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6 Trailer Accessories for A Safe Journey

6 Trailer Accessories for A Safe Journey

Have you been thinking about getting an enclosed or open trailer, or do you already have one but want to make sure you have all the necessary trailer accessories for your journey?

You’ve come to the right place! This article will discuss everything you need to know about trailer accessories that are essential – for safety reasons and comfort.

Ready to learn more about what you need? Keep reading for the essentials below!

1. Weight Distribution Hitch

A weight distribution hitch helps to evenly distribute the weight between your vehicle and the trailer you are pulling.

Since you may be pulling a pretty large trailer, the hitch puts the weight on the front of the vehicle and the back of the trailer. This prevents any excess swaying that may occur while driving.

You’ll want to get this as one of your first trailer hitch accessories.

2. Leveling Blocks

Leveling blocks are great for travel trailers.  Have you ever tried to cook on a crooked surface? Or have you ever tried to sleep with your toes in the air while the blood rushed to your head?

That’s what would happen if you do not have leveling blocks.

While part of this is annoying and a nuisance that you want to fix, having an unloved vehicle can also be dangerous! If you are cooking and the pan falls off the stovetop, this can cause a mess and unnecessary burns. Depending on the way the trailer is sitting, you could also roll out of bed if you turn the wrong way and it is unlevel.

Leveling blocks are super handy for parking or storing your cargo trailer or equipment trailer.   They make it easier to access your content and hook up on the next haul.  It’s best to ensure that your trailer is level with leveling blocks when you are parked!

3. Motion Sensor Lights

Odds are, you’ll be parking in random spots as you travel around. Sometimes, it may be on a job site or commercial parking lot. Other times, you may be in the middle of the race track at a dispersed campsite that you found.

Either way, motion lights can help you stay safe outside in the dark and can help scare anyone away that gets too close, both of which help with safety.

If you are somewhere dark at night and need to go outside for something, having motion lights right outside your door would be helpful. Putting them on the back of the trailer and wherever there are compartments you may need to get to is also a great idea.

And, of course, these would turn on if someone got a bit too close for comfort.

4. Surge, Protector,

If your trailer is equipped with an electrical package, you never know what may go wrong with the electricity in your trailer. Whether you are completely off-grid or can hook up at a site, there is a high likelihood that you may end up pulling too much power at one time. If that’s the case, having a surge protector is one of the best travel trailer accessories because it can help protect all of your electronic equipment.

If you are hooking up at a campsite or race track, it is best to plug the surge protector into your RV or trailer and then hook it up to the hookup site. This is what will protect the electronics if there is a surge.

5. Toolset

When you are out on the road, one of the most important trailer accessories you can have in your vehicle or trailer is a toolset.

Things are bound to go wrong while you are out and about. This could be something as simple as a cabinet swinging open while you are driving or something larger like a flat tire. Whichever the case, you want to be prepared.

You should have a toolset with all the necessary tools you may need, as well as a separate kit that you make yourself that houses electrical needs, screws, nails, hooks, glue, and more.

Here are a few accessories you don’t want to forget:

  • Gorilla glue or something similar
  • Different size nails from 1/2 inch to 2 inches
  • Nails of different lengths
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver with different heads
  • Drill with multiple drill bits
  • Scissors

Keep all of this in a handy place to get to when you need it most!

6. Backup Camera

You may have a backup camera on your truck, but that’s not going to do any good when you need to back up with the trailer on the vehicle.

Since that’s the case, you’ll want to get another one of the greatest cargo trailer accessories: A backup camera that hooks to the trailer.

This can help you not only back up safely, but it will also help when you want to switch lanes or park in a tough area.

Since you can’t see out your back windows either, this will alert you if the vehicles behind you are a little too close. If they are, you can switch lanes or slow down to let them pass.

Don’t Forget to Get These Must-Have Trailer Accessories

Before you hit the road, you’ll want to ensure you are prepared for everything and anything that the road may bring. That means you need to have the right accessories and tools with you at all times while out on the road.

If you haven’t bought your trailer yet, but plan to get one, be sure to check out our offers online! We have plenty. And once you get your trailer, get on moving to get your necessary trailer accessories!

And don’t forget that we do repair services as well. If you need any fixing or maintenance on the trailer, just contact us.

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