Discussing Rural Transportation Options

Three Things You Can Use Cargo Trailers For When You Go On Vacation

Cargo trailers have much more versatility than people give them credit for. Typically, people use these trailers to move furniture on moving day. However, they can also be used for transporting lots of other things when you go on vacation across the country and you are driving the entire distance. The following three items can be moved with you while you travel when you use a cargo trailer.

Haul Your Snowmobiles

If you do not have a trailer specifically for your snowmobiles (and few people do) then a cargo trailer is the next best thing. You may need a little creative thinking to get your sleds onto the cargo trailer (i.e., a ramp and maybe a power winch to help you load them), but once they are loaded you can take them to all of the snowiest vacation spots in the U.S. (or Canada).

Haul Your Dirt Bikes or Motorcycles

If you plan to do a little joyriding on your motorcycle or do some off-roading while on vacation, then you can use a cargo trailer to haul your dirt bikes and/or motorcycles. You will still need to rent or buy a loading ramp for these items, but it is cheaper than attempting to have the bikes shipped to your destination or assign family members to ride and drive the bikes, car and/or camper the whole way. Be sure you have several ratcheting tie-down ropes so that you can keep the bikes from tipping over inside the cargo trailer and you are good to go.

Haul Your Canoe, Kayak, Dinghy or Jet Skis

Land vehicles do not get all the fun on vacation--water vehicles often go everywhere with their owners too. If you have a family canoe, kayak, dingy or jet skis, all of these water recreation vehicles can fit on a cargo trailer. Renting a cargo trailer may be on par with renting a jet ski trailer, for example, but cargo trailers will provide you with a little more room for any extra stuff you accumulate while on vacation. This is ideal for those times when there is absolutely no way your recreational watercraft is/are going to go on the roof of your car or fit in the back of your truck because you already have a ton of stuff on the car/in the truck bed. It is also ideal if you do not have a trailer for your watercraft and you cannot afford to buy a trailer specific to the watercraft you own and want to take with you on vacation.