Trailers is known as a vehicle that is towed by another vehicle. They use trailers to move different types of materials, goods and other types of transportation. If you plan to get a trailer, then it is important that you know the different types of trailer and its parts.
Mobile houses, recreational automobiles and travel trailers are also considered as towable trailers. People stay in these types of trailers or use it when they go camping.
Today, a lot of small businesses make use of trailers for their business.
Below are the different types of trailers:
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A. Motorcycle trailers
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The motorcyle trailer is usually towed by a van or a pickup truck. This just means that you will not need other permits aside from your drivers license. Motorcycle trailers are medium sized. You just need a single set of axles to tow this kind of trailer. This type of trailer can also be enclosed or opened depends on the size of the package.
B. Enclosed toy trailers
This kind of trailer can also be towed by a van or a pickup truck. You can use this type of trailer without having other kind of permits. You just need a single set of axles to tow it.
C. Bicycle trailers
This kind of trailer is small and this is the reasons why it can be towed by small vehicles. You just need to use a single set of axles to tow it.
D. Utility trailers
This type of trailer is much larger than the trailers that were mentioned above and it requires a variety of multiple axles in order for it to be towed.
E. Pusher trailer
This is a specialized trailer.
F. Genset trailer
This is also considered as a specialized trailer.
G. Customized trailers
Customized trailers are used to hold and move specialized things. For example; they need customized trailers to move a whole kitchen.
H. Boat trailers
This trailer is specifically designed to transport boats. This has a cable and a ratchet mechanism. The ratchet mechanism is used to loosen and tighten the cable that is in the trailer.
Since you know the different types of trailers it is also important that you also know the different parts of a trailer.
Below is the list of the different types of trailer parts:
Trailer hubs and drums
Trailer bearings, races and seals
Trailer lights such as clearance lights, tail lights, license plate lights and interior lights
Tie down strap
Tie down anchors
Spare tire carrier
High adjustable coupler
Brake actuator coupler
Trailer breakaway kits