberwolves sister team, the Lynx, four-time WNBA champions play from spring until fall. If basketball isn’t your thing, the Target Center is host to everything from major concerts, to Wrestle Mania, to High School cheer-leading competitions,

Golf

Minnesota may be one of the country’s top destination for winter sports, but its ingenious residents have also figured out a way to keep summer fun going year around.

Keep your golf game up to par with a visit to Minnesota’s only year around golf center, Golf Zone.  Even when the course is covered with ice and snow, keep your swing loose in Golf Zone in Chaska. Since 1998 Golf Zone has been opened to golfers of all skill levels with 40 heated, full-length driving range stalls, and Big Bear, an 18-hole indoor mini putt-putt course.

Take a virtual break from the winter and head to California’s balmy Pebble Beach for a round of golf. Inside Edge Golf is a year-round, indoor golf entertainment and training facility in Eden Prairie. Nine simulators at Eden Prairie feature over 70 world-famous courses rendered in 3D graphics. The popular indoor golf venue is perfect for an indoor get-together with golf-starved friends – or friends who’ve never picked up a club. From league play to lessons, go inside to take a swing at the winter blues.

If serious golf isn’t for you, consider a round of indoor mini golf. Fun for all ages, the newly opened Can Can Wonderland, is an artist designed, retro fun miniature golf course by day and early evening – and bar by night. This St. Paul warehouse-turned fun spot features a course of quirky holes, vintage arcade games, ping pong tables, and food and drinks – including after-9 p.m. boozy malts. The former site of American Can Company-turned fun spot is the product of the first arts-based public benefit corporation in Minnesota supporting artists in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Go to the dark side, at Glow In One in Blaine. For an interesting indoor challenge, the simple, yet challenging 18-hole course is illuminated by black-lights and features bright colors and upbeat music.

For black light mini golf – and a lot more — consider taking refugee from the cold in the Wow! Zone Family Entertainment Center in Mankato. The indoor recreation complex has something to please anyone looking to escape the cold for a few hours.  Wow! Zone has 24 state-of-the art bowling lanes, two level laser tag arena, black light mini golf, full arcade, snack bar, sports bar, and restaurant.

Go swimming

Newly opened in December of 2017, the latest in the Great Wolf Adventure Park resort in Bloomington follows the company’s model of North Woods-themed stay and play. The Grey Wolf lodge offers themed accommodations attached to a water park and play area for the exclusive use of guests. Unlimited use of the Water Park is included with overnight accommodations.

Along with slides and pools, the eight-floor complex includes a high-hanging rope course, bowling alley, arcade, rock-climbing wall, MagiQuest live-action game course, along with a mining game that lets kids pan for gemstones. Besides the Great Wolf-branded dining options, find Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Dunkin’ Donuts.  Adults will find three bars for relaxing and socializing.

Shopping and Dining

Escape the cold in one of Minnesota’s unique coffee shops.

Escape the cold and see the world at the Midtown Global Market. The Global Market is a national landmark known for award-winning food, shopping and entertainment. More than 50 vendors offer produce, delicacies, prepared foods, grocery items, and unique gifts from around the world. The Global Market celebrates the international diversity of South Minneapolis from its location in the old Sears building.

Minnesotans love their coffee. Escape the cold in one of Minnesota’s unique coffee houses for a warming experience. Minneapolis was voted one of the top 10 coffee cities in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, and there are many choices in the city as well as around the state for locally roasted coffees served in unique and fun settings.

Among popular spots for coffee and socializing, eating sweets and escaping the cold are LuLu Bean’s Coffee House in Willmar, Five Watt Coffee Kingfield in Minneapolis, and Café Astoria in St. Paul.

Mall of America

Mall of America, built atop the site of the old Metropolitan Stadium, is Minnesota’s premier indoor attraction and a great way to escape the cold and find some fun. With over 500 stores, 50 restaurants, dozens of attractions and two attached hotels, Mall of America attracts more than 40 million visitors a year.

