Utility Trailers

Haul oversized appliances and outdoor power equipment with your own utility trailer

Utility Trailers Buying Guide

Utility trailers are great for hauling large items that won’t fit in most other vehicles. Whether you need it for towing landscaping equipment, motorcycles or ATVs, trailers can handle the load for business needs or recreation. 

This buying guide highlights the different types of trailers, along with operational and safety tips.

Types of Trailers

There are two main types of utility trailers: enclosed and open-air. Both share characteristics such as a sturdy, welded all-steel frame, the ability to withstand an extra load carry capacity, and 12-volt exterior lighting.

Enclosed Trailers

  • Enclosed trailers have a secure, watertight and durable cargo box design.
  • They come with a prefinished aluminum exterior skin, Amscot-coated fasteners, and premium multi-step paint process on all exposed frame components.
  • Many models include a painted plywood floor.

Open-Air Trailers

  • Open-air trailers feature durable brand-name paint on all metal surfaces.
  • They have a heavy-duty mesh ramp door.
  • Many come standard with a 2 x 8-inch plank floor and steel tie-down areas.

Operational Tips

Most states require proper registration, so consult your local Department of Motor Vehicles before hooking up your trailer.

  • To obtain proper registration, you’ll need to present a Worksport Certificate of Origin and sales receipt.
  • Make sure you have the right type of towing package and trailer hitch on your vehicle, as well as the proper electrical wiring to illuminate the lights.
  • Always carry an extra wheel on your trailer in case you have a tire malfunction.
  • Always carry the proper safety equipment, including flares and safety cones in case of a breakdown.