When it is time to move to a new home and you are looking for a means to transport all your household properties, you will need one that is swift efficient, safe and affordable. Several options are available for you to choose from. These include using your friend’s cars, renting a truck or renting a trailer. Many people want some privacy when moving their stuff. Renting a trailer will provide all the privacy you need and can even enable you to move in one swoop. In this article, we discuss the things you must know before hiring a trailer.
The amount of load you want to move
The quantity of your stuff will determine the load capacity of the trailer you should go for. This can be a determinant on the number of to and from trips you will undertake. It will also determine the cost you will incur. Hiring price usually increases with capacity. You can decide to move only part of your stuff with a trailer if cost savings is important to you.
The type of trailer that is most suitable
There are several types of trailers for you to choose from. Depending on your needs, there is one that is applicable. Commons ones include the furniture trailer, flat deck, cage trailer and box trailers. Furniture trailers are enclosed and are good for privacy. They also have high load carrying capacities. As the name suggests flat decks have no roof or side walls. They are only equipped with guides on the side. Cage trailers are like flat decks with a cage. Though their load capacity is comparable to furniture trailers, they are not covered and do not provide any privacy. Box trailers are simple trailers with a box shaped base. They are smaller in size and have a small load carrying capacity.
The capacity of the towing vehicle
What if you have your trailer fully loaded and you discover your towing vehicle can hardly pull it. It could also be that trying to drive the vehicle is too much of a headache because it has lost every form of control. What a waste of cash that will be. In order to avoid this kind of a mess, its essential you find a towing vehicle that is ideal for the full capacity of the trailer.
Who drives the trailers
The driver of a towing vehicle requires expertise in this area. You don’t want your hard earned money going down the drain if an accident occurs. If you are going to drive, be sure of your skills. If it’s a friend or a hired driver, be sure that the person is qualified and has a valid drivers license.
How long you will be needing the trailer
The longer the hired trailer stays with you, the higher your price. If you are going to move a lot of things then you need the right size trailer size to limits the number of trips. Also, note that the price for a bigger trailer will increase. A simple cost estimation for different scenarios will suffice.