Trailer Boss of Spokane: Landscaper Love

 

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Landscape trailers. Who hasn’t seen one parked while many hands expertly coordinate the landscape?  Almost every commercial landscaping business owns a trailer – and for good reason, it would be close to impossible to conduct business without one. However, while many of them look alike, features can vary in important ways.

Open or Enclosed?

One of the most basic decisions when choosing a landscape trailer is whether it’s open or enclosed. There are some obvious advantages of enclosed trailers, especially in the rainy PNW.  But beyond keeping tools clean and dry, enclosed trailers reduce the opportunity for theft.

The disadvantage is enclosed trailers cost more.  Trailer Boss (Spokane, WA) sells multiple trailer brands perfect for landscapers. If you’re a new landscaping business, an open trailer typically costs less and is a great option when funds are tight.

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Carrying Capacity

One of the primary questions to answer when selecting a trailer is how much hauling capacity do you need? Are you hauling a mower? Knowing the total weight of the tools you’ll be hauling is vital when deciding which trailer will work best.

Most trailer dealers in Spokane WA cannot help determine the weight of mowers and other landscaping tools. Be prepared with your hauling weight and they can tell you what trailer will work best.

Keep In Mind

-Enclosed trailers are heavier. If all else is the same, an enclosed trailer will have slightly less capacity than an open trailer.

Landscape trailers range in width from 6 to 8 feet or more.

-Trailer lengths vary up to 20 feet, but 12 to 16 feet is typical

-Department of Transportation regulations require any trailer exceeding 3,000 pounds in gross vehicle weight (GVW) must be equipped with its own brakes

– At a minimum, a half-ton pickup truck is required for towing most landscape trailers

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Additional Considerations

Think about your engine, horsepower, and torque; how much will you need to haul the trailer when it is packed with tools and materials?

Give thought to your wheelbase. A short wheelbase on your vehicle can make it harder to tow your trailer.  That’s one reason why pickups with longer wheelbases, are much better suited for towing.

Trailer vendors in Spokane WA often offer accessory racks. These are extremely useful for landscapers. These racks keep smaller equipment secured, can prevent damage during transportation, and make loading and unloading so much easier.

Ramps are an important feature to consider. Most ramps will work great for basic functionality.  Going beyond basic means a ramp fitted with springs.  A ramp fitted with springs makes it a lot easier to lift the ramps when your guys are tired at the end of a long day.

Side rails are a pretty standard option for open trailers.  Side rails keep equipment from rolling off and make good tie-down anchors. If you choose a closed trailer, make sure adequate tie-down points exist.

Aesthetics 

Landscape trailers usually take quite a beating during normal use, but multiple coats of paint can be pricey. One thing is true, however; paint is necessary. Inevitably your trailer will get dings, dents, and scratches, followed by rust. Paint will help prevent rust as long as possible.

Many trailer vendors offer several options for trailers. The options range from spare tires and tool racks to lighting. Trailer Boss is available in Spokane WA to talk about what trailers and features will best meet your needs.

General Contractors Across the Pacific Northwest Love Trailer Boss

Want to know why general contractors love Trailer Boss?  It’s simple really, experience, price, and selection.  These are the top reasons contractors come back to Trailer Boss again and again.

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When contractors choose to buy a trailer, we know it’s an investment. Trailer Boss respects your time by having knowledgeable staff to assist you and answer questions. When you are ready to invest in a trailer no one will beat our knowledge, experience, and price.

When it comes to experience, Trailer Boss is at the top of the class.  Some members of our seasoned staff have multiple decades in the trailer industry. What does this mean for general contractors? Salespeople who understand the needs of contractors and, more importantly, how to meet those needs.

We know your time is valuable,  and our sales staff is experienced in working with the trailers you’ll need for your job.  Whether you’re looking for a dump trailer or cargo trailer, we have the trailer to meet your needs.

We love our prices and you will too. We take great pride in our quality equipment at great prices.  We want our prices to be so great you’ll come back again and again.

