Below you will find answers to questions we get asked most frequently related to owning a trailer or looking into buying a trailer.
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GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the total weight capacity of the trailer, including the actual weight of the trailer and its max payload. Payload is the amount of weight that can be carried on the trailer — calculated by GVWR less the actual weight of the empty trailer.
Yes, each Trailerman trailer holds a 24-month warranty. All warranty and service is work is handled through our authorized dealer network. Click here to learn more.
Many new vehicles that are equipped with a "Towing Package", have an electrical hookup installed on them. Check your vehicle owner's manual to determine what is needed for your electrical hookup or talk with your knowledgeable Trailerman dealer.
The type of hitch you need depends on the weight of your trailer, cargo and the "Pull-Type" of your trailer. Talk with your Trailerman dealer for assistance in determining the best hitch for your needs.
Some people do install their own trailer hitch. However, we recommend that you take your vehicle to a reputable Trailerman dealer that specializes in hitch installations. This way, you will be confident in knowing that your vehicle is equipped with the correct Weight Class and Type of hitch for your trailer needs.
This term is used to describe a trailer where the deck goes OVER the tires instead of IN BETWEEN the tires.
Gooseneck is a term that is used to describe the portion of the trailer that is attached to the tow vehicle. It came from someone looking at the trailer from a distance and stating that it looked like the "neck on a goose".
It is extremely important to maintain proper wheel mounting torque specifications on your trailer axle. Click here for torque requirements. (Important: Check and re-torque wheel lug nuts after 10, 24, and 50 miles. A periodic check during regular service is recommended.)
A general rule of thumb is an approximate tongue weight of 10% (of the total trailer weight) on Tongue Pulls or 15% on Gooseneck Hitches.
Your tow vehicle should be rated at a towing capacity of equal to or higher than the weight of your trailer loaded with cargo.
Requirements for weights, hauling, scales, etc. Each state has its own traffic laws & regulations. Please go to the website below to locate your state's transportation authority. Check out the Federal Highway Administration's website for more information.
Each state has its own traffic laws & regulations. Please go to the website below to locate your state's transportation authority. Check out the Federal Highway Administration's website for more information.