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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Car Trailer

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Car Trailer

Trailers are essential if you’re hauling your prized classic or race car — or any vehicle, for that matter. But with so many types of trailers and options to choose from, it can be hard to find the one you need. Keep reading for 4 key tips for choosing your perfect car trailer.

Finding the Best Car Trailer: Our Top Picks

If you’re not sure where to start, here are our top picks for the best car trailers today:

Best Car Trailer

8.5×24 Deluxe Enclosed Trailer

A great trailer for hauling your car or motorcycle, this 8.5′ x 24′ car trailer features Torsion 3,500 lb axles, a spring-assist ramp door with extension for easy loading, 7,000 lb GVW and triple tube tongue. Available in white or black, this is a great cargo trailer for any vehicle or use.

Best Race Trailer

8.5×30 Enclosed Stacker Trailer

Loaded with features and fully race-ready, this 8.5′ x 30′ stacker trailer lets you easily haul multiple cars, plus all your gear. This is one of our top sellers because it provides ample cargo space and comes outfitted with some of our favorite options and accessories for racing.

4 Tips for Choosing a Car Trailer

Whether a small car hauler, stacker trailer, one with living quarters, or gooseneck trailer, here are four tips to help you narrow down your search.

1. What will it be used for?

Before you commit, be realistic in what you expect to use your car trailer for. You don’t want anything too large or too small. You also want to think about operating costs and the length of your trip.

If you have a restored vintage car, or you transport them, you’ll want to think about an enclosed trailer. This will help keep it protected from any damage in transit and the elements.

It’s key to consider how many cars you want to haul at a time. A stacker trailer allows you to haul multiple cars without worrying about excessive trailer length. Store tools, tires, and safely transport your team cars to and from the race track.

2. What Type of Hitch?

A bumper-mounted hitch is the cheaper option when choosing how you’ll tow your trailer. Gooseneck trailers are a great option if you are looking for the ultimate towing experience. Generally, you’ll see gooseneck hitches become mandatory on models at 36′ of floor space or larger. There are other options, like a weight-distribution hitch for more complex towing, as well.

Think about the number of cars and the weight you’re looking to transport, as safety is key.

3. What’s the Weight Class?

You want to consider the weight you’ll be carrying as much as the number of cars in total. Car trailers come in varying weight classes. So pick one that can carry the heaviest vehicle you’ll put on it.

The weight class will include the weight of the trailer in the weight amount of the transporter. This means you should add the weight of the heaviest vehicle to the weight amount of the trailer. If you are unsure, check the weight class of the vehicles you will be transporting.

Learn more about payload, trailer weight, and GVW: “GVWR: Payload, Trailer Weight, & Why It Matters”

4. Look at Your License

Before purchasing, check your license to make sure it allows you to tow it. Depending on when you got your license you might need to take another test to haul your trailer. Also, if you are purchasing a longer trailer be sure and consider your state and federal length guidelines.

It’s important to check what your license allows you to do and the laws in your state. Make sure you’ve checked that your license enables you to tow the size trailer you need.

Find the Perfect Car Trailer at Pro-Line Trailers

So there you have it. Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to find the perfect car trailer to suit your needs. At Pro-Line Trailers, we’re here to help with all your trailer needs. For more useful information, see our trailer tips and advice or learn more about the trailer buying process.

Ready to find your perfect car trailer? See our current inventory of car trailers for sale .

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