Most trailers are built with enough features to satisfy regulations and perform. However, to make the most out of your trailer, you will need to upgrade it. Here are some few affordable way to improve the efficiency of your trailer.
Upgrade the security of your trailer
The simple coupler latch locks on your trailer will allow for easy access by unauthorised people. All one needs to do is use any bolt cutter to cut out the locks, and even the smallest ones will work. To improve the security of your trailer, use a coupler lock that is strong and durable. Consider using a boot-style lock in because it has additional advantages. Other than keeping thieves at bay, it performs as a wheel choker to prevent your trailer from rolling during an accident. A boot style lock in comes in many varieties giving you many options that will satisfy your taste and style. It is also very easy to use as all you need to do is to slide it onto the wheel and press the lock cylinder.
Upgrade the suspension system
One major upgrade for your trailer is adding to its suspension capabilities. A better suspension system will ensure your trailer has good shock absorbers and reduced tire wear. It’ll also substantially improve on steering and control, so upgrade the leaf springs, sway bars and shock absorbers for a smoother ride. When moving, the springs reacts to impact by compressing while the shock absorbers reduce the shock protecting your cargo or passengers. Replace the springs with new ones that offer a higher spring rate. The springs increased strength will level the trailer by spreading its weight evenly across all four wheels hence making steering and controlling easier. Alternatively, use helper springs to enable your original suspension to hold cargo of its rated capacity with ease.
However, do not attempt to upgrade your trailer’s suspension system unless you have the necessary tools. Instead, contact a professional to help you out.
Think about your cargo.
At very high speeds, lightweight cargo can fly off your trailer causing unwanted damage. To prevent this, use cargo nets and D-rings which are affordable and readily available. Cover the cargo with a net and further protect with D-rings. These are D shaped rings, made of either steel or aluminium that are secured to the surface of your trailer or to a D string strap. Install them at the top of the rails after every 18 inches until the whole trailer is covered and secure them with nuts and bolts. When loading, throw the net over the trailer and secure the D-rings by simply clipping the snaps to the rings. Doing this will protect the wide range of cargo you will be carrying on your trailer.