Get ideas to upgrade and make repairs to your utility trailer.
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 and safely, without costing you a bundle.
Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:
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.
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 hitch receiver and the ball. Choosing the proper height makes towing safer.
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.
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.
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.