Winter Uses for Utility Trailers

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean that you have to store your utility trailer until the spring thaw. In fact, many utility trailer owners relish having this essential piece of equipment during this time of year. If you’re new to owning a utility trailer and aren’t sure about the different ways you can take advantage of it from November through March, consider these uses listed below.

  • Hauling debris from your yard. Yardwork never seems to end, and the more acres you have, the more you’ll appreciate being able use a utility trailer. From small rocks to large sticks that have blown from the trees thanks to northern winds, you can easily transport them to a site where they can be recycled, reused, safely burned or thrown away.
  • Hauling lawn care equipment. If the fall extends into the winter months, or the spring comes a little early, you may find yourself needing to do a little lawn and garden care. Utility trailers can assist you in taking lawn mowers, hedge clippers and other lawn care equipment to where you want to go.
  • Hauling your snowmobile. Just bought a snowmobile so you can get some fun and exercise when the snow cover gets deep enough? Use your utility trailer to take the snowmobile. Remember that you can also get trailers that are specially designed just for ATVs and snowmobile equipment.
  • Transporting vehicles. So you’ve decided to spend a little time in a southern area to enjoy better weather, but you’re taking an RV? Big utility trailers can safely transport a vehicle so you aren’t forced to drive the RV once you’ve arrived at your destination.
  • Taking building supplies from one location to another. Winter is an excellent time of year to do some interior renovations. If you’re doing it yourself, you’ll need a method of getting all the building materials from the store to your home. A utility trailer can make this a snap, and you won’t have to worry about ruining the bed of your truck.
  • Transporting goodies from auctions and sales. When it’s cold outside, a lot of people like to go shopping indoors, including at estate auctions, other types of auctions, and local or regional sales events. If you see something big, you can still bid on it or buy it outright if you have a utility trailer that can take it back to your residence.
  • Moving holiday furnishings into and out of a storage unit. Do you have seasonal items for your household in a storage unit? Securely transport them with a utility trailer. When the holidays have passed, you can just move them back.

Of course, no matter how you make use of your utility trailer, be sure that it’s inspected and maintained. If it has two axles, it will likely need an annual safety inspection sticker; make certain this is up to date so you don’t get a fine. This will help prevent any future problems. If a repair is necessary, head to Reinhart Trailers in Caledon.

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