This is no typical mall, you can find shows, an amusement park, race track, and even an aquarium here. Kids will love the mall’s indoor theme park, Nickelodeon Universe, home to 27 attractions and counting. Some of the newest include the Bubble Guppies Guppy Bubbler, the longest indoor zip line in the country, character meet and greets, and nightly light shows.  Get a taste of Americana with one of the Mall’s newest attractions, FlyOver America. Billed as the “Ultimate Flying Ride” take in the sights, sounds and even smells of America as you soar above the country without ever leaving the comfort of the Mall. Try Smaaash, a multi-story indoor go-karting track and indoor entertainment complex with innovative, locally sourced dining options.

While it may be freezing outside, you can explore the vibrant oceans at the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium at Mall of America. The Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 sea creatures including sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish, and many more.  A 300-foot ocean tunnel through the Aquarium is a highlight of any visit.

Even when its below zero outside, Minnesota offers many options to go inside and warm up your winter with fun.

Best Places To Enjoy Outside Winter Activities In Minnesota

Take a break from the ordinary and head to the great outdoors in Minnesota for a snowy mix of quirky, unique, exciting, and breath-taking winter thrills. From chasing Northern Lights, to improbable camp outs on frozen lakes, to roaring or swooshing through the wilderness, in Minnesota, winter means adventure.

Locals are expecting a super winter for visitors. In February the state throws open its icy arms to welcome fans to Super Bowl LII in the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Football fans will find plenty of thrills on the field as well as off in Minnesota.

Bemidji

Bemidji, Minnesota is known as the Curling Capital of the U.S.A

Load up your snowmobile and broom and head north to Bemidji, Minnesota’s winter adventure capitol.  The “First City on the Mississippi” is also knowns as the “Snowmobile Capital of the North” and “Curling Capital of USA.”  Be welcomed to Bemidji by its most famous citizens, famed lumberjack Paul Bunyan and Babe, his Blue Ox. The statues stand proudly at the Bemidji Lake Tourist Information Center, where they have become the second most frequently photographed icons in the nation, according to the tourism office.

Bemidji is at the crossroads of Minnesota’s extensive trail system, with two major snow mobile -friendly trails intersecting there, according to Visit Bemidji. The Paul Bunyan Trail which originates at Lake Bemidji State Park, and runs 1,115 miles between Bemidji and Brainerd, and the Blue Ox Trail, running 110 miles north from Bemidji to International Falls, Winnipeg provide the opportunity for exhilarating adventure. Visit Bemidji challenges visitors to hone their snowmobile skills with rides across 1,000 frozen lakes along the Continental Divide, over bogs, beside rushing streams, up rolling hills, and through snow-draped forests. For tamer, scenic rides head to the Buena Vista Trail in Buena Vista State Forest, or head south on the Itasca and Becida Trails to Itasca State Park, site of the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

Catch the Olympics bug in Bemidji, with a trip to Bemidji Curling Club. Curling is the quirky shuffleboard-style game played on ice that has found a home in the Winter Olympics. Curious about the stones, brooms and all that yelling? Swing by the club to watch teams practice or catch a game. The club has a first-floor viewing area accessible to the public, as well as its upper level deck with a bar.

Upper Red Lake

Ice Fishing in Upper Red Lake is great fun for all.

At 228,000 acres, Red Lake is the largest lake within Minnesota and Upper Red Lake is one of the state’s most popular spots for ice fishing. In January and February, the surface of the lake often turns into a make-shift city, with “streets” lined with ice houses, and friends gathered together under impromptu street lights to share tales of world-class walleye, northern pike and crappie fishing.

