In the United States, the term is often used interchangeably with travel trailer and mobile home, ranges of trailers and manufactured real estate developed for human habitation. Their origins lay in utility trailers built in a similar fashion to horse-drawn wagons. A trailer park is an area where mobile houses are positioned for habitation.
In the United States trailers varying in size from single-axle dollies to 6-axle, 13 feet 6 in (4,115 mm) high, 53 feet 0 in (16,154 mm) long semi-trailers are commonplace. The latter, when hauled as part of a tractor-trailer or “18-wheeler”, brings a big percentage of the freight that travels over land in North America.
Types of Trailers
Some trailers are made for personal (or small business) use with almost any powered car having a suitable drawback, however some trailers are part of big trucks called semi-trailer trucks for transportation of cargo.
Confined toy trailers and motorcycle trailers can be pulled by commonly available pickup or van, which normally need no unique permit beyond a regular driver’s license. Specialized trailers like outdoor motorcycle trailers, bicycle trailers are much smaller sized, available to small cars, as are some simple trailers, pulled by a drawbar and riding on a single set of axles. Other trailers, such as utility trailers and take a trip trailers or campers can be found in single and multiple axle varieties, to allow for differing sizes of tow vehicles.
There also exist extremely specialized trailers, such as genset trailers, pusher trailers and their ilk that are likewise used to power the pulling car. Others are custom-built to hold entire kitchens and other specific devices used by carnival vendors. There are likewise trailers for transporting boats.
Review of Diamond Cargo Trailer #1
Bought a 16 × 7 Red dual axel 7000lb trailer with aluminum wheels, radial tires, motorcycle bundle and so on. I paid to get the flooring reinforced and the flooring cross members to be 12 inches in between centers rather of the normal 24 inches. This was supposed to provide the trailer extra strength. While the price seemed to be fine but I am disappointed at the quality of the craftsmanship. When I arrived at the factory in Douglas Georgia they offered me a trailer that wasn’t ended up. The rear area around the interior of the ramp door wasn’t installed. They asked me if I had bought it that method. I informed them no and they informed me to go for lunch and come back after a couple of hours.
I discovered that the interior light wasn’t working, this took about a hour to repair. The wire they used was defective (it had no copper wire inside the plastic coating). The caulking was badly done also I had to inquired to fix one area of caulking at the factory which they did. I drove the trailer from Douglas Georgia to Tampa Florida loaded it and drove to Toronto Canada.
When I arrived I found that the RV side door with lock bar was not square and would not open. There was undoubtedly some flex in the trailer and it reveals on the RV door. It was fine when I chose it up. I contacted us to find out about guarantee and where they would like me to take the trailer to be repaired. I was asked to send some pictures of the door. I did this right away. A couple of weeks later on I feel bitter the pictures with a note detailing the issue and info such as vin number and how to contact me.
I never heard back from them. I have actually now taken the trailer to a trailer repair shop to provide me a quote. While there they found that the joint on the Red Aluminum panel on the rear door (it includes two pieces with a joint down the center) was not glued and it has actually been recommended that it will have to be removed to be fixed. This is a new trailer that’s a couple of months old. I hate to think about what else might will appear when more mileage is placed on it. The repair man who took a look at it seems to think that they did a bad job of building this one
Review of Diamond Cargo Trailer #2
I had an issue with a 25ft Diamond Cargo trailer which had actually been used 5 times in 2 years to carry a lightweight race vehicle. The problem was the side door would not open or shut due to severe flex in the frame. I took pictures of the side of the trailer revealing that the door was 3/4″ out of square while sitting in a stationary position, I then took images with a flooring jack under the rear of the trailer near the tailgate attachment area, in this position the door fitted the frame completely and opened and closed much like when I first took delivery of the system.
The warranty manager informed me that this flexing was acceptable which is how the trailer is developed. He provided no solution to the problem when I informed him I would brace the frame myself to solve the problem he informed me that I would void my warranty. The “service warranty” is not worth the paper it is printed on. I recommend anyone looking for a car trailer to remain clear of Diamond Cargo Trailers.
#3 Review of the Trailer
I purchased a twin axle 7×12 v nose trailer from them 2 years earlier. Living in New Jersey at the time I made arrangements to get the trailer at their pick up point in Brunswick GA just off of 95. They came through with whatever I had actually bought and the gentleman that met me there (it was on a Sunday) remained and made certain I was connected correctly as well as supplied a light package for my automobile, which obviously was extra.
I live in Florida now and the trailer has actually made numerous trips backward and forward to the New Jersey area without a single issue. Tires have actually held up fine with no obvious wear and there is no rust on it either as Florida is a really humid area. I have actually read the problems on this site and think the problems here were beyond Diamond Cargo’s control. One appears to be the fault on an independent merchant that sells their product and did not forward the warranty concern to the company. The tire issue on another grievance might have been triggered poorly filling the trailer which can significantly affect tire wear.(specifically if it is a double axle).
If the people that had service warranty problems had actually read their copy of the service warranty, which I have, they would see that most problems have to be reminded their factory in Georgia however as we see here they will go beyond that to solve any problems. In closing I don’t believe this site’s examination of Diamond Cargo’s company is reasonable due to the thousands of trailers they sell and to be ranked on four doubtful grievances. My dealings with this company have actually been exceptional and I would advise them to anyone searching for a quality trailer at a sensible price!