Which ATV Trailer Is Right For You?

You may have decided to buy an all-terrain vehicle for any number of reasons. ATVs are versatile and fun, and can be cost-effective compared with some alternatives.

  • You may need one for practical purposes — if you’re a farmer or rancher, you need to get around your property to get all your work done.
  • You may have one for recreational purposes, such as for getting out to your favorite hunting ground or just riding around for its own sake.
  • You may have an ATV for a combination of work and play.

No matter what you need an ATV for, chances are you’ll need a trailer to haul it around. There are many different options for an ATV trailer, and knowing just what to get can be more complicated than you think. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you choose the ATV trailer that’s right for you.

  1. Consider the Size of Your Load

The first thing you want to be sure of is that your trailer will be large enough to haul your ATV (or ATVs, if you have more than one). You also want to be sure that the trailer you haul plus the weight of your ATVs won’t be too much for the tow vehicle. If you have a lighter vehicle that can’t pull that much weight, you may want to choose an aluminum-frame trailer over one of steel construction.

  1. Consider Loading and Unloading

ATVs are known for being nimble and maneuverable on the ground, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get them onto or off of a trailer. Trailers that only feature rear loading ramps mean you might have to turn the ATV sideways manually if you’re loading multiple vehicles. Sideloading ramps are optional, but before you dismiss them as completely unnecessary, you should know that they’re going to make things much easier for you.

  1. Take Your Local Climate Into Account

ATVs are built to tackle just about any type of terrain in just about any condition, but if you’re in a part of the world where extreme weather is common, you might want to consider buying an enclosed trailer to keep your ATVs safe while in transit. An enclosed trailer also may be a good idea if you typically haul your ATVs over long distances, where they may be susceptible to damage from rocks and grit kicked up from the road.

A good ATV trailer can enhance the convenience of owning an ATV, as well as your enjoyment of it. The wrong ATV trailer, however, can only create headaches for you. No matter why you need an ATV, think about these tips before you buy the trailer you’ll need to haul it.

Whether you need professional help making a decision or are ready to buy the right ATV trailer, contact us at All Pro Trailer Superstore for the best in service and selection.

Help Us KnockOut Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Foundation & All Pro Trailer Superstore: Join us on Saturday, April 14th for the first KnockOut PD 5K run/walk.

Runners and walkers can register online at KnockOutPD.com

April is Parkinson’s Awareness month and this fundraising event is to help raise awareness and highlight the need for more research and support of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The cost is $30 per participant with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Parkinson’s Foundation. We encourage those living with PD to come out for the one-mile walk or support the participants who are walking or running on their behalf.

 Parkinson's Foundation and Trailer Superstore

Walking with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD) can change the way a person walks. Stiff muscles, rigidity and slow movement make it harder to take normal steps. Short, shuffling steps and freezing, the feeling that your feet are stuck to the floor, are common symptoms for people with mid-stage to advanced PD.

Balance is also affected and puts people with PD at risk of falling. The good news is that with exercise and physical therapy, these individuals can improve their balance.

Unfortunately, a cure has still not been found. However, it has been proven that people with Parkinson’s who exercise at least two and one-half hours a week have been able to keep the affects of this disease a bay much longer.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

This campaign has three objectives:

  • Continue to support research to find better therapies and, ultimately a cure, for Parkinson’s disease;
  • Recognize the individuals living with Parkinson’s disease who participate in vital clinical trials to advance the knowledge of the disease and;
  • Commend the dedication of organizations, volunteers, researchers and millions of individuals across the United States working to improve the quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and their families.

Parkinson’s Hits Home Here

Supporting the Parkinson’s Foundation is particularly important to Tammy and Scott Smith, the owners of All Pro Trailer Superstore. Tammy’s father, the original founder of the business, has been battling the disease for the last 19 years.KnockOut PD, Parkinson's disease fundraiser, All Pro Trailer Superstore

“My father, Jake Wagner, founded All Pro Products in the 80’s as a small trailer hitch wholesale business, which today stands as a nationwide leading retailer in the cargo trailer industry that we operate today as All Pro Trailer Superstore,” states Tammy.

After becoming actively involved with the Parkinson’s Foundation last year, Tammy developed the KnockOut PD website, ran the OC half-marathon in Newport Beach, CA raising over $3,300 for the Foundation, and is currently organizing the upcoming 5K in efforts to raise funds and awareness for the cause.

