We have all heard this before, and I know you are thinking, this is a trailer Blog, why are we talking fruits here. But, as the old adage goes, no matter what you are comparing, make sure they are the same, and it applies to all different situations in life. So here, we are going to touch on comparing trailers.
In today’s economy, so many things in our lives have become price driven. We shop for the lowest price. Period. But we must really stop to think and compare all of our options to make sure we are well informed about what we are buying. Is the cheapest trailer really going to fit my needs? Is the cheapest trailer going to end up costing me in the long haul? Do I really need all the bells and whistles the expensive one has? All valid questions we need to stop and ask ourselves.
When you are out trailer shopping, you will encounter a wide variety of trailers. Make sure you focus on your needs, and narrow down the style and size of trailer you are looking for. Once you have that figured out, I am sure you are going to hit up all your local trailers dealers. What you need to do, is arm yourself with more specific trailer information so you are not “comparing apples to oranges”. Get the thickness of the steel (or aluminum), warranties, standard versus optional features. You get the idea.
There are no standard this or standard that in the trailer industy. The manufacturers use all different sorts of materials, lights, axles, brakes, the list can drag on for miles. Mt best advice is to arm yourself with knowledge. Make sure the trailers you are looking at and comparing have the same features, or if one is lacking in one area, does it make up for it somewhere else. Knowledge is the key.
When you finally decide on the best trailer for you, it might end up being the least expensive, it might not, but at least you have the confidence that you made the right informed decision. Prices are not going to be the same from an open trailer to an enclosed, steel or aluminum. Arm yourself with the facts, and go out there and shop and copare with confidence.