True ice fishing fanatics come equipped with their own ice houses to lounge in comfort and fish through strategically placed holes in the floor, while those craving simpler times find an auger to make a hole, a fishing pole, and an upside down five-gallon bucket to sit on are enough for some winter bliss.  Even novices can enjoy this Minnesota passion safely:  Guides and gear are available for hire around Upper Red Lake and stay on the lake safely by renting an ice house from a trusted outfitter. Ice houses range from spartan day quarters, to heated, fully-outfitted sleeping cabins.

Lake Mille Lacs

For more ice fishing options – and more outdoor adventures — consider Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota’s third largest lake. Every weekend there’s a party somewhere on Lake Mille Lacs. Along with legendary ice fishing, the area features hundreds of miles of trails suitable for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. On a windy day, take a turn at Kite Boarding across the snow-covered lake. Lake Mille Lacs’ vast inland sea spans 132,500 acres holding up to 5,500 ice fishing houses during the winter. Groomed ice roads lead to the seasonal ice fishing villages, where visitors can rent ice houses for fishing or spearing.

The highlight of the Lake Mille Lacs ice fishing season is the International Eelpout Festival held in late February. The festival attracts a crowd of nearly 10,000 to tiny Walker, Minn., to celebrate the famously ugly bottom dwelling fish.  According to festival organizers the International Eelpout Festival named one of the top “15 Weird Midwestern Festivals You Never knew Existed.”

For information about this year’s Eelpout Festival click here.

Ely

Ely is home to more dog-sledding outfitters than anywhere else in the world.

Mush for a memorable Minnesota day. Tiny Ely, population about 3,000, is home to more dog-sledding outfitters than anywhere else in the world.  Whether you’re an experienced musher, or just a willing adventurer, Ely is the perfect place for a day gone to the dogs.  Learn how to drive a team or just enjoy a ride in the sled in the dog-sledding capitol of the world.

Ely is about 150 miles from Duluth in Northern Minnesota and sits on the edge of the summer hotspot Boundary Waters Canoe area.  In the winter, the hiking, canoeing, and fishing paradise becomes a winter wonderland.  Along with dog-sledding, well-groomed trails are perfect for snowmobiling and snow shoeing. The town is also home to the International Wolf Center and North American Bear Center

Detroit Mountain

Visit Detroit Mountain, a non-profit center committed to promoting “sound environmental recreation and educational programming to develop the health and wellness of children, families and communities.”  This four-season resort in the Detroit Lakes region, was a family owned resort for more than 50 years. When it closed its doors in 2004, residents banned together to figure out how to restore and revive the recreation area.  Ten years of work and fundraising paid off when the Detroit Mountain Recreation area reopened. The revived park features a beautiful new lodge and redesigned mountain for skiing and snowboarding, as well as an all-new Scheels terrain park, tubing hill, and cross-country ski trails.

When you’re headed to the Detroit Lakes region, don’t forget your sleds. Becker County features more than 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Cook County

Northern Lights in Minnesota.

You don’t have to go all the way to the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights. Cook County in northwestern Minnesota is the best place in the lower 48 to see nature’s spectacular light show. Cook County, Minnesota, on the shores of Lake Superior, is home to Eagle Mountain, Minnesota’s tallest mountain, Grand Portage, the state’s tallest waterfall and an outstanding place for catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, and Lutsen Mountains, the largest ski resort in the Midwest. Outfitters in Grand Marais and Lutsen offer Northern Lights viewing packages and the Cook County visitors center offers do-it-yourself tips.

No matter which winter adventures you decide to take part in, make sure your winter toys are traveling in style and safety with a trip to M&G Trailer Sales and Service in Ramsey, Minnesota. At M &G you’ll find a full-line of snowmobile trailers and a top-notch service department to meet all your outdoor winter needs.

How To Protect your Trailers And Snowmobiles From Winter’s Harshness

As proclaimed by the popular medieval themed fantasy TV series ‘Game of Thrones’, “Winter is coming”. While you may not need to worry about an undead army lead mythical creatures known as “white walkers”, winter weather does pose a real threat to the structural integrity and functionality of your trailer. The harshness of the cold that comes along with the winter season in addition to the other elements produced by the temperature drop can cause serious damage to your trailer if not prepped properly.

