In this WheelZine article, we will have a look at the salient features of folding utility trailers, which are fast replacing pickup trucks for transportation of equipment, like the lawn mower or a heap of small objects.
Transporting materials from one place to another is no more an easy task, with movers charging a large sum of money. When transporting objects of smaller magnitude or relatively less material, investing in shipment is not at all justified. In such situations, owning a folding utility trailer can be of a great help. More importantly, it’s not so costly to own one.
A utility trailer is a small non-mechanical vehicle with an open top cargo area, which is pulled by another motor vehicle. These trailers, which come across as smaller versions of pickup trucks, are used for hauling relatively light load. There are many reasons why utility trailers are more popular than mechanical vehicles. Firstly, these environment-friendly vehicles don’t use gas or fuel. They are cheaper than pickup trucks, but still useful for transporting things. The only disadvantage of these trailers is their bulkiness.
They take up lot of space in your garage or backyard. Unless you require the trailer very often, this comes across as a problem area. You obviously need a large garage to accommodate both, your car and the utility trailer. If you don’t have space in your garage, you may have to keep it outside and that will make it vulnerable to harsh weather. If you forcibly try to accommodate it in your garage, you may end up damaging your car itself.
Folding Utility Trailers
You can solve your space crunch woes by purchasing a folding or fold-up utility trailer, which―as the name suggests―can be folded and stored in much less space than that required by a normal trailer. There are two variants of folding trailers, one can be folded from the midsection in an upside down ‘V’ form and the other has walls that collapse on its bed. In the case of ‘V’-form folding trailer, the width is reduced, thus making it easier to store it in one of the corners of your garage.
In the folding-walls trailer, the height of the trailer is considerably reduced as its walls collapse on the bed, thus reducing the volume of area used by it. The latter has an additional advantage; you can store other objects on the bed formed when its walls are folded.
Though more expensive than normal utility trailers, they have an edge when it comes to storage space required. Some folding trailers also sport detachable wheels and side tracks. Then there are some trailers that are made from aluminum, which makes them light, yet strong. Considering that they are compact in size, these trailers can be hauled by ATVs or motorcycles and used to transport things in the neighborhood or move equipment on your property. If you are willing to spend more, you can buy utility trailers that are so modernized that they can be folded or unfolded within a span of 3 minutes.
There are various types of trailers available in the market. If you are vying for one which won’t gobble your garage or backyard space, then it would be wise to opt for a folding utility trailer. It will give you all the advantages of a compact trailer without you having to worry about space crunch. With a trailer of your own, you won’t have to pay that heavy freightage charged by movers for transporting your stuff.