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Guide to Articulating Couplers for Trailers

What Is An Articulating Trailer Coupler? An articulating trailer coupler is a hitch mechanism that allows 360-degree rotation of a trailer-to-tow vehicle connection. It prevents the hitch ball from binding against the coupler. Articulating (also called multi-axis) couplers are popular on off-road trailers. But as you’ll see, they are an

How to Read a Trailer Tire Label (Quick Reference)

A typical tire label might read: ST205/75-R14 LRD ST: Special Trailer Tire. ST tires are built with reinforced sidewalls and unique chemistry to handle the higher shear loads and longer storage periods of trailer service. 205: The section width in millimeters. 75: The aspect ratio, expressed as a percentage of

Should I Use Aluminum to Build a Trailer?

Here at Template Trailers, we love aluminum! It’s silvery, it’s lightweight, it’s easy to drill, and best of all, it’s strong! However, aluminum is finicky to work with. We prefer its use for bolt-together trailers rather than conventional welded trailers. Here’s why: Most people are interested in aluminum for a

A Guide to the Best Options for Trailer Decking

Decking is a critical part of your trailer. It holds your stuff, seals against water, prevents animal intrusion, and strengthens your frame. Your choice of decking or flooring will vary by trailer type. For instance, a lightweight lawn trailer may use expanded steel mesh. It’s lightweight and doesn’t hold water.