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Introducing Diamond C Trailers In Grand Rapids: Where Quality Meets Affordability

Hello and happy Fall! It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a blog post and we have some catching up to do.

I’m coming back with a bang to introduce to you a new line of trailers that we are carrying! We’re always trying to provide the best products and service for our awesome customers. After getting to know this new manufacturer, we decided that the quality and affordability they offer would make a great addition to Grandville Trailer! That is why we are now supplying Diamond C Trailers in Grand Rapids!

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Diamond C Trailers are manufactured in Texas by a Family owned and operated business. We chose to bring them to Michigan because we’ve been impressed with their quality and workmanship. We think you’ll like them too. That’s why we’re starting off with 17 of their most popular trailers. These utility trailers are designed to carry your ATVs, dirt bikes, lawn mower or any other work equipment or toys. They’re meant to haul big things on bumpy terrain while still towing smoothly behind your truck.

We are carrying several models but today I’ll focus on the 2PSA Single Axle trailers. It’s easily their most popular trailer and the one we think may be most practical for our customers. This model comes in several different sizes and it has some features you’re going to love. But before I say anything else, here’s a look at the 2PSA:

Looks great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately we won’t be selling ours with ATVs on top of them. Sorry. The video says that it “tows like a dream” and it certainly looks like it. We thought the bi-fold gate and tie downs were great additions as well.

We’re currently very excited and a little busy making room on our lot because our first load is on the way! Our new line of trailers are making the trek from Texas to Michigan and will be arriving at our dealership on Thursday.unnamed (1)

Now that’s one big load of trailers and quite the delivery job. We’re glad to be on the receiving end and we hope these trailers will be the right fit for many of our customers! You can see all our trailers, including these new ones right here. We have several exceptional models but I’d like to go back to the one in the video and go over some of those great features.

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Easily one of the best features on the trailer, the bi-fold ramp is easy to use, safe and very practical. It’s made for loading big things that go, but it’s also very accommodating for work equipment and miscellaneous cargo.

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You know those big things that go that we just talked about? Diamond C puts tie downs on the trailers to hold them in place. Get your belongings loaded easily and secured safely so that you can drive worry free. There’s no worse feeling than hoping you get there without losing something valuable.

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LED lights have become very popular in the trailer industry. They last MUCH longer, can whether extremely low temperatures and they don’t cause the amount of pollution that standard bulbs do. Plus, everyone loves shiny upgrades.

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Diamond C knows that the trailers they make are going to be towed through rocks and mud and all sorts of bumpy things. That’s why they chose to add on the gravel guard to protect the fenders and help these trailers to maintain their resale value.


The 2PSA has a steel frame with treated wood flooring. It comes with a 2,000lb flip jack with a sand foot. They also have the option to add a spare tire mount- always a good idea. We’re looking forward to supplying these Diamond C Trailers in Grand Rapids and believe they will be a great fit for our customers.

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If you’re thinking this trailer might be for you, here is some additional information about exactly what we will be stocking. We will have this trailer in four different sizes:

Take a look around and tell us what you think of this trailer. Once again, here is our complete stock of trailers. There are several other great models as well! We’re looking forward to working with our new manufacturer and seeing what our customers think of these products. Here are a few more:

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Don’t let your friends miss out on these great trailers. We’re expecting them to sell quick! Like us on Facebook and share this post. We’re always so thankful for our customers that connect their friends with us! We hope to see you soon!

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

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4 Steps To Overcome A Disastrous Tire Blowout

4848731851_e365acc65c_bWe all know that scary, unexpected things can happen on the highway. It can become a place of disaster and tragedy in a matter of seconds. Sometimes, disaster can strike in the form of a failed tire. I came to the realization that I have never given much thought to tire blowouts. Sure, I’ve had a flat tire, but never the tire explosion that sends your car out of control while leaving a rubber trail. I see the leftover rubber just about every time I’m on the highway, but I’ve never actually seen a tire blowout, let alone been in the car when it happened.

So, naturally, I went to YouTube in search of a video. I was shocked at how many cringe-worthy videos there are of this happening! Here’s one:

His reaction is not what you would expect!