At Trailer Boss, you’ll have a wide selection of trailers to fit your needs.  Maybe you’re in the market for a dump trailer? If so, you’re in luck- we love dump trailers and can help you find the right trailer for your specific needs.

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When you are ready to invest in a dump trailer, there may seem like there are endless models and features. At Trailer Boss, our dump trailers are easy to use and make moving large amounts of materials a breeze. Whether your job requires a light duty dump trailer or a heavy duty dump trailer, our staff will help you find the trailer that best fits your needs.

Trailer Boss sells dump trailers made by Moxy and Fabform

You can choose from a wide selection of unique dump trailers to meet your need. We have dump trailers that range in size and capacity. We carry trailers made for big industrial jobs like working around the farm or residential construction sites.

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Our lineup of dump trailers offers you versatility. Whether you’re hauling loads of gravel or need a massive trailer for your commercial site, our trailers are designed to meet your needs.

Our trailers are easy to hook up and when you pull one you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the built-in features. Most of our trailer models are ready for use with built-in features like loading ramps, tarps (some models),  scissor lifts and removable sides for easy dumping. These trailers go beyond hauling, they make hauling easy.

No matter what your use for a dump trailer, you’ll find our selection is large enough to meet your needs. Contractors come back to us again and again for our expertise, our selection, and our unbeatable prices. Give us a call or check our website for more details on our selection of dump trailers. You can also contact us through the website here.

Manufacturer Highlights: MAXXD Trailers

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Here at Trailer Boss, we are proud to work with some of the highest quality trailer manufacturers in the nation.  To date, we work with 13 different manufacturers to bring you superior-quality trailers and the largest selection of trailers in Olympia WA. If you’re in need of a new trailer, we’re the trailer dealer for you in Olympia WA!

Trailers come in all shapes, sizes and are used for a wide variety of purposes. No one knows this better than MAXXD trailers.  MAXXD has a long reputation for delivering the highest quality trailers and because of that, we at Trailer Boss are proud to carry their trailers. 

WHO IS MAXXD? trailer dealer Olympia WA

MAXXD is the new branding of Moxley Trailers Inc. The company started in Texas in 1999 as a one-man shop. MAXXD grew from there, guided by a vision to provide the highest quality product to consumers. They have never deviated from this mission and their trailers are among the elite in the industry.

When you order a MAXXD trailer, you will get more than just a trailer. MAXXD is committed to keeping you on the high road of success.  For recreational or commercial use, these trailers will pull their weight for years to come.

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MAXXD’s Bread and Butter

Delivering the trailer that is tailor made to fit your needs is our primary goal. We know the endless uses for a trailer and work to provide customers with a large selection to choose from.

Striving to provide the best trailer for your needs requires us to have not only a wide variety of trailers to choose from but options for the trailers as well. These options are where you can really customize the trailer to fit your needs.

Unique customization is available upon request. This gives us the ability to functionally ensure that your new trailer can meet and exceed your every expectation.

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WHY MAXXD?

When you’re in the market for a trailer, look for a company that will be there before you buy and after you buy.

All new MAXXD trailers come with a 3-year limited structural warranty to cover frame or weld defects, a 2-year limited component warranty, and a 1-year limited comprehensive warranty to cover any other defects on the trailer.

MAXXD has a solid reputation for creating high-quality trailers. With the help of local trailer dealers in Olympia WA, such as Trailer Boss, you can rest-assured the investment in your trailer is backed by a company with a reputation for outstanding quality.

YOU CHOOSE

Deciding to purchase a trailer is no small investment. A trailer should last for years and you need a company who can help you build a better future. Trailer Boss is Olympia Washington’s premiere trailer dealer.

When you’re ready to invest in your future, Trailer Boss has the brands and models at the right price. We’ve got several locations across the region, for your convenience.

Choose from our amazing selection of top-quality trailers. We trust that our prices are so good, you’ll come back again and again.