KnockOut PD Race Details

This 5K event will have awards for the top finishers in each category. Each participant will receive a race-day T-shirt, bib, goody bag and customer finisher medal for their support!

For more information about the event, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, contact Tammy Smith at tammy@trailersuperstore.com.

We need your help in helping raise awareness to beat Parkinson’s disease and ensuring a better future, today. Won’t you help us bring a cure closer?

About the Parkinson’s Foundation

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. They build on the energy, experience and passion of their global Parkinson’s community.

The Information You Need to Select the Right Enclosed Trailer

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Selecting the right enclosed trailer for you, your family and/or your business can seem like a daunting task. Since these trailers come in many sizes, shapes and designs, you’ll want to make sure you have all the facts before making a choice.

Here are the questions we answer regularly for our many, satisfied customers.

The Four Most Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What should I consider when making this investment?
    Think about:

    • The vehicle that will haul the trailer.
      Each vehicle has its towing limits. Look at the manufacturer’s booklet or check online for yours.
    • The type of cargo.
      We typically receive requests for the following types of enclosed trailers:

      1. Utility
      2. Contractor Tool
      3. Motorcycle
      4. ATV
      5. Snowmobile
      6. Wheelchair and
      7. Luggage
    • Distance being traveled on a regular basis.
      If you are staying within 50 miles of your home or business, the type of trailer you need will be different than a person that travels hundreds of miles with each trip.
  1. What about steel versus aluminum trailers?
    Steel trailers are heavier than aluminum. Steel is also less expensive; however, aluminum generally has a higher resale value.
  2. Should I buy a new or used trailer?
    Obviously, a brand-new unit will have a higher upfront cost than its used counterpart. However, the five reasons you may wish to buy new are:

For the warranty coverage, which usually covers the trailer frame and key components, too.

The ability to customize with colors, flooring, cabinets and design you desire.

They are readily available where you may have to wait for the right used one.

You need financing options.

You plan to own the unit for a long time.

A used trailer may work well if you are going to use it intermittently and/or your cash flow is such, you do not have the funding for a new unit.

  1. What role does the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) play?
    NATM has a Compliance Verification Program where every two years they visit manufacturers to ensure each company complies with federal standards.

The All Pro Trailer Superstore Difference

We offer an extensive inventory of NATM certified trailers, so you can have peace of mind that each unit will deliver the best hauling experience for you at a price you can afford. Check out the enclosed trailer page to see our vast variety of models and manufacturers.

Please consult our experienced crew by stopping in our Mechanicsburg, PA store or calling 844-830-8186. We are experts on each of our trailers!

Custom Wrap Your Trailer at All Pro Trailer Superstore

 

All Pro Trailer Superstore has partnered with Caskey Group to offer custom trailer wrapping for business customers looking to enhance their marketing efforts. Small business owners can now advertise their business on any trailer they purchase at All Pro Trailer Superstore in Central Pennsylvania. In addition to the trailer wrapping service, trailers can be customized and delivered if necessary for added customer convenience.

All Pro Trailer Superstore chose to partner with Caskey Group because it has been a leading commercial printing company for more than thirty years. Caskey Group has mastered the art of branding and specializes in various forms of marketing including website design, digital printing, commercial mailing, and much more. Caskey Group’s in-house design team can handle all parts of the job – from the design phase to installation – to ensure customers are completely satisfied with the final product.

“We are proud to now offer trailer wrapping to our list of services,” said Tammy Smith, Co-Owner of All Pro Trailer Superstore. “The team at Caskey Group is very talented, and we are already receiving nothing but positive feedback from our customers about their services.”

Trailer wrapping is a popular and cost-efficient way for small business owners to reach a large number of people and direct them to the business. All Pro Trailer Superstore encourages everyone to check this and all of it services and trailers for sale today!

 

Company/Organization Info:

All Pro is our name, Trailer Superstore is who we are! One location to serve you locally or nationwide. We service PA, MD, VA, NJ, NY, and New England with all of their trailer and towing needs on a daily basis; however, All Pro trailers can be found at homes and businesses throughout the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. We inspect, repair, finance, customize and deliver trailers. View our Customer Testimonials here to find out more about why so many choose us when they are in need of a new or used trailer!

