The volume of dump trailers is measured in cubic yards. The volume represents the space enclosed by the bed and walls of the dump trailer. In order to calculate the volume, you need to know the length, width and height of the dump trailer. When the side walls are not as tall as the front and rear walls, you should calculate the without boards height, based on the side wall height, and the with boards height, using the front and rear walls.
- Measure the length of the dump trailer in yards.
- Measure the width of the dump trailer in yards. Measure from the inside edge of one side to the inside edge of the other side rather than the outsides of the trailer.
- Measure the height of the dump trailer walls. If the sides are shorter than the nose or tail, you will have to calculate two volumes. For example, if the nose and tail are one yard high but the sides are 0.75 yards high, you would use 0.75 yards to calculate that “without boards” volume and one yard to calculate the “with boards” volume.
- Multiply the length times the width times the height to calculate the volume of the dump trailer. If you have two different heights, calculate the volume twice, once with each measurement. For example, if your width was two yards, the length was three yards and the height was 0.5 yards, the volume would be three cubic yards.
- If a measurement is in inches, you can convert it to yards by dividing by 36. For example, 18 inches would be 0.5 yards.
- If a measurement is in feet, you can convert it to yards by dividing by 3. For example, 2 feet would be about 0.67 yards.
Whether it’s a Utility Trailers or a boat trailer,¬† it will not make it to its destination if it is not connected to the tow vehicle properly. ¬†Since 1975, there have been more than 1 million traffic accidents in the United States caused by improperly attached trailers, to the tow vehicle ¬†according to information compiled from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.¬† Within those 1 million-plus crashes, more than 14,000 people have been killed and almost 500,000 injured.¬† The numbers are staggering and illustrate the need to properly hook up your trailer.
- ALWAYS¬† CHECK THE BALL SIZE OF THE COUPLER ON THE TRAILER¬†BEFORE HOOKING ANY TRAILER TO ANY VEHICLE.
- Raise the trailer tongue so it is higher than the tow ball on the tow vehicle. This is necessary to make sure the vehicle can get under the tongue to connect to the trailer.
- Position your helper next to the tongue of the trailer facing the rear of the tow vehicle. This person will guide the tow vehicle into position for attachment.
- Back the tow vehicle to the trailer, positioning the ball of the tow vehicle directly under the coupler on the tongue of the trailer. This could take several attempts to complete properly.
- Open the latch on the trailer hitch. Each trailer is different: some are a basic lift type switch while others are a more complex spring-loaded slide mechanism.
- Lower the trailer onto the tow vehicle ball using the trailer jack. Make sure the latch remains open. Continue to lower the trailer until the ball is fully inside the ball coupler and the jack leg is off the ground. Fully raise the trailer jack.
- Close the latch¬†on the coupler.¬† It is always recommended and some states require that a locking mechanism be placed in the latch to insure that the latch doesn’t come unlocked while traveling.
- Connect the safety chains on the trailer tongue to the tow bar of the tow vehicle. There are chain connections next to the hitch mount of most towing bars. If there is no visible place to connect the chains, locate the nearest frame rail to the hitch and clip the chains there. These chains must be connected. They keep the trailer connected to the vehicle in case the coupler comes off the ball.
- Attach the trailer wire plug to the plug on the tow vehicle.¬†¬† Turn the lights on and check all light functions.¬†
- For trailers equipped with brakes you must also connect your break-away cable to the tow vehicle.¬†
- Recheck all of the connections.¬† This last step will take less than 30 seconds¬†to ensure you have done your part.
- Don’t forget about the rest of your trailers maintenance needs.
- Make sure the trailer is not too heavy for the tow vehicle.
- Towing capacities ca be found in the owner’s manual for most vehicles.
- Make sure all connections are complete and lights are working prior to leaving the starting point.
- Check connections every 50 miles to ensure they are still connected.
Diamond Cargo, one of ALL PRO Trailers premier manufactures, delivered one of the new AERO Special motorcycle trailers. A new an innovative design Enclosed Cargo Trailer that not only as a V-nose for better towing , but also a slanted front end AERO Package.¬† ALL PRO and Diamond Cargo trailers have taken this design idea from some of the most modern aviation designs in aerodynamics and applied these to the enclosed cargo trailer to help you save fuel and pull easier behind today’s smaller trucks and vans.
In the enclosed cargo trailer market in Florida and Georgia this beauty is going to ramp up sales in 2010. Our first models were built Orange and Black for the Harley Davidson motorcycle riders. Diamond Cargo trailers is also building the Aero Special in any combination of trailer colors you would like including Chrome or Aluminum tread plate.
The Aero Trailer is Available in 6 foot wide single axle trailers as well as 8.5 wide car haulers. Many options are available to customize this and add your own special features.
Ramp Door With Low Rider Door Extension Standard
Aero Slant Nose Enclosed Cargo Trailer
Enclosed Cargo Trailers are useful for hauling all kinds of things including equipment, materials and furniture. ¬†However, a bad trailer light could cause an accident or a law enforcement officer to pull you over and give you a citation.¬† Replacing a broken or burnt out cargo trailer light is not difficult and can be accomplished with a few simple hand tools and about 10 minutes.
- Disconnect the trailer wire connection¬†from the tow vehicle. You don’t want to short something out.
- Use a screwdriver to remove the sealed oval light from the rubber grommet.¬† Normally this is a sealed unit that doesn’t allow for the light bulb to be replaced.¬†
- Pull the oval light out and unplug the wire connections (push pin assembly).¬† Sometimes the wires are short, so don’t let the wires fall down in the rear wall space.¬† ¬†Replace the bad light with the new device and re-install the wires and light into the grommet.
- Re-connect the wires to the vehicle and test the light functions using the vehicle.
Proper maintenance whether it is the electrical, bearings, tires or other special systems on your trailer will allow your trailering travels to be that of a joyful experience.
Tip: Trace the lighting wiring from the light all the way back to the wiring harness to make sure there are no tears in the wiring itself, thus insuring that it is actually the light that is bad and not something else.
Whether it’s racing, motorcycling, motocross, trail riding, traveling, mud bogging, rock climbing, hunting, hiking, camping or whatever takes you out of the office ALL PRO Trailers has a trailer to meet your wants and needs.¬†¬† We have a staff of trained sales professionals to listen to you and help determine which line of trailers will make your travels those which others only dream of.¬†¬†¬† Watch for new listing of our current customers and their hobby trailers.¬†¬† Weekends made easy with an ALL PRO Trailers.
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