Neo Trailers: 5 Reasons You Won’t be Able to Resist This Sale

We’ve had a lot of requests for this extremely popular aluminum trailer. We started stocking Neo Trailers in August. In fact, when we were anticipating our first load, I wrote Neo Trailers: 5 Reasons to Get Excited. We are proud to be Neo dealers because we know our customers are purchasing quality trailers when they choose this brand.

We recently put in a large order for some of these trailers. We recieved a variety of brand new trailers on sale, which means our customers will get them for a great price too! I will provide more information on this later in this post. 

There’s a lot to love about these trailers, and I would like to elaborate on 5 things in particular.

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There are many perks to an aluminum trailer. There are two major advantages, in particular, that I want to make sure you’re aware of:

  1. Rust Free- Aluminum is extremely resistant to all forms of weather and corrosion. It keeps its shiny, clean appearance which results in a longer life-span. It also holds its resale value (not that you would EVER want to get rid of your aluminum trailer, of course.)
  2. Lightweight- On average,  an aluminum trailer weighs 25% less than its steel framed equivalent. A lighter trailer is much easier to tow and also allows you to pull more cargo. Wouldn’t it be nice to free up some of that weight so that you can have more flexibility with what you’re transporting? Another advantage to pulling less trailer weight is the increase you will see in your MPG. Save your pennies for some fancy trailer accessories!

We are big fans of aluminum trailers; they offer a lot of things that steel trailers don’t. If you would like to know more facts on the advantages of aluminum, you can read Aluminum Trailers vs. Steel Trailers. The article is written by Featherlite Trailers and is based off of horse trailers. The facts are still applicable to us and are very interesting, however, we don’t typically have to worry about horse urine.

2. LED Lighting

LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lighting is becoming very popular among trailers as well as just about everywhere else! Many manufacturers are jumping on the light bandwagon and putting these on their trailers. If you don’t yet know why these lights are getting to be so popular, here are 4 reasons!

1.Long Life-Span- This is probably the most well known fact of these lights. They last for a really, really, really, really, really, really -you get the point- really long time! When a typical LED light bulb is used 8 hours a day, it will last for 17 years!

2.Durable- Just like the aluminum, LED lights perform beautifully in all types of weather. Even in extremely low temperatures, they still are effective. And that’s kind of a requirement living in West Michigan. Anyone else ready for spring? Along with the cold, they are also resistant to shock and vibrations. Could there be a better lighting match for a trailer?

3.Go Green- These babies use energy much more efficiently than a regular incandescent bulb. There is very little wasted heat and they don’t contain any mercury. This means that their environmental impact is much smaller than that of other light bulbs.

4. They are the Future- It is estimated that by 2030, 75% of our lighting will be from LED lights. Because they are so efficient, if we spend the next 20 years switching completely to LED lights, the US would save approximately $250 billion in energy costs. This would greatly reduce our carbon emissions and prolong the dreaded effects of global warming.

The benefits from switching to LED lights are unbeatable. Whenever you decide to upgrade your current trailer with some, we have a great selection of them in our store. Thankfully, Neo’s trailers come standard with LED exterior lights.

3. Stone Guard

The bottom of the front of a trailer is a vulnerable place. Rocks, salt, ice and other debris launches up from the back tires,  quickly damaging that area. Even with good mud flaps, it’s inevitable for the trailer to get scratched, dented and beaten down. There are many products on the market to add protection to the front of your trailer. I have seen guards that attach to the hitch and even some that drape from the bottom of the tow vehicle to the trailer! To me that just sounds like extra, unnecessary work.

Which is why we’ve got to love Neo! Their trailers come standard with a diamond plate stone guard on the front. They all are covered on the bottom 12 inches, which makes such a big difference in the life of your trailer! The stone guard aids in keeping your trailer looking new and upholding the resale value. (Which we have already been over, you’re not going to sell your aluminum trailer anyway.) Because Neo’s trailers come standard with this protection, you can skip the extra work that comes with the bulky guards.

4. Dexter Spring Axle

showimagerv (5)Okay so we have two things to cover here. The “Dexter” part and the “spring” part. Have you heard of Dexter Axles? They manufacture quality, state of the art products. They are well known and respected in the automotive industry. They have a team of engineers so that they are always creating the most efficient product. They use the best equipment and everything they make goes under extreme testing. Thankfully, Neo Manufacturing has chosen Dexter as an axle supplier! There has been great debate on Spring Axles vs Torsion Axles. Although which one is better for you really depends on your trailer use, let me give you some of the benefits of a Spring Axle:

  1. Spring Axles perform better in cold weather as Torsion Axles tend to lose some elasticity in cold temperatures.
  2. Spring Axles distribute the load’s weight evenly and allow for heavier loads.
  3. Spring Axles are less expensive (in this case resulting in a less expensive trailer).
  4. Spring Axles are easier to repair.
  5. Spring Axles are more durable and can handle a little off-roading.

