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Aluminum Trailers Vs. Steel Trailers

Steel trailer? Aluminum trailer? Are you wondering which trailer is the right option for you? We are here to help by giving you unbiased information. Seriously. Just the facts to help you make an informed decision.

Belmont Tandam Axle Utility Trailer UT612-TAPros of a Steel Trailer:

  • Cost effective
  • More simplified repairs-many can be done by homeowners (in many cases)
  • Variety (i.e. not all trailers are made out of aluminum)
  • Stronger material
  • Color options/choices
  • Wood floors (as many have) are replaceable and strong

Cons of a Steel Trailer:

  • Heavier trailer (trailer weight)
  • Rust and corrosion (especially in winter months)
  • Wood floor (as many have) needs to be sealed and/or replaced
  • Paint costs
  • Resale value is less than aluminum

Pros of an Aluminum Trailer:

  • **No rust or corrosion** (on aluminum components ONLY)
  • Lightweight, in turn allows for higher load capacity
  • Resale value is much higher than steel
  • Many aluminum trailer companies have a longer trailer warranty
  • Typically has more features and better components
  • Perfect for towing behind small vehicles
  • Lasts longer
  • Very large variety of sizes, specifically in utility trailers

Cons of an Aluminum Trailer:

  • More expensive
  • More challenging repairs/welding etc.
  • Acid wash is recommended as an additional piece of maintenance
  • The aluminum can be stained, especially with a lot of use
  • Aluminum floors can dent and are not easily replaced

When it comes down to it, your needs and satisfaction in your experience and purchase is our number one priority! Please contact us with any further questions, pricing and options for your next new trailer. We would love to earn your trust and business.

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  • I took my trailer here to get it repaired. Everyone I worked with was attentive and helpful. I really appreciated the ability to drop off my trailer on the weekend for service the following Monday. They had the trailer fixed before noon on Monday AND took care of the inspection, even though I'd forg... Read More
  • Great one stop shop for trailers, accessories, boots, and clothing. Jeff and the rest of the team were super friendly, I enjoyed doing business with them.
  • Always call Davis for trailer work and they never fail to amaze me! We have had hitches installed and just recently a ramp for our horse trailer and it was amazing. In and out service, great people and a great price!
  • These guys have been great to us from the moment we started our trailer purchase. They've dealt with any issues promptly. Their customer service has been top notch and they stand by their products. Their store is also a great place to browse, I found a great deal on a riding jacket.
  • Great place for a trailer or anything on a trailer. They also have a variety of trailers to choose from. All the employees are extremely helpful. Dean, the owner, is wonderful to work with. Kudos 👏