Things to Look for in a Used Cargo Trailer

cargo trailerWith the ever-changing economy, it is now almost natural to want to save a coin or two. Buying cargo trailers here in Fredericton is no different and getting a second-hand one is a great idea. However, buying something pre-owned goods does not save money at all times.

There are instances where you will spend a lot of money in doing repairs, replacements, and upgrades and the total cost exceeds the cost of acquiring a new product.

There are just some of the things to be on the lookout for when buying a car trailer.

Axle Placement

Axles are important when it comes to loading luggage on a trailer, so be sure to get a trailer whose axles are in the right position. Be cautious when the weight is too heavy, or too light: you are at a risk of hazardous situations and frustrations down the road.


The floor is the easiest component of the trailer to replace. Replacing the floor of the trailer will require materials such as fasteners and deck boards and labor. The installer should know how to drill new holes, fit the lumber well, and reattach the wires at the bottom.


The ramps of the trailer should be strong enough to load any equipment that is within the trailer’s capacity. Confirm the length, width, strength, straightness, and the mode of attachment on the trailer.

Electrical Components

You will need to drag your trailer even in the wee hours of the night. Ensure that the lights are functioning properly to avoid the occurrence of an accident. Restoring the electrical system would mean replacing a bulb or a blown up fuse.

Look for any wires on the frame and any improperly routed wires to rule out any possibilities of accidents.

Lastly, you need to consider the cost of a used trailer. The price should be reasonable enough for a second-hand one. Getting a too-good-to-be-true deal may land you in trouble if the trailer is stolen property, or will cost you a lot of money in bringing it back to shape.