3 Ways Utility Trailers Make DIY Projects Easier

April 3, 2019

When looking ahead to DIY home projects, you may be thinking about tools, materials, appliances, and finishes. But have you thought about how you’re going to transport everything to and from your home? A utility trailer can help make any home improvement job easier in three ways—plus save you money. 

1.    Carrying extra-long or wide materials. 

A pickup truck or SUV can handle many day-to-day home improvement supplies. But when you’re hauling drywall sheets or 10-foot pieces of lumber, those vehicles will come up short.  

Utility trailers come in a variety of widths and lengths to accommodate extra-large materials and transport them safely. You won’t have to worry about whether the supplies will fit inside the hatch, stick out beyond (or above) the bed, or come loose and fall off the roof. Just pull up to your home improvement center, load your materials, and go.

 2.    Hauling heavy objects. 

Renting a table saw or generator? Hauling materials to the dump or recycling center? Picking up new appliances or loads of dirt and stone? Your regular vehicle likely can’t handle the weight (a yard of stone can weigh upwards of 1 ton).  

Utility trailers can. Just make sure you match the payload capacity with the type of materials you plan to haul. It’s also a good idea to opt for a tandem-axle trailer, which will provide more support and stability. 

 3.    Offering flexibility and saving money. 

One reason why people do their own renovating is to save money. And a great way to save money is to buy fixtures, materials, appliances, and more at auctions, recycling centers, and internet sites like Craigslist. But how do you get those bargains home?  

Owning a utility trailer gives you the flexibility to haul most any of your DIY project finds without having to hire—and pay for—a delivery service. In fact, even if you’re buying retail from home improvement, furniture, or appliance stores, you can save on delivery or truck rental charges if you have your own utility trailer. And you don’t have to schedule a day off waiting for the delivery people to show up, either. 

In short, a utility trailer can make DIY home renovations more convenient, saving you time and stress. Plus, the cost will soon pay for itself as you save money on delivery and rental charges. Not to mention all the other uses you’ll find for your trailer once your home improvement projects are done.

Your local Everlite Trailer dealer can answer all your questions about which trailer size and style is right for you and your projects.