Do you have a hard time picking out stuff when you want to buy it? If you are like some people the more choices and options you have for a product the more confused you can get. There can be just too many options you don’t understand for you to make a choice on what to buy.
When buying a flatbed trailer it is the same way. You will come across a ton of options and features from all the manufacturers trying to get you to buy their trailers. In this article I am going to discuss the top 5 things you need to know when buying a flatbed trailer.
One thing you need to know is how long the flatbed trailer needs to be. You need to know the length of the stuff you will be hauling most often so you can make an educated decision on just how long the trailer needs to be to hold your cargo.
The next thing you need to know is how wide your trailer needs to be. Trailers come in a few different widths so you will need to know how wide your cargo will be in order to pick out your trailer. I would go larger than you need though so it can be more than a single use trailer.
Another thing you need to know is how heavily rated you need your trailer. According to how heavy of payload you plan to haul you will need your trailer to be able to hold the load. Make sure you get it built to hold the weight you need it to.
The next thing you need to know is whether you want gooseneck or bumper hitch style trailers. Bumper hitch are more common but turn harder and back up harder. They will also ride bumpier. Gooseneck are the best kind of trailer in my opinion.
The final thing you need to know is whether you need more than 1 set of axles. This goes along with what I said above about how heavily built you need your trailer. Having more axles can help you stop better because each axle will have its own breaks. Buying a trailer can be hard but hopefully this list has helped you.