8 Necessary Steps For Your Spring Assessment

Spring is here, and if you have horses, now is probably about the time that you will start thinking about getting your horses off of the farm and on their way to competitions or recreational riding events.
If you are like many of our customers and like to haul your horses yourself, the perfect horse trailer in Seattle WA can get you where you need to be in style. Trailer Boss has a variety of horse trailers that will fit all of your needs, whether you are hauling 1 horse or many.

Once you have the perfect trailer picked out, it is always a good idea to perform a annual spring assessment to make sure that your trailer can keep both you and your horse safe on the road.

Below are a few steps for performing this assessment on your own:

  1. Check the tire pressure as well as the surface of each tire for nails, wear spots, and other issues that might lead to a dangerous blowout while you are on the road. As you inspect the tires, it is always a good idea to check your spare tires for the same things to be safe.
  2. While you are checking your tires, you also may want to check out the wheel bearings to ensure that they are greased.
  3. Check that the lug nuts are all in place and tight (but not too tight), so that if you experience a flat tire, you will be able to take them off without too much trouble.
  4. Check all of the lights, from the tail-lights and headlights, to the directionals. This is the case for both your trailer and the hauling vehicle. Double checking them will help you avoid an accident while hauling. To check your lights, have someone stand in front and behind the trailer and the towing vehicle and test them all. If they are fully functional, they will light up when you test them.
  5. Also make sure to check the connections between your vehicle and your trailer prior to every haul to make sure that the brake lights and turn signals are functioning properly.
  6. It is also a good idea to do a full check of your braking system. Anytime your tow vehicle and trailer has been sitting for a while, you will want to take it out for a drive and test the breaks. Make sure that your trailer and vehicle break together as one unit without any jerking, sluggishness, or unevenness.
  7. If you don’t use your horse trailer on a regular basis, you may want to check for nests and hives before loading your horses.
  8. Lastly, check all of the locks and latches on your trailer to ensure they are oiled and secured.

By taking the time to check all of these factors on your horse trailer in Seattle WA, you can easily avoid looming hazards or delays. The main goal is to make your trip as calm as possible for both you and your horse.

Contact Trailer Boss today for help with your horse trailer if you have any questions about preparing for your next big haul.

Decrease Trailer Maintenance Costs With These 5 Steps


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is always trying to find ways to decrease maintenance costs and trailer related accidents. If you actively avoid partaking in routine trailer maintenance, you may experience that some of your minor complications will turn into more costly issues.

Today we are going to discuss the importance of inspecting your trailer at the beginning and end of every towing season season.

Inspecting your trailer in Spokane WA on an annual basis is an importantpart of checking on the overall health of your trailer. It is actually a good idea to do this at the beginning and end of each trailering season. This can greatly reduce future costs and problems with your trailer.

Here are a few steps for inspecting your trailer:

  1. Start at the front of the trailer and check to see if your safety chains are both intact and not heavily rusted. If you notice rust, you should know that surface rust is not something to be majorly concerned about, but if there is any visible deterioration of the metal it is definitely time to make plans to replace the chain.
  2. If your trailer is a boat trailer, it is a good idea to check the brackets holding your trailer bunks. You might not realize it, but both bunks and carpet hold water and can cause the tops of bunk brackets to rust. Rust may lead to the brackets collapsing, which can cause major damage to the hull of your boat.
  3. Next it is important to check and make sure your trailer springs are in good working order. If there are broken springs, you may end up on the side of the road, lead to serious damage, or worse. It is also important to watch for separation between the leaves of the springs or rust that is eating through the metal. Taking the time to use a wire brush and keep up with painting the springs can prolong their life significantly.
  4. Checking your tires for shake and Inflation is also very necessary. Your trailer tires are meant to be inflated to their max PSI at all times. Tire shake can occur when one or more of your bearings has or is failing.
  5. You might not realize how important your trailer lights are, but they are! The other vehicles around you would love to see those LED’s light up nice and bright so they know exactly what your plans are when you are on the road. They are an important part of traffic safety and help to reduce accidents. Your trailer experts at Trailer Boss recommend checking on your lights before every haul!