Considering a lot of these trailers will get used for toys and heavy work equipment, Dexter Spring Axles sound like your best option. Neo thought so too, which is why these trailers will all come equipped with the perfect Axle.

5. Color Options

If you’re going to purchase a new trailer, why not tow in style? Neo has some of the best looking trailers on the market. The one piece seamless aluminum roof combined with the 030 bonded, screwless exterior skin gives the trailer such a sleek and elegant look. Here are two videos. The first is on the NAVF (Flat top) models and the second is on the NAVR (Round top) models. Keep in mind that most of ours are swing doors.

And we have these trailers available in the following color options:

6×12 NAVF: Black, Charcoal, Silver, White, Blue, Red
6×12 NAVR: Orange
7×14 NAVR: Pewter, Black, Red, Silver/Black, White
7×16 NAVR: Charcoal, Silver

No doubt we are about to have a very colorful parking lot as the rest of these trailers arrive!


As I mentioned in the beginning, we are currently receiving our big order of Neo aluminum trailers. We are getting a total of 6 truck loads and we are expecting them to all be here by mid-March. We purchased these brand new 2015 trailers for a great sale price. We are extending the sale to our customers and are anticipating these trailers to sell quickly. We do have other Neo trailers in stock, however the sale price is only available to the select models that are listed above. You can see our full listing of Neo Trailers here.

Call or stop in to claim your trailer. Now is the time to purchase a Neo!

And comment on the social media post, to let us know: do you prefer a spring axle or a torsion axle? Tell us which one and why!

Please share this post with anyone you know who is interested in a small trailer. Don’t let your friends miss out on our deal!

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!

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Getting Smart With: Trimax Shack-Less Steel Padlock

I’ve already told you quite a bit about Trimax Locks. We love their stuff and we recommend their products to our customers.

Here is a lock that that is very popular and commonly used by our customers in the construction business.

Contractors, I’m talking to you. All you electricians, roofers, carpenters, plumbers and handy men. Do you ever leave your trailer and work equipment on the job site? Have you or a buddy ever had your things stolen out of your trailer? Don’t you think it would be worth it to invest $30 into a lock that will protect your belongings? This lock is pretty incredible and allows lots of hard workers to comfortably leave their trailer at the job overnight.

The Trimax Hockey Puck (THPXL)
thpxlThis tough guy is one of the best options out there. It has a wide range of uses as you can find these guarding traditional and RV trailers, sheds and outdoor storage containers.

I spent some time reading reviews of this lock online and these are just a few of the things that satisfied customers had to say:

“First time I’ve ever used these. Wish I had found them sooner. Awesome product. I never worry about my Haulmark trailer getting broken into.”

“Fits good on a Haulmark trailer, heavy and well built. Peace of mind!!!”

“These locks are probably the most heavy duty locks I’ve seen for a trailer. If you lose the keys, I feel sorry for ya. These are not coming off!”

“This is the trailer door lock to purchase. No one will be able to get this lock off. Don’t lose the key.”

“If you want real security and piece of mind you want these locks. You can key them alike or to match other locks!”


There you have it! This lock is well built and tough. Perfect for guarding your Stealth or Haulmark trailer and possessions. Just don’t lose the key!

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Do you have a lock that you love on your trailer? Share with us what works for you, we love hearing from you!

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!

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A Labor of Love: Part 5

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, it only makes sense to continue on with the Mustang story: Dave’s 10 year project for the love of his life. If you’re just joining us, take a moment to catch up and see the pictures in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

Mustang Restoration Part 5: Paint

We left off last month when Dave had just gotten all the pieces of the car back from Dekker’s Collision. The skilled body shop had painted the car Phoenician Yellow. Here is the beautiful paint job on the car shell:

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Dave anxiously and carefully brought the pieces home and put the body back together. It was so rewarding to see the mustang starting to come together!

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He dressed the car up with new fenders, lights and an antique license plate.

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unnamed (11)Doesn’t it look great? We all got pretty excited at this point to see the car with a beautiful new paint job. Maybe now  Dave will actually get it finished? For 10 years now, Andrea had been dreaming of cruising through town on a warm summer’s night to go get an ice cream cone. Thankfully, her dream should come true this summer as the Mustang is on schedule to be done this spring!

The inside of the Mustang is looking just as good as the outside. Next month we will bring you Part 6: Interior. You definitely don’t want to miss out on those pictures! To all of our loyal readers: Thank you for following this story! This car is very special to our family and Dave is thrilled to be able to share it with you all.

