Choosing the right enclosed trailer can be difficult. There are so many sizes, shapes, colors and features to consider that without enough research, it’s easy to choose the wrong one for your needs. It all depends on what you plan to use your trailer for, and how far you plan to travel with it. Luckily, the team at Kate’s Kars and Trailer Sales is ready to help you find the best trailer for you.

We’ve put together a guide to help determine the right cargo trailer that will help you be successful in whatever you need it for. Keep reading for more!

Now, let’s get started on how to choose the right size! Right now, we have an extensive number of trailers for sale on our lot, including five-foot-wide, six-foot-wide, 7.5-foot-wide and 8.5-foot wide trailers. So, no matter your needs, Kate’s Kars and Trailer Sales is here to help you choose the right trailer.

Consider your tow vehicle

Now, let’s consider a few basics! You more than likely already own a truck or SUV that’s powerful enough to tow your cargo trailer, but it’s always a good idea to check the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of your vehicle and your trailer to ensure they’re compatible. Simply put, this number is the maximum weight that’s permitted when fully loaded.


Creating and sticking to a budget is important when searching for a cargo trailer, especially if you’re business just got its start. It will be easier to come up with a budget once you decide the size of trailer you need and any features that come along with it. If you need it for your business, it’s worth having a higher budget, because it will more than likely grow over time and that extra space will not go unused. But, if you’re needing a trailer for your ATV or anything that you plan to have for years to come, you’ll probably be able to slide by with purchasing just enough space.


This might be obvious to some, but purchasing the right size trailer depends on what you plan on using it for. Maybe you’re using it for your own small landscaping business. If so, you might get away with purchasing a smaller trailer than someone who wants to haul their ATV or golf cart from place to place.

A great size for a riding mower is any of our 8.5 wide trailers that are made to withstand heavy usage. You’ll need plenty of dismount space with mounted racks on the sides. This is also a great size for those transporting a collectible car.

For those that are hauling any sort of vehicle, think ATV, snowmobile, mowers or vintage cars, be sure to look for tie-down rings and ask about the weight capacity they can handle to help stabilize your load. For most other careers or hobbies, a trailer that’s much smaller will usually do the trick, but you also must think about your business and if it will eventually grow.

Any smaller than 8.5 wide could be for business owners just starting out that don’t need much space for their equipment. A six-foot-wide trailer is a great in-between size that offers plenty of space without being too empty on the road. It’s also one of the most popular cargo trailer sizes, so you know you can’t go wrong with it. A five-foot-wide trailer might be for you if you’re needing just little bit more space than what your truck or SUV can offer. Think of this size as a small add-on to your vehicle!

Future Growth

If you want it to, your small business can easily expand into a small empire. For this reason, you must consider buying extra space in your cargo trailer. It might cost more upfront, but you’ll reap the benefits once your business does grow and you find yourself needing more and more space each year.

When searching for a cargo trailer, try not to think in the moment. Project a few years down the road and consider where your business might be then. Will you have more equipment? Probably. More necessary items to carry with you and store? Absolutely! Thinking into the future will not only save you money, but will help you decide where you want your business to be.

Contact us for help!

Because there are so many different options when it comes to enclosed cargo trailers, is our staff is ready to help you each step of the way. So many factors go into choosing the right trailer, and we’re here to support you and make sure you’re happy with your purchase! We’ll be able to help you narrow down which trailer is right for you, so give us a call today!

Want to see a trailer in person? No problem! We encourage you to come to our location in Arthur and see what we have in store for you.