How to Determine the Right Size Trailer

How to Determine the Right Size Trailer

Have you been using a trailer for years, but it does not seem to be what you need? Are you upgrading what you are pulling and need to find something a bit bigger or something sturdier? Finding the right size trailer is dependent upon many aspects. One being, what kind of towing vehicle you are going to be using.  This will determine the tongue weight so you can figure out how much you have left over for the trailer and additional cargo!

You also have to look at the different trailer types and their sizes. Because there are so many different sizes and classes, you need to consider the long term affect when purchasing your trailer. Lastly, what are you trying to haul on the trailer. Are you planning to move your motorcycle, do you need to haul large equipment for work, or do you need something a bit heavier duty to dump things?

Here are a few different options to help you determine what size trailer you may need!

How to Determine the Right Size Trailer

If you are planning to transport something smaller like a motorcycle, check out this model. The Aluma MC210 Aluminum Motorcycle trailer.

Sizing: 11’6” by 6’5”.

This is a smaller but more specified trailer. It is easy to store and has a ramp to easily take your bike on and off.

Do you typically have a lot of equipment to haul around?

With more weight, you are going to need a larger trailer that allows more cargo room as well as taking safety precautions very seriously. The Midsota ET8220 Equipment Trailer gives you a lot more space (20’0” by 6’10”) and has an adjustable 2-5/16” Coupler with a Beaver tail and spring Assist 5’ Fold up Ramps. This is much more practical for larger items, machinery, or a large quantity of equipment pieces.

Midsota ET8220 Equipment Trailer

Looking for something a bit heavier duty?

If you are in the construction field and are used to dumping things frequently, you are going to need something with that capability as well as having the space to carry everything that you need to transport.

This 2019 H&H 14’ Dump 14K Trailer has everything you need to get the job done. It is 14’ 0” by 6’ 11” and has plenty of room for everything you need to fill in this trailer. With LED lights full electric brakes, a 4” suspension and a barn door rear gate with ramps, you won’t have to have an additional trailer for any of your needs. If you require a heavy duty, reliable, and sleek dump trailer, this may be exactly what you need.

Mo matter what your needs, M&G Trailer Sales has you covered! We carry a wide variety of Aluma, Midsota, H&H and more! So come on in and let one of our sales experts help you find the perfect trailer for you today.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Midsota Trailers

Starting as a welding company in 1971, Midsota Manufacturing was renamed and rebranded as a maker of trailers in 2002. Since then, Midsota Trailers has grown rapidly and is now the proud maker of several different types of trailers.

Midsota’s goal is to be a company that isn’t afraid to continuously improve their products to meet the needs of their consumers. Through continued innovation and foresight, Midsota has been able to automate the trailer-manufacturing process and develop their features to become some of the best in the industry. From dump trailers to flatbeds, Midsota is sure to have the trailer you’ve been searching for.

As a certified Midsota dealership, M&G Trailers is proud to offer their models in store. Here’s a few currently in stock:

Midsota Equipment Trailers

Midsota Equipment Trailers

If you find yourself constantly hauling a heavy load of tools and equipment, then you need to invest in one of Midsota’s models of equipment trailers. M&G offers the best deals on equipment trailers with guaranteed service after the sale. This 2019 Midsota TB-22 Tilt Bed 17k model comes in Safety Green and features forward self-adjusting brakes, LED lights, tandem 8000# spring axles, and a toolbox. It’s the perfect companion to your next road trip.

Midsota Utility Trailer

The UT series of trailers from Midsota Manufacturing are built to last through the toughest conditions. With exclusive features, these utility trailers will get anything you need from Point A to Point B safely and efficiently. Take a look at this brand-new trailer, the 2019 Midsota 83″x14′ Solid Side Utility Trailer. It features a single 3500# axle, integrated tie downs, bead blasted and painted with 2-part polyurethane paint, and a spare tire carrier. This utility trailer can be yours for only $2,395.

Midsota Goose Neck Flat Deck

Midsota Trailers offers a large selection of Low Pro and Deckover flatbeds fit for any vehicle or truck. These commercial-grade trailers are certainly heavy-duty and are guaranteed to get everything you need to the next destination all in one piece.

M&G Trailers provides several different options for flatbed trailers. This 2019 Midsota FB32 Goose Neck Flat Deck is 32’ by 8’6” and includes E range tires, a goose neck coupler, hydraulic 9’ beaver tail, dual hydraulic jacks, and a solar charger. Get in contact with us for a great deal on a Midsota flatbed today!

