By straight definition, a trailer is some sort of platform, enclosed or not, that allows you to transport heavy items from one place to another. You simply attach it to your vehicle, add the required load and you’re off. But, like most things there are several different types of trailers to choose from.
Perhaps the most common type of trailer is the enclosed variety. It keeps your stuff safe and away from the weather. These trailers can be locked to prevent theft and are essentially just extensions of your trunk in terms of storage. As long as what you need can fit inside, you’re golden.
These closed trailers are common for those in trades, those who have to take a lot of tools or large pieces of equipment to and from work sites and those who have large items to transport.
The open trailer, then is simply a platform with side rails and wheels that attaches to the back of your vehicle. This is a good option if you have to move heavy or large things around. They’re not all that good at protecting from theft however, as your items are in plain view at all times and of course, if it rains, whatever you have in there will get wet. But, this option is great for things like jet skis and other water toys that are wet when they go in anyway (after use), or anything where it doesn’t matter if it gets wet. They’re also great for trips to the big box stores to pick up gardening materials like trees and sod, and are great for single trips to move that couch to grandma’s house.
A foldable trailer, like the name suggests, is one that can fold for storage when not in use. These have removable side tracks, wheels, tailgates, bed liners and dumping features and are designed to be easily folded and unfolded for use.
A sports utility trailer is great for moving large goods and usually has fiberglass walls and rubber roofs. They come in all different sizes and shapes depending on your needs and they are built tough out of steel or aluminum. They can also be adjusted and customized for all your toys and different needs.