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How to Choose an Enclosed Cargo Trailer – 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Red Single Axle Enclosed Trailer

Red Single Axle Enclosed Trailer

With so many styles, options, and sizes available with an enclosed cargo trailer, it’s important to do your homework to figure out what you truly need.

You don’t want to overspend on accessories that you won’t use and you don’t want to buy more trailer than you really need.  However, you do want to look ahead and make sure you account for any growing room you think you might require in the years to come.

An enclosed cargo trailer is an important investment that will be used to haul equipment for the job, your valuable race car or vintage auto, your favorite toy – be it a motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile – or cargo that’s essential to your home or business.  You want to make sure you’re not skimping on workmanship and materials just to get the lowest price.

Here are some basic guidelines on How to Choose the Right Enclosed Cargo Trailer for you.  Ask yourself these important questions:

  1. What will you be using it for? This is obviously the most important and
    Car Hauler Trailer

    Car Hauler Trailer

    basic factor to consider.  This will influence the size of the trailer and the options you need.  For example, if you need a trailer for your handyman business, you may need a 5 foot wide single axle trailer for your tools and materials. But if you need a trailer for your vintage race car, then you’ll require an 8.5 foot tandem axle trailer with a ramp door and maybe some tread plates.

  2. How far will you be traveling? This is an important point when considering the options to choose with your enclosed trailer.  If you’re going to be traveling around town with your handyman service, then you may be fine with choosing the standard exterior options.  However, if you’re going to be taking your vintage race car across the country on an auto show tour, then you’ll want to think about purchasing upgrades that will enhance the safety of the trailer such a mounted spare tire, stabilizers and tie-downs, LED tail lights, and a door hold back latch.  You can also choose options to enhance the style and appearance of your trailer (See below: Will You Use Your Trailer As a Marketing Piece).
  3. What type of cargo will you be hauling? The type of cargo you’re planning to haul will directly influence the options you choose for the interior
    Concession Trailer

    Concession Trailer

    of your enclosed trailer.  Your handyman trailer will need interior racks and shelves for organizing your tools and materials.  If you’re carrying anything that’s temperature sensitive, or if you live in a climate with extreme temps,then you’ll want to opt for vents and air conditioning to maintain a temperature controlled environment while you’re on the road.  You may need to add additional height to the standard trailer sizes to accommodate oversized cargo.

  4. Will you use your trailer as a marketing piece? If you’re using an enclosed trailer for your handyman service, then you may want to customize the exterior with your logo, photos and images as well as your phone number and website.  A custom detailing company can do this for you.  If you’re hauling sensitive or valuable equipment, you may not want to advertise on your trailer, but you can enhance the exterior to match your cargo with a custom color and chrome rims.  You can also style out the interior with black and white checkered flooring upgrades, aluminum tread plate sides, aluminum tread plate flooring, and white vinyl walls and ceiling.
  5. What is your budget? This is going to play a major factor in your choice of an enclosed trailer – whether you like it or not.  You want to be sure you’re getting quality at a value.  This is not where you want to skimp on workmanship or materials but where you want to find the best value for what you’ve determined you need.  Make sure you’re not paying for options and accessories that you don’t need and won’t use.  It is possible to get a high quality enclosed cargo trailer with the options you require that fits within your budget.

Make sure you ask yourself these essential questions, do your research to see what kind of options are available with an enclosed cargo trailer, and then map out exactly what you desire and require.  Be an informed and prepared consumer and you will get the best quality at the best value available for your needs.

Resource: The Trailer Showroom is an online discount cargo trailer manufacturer and factory direct retailer.  All of our cargo trailers are manufactured to order according to a customer’s specifications.  Enclosed cargo trailers can be shipped anywhere in the world or picked up at our facility in Douglas, GA.

For more information, please visit, take a look at the Master Options List for Enclosed Trailers, or call us at 1-877-45-TRAILER.



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Secure Online Ordering from Trailer Showroom

Buy Your Cargo Trailer Online from and Be Secure In Your Purchase

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Secure Online Shopping with is dedicated to making sure your identity and financial information is protected and secure when placing an online order for your new Cargo Trailer.

We use the services of Trustwave Information Security and Compliance for the shopping cart pages at  According to their website:

Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations — ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers—manage compliance and secure their network infrastructure, data communications and critical information assets.

The Trailer Showroom has recently been re-certified by Trustwave for another year so you can rest assured knowing that your online cargo trailer purchase is safe and secure. is a manufacturer and factory direct retailer of cargo trailers online including:

Shop online with us – we’ll make your cargo trailer buying experience convenient, easy, secure, and full of all the options you want without the ones you don’t!