With it being Valentine’s Day, I want to challenge our readers to look for ways this weekend to reach out to others. Be kind and helpful to someone, weather you know them or not. Put forth the extra effort to do something nice for someone else. It will bless that person and it will bless you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin for ya!

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2015 Stealth Liberty Small Cargo Trailer

Here’s a great option for someone in need of a small trailer: The 2015 Stealth Liberty S15LTW610SASD Ramp Door.

It’s perfect for anyone who needs to haul work equipment. The ramp door with the flap makes it ideal to load things with wheels, such as a lawn mower, ATV, quad or motorcycle. The diamond plate fenders and screwless exterior make this small trailer extremely good looking. And the steel construction with aluminum roof and door frames make it so durable, strong and weather resistant. Here is a quick video to show you more on this small trailer from Stealth.

Additional Information

  • 2″ x 4″ Tube Steel Main Rails
  • 3500# Lippert Spring Axle
  • 2″ Ball Coupler
  • 205/75R15 Radial Tires
  • 3/4″ Rainblock Floor
  • Rear Fold Down Stab Jacks
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Overall Length: 15′ 8″ Width: 8′ 6″

We know this small trailer will be the perfect choice for one of our customers. Will it be you? For more pictures and information on this cargo trailer, click here. Weather you stop in for a trailer or some parts in our store, we hope to see you soon!

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!

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Wanna Hook Up? 7 Steps to Easily Hooking up Your Trailer to Your Vehicle

Do you remember your first time? Maybe it was ages ago and didn’t go well. Surely you’ve gotten better over the years. Or maybe you haven’t done it yet and you’re waiting for the right time. After all, you don’t want to make a fool of yourself, right? Weather it comes natural to you or not, everyone has needed help with it at some point. Yes, hooking up your vehicle to your trailer might prove to be a small challenge and may require a bit of practice.

If you have never hitched a trailer to your vehicle or if you still feel slightly uneasy about it, then grab a snack and a pen and paper. Hopefully this article will make you feel like a seasoned pro.

7 Steps To A Perfect Hook-Up

1. Make Sure You Size Up.

Your ball size will be stamped on the top of the hitch ball. Before doing anything, make sure it matches the size of your coupler. Wrong size? Come see us! That’s what we’re here for.

2. Get Some Help.

Phone a friend. Recruit a co-worker. Ask your wife for help. Find someone who knows their lefts and rights and you’re good to go. Have them stand behind you and direct you as you back up until your coupler is directly above the ball mount.

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3. No One Around? Take It Slow.

Hey if no one is there to help you, that means no one is there to see you mess up, right? Silver Linings. If you’re doing it alone, just know that it may be a stop and go process. Depending on your vehicle and your height, you may be able to lean out your driver’s window far enough to actually see your coupler. If not, take it a few feet at a time. Get out and check to see how you’re lining up. If needed, make an adjustment and go a few more feet before checking again. Once your hitch ball is directly under it, you can lower the coupler.

4. Use A Backup Camera.

You can bypass all the in and out of your vehicle to check the status of your hitch ball. You can completely forgo the need for assistance in the first place. There are some great cameras out there and we stock the best one: Swift Hitch Portable Camera System. Small enough to stash in the glove compartment and so easy to use. This is great for anyone who tows frequently. It has an insanely long battery life, handheld monitor, and a magnetic base for quick mounting. Check it out!

5. Get Hitched.

If you have a ball clamp coupler, lower it onto the ball to get it into place. After tightening it, you can shake the trailer and then tighten it down some more. A latch style coupler will require the same ball size and and for the latch to be open. After placing the coupler over the hitch ball, close the latch and secure it with a lock or pin. Raise the tongue jack to it’s highest position to get the most ground clearance.

6. Better Safe Than Sorry.

It’s very important that you hook up the safety chains correctly. Crisscross them and hook them into the proper holes in the receiver. Your chains should not be taut as they need enough slack to compensate for turns. However they should not be long enough to drag on the ground.

7. Electrical.

Lastly you need to ensure that your trailer’s electrical is hooked up to your tow vehicle. This is not optional, as it is a Michigan law that your trailer have at lease one working taillight. Before you hit the road, test your running lights, brake lights and turn signals to be sure they are working. The same rule of the safety chains applies to your trailer harness. Make sure there is enough slack to make the turns but do not let it drag on the ground. For a quick fix, you can use a zip tie to connect it to the hitch to hold it off the ground.
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We hope these simple steps and reminders were helpful to you. Hitching up your trailer really shouldn’t be too hard. Just take your time and do it right the first time. Do you have any tricks you use to hook up your trailer? Please share them with us! We’d love to hear from you via Facebook, Linkedin or Google Plus. We would be happy to share your ideas! 

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!

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