 

Take a look at the full selection of Midsota Trailers at M&G Trailers here and at our showroom in Ramsey, MN.

Aluma Trailers in Minnesota: M&G Manufacturer Spotlight

Aluma Trailers in MN

For over 25 years, Aluma trailers have provided customers with reliable and durable trailers fit for hauling all heavy-weight equipment. Made from rust-free and sturdy aluminum, Aluma trailers are guaranteed to last and support all of your travel needs. M&G is proud to carry a wide variety of Aluma Trailers in Minnesota.

They offer several types of trailers, including utility trailers, aluminum ATV trailers, car, motorcycle trailers, car haulers, snowmobile trailers, enclosed trailers, aluminum picnic tables and benches, watercraft trailers, and truck beds. Choose from whatever type you want to get on the road safely and quickly. Aluma offers a 5-year, all-inclusive warranty on select models and prioritizes customer satisfaction above all else.

M & G Trailers is proud to be an Aluma dealership. Take a look at some of Aluma’s models:

All-Purpose Aluma Trailers

Looking for something that can cover all of your utility needs? Aluma offers Aluminum All-Purpose Trailers for everyone who is constantly trailing something. The lightweight but durable construction is perfect for hauling small vehicles. The most recent model, the 2020 Aluma 1020H Aluminum All-Purpose Trailer, is 100”x20’ and features alloy wheels, tandem #5200 torsion axles with electric brakes, LED lights, and front and side retaining rails. These trailers are reliable enough to tow across the country and won’t fail when you need them most.

Aluma Snow Package Trailers

Aluma snow trailer for sale MN

Aluma’s Snow Package trailers provide enclosed space to store your snowmobile and other equipment you want protected from the harsh weather. With a super glide ramp and ski hold down bars, you can guarantee that your toys will be easy to load and stable on the road. The 2020 Aluma 7x24TA Enclosed 7′ Int Snow Package also includes easy lube hubs, marine tech plywood floors, a front curb side loading ramp, and a snow slider channel. It’s sure to make your next skiing trip a breeze. All these features come included for the affordable price of $14,995.

M & G offers financing options and a quick pre-approval process. We have over 600 trailers in stock and provide immediate delivery to our customers.

Aluma ATV/Utility Trailers

Aluma ATV Trailer MN

Are you an off-road addict and love to bring your ATV’s wherever you go? Aluma offers dependable ATV and Utility trailers that will carry the bulkiest off-road vehicles. At our dealership, we offer the newest Aluma trailers made from the highest-quality aluminum and hard-wearing alloy tires, perfect to withstand long trips.

The 2020 model of the Aluma Aluminum ATV/Utility Trailer is an open-enclosure with a rear ramp and removable teardrop fenders. It also includes tie down loop and a swivel tongue jack. At 16 feet long, it’s great for anyone who doesn’t want to pull a lot with a huge trailer. Feel free to give us a call at 763-506-0930 for more details.

 

Browse the complete selection of Aluma Trailers in Minnesota at M&G Trailers in Ramsey, MN.

Easter Egg Hunts & Festivals in Minnesota

It’s almost April, and that means we’re hopping closer to Easter! Have you decided how your family will celebrate yet? No matter where you live in Minnesota, there’s probably an exciting egg hunt or festival nearby. Here’s a list of some of the events happening on Easter weekend:

Easter EGGStravaganza

Easter EGGStravaganza

April 20, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Common Grounds Coffee Shop in downtown Longville

This Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Longville is free to the public and held in three age groups. It features photos with the Easter Bunny, and Egg hunt and special prizes. It’ll be fun for the whole family, no matter how old your kids are! Find out more here.

 Easter Eggcitement

321 S 1st St Montevideo, MN 56265

April 20, 2019
Starting at 10:00 a.m.

321 S 1st St
Montevideo, MN 56265

If you live near Montevideo, you’re sure to have fun Easter at the Easter Eggcitement Egg Hunt! For kids ages 0-12, all participants can go hunting around the park with the chance of finding prize eggs corresponding to baskets of goodies donated by local businesses. To prepare your visit, click here.

Easter in the Castle

April 13, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090

For $10 for ASI members, $13 for non-members, and free for kids under 2, you can attend the American Swedish Institute’s Easter celebration in Minneapolis. It’s the only Easter Egg hunt in a castle! Explore the Turnblad Mansion by searching for hidden eggs. You can also enjoy other Swedish traditions for the day. Find out how you can get tickets here.

