Bumper pull trailers are the most common type of trailer. This isn’t surprising as they have a lot of advantages over other trailers. Find out about the advantages of a bumper pull trailer.
They weigh less
Bumper pull trailers come in all shapes and sizes. This means that they could either be large or small, depending on your requirements. Bumper pull is the best option for new trailer owners. The gross vehicle weight, with a bumper pull, rarely exceeds 4500 kg well below the commercial licensing limit in Canada (5000 kg). This saves you the hassle of getting a permit.
They are more viable
Bumper pull trailers weight less than other trailers. This means that they don’t need to be hauled exclusively by a pickup, unlike other trailers. SUV’s, RV’s and other appropriate weight carriers could also be used to haul a bumper pull. This flexibility is another advantage a bumper pull has over other trailers.
The offer more choices
Since a bumper pull doesn’t necessarily need to hauled by a pickup truck, there are much more options available in the market. The bumper pull is ideal for your camping requirements and carrying around other lightweight loads.
They are less intimidating
Bumper pull trailers are small and friendly looking. They are easier to haul than bulkier trailers. This makes them a better choice for first time trailer owners.
They hitch easily
The bumper pull trailer is often called the tag along trailer. Despite this name they are not actually attached to the rear bumper of the vehicle. There is a ball hitch at the rear end of the vehicle that they are attached to. Most vehicle hitches are of this type. Another reason to get a bumper pull trailer.
They turn easily
It is easier to make turns with a bumper pull, you are also less likely to hit a fender, a sigh post, or run over a curb with a bumper pull.
They are more affordable
Weight is usually the factor that determines the price of a trailer. As bumper pull trailers are lighter than other trailers, they are also cost less.
However, a bumper pull trailer isn’t great for all kinds of trailering. Here are some things that your bumper pull cannot do.
- Due to their weight bumper pulls are rarely used for heavy hauling.
- The ball hitch in a bumper pull is not the strongest hitch.
- As bumper pulls are attached to the rear end of vehicles they may sometimes cause it to sway dangerously while turning.
- Bumper pull trailer offer less room for sleeping quarters than other trailer.
Veterans in trailer use often pass over the bumper pull trailer for the superior gooseneck trailer. These trailers are better for heavy hauling. Learn more about the difference between bumper pull and gooseneck trailers on our blog at Heavy Duty Direct.