There are dozens more videos, many that result in more rolling, spinning and hitting other cars. I have to say, this freaked me out a bit. After all, it is a pretty common occurrence and one that typically comes without warning. After seeing the effects of drivers not responding in the best way, I decided that I needed to learn how to respond in case this ever happens to me!

If like me, you are just now realizing that you don’t know how to handle a tire blowout, please keep reading! This could be the very information that someday saves you from a terrible wreck. But first, let’s touch up on the risk factors that could lead to a blowout.

  • Under Inflation- This is, without a doubt, the most common cause of tire failure. An under inflated tire creates friction between the rubber and pavement. In this case, it’s only a matter of time until you’re on the shoulder of the highway.
  • Potholes- Hear, hear, o people of Michigan! This is bad news for us. Other than doing your best to avoid them, there is one thing you can do. If you’re in the Grand Rapids area, you can report them by calling 311!
  • Worn Tread- Along with checking your tire pressure every month (when the tires are cold) be sure to check the actual treads. If they are 4/32″ or deeper, they are still good. But if the tread is 2/32″ or less, it’s time to replace your tires.

It’s also important to remember not to overload your vehicle or trailer. And while I’m on the subject of trailers, (imagine that) you can read 10 Tactical Tips For Trailer Tires In Grand Rapids to get some new ideas on caring for your tires.

Even if you remember to take perfect care of your tires, the truth is, they can still have a blowout. Especially in Michigan, the weather can change quickly and potholes can be big enough to home a family of raccoons. Some risk factors are out of our control, which is why it is necessary to be prepared for tire failure.

4 Steps To Overcome A Disastrous Tire Blowout

1. Accelerate

If you don’t know anything about recovering from a tire blowout, then this might have surprised you. After all, it goes against the natural urge to hit the brakes and get to the shoulder as soon as possible. When you have a blown out tire creating drag, stepping on the accelerator a little harder will not actually speed up your vehicle. But it will stabilize your vehicle in your lane and help you to regain control. 

Do not: Step on the brake.

2. Counter Steer

This is easy enough. The important thing to remember is not to over react. When you try steering a vehicle with a failed tire at high speeds, you’ll end up like the guys in the video above. What I mean by counter steering is to gently guide the vehicle straight down your lane. If your vehicle is pulling to the left, carefully push towards the right just enough to keep it from veering.

Do not: Jerk the steering wheel.

3. Slow Down

At this point you should have decent control of your vehicle. Without stepping on the brake, slowly pull your foot off the gas to let your vehicle slow down on it’s own. With the dragging tire, slowing down won’t take long at all.

Do not: Abruptly take your foot off the gas.

4. Pull Over

When your vehicle has slowed to around 30 MPH, and you feel that it is safe, very slowly steer your vehicle to the shoulder of the highway. There you can bring your car or truck to a complete stop and let out a sigh of relief.

Do not: Pull over too quickly.


I really hope that none of us find ourselves in the position where we will have to recall this information. But I am glad that I do know what to do now if this happens to me. The most important thing to remember is to keep your forward momentum and avoid hard steering. Please share this post with your friends and family- you never know if it will help someone avoid a wreck!

And stay cool guys, stay cool.

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How NOT To Tow A 5th Wheel Trailer

So camping season is here and I would assume that many of you have already been camping or have plans to do so in the near future. Some of you will stay in tents and some of you will pull campers and 5th wheel trailers. No matter what you’re camping in and how you plan on getting there, please make wise decisions!

I know I sound like your mother but let me explain.

Actually, just take a look at this picture and I won’t really need to explain:

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Apparently this guy woke up that day and thought “Who needs a pick up truck and 5th wheel hitch to pull a 5th wheel trailer? I’ve so got this.”

Here’s a closer look.

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Now before you say all kids of bad things about this guy, let me tell you a few possibilities that I thought of that would explain why he chose to do this:

  1. His truck broke and he HAD to go on this camping trip.
  2. The campground was so close to home so he just drove slow and made no sudden movements.
  3. He just bought the camper and needed to get it home.
  4. His wife kicked him out and he needed to take all his dear possessions.
  5. He just didn’t know that this set-up was dangerous and, well, stupid.

