The Anatomy of a Trailer
What You Need to Know Before Buying
Buying a trailer can be a big decision, and it’s essential to know what you’re getting into before you commit. The Nettotrailer experts will give you the lowdown on all of the components that make up a typical trailer – from axles to brakes. Our goal is not only to educate but also to help save time by giving you the information necessary for deciding which type of trailer best suits your needs.
The first thing to consider is the type of trailer you need.
The first thing to consider before buying a trailer is what kind you actually need. There are many different types available, so it’s important that you know which style will work best for your intended purpose.
Weight capacity – this part describes how heavy or much weight one can haul at once; varies based on parts used in assembly and manufacturer specifications
Axles – axles support the vehicle’s wheels as well as all cargo being hauled over bumpy roads, etc.; there are two main styles: solid axle or independent suspension system (for better control)
Brakes – brakes help reduce speed when needed; handbrakes allow user to stop applying pressure with their legs rather than their hands to stop the trailer
Lights – come in various types depending on user preference, but it’s important that they are DOT approved for road use
Tires – these are often interchangeable with wheels; there are several different kinds of tires including all-terrain and radial which is most common
Wheels – similar to rims or hubs, these come in slightly different shapes or sizes based on how well they match up with your vehicle type; can be swapped out easily if needed.
There you have it! This information should help make buying a new trailer much less intimidating.