Easter Brunch

April 21, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Bigwood Event Center
925 Western Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

All the Fergus Falls folks can enjoy an Easter brunch! Perfect if you’re not into egg hunting. They offer 3 different reserved seating times, including 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. It’s $24.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors 55+, kids ages 4-10 $9.95, and kids from 3 and under are free! Make your reservation by April 18 by calling (218) 739-2211. For more information, click here.

Easter Egg Scramble

April 20, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Crookston Sports Center

801 Fisher Ave
Crookston, MN 56716

Visit Crookston, MN, for Easter Egg Scramble. It’s free for everyone and offers food and the chance to win plenty of prizes! Learn more about the event here.

Minnesota’s Most Iconic Dishes

Something you may not know about Minnesota, is that we are known for some outrageously delicious food! From food inspired by Nordic roots to dishes with an Italian influence, there is nothing you can’t find in the North Star State! So is you are looking to delight your pallet and inspire your inner chef, then you will want to run up and try Minnesota’s most iconic dishes as soon as you can!

Swedish Meatballs

Minnesota is known for its traditional Swedish Meatballs. These savory and easy to make morsels are a staple in most homes. They not only speak to the heritage of the state, they also warm the body and soul.

Hot Dish

Hot Dish

Have no idea what a Hot Dish is? Then you clearly aren’t from around here are you? Hot Dish isn’t actually one meal in particular, but what we Minnesotans call a casserole. Anything made in one dish, and typically served at your typical family holiday or potluck. Casseroles or Hot Dishes as we like to call them, can  be made in a variety of ways! From tater tot hot dishes to chicken, cheese dishes or more!

Gravlax

Another iconic Minnesota meal is gravlax.  This cured salmon, is a traditional Nordic dish that is typically served as an appetizer or on a sandwich. The salmon is cured in salt, sugar, and dill… Sliced thin and and accompanies by a dill and mustard sauce!

Lefse

Sticking to the common theme here, Lefse is a traditional Norwegian flatbread that is extremely popular in Minnesota. Made with potato, flour, butter, and cream… Then cooked on a large flat griddle.. You won’t be able to go to a holiday party in Minnesota without seeing these tasty flat-breads on the buffet table!

Pho

You probably know that there is a heavy Nordic influence in Minnesota, but you may not know that there is also a very large Vietnamese influence as well. With a large number of Vietnamese people settling here, it is no surprise that they brought with them the traditional flavors of their homeland. Pho is one of the most delicious Vietnamese dishes you will ever taste! Rice noodles, thinly cut steak, and an insane broth that takes no less than 8 hours to prepare!

Juicy Lucy

There is quite the debate surrounding the traditional Minnesota Juicy Lucy. Since the 1950s, two infamous bars have been battling over being able to stake claim to the creation of this delicious classic. This cheeseburger stuffed with cheese, and oozing deliciousness is a favorite of all Minnesotans, even if it does tend to make people pick sides in the great 70 year Juicy Lucy debate.

Minnesota has some of the more delicious and unique dishes in the nation. With influences ranging from Nordic to Asian, there is no lock of flavor and tradition here. From traditional smoked fish, to battling burgers, when you come to Minnesota you won’t leave hungry!

Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations in Minnesota

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Do you have your plans all laid out yet? Maybe you  know you want to go out, see somewhere new and beautiful, but aren’t quite sure where to go… Don’t worry! While you can find beauty and romance anywhere, these places are among the most romantic in Minnesota and are guaranteed to make for a memorable Valentine’s day with your sweetheart.

The Grand View Lodge

The Historic Grand View Lodge on Lake Gull has been a top Minnesota destination since 1916. this beautiful lodge features a variety of activities including golf, the Glacial Waters Spa, numerous dining option, and some of the most beautiful accommodations in the state.

With so much to do and see, and the stunningly beautiful locale, this is one destination you will want to go back to again and again.

Afton House Inn

get swept up in the romance at the Afton House Inn. this beautiful Inn not only features stunning rooms for your visit, but also has special Valentine’s events that you and your significant other can enjoy.  With a Valentine’s Dinner and a Sweet Heart Wine Dinner this is the one place to take your date if you truly want to impress.

FREE Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

On Valentine’s day from 4Pm-7Pm you and your sweetheart can enjoy a free ride in a romantic horse-drawn carriage in the beautiful Historic Stillwater, known as one of the most romantic cities in all of Minnesota!