I’m sure that there are a hundred explanations as to why this was done. But the truth is that this was dangerous! That truck was not meant to pull that 5th wheel trailer. So many things could go wrong with a set up like that. But hey, at least he thought to give it a little extra support with a block of wood.

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Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) I do not know how this particular situation ended. But can we please learn from this guy’s mistake? Next time, call a buddy, use a tent, borrow a truck, or just don’t go. I promise you that your camping trip is not worth risking your life and those lives around you on the highway.

Be smart.
Be considerate.
Follow the rules.
Don’t be an idiot.

And seriously, I’ve been on a major roll with the safety topics. Maybe we should dub June “Trailer Safety Month.” I’m sorry if I’m starting to sound like a broken record, I just want people to be smart and stay safe! For more super fun safety posts, you can read 6 Effortless Ways To Ruin Your Utility Trailer, and Is Your Cell Phone Affecting Your Driving?

One more thing:
No, we do not sell 5th wheel trailers or any kind of campers at Grandville Trailer, but we do service them! We don’t work on any interiors but if you need work on the brakes, bearings or exterior lighting, we would love to have you stop by! You can take A Quick Look Into The Best Trailer Service In Grand Rapids and watch an informative video by Greg. We hope to see you soon!

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

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5 Irresistible Features on the CJ Heavy Hauler Dump Trailer

Hello everyone! This post is coming to you as we journey from Nebraska to Michigan. It’s always good to visit the homeland and see friends and family. Not to mention swinging by the store to visit and get some new pictures. It’s going to be a quick trip packed with many great memories. I mean, it’s not every day that your brother gets married, right?

I’ll save the wedding talk for another time. Today I really wanted to write about dump trailers. That’s right. I know dump trailers are typically built for messy jobs, but this particular trailer does the job in style. It is filled with many great features and is, might I say, a tad irresistible. Here’s my latest video highlighting the CJ Heavy Hauler: Stock #140004.

As you can see, it’s a pretty serious trailer as far as dump trailers go. There is much more to talk about than what can fit into a short video. This trailer has some features that weren’t even displayed in the video. So I would like to elaborate on 5 aspects of this trailer.

5 Irresistible Features on The CJ Heavy Hauler Dump Trailer

1. Breakaway Kit With Charger

The breakaway kit is great because it gives the trailer an extra measure of safety. It’s battery powered and automatic. In the unfortunate situation of having a trailer break off of the tow vehicle, the breakaway kit will activate a switch that sends power to the trailer’s brakes. This slows down the trailer as soon as possible rather than letting it fly off into the ditch. Because this device runs on battery, it also comes with a charger to keep it going strong.

2. Split Spreader Gate

A gate like this is pretty much necessary for a dump trailer. It opens in two ways. The doors swing open like a typical swing door trailer. The doors also lift up from the bottom to allow dirt or gravel to be spread out in it’s destination.

3. Slide in Ramps

This trailer is designed to serve other purposes as well. The ramps provide the option of hauling work equipment or even toys for when the job is done. The bed is also equipped with 4 D-rings to help tie down anything your hauling.

4. Power Up/ Power Down Hydraulic Pump

This is great because it allows you to stay in control of your trailer as you dump and spread heavy loads. The power down hydraulics keeps the bed moving smoothly until it has returned to its starting point. Another handy feature of this pump is the 20′ control cable. This gives you the freedom to supervise your trailer right next to it or from a distance. You can even manage the trailer from the inside of your truck.

5. Locking Toolbox With Divider

No doubt this will come in handy. You can keep all your extra work gear and tools with your trailer in a big solid steel box with a lock on it. The toolbox stays down while the trailer tips up to dump.


There’s no doubt that this dump trailer was designed for those who are serious about dumping. But if those 5 features weren’t enough, here’s 5 more:

  • Tandem 3″ Cylinders with 2″ Shafts
  • 7k Square Drop Leg  Shaft
  • LED Lights with Sealed Wire Harness
  • On Board 110v Batter Charger
  • Spare Tire Mount

If you are on the hunt for a great dump trailer, I hope this one tops your list of possibilities. We would love to have you stop in and check it out and ask all your questions. The guys are always working towards being helpful and informative without pushing someone to buy a trailer. They would never want you to buy something you don’t need and I think they do a great job! I am a little biased, but our reviews can back me up. If you would like more information on this dump trailer, you can see the full listing here.

