Utility Trailer projects
Repacking Trailer Wheel Bearings
Repacking the wheel bearings on your utility or boat trailer is quick and easy, and you'll avoid the breakdown that'll leaves you…
Fix Bad Boat and Utility Trailer Wiring
Be a safe driver. We show you how to diagnose and fix trailer lights that are dim or don't work. Most fixes are quick and easy.
Do it right. Do it yourself.
The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.
Utility Trailer Upgrades
Get more value and better performance from your utility trailer. These easy DIY upgrades and add-ons will let you haul cargo more efficiently…
Removing a Trailer Hitch Ball
Remove a rusted trailer hitch with penetrating fluid and an air chisel, not a sledgehammer. It's easier and won't bend or break anything.
Trailer Lights That Always Work
Convert your trailer lights to LEDs and add individual grounds to eliminate the two most common causes of light failures.
When to Replace Trailer Tires
Don’t let that happen to you. The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat will show you how to prevent tire failure on your trailer, unless you…
How to Hook Up a Trailer
The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to hook up your trailer the right way, to keep your trailer attached to your…
Selecting a Tow Hitch
Choose the correct drop or rise for a tow hitch ball mount by leveling the trailer tongue and measuring the difference in heights of the tow…
How to Buy the Right Ball Mount For Safe Towing
The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat, shows you how to determine which ball mount you need to buy to match up your vehicle to your trailer…