Advantages and Disadvantages of Trailer Haulers

A trailer is more than just a vehicle for transporting a television or other device – it is also a visual marketing medium. A trailer is used as a means of transporting an idea from the conceptual stage to the filming stage. In essence, it is a functional commercial product, first for an independent feature film which will then be shown in a movie theatre/cinema in future.


The trailer is manufactured primarily for transporting heavy objects. However, it can also be used for transport of various smaller items. As a rule, trailers are generally used for moving cargo in road vehicles such as lorries, car buses and tractor trailers. As for utility trailers, they are specifically used for hauling utility services such as oil or gas pipes and cables in residential areas. They can also be used for carrying equipment or machinery on farm lands.

There are many factors to consider when choosing which trailer to purchase. Perhaps the primary consideration should be the capacity of the trailer to carry goods. At this point in time, one may already have a vehicle that can carry the trailer; it is simply a matter of purchasing a trailer that can be fitted with a stronger engine or adding a second vehicle to the trailer to increase its carrying capacity. When considering a capacity, one must also take into account the loading and unloading processes which will be encountered while transporting the trailer. Will the cargo need to be transported on a paved road or a dirt one?

If one plans to use the trailer for transporting livestock, safety is paramount. A major consideration is the ability of the vehicle to hold a trailer in place without wiggling or rocking back and forth. Any trailer that does not have a straight and stationary rear is at risk for developing lateral or side to side movement. trailer swaying is another issue. This is where a professional towing service can make a big difference in terms of towing capability.

Another important factor is weight and compatibility with the fifth wheel. If a trailer for an 18 wheeler is being used, the weight must be compatible with that of the truck. Also, the spacing between the axles must be compatible with that of the fifth wheel. In most cases, an eighteen wheeler tow vehicle has much more clearance than a pickup truck.

It is extremely important that one choose a reliable carrier to transport their cargo trailers. Most manufacturers recommend the purchase and use of a specialized carrier that has been specifically designed and built for towing. These specialized carriers can tow both, flatbed and semi-trailer trailers. It is recommended that the buyer acquire the services of a professional semi-trailer company to assist with the purchase and to install hitch mounted units. It is also advisable that the purchaser acquire the services of a professional fifth wheel truck dealer to help determine the appropriate hitch for their vehicle.