If you have any questions about performing your bi-yearlyinspection on your trailer in Spokane WA, don’t hesitate to contact us! We can give you tips or take a look at your trailer ourselves!

An Insiders Guide To What is Wrong With Your Tires

trailer in Olympia WAAt Trailer Boss, we know how much a flat can ruin our day. This is true on your vehicle as well as on your trailer. A flat on a trailer doing 70 mph down the road can ruin your entire week.

Having a flat tire on your trailer can actually cause a great deal of damage to the trailer parts surrounding them. Your trailer rims and fenders will typically take the majority of the damage in the case of a blowout.

Taking the time to check your tires before hitting the road can save you a lot of trouble and money when dealing with trailer tires. Here are a few things you can do to help avoid a tire blowout during your next haul:

  1. Take a minute to check your tire Inflation. Your trailer tires should be inflated all the way to the max PSI at all times. When filling your tires, fill them to the max because under-inflated tires will cause heavy wear on both the inside and outside and reduce your tire life a great deal.
  2. The tires on your trailer can be very susceptible to dry rot because to the amount of time they sit unused. Remember to look for small fractures on the sidewall of your tire. If you notice any at all, you need to replace your tire right away before it blows. You can prevent dry rot in the off-season by spraying your tires with cold water on occasion, to make it convenient, store some inside your trailer out of direct sunlight.
  3. Please do not assume that your tire trailers are of proper size for the amount of weight you are planning on carrying. You can check to make sure your load capacity does not exceed your tire capacity to ensure safety on the road.
  4. When in doubt, consider replacing your tires! If they are really old or keep having issues, it might be a good idea to make the investment into being safe rather than sorry. We hate seeing disastorous things happen that could have been avoided with a simple fix.

If you have any questions at all about your trailer in Olympia WA, please don’t hesitate giving us a call.  You could also take a minute and stop by one of our locations to talk to us in person. It is our main goal is your safety, and the functionality of your tires are a big part of that.

5 Enclosed Trailers that Will Blow Your Mind

trailers in Seattle WAAt Trailer Boss, our customers love enclosed trailers because they are great for carrying a wide variety of items.

From car haulers, bike trailers, equipment trailers, utility trailers, motorcycle trailers, and more, these trailers provide a level of protection of the cargo that cannot be beat by open-air trailers. They are also great because they can be customized with tracks, rings, tie-downs, shelving, and flooring to accommodate just about any type of cargo that you might be hauling.

To help you choose which type of enclosed trailer in Seattle WA will work for you, we want to offer a few ideas and their benefits:

Car Hauler Trailers – If you are going to be hauling vehicles, we recommend that you choose a trailer that is at least 8.5 feet in width and 16 feet long. These large trailers can help you haul large and bulky trailers.

Motorcycle Trailers – These trailers are awesome for hauling and protecting your toys.

Equipment Trailers – These trailers are great for contractors or those who use their trailer for work.

Moving Trailers – If you will be using your trailer for moving lots of items in one haul, these are a great option. They are perfect for moving companies, pickers, or delivery services.

Landscape Trailers – These are great for storing landscaping equipment such mowers and landscaping tools for protection, transport, and storage. Choosing an enclosed trailer for this type of work is also very useful for keeping your equipment protected from the weather.

Trailer Customization – At Trailer Boss we can customize your enclosed trailers to accomplish just about any function you need it to.

So if you are in the market for a great trailer in Seattle WA, consider an enclosed trailer! Over time they can save you money and keep your items protected! Contact us today and we will help you decide which one is right for you!

Consider Your Budget Before Choosing an Enclosed Cargo Trailer

 

trailer in Rochester WAYour trailer experts at Trailer Boss understand that the purchase of an enclosed cargo trailer is an important investment that will be used to make your life easier. From hauling equipment for work to bringing your cool toys out to the trails for enjoyment, we want to make sure that when you buy a trailer from us, you love it!