See what else this beautiful city has to offer for you and the one you love here.

Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop

For the past 15 years, the northern Clay Center Shop has offered Valentine’s Day Clay workshops. A fun way to get creative and enjoy time with your lover, this will leave you with visions of Patrick Swayze Ala Ghost… You can learn all about this event, dates, and times here.

These may be our four favorite Valentine’s getaways and events of the year, but we want to hear what you think… what are your favorite Valentine’s getaways?

 

Creative Uses For Enclosed Trailers

Cargo trailers are probably the most versatile trailer type on the market. Enclosed trailers have so many different uses. They can be used to haul everything from lawn equipment to cars, making them a favorite buy for most people. People are getting more and more creative now though, and “remodeling” their enclosed trailers to become tiny houses, mobile boutiques, campers and more. These creative uses for enclosed trailers are fun and inspiring to say the least!

Enclosed Trailer to Camper Conversion

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One of the more popular trailer conversions right now is the enclosed trailer to camper! People are loving tiny simple campers at the moment, and purchasing an enclosed cargo trailer can be much less expensive than purchasing a tiny camper.

These tend to be rather simple conversions and fun to boot! This trailer to camper project from Victoria Allison is truly beautiful and inspiring!

Cargo Trailer as a Man Cave / She Shed

Man caves and She Sheds are on the rise! People wanting a fin area to get away to and relax. No matter if you want your hideaway to be a craft room, bar. or sports room an enclosed trailer easily makes a wonderful option!

They are easy to convert, inexpensive, and portable! Enclosed Trailers as man caves are a great option for renters, as they can be easily moved when you do!

Enclosed Trailer as a Mobile Boutique

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Everything ins mobile now a days! Consumers lead busy lives and really want things to come to them rather than going out. Everything from salons to clothing stores are starting to see the benefits of going mobile. So if you have a business that you think should go mobile, then an enclosed trailer can make your business boom!

Carry all of your goods, make it a beautiful space for clients to view, and bring your product or service to your clients. You can even get the outside custom wrapped to take your business to the next level.

No matter what your trailer needs, M&G Trailer Sales has you covered! If you are looking for an enclosed trailer for a man cave, she shed, or mobile office.. one of our Sales Experts is ready and waiting to help you get just the right trailer for your needs!

Top 5 Places to Camp in Minnesota

Minnesota is by no means short on beautiful places for camping. We have some of the most stunning natural beauty in the country and offer a plethora of places for nature and camping enthusiasts to enjoy. In fact, Minnesota is home to 58 different State Forests! Most of these offer scenic camp spots and tend to be less crowded than the State Parks.

Most of the Stat Forest camp spots are also more primitive. Offering non-electrical campsites and a more natural surrounding. These are perfect for getting back in touch with nature!

State Parks on the other hand tend to offer a somewhat more “modern” take on camping, with electrical hookups and a few more amenities,.

If you are looking for somewhere to spend a weekend camping, no matter how primitive you want it,  then these are the 5 best places to camp in Minnesota.

Bear Head Lake State Park

Bear Head State Park Source

This stunning camping location is but a stone’s throw from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  With miles of shoreline to explore, picturesque swimming locations, fishing holes, and trails to hit, you won’t have a shortage of things to do while camping here.

The campground features 73 sites total, 45 of them with electricity, showers and restrooms, as well as boat accessibility, cabins, and a rustic group camping site.

Woodenfrog Campground

Kabetogema State Forest

Located in the Kabetogama State Forest, this is a pristine campsite offering a primitive and picturesque surrounding, perfect for the true nature lover. With 61 non-electrical sites, you will be able to fully enjoy an immersive natural experience.

Offering on a first-come first-served basis, Woodenfrog boasts  being one of the few drive-in campgrounds offering access to the water-fed  Voyagers National Park. So paddle, drive, or hike by for a stunning campground worthy of being one  of the top five in the state.

Glendalough State Park

Glendalough State Park

This natural beauty offers something for everyone. Camping, swimming, fishing and boating are just a few things you can do at this State Park. Nestled in Western Minnesota among the prairie, hardwood forest and four lakes, this is a favorite for campers of all ages.

Featuring 22 cart-in campsite, four cabins, and a shower house in the main portion of the campground, as well as two yurts located in the State park. Glendalough is one of only three other parks in the state to offer these yurt accommodations.

