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Trailer Buying Guide: Picking the Right Trailer for Your Cargo

For the most part, the cargo you haul determines the type of trailer you need. This trailer buying guide is meant to help you discover the right type of utility trailer, with the right options, to meet your needs.

Whether you need a trailer for a bobcat or skid steer, lawn mower, classic car, or your ATVs, we have you covered. TP Trailers is a massive dealer of trailers, offering competitive prices and the option of designing and ordering custom trailers.

What Cargo Are You Hauling in Your Trailer?

Since we have sold more utility trailers than anyone, we know the best trailers for the most common types of cargo and specialty cargo. We’ve put together this trailer buying guide to help you find the right trailer — with the right options — to meet your cargo hauling needs.

The most common types of cargo we see are:

  • ATVs
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Cars
  • Equipment
  • Skid Steers
  • Bobcats
  • Pavers
  • Backhoes
  • Motorcycles

Open cargo trailer for equipment


You might get tired of riding your ATV around your backyard, so transporting it (along with your friend’s ATV) becomes a necessity. Our trailer buying guide highlights the right sizes and the right options for hauling an ATV.

Lawn Mowers

If you’re looking for a trailer to haul a riding lawn mower, chances are that is how you make your living. Zero-turn mowers and riding tractors have only gotten bigger over the years, so you need a durable and sizable landscape trailer to do the job.


A trailer for a car is one of the most important types to include in our trailer buying guide. From our experience, if you’re hauling a car in a trailer, it’s your pride and joy. Whether it’s your track car, a classic beauty, or a show car, you want to make sure the trailer that hauls it is as reliable as your car.

Power Equipment (Skid Steers and Bobcats)

Unlike an ATV or a ’69 Mustang, this isn’t your hobby or your passion — you’re hauling this cargo to work. Since you’re buying this trailer for your business, you need a trailer that is durable and a reasonable price.


The slim size and light weight makes hauling a motorcycle relatively easy. With a few modifications, any trailer can become a motorcycle trailer. Choose your motorcycle trailer based on what else you can see yourself needing to haul in the future. Almost any trailer we sell can be set up to haul motorcycles.

TP Trailers for All of Your Trailer Needs

law enforcement standing next to an enclosed cargo trailer

As much as we hope this trailer buying guide got you thinking about your trailer needs and wants, the next step is a conversation with the trailer experts at TP Trailers.

We can find the perfect trailer to match not only your needs, but the truck or SUV you’ll be using to haul it. We have one of the largest trailer inventories on the East Coast and we are happy to work with you to customize a trailer to meet your exact needs.

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