 

Visit our website to find out more about us at TrailerSuperstore.com

Transform Blank Canvass Into Business-Booster With Trailer Wrapping Services

trailer wrapingThere once was a time when renting a roadside billboard was the go-to marketing tactic for businesses. After all, the allure of reaching thousands of motorists and making untold impressions was hard to argue against. Then came the realization that renting a billboard can cost – according to some industry estimates – upwards of $10,000 per month in major U.S. cities. Even billboards in low-density areas could cost at least $1,000 for 30 days of exposure and some owners of the real estate your ad appears on expect you to cover the cost of printing and installation, as well. Given these scenarios, it’s easy to see why business owners started researching alternatives and we’ve got an unbeatable one for mobile operations. It’s called trailer wrapping and it offers an unrivaled way to both catch eyes and let everyone who passes by know exactly what goods and services you’re offering.

The premise is this: Small business owners need an affordable and effective way of promoting their brand. By coming to a company that specializes in selling custom trailers of all sizes and uses, you’ll also benefit from a wealth of industry-specific knowledge. All Pro Trailer Superstore, for example, has invested plenty of time and research into offering trailer wrapping to clients who want to turn their wheels into a roving advertisement. Thanks to a recent partnership that this trailer company has formed with a commercial printing company, those in the market for a trailer can now receive a final product that’s also custom-designed to meet your business needs. After selecting the right trailer for the job, you’ll be able to design the prints that will adorn the sides of it. That means wraps and signage that can show off your company logo, services, address, phone number and other specifics which will immediately resonate with those shopping for a service. In the end, you’ll have professional logos that were designed in-house with your input and installed with the guidance of a trailer company that knows all about the elements these prints will have to withstand when on the road.

There are truly so many industries that are perfect candidates for trailer wrapping services, which is also a wallet-friendly way to keep your advertising budget in the black. If you own a landscaping company, what better way to catch the eye of potential customers than through the covered 6-foot by 14-foot cargo trailer that’s parked along the side of the road and flanked by your employees who are hard at work. How about automotive companies who are transporting cars, motorcycles, boats and more inside an enclosed trailer? All it takes is an immersive image and phone number and you could create a new customer out of someone who has been in the market for a new vehicle. If ever there was a time to turn an otherwise blank canvass into an advertising opportunity that rakes in the revenue, it’s now.

Converting a Cargo Trailer into a Home on Wheels

Used trailers for saleAre you someone who enjoys road trips but are only usually able to travel with what you can fit in your car or truck? Well, the Trailer Superstore has a solution for you that will give you plenty of room to pack what you need and provide a nice place to sleep no matter where you are.

First, you will have to go on our website, search for used trailers for sale, and find a used cargo trailer that fits your budget. Now we’re going to teach you how to convert that cargo trailer into a home on wheels that can be hauled by your vehicle to any destination you’d like to travel to.

When searching for a cargo trailer to convert, be sure to get a size that suits you best. This will vary from person to person, but typically a 5×7 foot trailer is a bit too small and a 6×12 trailer is a bit too big. For this reason, we recommend looking for a 6×10 foot trailer to convert.

Once you have your cargo trailer, the first step will be to install insulation. This is very important because in the winter insulation keeps heat in and in the summer it keeps heat out. Insulation sheets that are 4×8 foot should do the trick and you’ll want to use 1” thick on the walls and ¾” thick on the roof. You can use up to three layers of insulation on the roof.

Use 1 ½” drywall screws with washers on them to attach the insulation to the wall. On the roof, use 3” sheet metal screws with very large washers on them to attach the insulation.

The Styrofoam portion of insulation sheets is typically shiny and made of an aluminum foil material. Some may choose to keep their walls like that because light will reflect better in the trailer, but it is also easy to add some paneling over the insulation for a more finished look.

Most cargo trailers will come with plywood floors and many of them will be unfinished. To spruce up your floor a little bit, you can simply stain the wood with deck stain to give it a better look. Once the stain is dry, add two coats of varnish to the floor to protect the wood.

Now, the next steps are going to require some carpentry and/or creativity. You’ll want to have a bed and some drawers or shelves in your new home on wheels, as well as some storage space for miscellaneous items and a counter top for cooking and preparing food.

