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How to Choose the Best Enclosed Storage Trailer in Miami

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June 28, 2021

In the market for an enclosed storage trailer in Miami? You may be wondering where to start and how to ensure you get the best value for your money. First, you’ll have to determine what exactly it is that you need to store or haul. The primary purpose of any enclosed trailer is to protect cargo from the elements while keeping it secure against outsiders.

Here are some tips on how to make the best decision.


Knowing the intended usage should be your starting point. Depending on what type of cargo you have, make sure the width, length, and height of your desired trailer will be able to accommodate the load. Weight limits are also a factor. For example, if you have a utility trailer for an HVAC business, you can get away with a compact unit fitted for all your tools and materials. But if you plan to haul many ATVs for a back woods excursion, you’ll need a larger option with open space.

Now that you know what you’re putting in there, consider the accessories and modifications you’ll need for your enclosed trailer. For example, if you’ll be using it as a mobile construction trailer, you will need to add lights, integrated ladder racks, and an increased weight capacity. Or, if you plan to use it to haul a classic car, motorcycle, or ATV, trailer upgrades can include electrical and security additions, LED Lights and a ramp door.

Distance and Locale

The distance, locale, and terrain your trailer will be subjected to will help you choose the right type of trailer. If your landscaping crew will be using it primarily for city driving, fewer miles will be put on it as opposed to, say, a trailer that will haul your antique car to auto shows around the country.

If you’ll be driving long distances, safety will be a primary concern. Tandem axle trailers are more stable than single ones, plus you have the ability to add accessories to boost the efficiency and safety of long hauls, like extended tongues and spare tires. If you have a construction crew that frequently drives on dirt roads or loose gravel, upgraded tires will be a must.

Salt exposure is a concern for trailers that will be used or stored at coastal locations – a major concern here in Miami. A trailer with a special salt-resistant undercoating may be appropriate in this case.

Special Circumstances

Standard uses are pretty straight forward when it comes to choose a trailer in Miami. But if you have special circumstances where you’ll be hauling live animals to regional fairs or farms, for example, you may want to consider a gooseneck trailer that gives you more stability and payload capacity, reducing road sway.


There will likely be some accessories you need to add on to enhance the functionality and enjoyment of your storage trailer. From shelving and racks to drawers and hooks, there are many organizational accessories to keep your materials, products and tools secure. For someone who plans to haul vehicles, desired accessories may include ramps and tread plates. If you’ll be transporting food or medication, a temperature-controlled trailer with vents and AC units will be best.

Accessories can include these and more:

  • Cabinets
  • Benches
  • Flooring
  • Hitches
  • Jacks
  • LED lighting
  • Wheels
  • Wheel chocks
  • Shelving
  • Ladder racks
  • Steps
  • Toolboxes
  • Vents

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If you are interested in more information about our storage trailers, please contact us today in Miami for a free quote at 305-574-9051.

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