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. Hiring 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 smaller trailer such as 6×4 Trailer and 8×5 Trailer usually have a maximum load capacity of 350kg to 500kg. Larger trailers such as Tandem Trailer or Car Carrier Trailers with hydraulic breaks can have a load capacity of 1000kg to 1400kg. Any heavier loads require a trailer with electric breaks. This means that the towing vehicle should also be fitted with electric break controller to be able to tow the trailer. 

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. Most commonly used trailers for smaller jobs include the 8×5 cage trailers, 6×4 cage trailers, 8×5 plain trailers, bike trailers. Tandem trailers can also come in plain or flat deck variety or including a cage. Some double axle / tandem trailers also come with a ramp, which could be important when moving heavy things. 

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 you have never towed a trailer before, please first check of your drivers licence allows you to tow a trailer. Before collecting the trailer you should check trailerlink.com.au/info for trailer operation guides, safe trailer towing tips and videos. 

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. For an estimation of price you can visit trailerlink.com.au and select required trailer and dates.