The layout and design of the interior of a trailer is up to the individual that will be living in it, but there are effective ways to build a simple bed frame and shelves out of wood if you or a friend has any carpentry skills.

Once you have the furniture and storage space in your trailer all mapped out, you can find a place for a generator and strategically place power strips throughout your living quarters so that you’ll have electricity while on the road.

Now that you have a home on wheels, you can hitch up your trailer whenever you feel like it and travel across the country without worrying about where to stay or if you brought enough supplies.

Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Utility Trailers

Utility trailers are known for being able to handle various needs. They’re commonly used to haul cars, recreational vehicles, landscaping or contracting equipment, livestock, boats, and trash or debris.

But if you own a utility trailer or are interested in purchasing one of our new or used utility trailers for sale, here are a few out-of-the-box ideas for using it in a way that’s out of the norm.

Kayak Rack

Any kayak owner is familiar with the hassle of having to transport their kayak from one place to another. Sure, strapping it to the roof of your car if you have roof racks is an option. But what if you’re going with friends and have two or more kayaks that you need to get from point A to point B? Well, if you have some metal or PVC piping and some pipe fittings, you can construct a kayak rack on your utility trailer and haul your kayaks safely and securely.

Tailgate Bar

Football season is right around the corner. Who doesn’t love tailgating before watching their favorite team take the field? You’ll be the talk of the tailgate if you convert your utility trailer into a sports bar and haul it with you down to the stadium. Secure a bar to the center of the trailer; get a canopy or some sort of covering as a rooftop to go over the bar; and install bar benches that are firmly attached to the bar or trailer. If you really want to go the extra mile, install some televisions around the bar that hang from the canopy and deck your bar out with your favorite team’s colors and logo.

Mobile Concert Stage

Being a musician can many times mean life on the road. If you haven’t hit it big enough yet to be playing in concert halls and arenas but like to play your music to various events, convert a utility trailer into your very own concert stage and always have a place to perform. Most utility trailers will only be large enough for solo performances or small bands, but with some lights, an awning, and some speakers, you can put on a show wherever you go.

Can’t wait to try one of these great ideas? Don’t forget that All Pro offers the best selection of new and used trailers for sale in the area. Our prices and financing on pre-owned and used trailers are unbeatable. So give us a call or visit our Trailer Superstore today.

Properly Storing and Transporting a Performance Vehicle

If you’ve spent the money on a performance vehicle, and perhaps even a custom trailer for your race car, it is important to spend the time and effort to store and transport it properly.

The engines of race cars when not used for a prolonged period of time need to be cared for and maintained to prevent corrosion. This is equally as important in the summer and the winter.

By following these simple steps for maintaining the engine, your race car will continue to perform up to par.

Fog the engine: If the engine is being stored in the car, start it up and use fogging spray to spray down the carburetor or injection stacks. Spray for about 15 to 20 seconds in order to properly coat the engine’s internal components. If the engine is being stored out of the car, use the fogging spray to coat the exhaust valve ports and sparkplug holes and then manually turn the engine over several times.

Drain all fluids: If you leave fluids in your engine throughout the winter, there’s a good chance you’re going to have an expensive bill come spring because of a frozen engine block that cracked. If you’re storing your engine in the winter in an unheated facility, make sure all of the fluids are drained out of it. If possible, it is recommended to store the engine in a location that is heated.

Purge methanol fuel systems: Methanol is one of the most corrosive fuels in your engine, so it is important to make sure it is completely drained out before storage. Remove all lines from the methanol fuel system and make sure everything is dry. Spray any valves or movable parts with WD40.

When securing your performance vehicle for transport in an enclosed cargo trailer, there are also some important tips to keep in mind. Perhaps the most important advice we can give has to do with loading your race car into its hauler.

Many people drive their cars into their trailers and then exit the vehicle by crawling out and squeezing their body along the side of the car to escape out of the trailer’s back door. While this can work sometimes, it’s also an easy way to damage the vehicle or injure yourself.

The best way to load a race car into an enclosed trailer is with a winch, as it allows you to remain outside the vehicle during the loading process. Here are a few steps to help you with winching your car into an enclosed trailer.

Set up a ramp: Use a ramp that is sure to support the vehicle’s weight and position it at the proper angle so that you don’t damage the car’s front bumper.

