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5 Enclosed Trailer Upgrades You Need

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If you're in the market for a new enclosed trailer, then take time to look for more than just size and price. There are a few upgrades to consider that can make the trailer easier to use.

1. Powder Coating

Protecting the finish and frame of the trailer prolongs its working life. Although modern aluminum trailers are relatively rust-proof, they aren't completely immune to damage. Powder coating the enclosure and frame of your trailer prevents all instances of rust and makes the trailer look nicer. Furthermore, a durable powder coating lasts for many years, so you won't have to repaint any time soon.

2. Loading Tracks

Ramps are useful and should be a must for every trailer as they make it easier to load and unload equipment, as well as to simply enter the trailer. If you move a lot of heavy items on and off the trailer, then tracks may be an even better option. Tracks are equipped with rollers that make it so crates and other heavy items with no wheels can be moved easily by one or two people. Some models can even be put into a stationary position so that they can still act as standard ramps.

3. Storage Cabinets

One of the biggest challenges with an enclosed trailer is keeping everything secured and organized. Built-to-purpose cabinetry can be customized to your specific needs, whether you simply need road-steady storage or a mobile workstation. You can even opt for locking cabinets for an added layer of security for your important tools and supplies.

4. Interior Lighting

If you spend any time in the trailer, whether it's pulling equipment after dark or working a business out of the trailer, lighting can be a problem. Messing around with flashlights or long extension cords is a pain. Instead, look for a trailer that has built-in interior utility and task lighting. These typically run off a battery pack, but there are solar-powered options as well. 

5. Access Points

Not every task requires full access to the trailer. Consider designs that have exterior quick access panels or even separate exterior storage for those grab-and-go tools a job sometimes needs. This can save you the need to fully open the trailer when you are in a hurry. Some exterior access points can also serve dual duty, such as fold-down panels that double as an outside work table.

Contact a trailer dealer to see all of the options available.