In order to help you accomplish this, we want you to feel like you got a great product, that is high quality, at the best price out there! This is why we ask you an important question before we start showing you trailers at one our of locations:

What is your budget?

We ask you this because we want to respect your needs and not try to get you into a trailer that is more than you want to spend. We know that to feel great about a purchase, you need to be happy with the price you paid, and at Trailer Boss we want to steer you clear of buyers remorse.

We also want to make sure that the trailer you buy is a great value. We want to make sure that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for price. To do this, we balance your budgent with making sure that you aren’t paying for options and accessories that you don’t need and won’t use.  This way we can work together to help you get a high quality enclosed cargo trailer with the options you require that fits within your budget.

We also offer financing to help make sure that you walk out feeling great about your purchase!

If you are in the market for a brand new enclosed trailer in Rochester WA, contact Trailer Boss! We can help you find the best trailer for you, no pressure included!

 

Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing an Enclosed Cargo Trailer – Part 2

trailer in Marysville WAWe know that when you purchase a brand new cargo trailer from us, you don’t want to overspend on a trailer that is larger than you need or on accessories that you won’t use. However, it is really important that as you go about this investment, you to look ahead and make sure you account for any growing room you think you might require or factors that might change in the years to come.

So in making this decision, it is a good idea to do your research and talk to experts who might be able to help you consider all of your options for your trailer in Marysville WA

What type of cargo will you be hauling? This question is very important because the type of cargo you’re planning to haul will directly influence the size or trailer and the options you choose for the interior of your enclosed trailer. Maybe your business requires you to carry tools inside your cargo trailer, if so, you might want to consider adding interior racks and shelves for organizing your tools and materials.

In some cases, you might be hauling items that need to be kept at a certain temperature. If this is the case, you will want to opt for customizations like vents and air conditioning to maintain a temperature-controlled environment while you’re on the road.  Depending on the size of items you are hauling, you may need to add additional height to the standard trailer sizes to accommodate oversized cargo.

Will you use your trailer to market your business? If you are using your trailer for your business, you might want to customize the exterior with your logo, photos, your company name, phone number, and website. You can also style out the interior to match your colors or company theme to make yourself stand out and attract more business.

At Trailer Boss, we love customizing trailers to the needs of our customers! We feel this step helps bring our awesome trailers to life. Contact us today and let us know how we can help put a little YOU in your new trailer in Marysville WA!

Important Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing an Enclosed Cargo Trailer

trailers in Spokane WAAt Trailer Boss we offer our customers trailers in many stylesoptions, and sizes. One of our favorite trailers in Spokane WA to sell is an enclosed cargo trailer, simply because we know that their function and protection offers our customers a great hauling experience.

Before we sell cargo trailer though, we believe that it’s important to make sure our customers have done their homework to figure out what they truly need.

To help you make this important decision, we are going to dedicate our next few blog posts to discussing some of the basic guidelines on how to choose the right enclosed cargo trailer for you

  1. What will you be using it for? This is the first question you should ask yourself and is probably the most important. The answer will likely influence the size of the trailer you buy and the customization options you add.  For example, if you will be using the trailer for your handyman business, you may only need a 5 foot wide single axle trailer for your tools and materials. On the other hand, if you need a trailer to haul vehicles or machinery, then you will need a larger trailer equipped with a ramp door and maybe even some tread plates.
  2. How far will you be traveling with it? This question is very important when considering the options to choose with your enclosed trailer.  Simple travel around town will only require the standard exterior options.  That said, if you will be taking your trailer across the country, you will want to think about purchasing various upgrades to enhance the safety of the trailer on such long hauls.

These two questions are the first and most vital to which enclosed trailer you choose, but in our next blog post we will discuss a few more factors to consider during your research. Contact us today if you have any questions about hauling your trailer.