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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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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