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.