The Reason Single Axle Trailers Are More and More Favoured These Days


The popular single axle trailer towed on the back of a vehicle is usually used to carry items from point A to point B. This kind of vehicle is the most basic in features and uses just the one axle, to which two wheels are fitted so as to let it ride comfortable behind the vehicle.

You have probably already seen this kind of trailer type being put to use, to haul smaller weighted items. Anything over a particular set weight, will certainly up the possibilities of it turning over, and nobody wants that to happen.

  • The trailer is firmly attached to vehicles, such as a van or SUV, although you will sometimes see cars with mini versions of the trailer.

The Single Axle Trailer Design Differs to Many Others

  • Most of these kinds of trailers are contained, which provides a layer of protection for its contents from the weather and from any theft or damage.
  • Another design is the open-air type, where the rear end can be lowered and make a ramp for loading or unloading.
  • It’s worth checking out second hand trailers in Yorkshire, because many folk have found some great deals.

Normally Used by Folk Who Have an Interest In:

  • Jet Skis
  • ATV’s (AKA quads)
  • Motorbikes
  • Hauling around heavy equipment (i.e. Heavy gardening equipment)

Safely Secured

The single axle trailer is attached to the pulling vehicle via a hitch receiver at the rear of the vehicle. The hitch receiver’s towing weight limit and the size of the vehicle doing the towing, will decide on the capacity of any trailer which can be securely hauled.

  • Sturdy safety chains are also in place between the trailer and the hitch for extra security if the hitch system somehow fails.

By UK law, all trailers must be fitted with brake lights working in sync with the towing vehicle:

Brake lights

  • And, the axle, wheels, and tyres must be the correct size and be able to work safely on all roads.
  • The trailer’s frame must also be built strong and sturdy to make sure there’s no loss of control on the country’s motorways.


Some single axle trailers are developed for specific purposes.

  • For example, a car hauler is a short, single axle vehicle that allows for a car or a truck to be safely attached to the trailer and then transported.
  • Other types of single axle trailers are put to good use for the purposes of towing small boats and various types of motorcycles.

Such designs can also be open or enclosed, all of which will depend on the needs of the vehicle’s owner. Occasionally, the size of the trailer will be somewhat larger and the trailers will then be in need of two axles or more, as with the flatbed design. (All depending on the dimensions of what it is that is being transported)

These wonderful trailers look certain to remain popular all over Yorkshire and Great Britain!


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