Visit us online at or call today at 877-45-TRAILER.


Outstanding Customer Service from (Cargo Trailer Sales) specializes in Custom Cargo Trailer Sales Online specializes in Custom Cargo Trailer Sales Online

At The Trailer Showroom, we’re always striving to provide outstanding customer service.  We know that you may have questions when it comes to purchasing a cargo trailer online.  It’s a big investment and you want to get it right. gives you the unique online experience of designing and ordering a cargo trailer customized to your exact needs.  With over 400 options and accessories to choose from when ordering an enclosed trailer plus additional options for open deck trailers and all aluminum trailers, there’s a chance that you will want to call us with a question, clarification, or confirmation.

If you’ve called the 877-45-TRAILER number for The Trailer Showroom recently, you many have noticed a new outgoing message.  We’re hoping to make it easier for you to reach us with any questions about our cargo trailer products.

Here’s a copy of the message you’ll hear if you call us and no one is available to answer.  You’ll hear options for reaching us even when we’re not in the office at the time.  Your call is extremely important to us and we want to make sure we’re available to answer questions when you have a question to ask.

For even more ways to reach us, including email and direct numbers, please Contact The Trailer Showroom through our website:



RV Trade Show in Elkhart, IN

RVs / Motor Homes / CampersThe Trailer Showroom, cargo trailer manufacturer and factory direct sales online company (, is appearing this weekend at the RV Trade Show in Elkhart, IN. Look for our popular products including:

Elkhart County, IN builds about half the RVs sold in the U.S., making it the center of a $14 billion domestic market. It is home to several large and well known Motor Home companies including Forest River, Monaco, Skyline, and Travel Supreme. The Trailer Showroom’s own all aluminum trailers are custom manufactured and available for pick up in Elkhart, IN.

Look for some exciting RV and Motor Home news to come from The Trailer Showroom following the Elkhart trade show!


Trailer Showroom Shipping to 10 Different Countries

Trailer Showroom Has Shipped to 10 CountriesThe Trailer Showroom offers cargo trailer shipping anywhere in the world and we’re excited to announce that we’re currently shipping trailers to ten different countries!

The Trailer Showroom is a factory-direct cargo trailer manufacturer.  We custom build trailers to order for each and every customer based on their specifications.  We offer high quality materials and construction, fast turnaround times, low prices, and excellent customer service.  Our goal is to make sure you get the exact cargo trailer you want and need without having to pay extra for options that you don’t want or need.

We offer a wide variety of sizes and styles for the following cargo trailers (and more!):

  • Single axle trailers
  • Tandem axle trailers
  • Motorcycle trailers
  • Car haulers
  • Toy haulers
  • ATV trailers
  • Snowmobile trailers
  • Gooseneck trailers
  • Fifth wheel trailers (5th wheel)
  • All aluminum trailers
  • Once you choose the type of trailer you want, and the size, then you can begin to add options. You can either stick with our standard equipment package for each trailer, or you can choose from among our extensive list of options to ensure that your trailer is exactly the way you want it.

    While we are able to ship our trailers anywhere in the world, your trailer will also be available for pick up if that arrangement works better for you.  Enclosed trailers are available for pick up at our manufacturing facility in Douglas, GA.  Open deck trailers are available for pick up in Baxley, GA.  All aluminum trailers are available for pick up in Elkhart, IN.

    Please contact The Trailer Showroom or visit our e-commerce website at


    Look for The Trailer Showroom at NATDA Trade Show

    North American Trailer Dealer Association

    North American Trailer Dealers Association

    The Trailer Showroom will be represented at the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) Trade Show, September 12-14, 2009.

    This 2nd annual “must attend” NATDA event brings together trailer manufacturers, dealers, vendors, and consumers for 3 days of trade show, education, workshops and parties.  The event makes it possible for manufacturers and vendors to more easily meet up with dealers and provide information on their product lines. There will even be Manufacturer/Dealer Meetings this year hosted by manufacturers to discuss the essential topics crucial to their dealer base.

    Another focal point of the 2009 NATDA Trade Show is dealer education.  In this economy, dealers are increasingly finding that they can not simply sell trailers.  They must also provide service, parts, and financing options much like an auto dealership.  NATDA will provide dealer education and training workshops as well as have software and technology vendors to show the latest in finance programs, dealer management systems, and trailer rental software programs.

    The NATDA Trade Show event is ideal for The Trailer Showroom, a manufacturer and factory direct cargo trailer dealer.  We’re looking forward to this year’s event.  Hope to see you there!

    For complete NATDA Trade Show 2009 details, please visit