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So maybe our guys won’t be sales-y, but I might be once in a while. It’s just because the more I learn about trailers, the more I appreciate them! Anyways, if this trailer isn’t big enough for you, we have another! It’s pretty much the exact same trailer but a little bigger. This is a 14′ Dump Trailer with just a few upgrades. It’s all about heavy duty and completing big jobs. I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed with either of these CJ Trailers. You can see this 14′ Dump Trailer and all its information here.

Well I think that’s enough talk about dump trailers for today. I’m going to close up shop as were are getting close to our destination. If you see Greg around anytime soon at Grandville Trailer, make sure to give him a big Congratulations! He will be getting hitched tomorrow! (See what I did there?)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and we hope to see you soon!

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

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Is Your Cell Phone Affecting Your Driving?

cell-phone-car_edited-1Hello friends! I hope you are all doing well, enjoying the outdoors and summertime. I guess I’m on a safety kick here. I’m piggybacking this post off of the last one I did: 6 Effortless Ways To Ruin Your Utility Trailer.

I know this topic has already been drilled into you, but I suppose that’s because the problem will unfortunately, probably never resolve. We have a story from a customer to share with you today. But before I get to that, I’d like to break the ice with some alarming statistics that I pulled from EdgarSnyder.com. (I should also mention that these coincided with all the facts I read on other websites as well.)

  • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
  • 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
  • Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
  • Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
    ~Edgar Snyder and Associates 

texting-while-drivingScary stuff, huh? Some of it is hard to believe. It’s crazy to me how something that seems second nature to us can be so deadly. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of thinking you can manage your phone and your driving simultaneously. You may think: “Oh I’ll just glance at this text real quick and send a reply at the next red light.” Or: “I just have to find this contact and get the call going and I will be good to go.” (By the way, I just thought this photo on the right was funny.)

Here’s the thing.

No one using their phone thinks they’re about to crash.

Everyone thinks they have it under control just like everyone seems to think they are a good driver. We don’t anticipate for these accidents to happen. You don’t know when someone is going to stop in front of you or swerve towards you. And the scariest part is that it only takes one time. Just 3 seconds of having your eyes off the road is enough to seal your fate.

The whole reason I am bringing this up today is because of an accident a customer was in. It was an accident that didn’t have to happen and it could have been a LOT worse.

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Our customer was on the highway, pulling this horse trailer.

Did that make you cringe a little?

I know it made me uneasy. But, THANKFULLY, there were no horses in this trailer. **Big sigh of  relief**

Anyways, as he we was driving, he was side swiped by another vehicle.

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The other driver was an expecting mom. And that’s where I cringed again. THANKFULLY, her and the baby are presumed to be just fine. Unfortunately, this woman was texting as she was driving. Her recoil from hitting the horse trailer sent her crashing hard into the ditch and the damage to the trailer was pretty extensive. Unable to keep moving, our customer had to find other means of transporting his trailer. That’s when he got it onto a flatbed tow truck and brought it to us.

unnamed (1)The impact on the trailer ripped off the heavy duty fender as you can see in the left two pictures. It also broke the axle spindle off and tore up the wheel. Unfortunately, it also destroyed the second axle to the point where it couldn’t be repaired. Once again, I was so relieved to hear that the trailer was empty and that everyone involved were okay. This accident could have been so much worse on so many levels. Lives could have been lost and more vehicles could have ended up in the mix.

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You have to wonder what this expectant mom felt after this accident. I’m not here to pass judgement or condemn texting drivers. I just want everyone to REALIZE what a couple innocent glances at a phone can really do. Being safe on the roads isn’t just about getting from one place to the next in one piece. Most of us encounter hundreds of other vehicles every day. Putting down the phone is about their safety too.