Prepare vehicle: Preparing the vehicle to be towed means aligning the car with the ramp so that it can go into the trailer without any adjustments. Place the car in neutral and make sure the parking brake is off. Also, if possible, fold in the side-view mirrors and reduce the height of any antennas by folding them down or unscrewing them. The idea is to make your car as compact as possible for transport.

Attach winch: Now you’re ready to attach the winch to your vehicle’s tow hooks. If your car doesn’t have tow hooks, there should be an alternative, “emergency towing” method in your owner’s manual. Most modern cars come equipped with a frame hook for towing but vehicles with a solid axle and no frame hook should just be hooked to the axle.

Move car forward: Move the car forward into the trailer as far as you can. If too much of the car’s weight is towards the rear of the trailer then you could experience swaying on the highway.

Park and tie down car: Put the car in park and put the parking brake on. Tie the car down and secure any loose items.

 

Should You Purchase a Gooseneck Trailer?

 

If you are looking for a trailer for industrial or agricultural applications, you might want to consider purchasing a gooseneck trailer. A gooseneck trailer is designed to handle loads up to 30,000 lbs. and is very maneuverable in comparison to other heavy load trailers like a fifth wheel trailer. Gooseneck trailers connect to a pickup truck through a ball hitch on the bed of the truck.  This is also different from a fifth wheel trailer as fifth wheel trailers use a hinged plate hitch. As most pickup trucks don’t have a preinstalled ball hitch on their beds, you might need to have a mechanic install it for you.

Gooseneck trailers are used for heavy duty hauls – we’re talking about several horses or large pieces of machinery. Some people even camp out on their gooseneck trailer. Because of this, they are large so you will need to figure out where you’re going to store your gooseneck trailer beforehand. You may also need to obtain a special license if it exceeds 10,000 lbs. However, as this post from Featherlite Trailer that compares gooseneck trailers with fifth wheel trailers points out, gooseneck trailers are much more stable and handle tight turns better than other heavy-duty trailers, so you should keep this in mind as well.

I Decided to Buy a Gooseneck Trailer. Now What?

Well, this question is actually very easy to answer. You should come down to All Pro Trailer Superstore in Mechanicsburg, PA where you can find a wide variety of gooseneck trailers. We carry brands from the biggest names in the industry, including Big Tex and Car Mate. In addition to that, we offer various options for customization, so you can buy the exact gooseneck trailer you want that matches your needs.

Want to learn more? We encourage you to visit our site and see what’s available. Here, you can reserve the trailer and color you want. A word to the wise: there is a high turnover rate on gooseneck trailers, so reserving one is the best way to ensure you get the one you want when you want it. We offer financing options on all gooseneck trailers, and we accept trade-ins as well.

If you have decided that you need a gooseneck trailer for your business or hobby, All Pro Trailer Superstore has the right trailer for you. We hope to see you soon.

All Pro Trailer Superstore Now Carries Fiber Optic Splicing Trailers from ATC Trailers

Mechanicsburg, PA, June 12, 2017 – All Pro Trailer Superstore, one of the country’s best trailer retailers, is proud to announce that it now carries a fiber optic splicing trailer from ATC Trailers. The trailer is priced at $22,999.00, and it features a dual axle, rear door, side door, insulated walls, air conditioning, and much more. Those in the market for a new trailer can find it in the showroom at All-Pro Trailer Superstore right now.

 

ATC’s fiber optic splicing trailers have a 8” main frame made out of aluminum that is designed to handle the most extreme elements. They are designed to be durable and strong even after years of use.  Their dual layered cable access door is weather tight, ensuring moisture doesn’t get in and internal temperature is maintained. ATC’s fiber optic splicing trailers also feature the brightest lighting in the industry.

 

All Pro Trailer Superstore offers flexible financing options and accepts trade-ins, so customers are encouraged to come down to the showroom today and check out this impressive trailer.

 

Company/Organization Info:

 

All Pro is our name, Trailer Superstore is who we are! One location to serve you locally or nationwide. We service PA, MD, VA, NJ, NY, and New England with all of their trailer and towing needs on a daily basis; however, All Pro trailers can be found at homes and businesses throughout the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. We inspect, repair, finance, customize and deliver trailers. View our Customer Testimonials here to find out more about why so many choose us when they are in need of a new or used trailer!

Visit our website to find out more about us at TrailerSuperstore.com