Some people just love the outdoors and activities like camping, hiking, trekking, and biking are usually done off-road. Many vehicles lack the space required when travelling or going off-road, so many people are renting or buying their own personal Off-road box trailers to take up the slack.
If you are planning to buy one yourself, here are some tips to help you find the right one.
Wheel and Axle
It is important before buying a box trailer is to check the wheels. In order to ensure the trailer will travel freely across the off-road terrain, it is better to have larger wheels. Why? Larger wheels give a greater clearance off the ground. This can be very helpful in avoiding bottoming out on uneven terrain. It also reduces the chance of accidents while off-road.
Off-road trailers need a heavy duty axle. Standard trailer axles have a greater potential to break given the harsh treatment they can get off-road. There is nothing worse than a broken axle in the middle of nowhere, especially when the trailer is laden with all your necessities and luxuries for your trip.
It is important to have sturdy and reliable shackle springs. These springs help with the weight distribution of the load when traveling off-road.
An off-road box trailer is subjected to the challenging terrain which can potentially damage your trailer. A galvanised frame protects your trailer from these kinds of damage such as scratches from rocks or trees and reduces the potential of rust buildup on your trailer.
Off-road terrain guarantees a bumpy ride, thus subjects your load to lots of movement. To prevent the load from falling out of the trailer while travelling, you need to ensure that the sides are high enough to securely contain your load, and protect it from a collision.
Titan Engineering can provide assistance with assessing your needs and recommend a good quality box trailer to meet them.