15 PRACTICAL USES FOR OPEN UTILITY TRAILERS
October 2, 2017
Everlite Trailers Offers Economical Towing Options for Home, Business, and Personal Benefit
An open utility trailer can make your life easier, even if you already own a pickup truck or SUV. From business to personal, and recreational uses, open utility trailers can have a number of applications—in fact, we know of at least 15!
What is an open utility trailer?
An open utility trailer is a non-motorized, wheeled frame that you hitch up to a motorized vehicle, such as a car, truck, or RV. Because it has an open top and walled sides, plus a gate, you can easily load and haul anything, from camping supplies, couches, boats, and building supplies.
Types and features of utility trailers
Everlite aluminum utility trailers come in single-axle and tandem-axle varieties. Lightweight, yet durable, utility trailer sizes range from 60” x 8’ to 78” to 14’ for single-axle, 78” x 14’ to 82” x 16’ for tandem-axle.
They offer the following features:
- All-Aluminum Tube-Frame Construction
- 3 Year Limited Warranty
- LED Lights
- 15" Radial Tires
- 3-Piece Tube Integrated A-Frame
Popular options include:
- Bi-Fold Ramp Gate
- ST205/75R15 Radial Spare Tire on Silver Rim
- ST205/75R15 Radial Tire Upgrade on Aluminum Rim
- Extra Loop Tie Off Ring
- 5,000 lb. Recessed Floor D-Ring
- Extruded Aluminum Floor
- ATP Lined Side Rails
Benefits of open utility trailers
Although an enclosed trailer has its own rewards, an open trailer gives you lots of options at a very affordable price. It’s durable, requires little maintenance, is easy to use, and can hold and haul a wide variety of objects. Whether you want a trailer for business, home, or recreational use, you’ll find an Everlite utility trailer to be very versatile.
15 Uses for an open utility trailer
1. Boats. Tow kayaks, canoes, and other small marine craft along to your favorite waterway.
2. Cars. Have a classic or antique car? Haul it to a distant (or local) car show on a trailer and avoid adding mileage and wear and tear.
3. Bikes. When the whole family—or a team—goes biking, an open trailer fitted with a rack is a great way to carry your rides and gear.
4. Flea market and auction finds. Do you frequently pick up furniture and other large items to re-sell or restore and enjoy? Instead of trying to fit them in your truck or the back of your van, just roll them up the ramp to your trailer.
5. Lawn equipment. Own a lawn care service, or do you frequently help others with their lawns? An open trailer makes it easy to load and haul your mowers, trimmers, clippers, and leaf blowers, plus mulch, plants, fertilizer, and more.
6. Motorcycles and ATVs. Weekend road—and off-road—warriors can safely and securely tow their toys to races, rallies, parks, trails, and tracks.
7. Building supplies. Home owners, house flippers, and any other type of fixer-upper who makes regular trips to and from the hardware store will appreciate being able to load and tow supplies in an open trailer.
8. Appliances. Do you have rental properties or a delivery service? If you’re regularly transporting large appliances, it’s much easier to load and unload them off a trailer than in and out of a truck.
9. Debris and trash. Clean-up crews for building sites, house clean-outs, lawn clean-ups and more will benefit from having an open trailer. Just make sure you have tarps or covers to keep everything contained until you can dispose of it properly.
10. Pop-up camper. An open trailer can double as a camper for occasional use or quick trips. Pinterest is full of how-to guides for turning a utility trailer into a cozy outdoor room with a pop-up tent and some ingenuity.
11. Mobile kitchen. Another Pinterest DIY favorite. With a generator and some small appliances fixed to the floor, you can take your kitchen with you wherever you go. A flat utility trailer makes a great portable barbecue, too.
12. Bug-out trailer. When bugging out in an emergency—or just to get away from it all—many preppers have two types of trailers. One is enclosed, for shelter. The other is a lightweight trailer used to haul extra supplies, additional transportation, and so on.
13. Barn animal care. Hay bales, buckets of water, bags of feed—it’s all very heavy. When you have to take it out to the paddock or stalls, a trailer hooked up to a small tractor, pickup or other small vehicle can make chores faster and easier.
14. Small farm equipment. When you need to get equipment from one part of the farm or ranch to another—or to another property—just load it all up on the trailer and you’ll be there in no time.
15. Sporting equipment. Are you the coach, trainer or captain? If it’s your job to take nets, balls, cones, equipment, and coolers to the field for the games, owning an open trailer could be a big win.
There are so many ways an open utility trailer can make your life easier. Visit an Everlite dealer to find the best utility trailer for your needs.