Utility Trailer

Get ideas to upgrade and make repairs to your utility trailer.

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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

  • You see trailers broken down on the side of the road all the time. Don’t let that happen to you. The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat will…

  • How to Hook Up a Trailer

  • Don’t lose your $25,000 boat or worse yet, kill someone. The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to hook up your trailer…

  • 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…

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