Utility Trailer

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

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 stranded along the road. How many trailers have you seen on the side of the road this year with one wheel propped up? Don't let it happen to you. If you haven't checked your wheel bearings lately, read this article. You can complete this simple task in about an hour and save yourself a big repair bill.

Utility Trailer projects

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • How to Buy the Right Ball Mount For Safe Towing

    In order to tow a trailer safely, the tongue must be level with the road. The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat, shows you how to determine…