Custom Trailers for Sale in Dorset
Handmade Commercial and Catering Trailers Delivered Nationwide
When you choose SB Trailers, you're choosing a custom-designed, hand-built trailer that's perfect for your business. We're a family-run operation, supplying catering trailers for sale in Dorset. With a variety of different packages and optional extras from which to choose, you can be sure that your trailer will do what you need and help get your business on the road! With years of experience upon which to draw, you can be sure that close attention to detail is paid throughout construction, resulting in custom trailers for sale in Dorset that get businesses moving. Have any further questions? Take a look and find the answers you need.
How do I pay for my trailer?
We require 50% deposit to secure your build slot. Your Final Payment is due on your given completion date.
Do you accept finance?
Yes – We do have a third-party company that works alongside us. Once you have filled out the quote form and ticked the finance button, we will send over your details, so he can get in touch to discuss payment options.
SB Trailers have partnered with Leasing For Business who specialise in funding for the commercial trailer marketplace.
Repayments vary and depend on a business’s credit rating, and how long your business has been trading.
Please contact Leasing For Business for finance support.
How do I choose the right catering trailer for me?
Choosing the right catering trailer is essentially a two-step process. Choose a trailer and trailer manufacturer, based on your budget, needs, ideal design, and size.
Do you offer trailer delivery?
We can quote for delivery of your custom trailer, for sale in Dorset, if you notify us of your postcode. This is supplied by a third-party company and will be invoiced separately.
Do you offer braked trailers (gross weight of 950kgs and 1300kgs)?
Our single-axle braked trailers have a gross weight of 950kg. Our double-axle braked trailers have a gross weight of 1300kg.
What is the difference between a braked and an unbraked trailer?
An unbraked trailer has no brakes, so the car towing does all the braking. A braked trailer has brakes fitted. The trailer will apply its brakes through a mechanical linkage that is connected to the tow bar.
What are the speed limits when towing?
It is 60mph on motorways and dual carriageways and 50mph on other roads, unless there are lower speed restrictions in operation. If the vehicle/trailer combination is over 7500kg MAM then there is a further restriction of 50mph on dual carriageways. If in doubt, consult the Government’s Highway Code.
I passed my driving test after January 1st 1997. Can I still tow a trailer?
If you passed your test after 1st January 1997, you will not have category B+E on your license, which enables you to tow any trailer up to 3500kg. Without your B+E category, you will be restricted in the types of trailers you can tow, although there are still towing options available to you.
Alternatively, you can sit your B+E towing test. As of December 2009, tests cost £110 but, like your driving test, prior tuition is recommended. The NFU provides B+E test and training discounts to its members.
There are tuition and test centers located across the UK.
How do I find out what weight of trailer I can tow with my vehicle?
Most vehicles have a manufacturer’s maximum recommended towing weight. It’s usually listed in the handbook or vehicle specification sheet. You can also find it on the vehicle identification number (VIN) plate on the car. If in any doubt, contact your vehicle manufacturer.
When towing a trailer, the following needs to be considered:
The actual weight of the trailer and its load must not exceed the maximum towing weight permitted by the vehicle. For example, if the maximum towing weight of your vehicle is 2000kg and the trailer you are towing has an unladen weight of 500kg, then you can load up to 1500kg on your trailer, provided that the maximum gross weight of the trailer is 2000kg or above.
Are your trailers approved for use on the road?
All of our custom trailers for sale in Dorset are VOSA/DVSA (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency) approved, either as Class 01 (unbraked) or Class 02 (braked).
How do I connect a trailer to a towing vehicle?
- Ensure that the towing vehicle’s tow bar is in good condition.
- Check that the ball head cup is well greased.
- Raise the coupling head above the tow ball by using of the jockey wheel.
- Position the tow ball under the coupling head, then using the jockey wheel, lower the coupling head onto the tow ball whilst holding the coupling head open. Once the two parts are correctly engaged, the coupling head handle will lock in the closed position. Twist the coupling head and check that the trailer is properly coupled.
- Wind the jockey wheel upwards until fully retracted and the top handle is tightly locked – now loosen the main clamp and raise the jockey as high as possible in the clamp. Re-tighten the clamp, ensuring that the jockey wheel is well clear of the brake mechanism and is securely retained.
- Check presence and condition of the break-away cable. If damaged or not present, replace immediately. Connect break-away cable to towing bracket on towing vehicle.
- Connect the electrical plug to the socket on the rear of the towing vehicle. Check that all lights are fully operational. Ensure also that the electrical lead cannot drag on the ground.
- Finally, ensure that the hand brake is in the fully off position.
How should I modify my driving whilst towing a trailer?
To tow your trailer safely you should remember these points:
- The overall length of your vehicle increases when towing a trailer. It is therefore necessary to widen your turns to avoid hitting kerbs.
- The additional weight of a trailer and its load will increase your stopping distance. You must therefore allow more time for braking.
- When reversing you must steer the opposite way to the direction in which you require the trailer to travel.
- You should never exceed the maximum towing weight for your towing vehicle.
Which locks should I choose for my trailer?
Ideally, your trailer should be fitted with a coupling lock and wheel clamp to deter thieves. However, your trailer should be secured to the requirements that your insurance company specifies, as not following their guidance may invalidate your policy.
When will my trailer be ready?
Get in touch via the live chat for the next available completion date.