Utility trailers are popular once again
One irony of modern living is that with all the trucks and SUVs on the road today, Americans still don’t have
enough room to haul their stuff. As a result, utility trailers are gaining in popularity.
According to the trailer experts at ShoreLand’r, one of the leading trailer manufacturers in the world, cars,
pickups and SUVs just don’t have enough capacity to haul the toys and tools that come with urban living. These
include lawn equipment, building/landscaping materials, motorcycles and even golf carts.
As a result, Americans are rediscovering utility trailers as the practical alternative for hauling oversized
equipment. Small utility trailers have been around for years, but many are homemade or designed with specific tasks
in mind. To better meet the needs of today’s consumer, ShoreLand’r designed a new single-axle Utility Trailer to
be versatile enough to carry almost any cargo.
With a 1,400-lb. capacity, this all-steel trailer is tough enough to handle household or industrial equipment,
and it’s easy to tow and to load. The deck is made of treated 5/8" finish-grade plywood and measures 52"x100",
so there’s room to transport furniture, appliances or even materials for a backyard deck. Stake pockets along the
frame accept 2"x4" uprights for side rails or provide convenient tie-down points.
To make sure that your cargo doesn’t get bounced around while enroute, a full axle and leaf-spring suspension
make for smoother towing. There are molded fenders that are enclosed on the inside to protect your cargo from road
debris. They also have built-in anti-skid step pads in front and back for convenient entry to the trailer.
One of the best features of the Utility Trailer is the rear gate/ramp that lets you drive an ATV, golf cart
or riding lawnmower right onto the bed. When the ramp is up, it provides added security for your other cargo. The
expanded-metal surface provides maximum traction when used as a ramp and minimum wind resistance while being towed.
Many utility trailers tend to ride “nose high” because the tongue and coupler sit lower than your bumper. ShoreLand’r
solves this problem with an offset tongue for level towing on cars, pickups and SUVs.
For even greater versatility, ShoreLand’r offers accessories such as motorcycle channels with front-wheel chocks
allowing two motorcycles to be safely transported. There is also a brake kit for hauling heavier loads, tongue
jack for easy hitching and a spare tire bracket. All are designed to make towing and hauling safer and easier.
Prices for the Utility Trailer start around $800.
ShoreLand’r has built more than 1 million trailers, and the same quality construction and materials found on
its boat, PWC and snowmobile trailers are also found on the new Utility Trailer. They’re built to last a lifetime.
For more information on the new Utility Trailer and for the location of the dealer nearest you, visit the ShoreLand’r
Web site at www.shorelandr.com.