Stony Point Resort

Stony Point Resort

Stony Point offers a variety of camping options. With available RV campsites, stunning modern cabins, and more rural tent sites, there is something to appeal to everyone.  Located in the Northwoods, just minutes from the town of Cass Lake, this Minnesota lake resort and campground has been proudly serving families since 1939!

They also have a restaurant and lounge for those who want a more relaxed luxury experience!

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock lighthouse

Offering some spectacular views of the Lake Superior and the Split Rock Lighthouse, this North Shore park offers 20 cart in sites ( two are wheelchair accessible). You can enjoy the scenic views, use the restrooms and showers provided by the park, all while getting back in touch with nature.

Campers can hike up to the lighthouse ( which offers tours as well), or take a stroll along the lake’s rocky shore. The scenery and stunning lighthouse makes this one of the best campsites in Minnesota!

So there you have it! Five Must visit campsites in Minnesota!

Have you been to any of these? We want to know what you think are the best campgrounds to check out in the area!

 

Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Snowmobile Trailer

Snowmobiles are an essential part of winter life up here in Minnesota. Avid enthusiasts take amazing care of their snowmobiles, making sure it is well maintained, cleaned, and kept safe… But there is one thing that many people tend to forget! Snowmobile trailers tend to become an afterthought, but in reality they are an essential part of the snowmobiling lifestyle and need to be properly cared for and maintained as well.

Keep it Clean

Most people keep their snowmobiles in tip top shape. Cleaning off the grime and salt after a ride… But the trailer tends to get neglected. Due to all of the salt on the roads though, you will want to wash off your snowmobile trailer as often as possible in order to keep it in good operating condition. Make sure you hit the underside well since that is where the salt tends to build up. The best way to get the bottom of your trailer as easily as possible without causing any damage is to jack up the tongue as high as you can to easily access the underside of your trailer.

Start From The Ground Up

It really is the small things that make the biggest difference. Checking to make sure everything on your snowmobile trailer is in good working order can truly extend the life of your trailer. Check all of the bolts and make sure they are tightened, make sure tired are properly filled with air and that they have good tread left.. You will also want to regularly check the breaks and your axle as well. If anything is a bit off, go ahead and fix the issue or replace needed parts. Better to catch and fix a small issue before it turns into a massive problem!

Check Your Wiring

After giving your trailer a good wash down, you want to check the wires just to be sure nothing got knocked loose during the washing process. Make sure everything is connected correctly so that the lights worm, your coupler and hitch are fully functioning, and then you will be ready to go!

Maintenance is important with every type of vehicle and towable, but specially those that are used in the snow! Salt from the roads can cause some serious damage, but with these 3 simple tips you can greatly extend the life of your snowmobile trailer!

Here at M&G Trailer Sales, we are dedicated to helping you with all of your trailer needs! No matter if you are looking to make a purchase, have your current trailer serviced, or looking for some upgraded parts… Our experts have you covered!

 

How To Have A Safe And Fun New Year Celebration!

Can you believe that 2018 is almost over already? It has been a whirlwind of a year and we have enjoyed every moment of it! As a family focused company, we want to thank you for giving us an amazing year by helping you welcome in 2019 the best way we know how. So here’s to you! Have a safe and fun New Year Celebration!

Have A Safe New Year

Before we talk about all of the fun things to do in Minnesota to celebrate the New Year, we have start with how to make sure you stay safe while bringing in 2019.

Call An Uber

Look, if you drink just don’t drive! Uber is an amazing option that will get you from point A to point B without you having to worry about driving while under the influencer.

Use the Buddy System

Going out with friends? Stay with them! Don’t go off alone or let one of your friends do so either. There’s safety in numbers and the buddy system works.

Be Vigilant

I know, you are out having fun with your friends… but you should still remain vigilant. Don’t leave your drink out of sight, be aware of your surroundings…

Fun New Year In Minnesota

Now that I’ve been a bit of a buzz kill, let’s kick it up a notch and talk about all of the fun New Year’s Celebrations here in Minnesota!

Snowta NYE Festival

Check out the Snowta Festival in Minneapolis ad experience the most magnificent NYE event to ever take place in the Midwest.

Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball is the big event in the Twin Cities for New New Year’s Eve. With live entertainment, food, and of course a countdown to midnight, you are guaranteed to love this ticketed event!

Be safe and have fun this New Year! Enjoy your friends, go to the party, attend a local event…. But most of all be safe!

Happy New year from the M&G team and we look forward to all that is ahead in 2019!