Even though some trailers are built to transport or store equipment specifically meant to be used during winter, it does not make them impervious to the effects of the temperature change. With all of that in mind, protecting your trailer from winter’s harshness is an absolute necessity to ensure the continued usefulness of your trailer. We have put together some tips to help prevent the untimely loss of functionality that the season can cause your equipment to suffer.

Clean

One of the main destructive forces that goes hand in hand with winter is moisture. With all of our current technology we have yet to create a cost-efficient method for absolute protection from the destructive capabilities of water. Being that the materials we use to build with are susceptible to rust from oxidation or rot caused by water, it is in your best interest to get rid of as much of it as possible from your equipment.

Like people, plants require water to survive and grow, it is because of this that they grow in ways that help them collect as much as they need since they are unable to move as animals do. As you have probably already seen, it is virtually impossible to keep the exterior of any surface in a habitable environment free of plant debris. Leaves and seeds travel far and wide, riding the winds along the path of least resistance until they are stopped by a heavier object or drift to a place that does not allow access to the propulsion the wind provides. Though they are removed from the main body of the plant, the ability to collect water remains and while good for future growth, it can be a destructive force to your equipment.

Leaving leaves and other foliage inside of your trailer can cause rotted wood and rusted metal if left unattended in the winter months. With less heat to vaporize water in the winter, the liquid sits in one spot breaking down the materials from which your trailer is made. A seemingly harmless pile of foliage can cause the need for costly repairs to be done that could have easily been avoided. Any foliage or other moisture collecting items in your trailer should be disposed of or properly contained as soon as possible to help prevent future issues.

Another element that has destructive properties in the winter is salt. Though it is quite welcomed on the roads for melting any ice and snow, it is a real problem for an type of vehicle or trailer.

Part of the upkeep of your trailer should be to periodically wash off all the salt from not only the visible parts but also from the underbelly of any vehicle or trailer. Doing so will decrease the chances of deterioration and rusting.

Inspect

Even though the exterior of your trailer is better suited to deal with the elements than the interior, it is not invincible. Paints used on most trailers are engineered to protect the raw materials of the trailer and typically do a great job. Like with anything else, use of your trailer can cause weak spots to form in the paint, allowing for moisture to contact the bare surface and start to damage your investment.

Most damage starts at moving parts since it is their ability to move that requires them to not be sealed. Once moisture makes its way into the moving parts of a trailer, it can freeze which expands and can cause warping of the sheet metal. With the extra room made by the expansion of water as it becomes ice, more moisture is allowed to enter and rust will soon follow.

To help fight this destruction, it is good practice to keep some touch up paint and rust remover (such as Naval Jelly) on hand. Regularly inspecting your equipment for any signs of rust can help improve the longevity of your investment if you take care of the issue before it spreads.

Store

Not everyone has the ability to store a storage trailer indoors. When you are not using your trailer during the winter months, proper storage can be beneficial for preventing any of the issues mentioned earlier as well as other risks. If you do not have access to an indoor storage area for your trailer, your next best bet is to purchase a quality trailer cover.

It may be enticing to use a regular tarp from your local hardware store, but they can often do more harm than good. Trailer covers are made to prevent moisture from building up which, as previously described, can do a lot of damage. Tarps may be useful for many different situations, in this case they are more suited to trap moisture on and in your trailer which defeats the purpose you had hoped the tarp would serve initially, protection.

In addition to rust and rotted wood, the cold months can do damage to your seals and tires as well. Moisture on seals can cause deterioration as the water expands to its solid state. Once enough damage is done to the seals, they are no longer able to perform their job and can allow for water damage to spread inside your trailer. All of these reasons should be suitable to warrant the purchase of a well made trailer cover, a little extra spent early on can save you a lot more down the road.

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.