Don’t wait until you get in a wreck to stop using your phone while behind the wheel. Please be smart and give your driving your undivided attention. We have all heard stories of lives lost and we’ve all seen pictures of distorted faces after a car crash that could have been prevented. I guarantee that not a single one of those text messages or phone calls was worth the consequences.

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Six Effortless Ways to Ruin Your Utility Trailer

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Trailers are fun to buy and most of us have money to buy as many as we want, right? So it doesn’t really matter how well we take care of them. In fact, the quicker they need a replacement, the better. That means that you can just go buy another one. So let me help you out and tell you the 6 most common (and accidental) ways to destroy a trailer.

6 Ways to Wreck A Utility Trailer

1. Overload Your Utility Trailer

This is by far the quickest way to ruin a trailer. Every trailer has a weight capacity and it often gets overlooked. More importantly, your tow vehicle has a limit to be considerate of. Exceeding your vehicle’s weight limits can result in dangerous consequences like tire blowouts, busted suspensions and even brake and transmission failure. For those of you who do want to keep your vehicle and trailer in tact, you can learn how to find your vehicle’s weight ratings here.

Overloading your trailer can be a double whammy. You’ll be back at Grandville Trailer to purchase a trailer and we will send you over to D&L Auto Sales for your new tow vehicle! And while we’re on the subject of overloads, check out our rental trailer video which displays several overloaded vehicles. Enjoy!

2. Don’t Repack Your Bearings

It’s not important anyways, right? Rusty trailer wheel bearings aren’t a big deal. And if they do fail while you’re on the highway, it will just be a fun experience for everyone! There’s lots of nice people that will be happy to pull over and help. Let’s be honest, skipping this little step will definitely help you to achieve that “roadside experience.” But if you would rather be one of those people who don’t break down, you can read 5 Steps to Repacking Your Trailer Bearings. Better yet, bring it in and have us do it for you. Our service guys are the best bearing re-packers in West Michigan!

3. Don’t Check Tire PressureTyre Inflation

Here’s another opportunity to break down on the highway! All you have to do to blowout your tires is make sure they are a bit under-inflated. It also helps if they are worn out and if you drive fast. It’s really just that simple. However I have heard that some people do like to take care of their trailer tires. If that’s you, you can read 10 Tactical Tips for Trailer Tires in Grand Rapids.

4. Load Unevenly

They say to load your cargo evenly throughout your trailer with about 60 percent of the weight in front on the axle. Weight in the front keeps pressure on the hitch, helping the tow vehicle and trailer to stay connected and maneuvering smoothly. So theoretically, for rough and dangerous towing, all you have to do is put a bunch of really heavy stuff in the back. Easy enough.

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It just adds character, right? To step it up a notch, you can avoid washing your trailer all together, especially in the winter. After driving through the slushy roads, the salt will eat your trailer right up. Not rinsing it off will cause it to corrode faster. It’s really pretty easy to take care of rust spots, but it’s even easier to just leave them alone and let them spread!

6. Drive Recklessly

This is the most obvious way to ruin your trailer. And this is where I’ll stop joking around. Everybody knows that driving fast with a big, heavy trailer attached to your truck is just not good common sense. Yet somehow, it still happens all the time. It baffles my mind when I see a truck and trailer flying by, weaving in and out of lanes. I know we all have important places to be, but putting other’s safety in jeopardy will never be worth any extra time you may make up for on the  highway.


I certainly hope that none of our readers fall under these categories. And if so, I hope you will reconsider and take better care of your trailer and tow vehicle. Taking proper care of your truck and trailer will aid in keeping yourself and others safe on the road.

Besides driving off a cliff or using a sledge hammer, can you think of any other ways to ruin your utility trailer? What did I miss? You can comment on this link on our Facebook Page. Thank you and have a great week!

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

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5 Practical Products Your Trailer Hitch Can’t Measure Up To

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Hey again. Remember me? I know- it’s been a while! I wish I could say that I’ve been off working hard and marketing up a storm, but that’s
not true. Life has just gotten the best of me lately.

But hey, I’m back and ready to talk business.

Specifically? Your trailer hitch.

Take a deep breath and calm down. I know it’s exciting stuff, but we have a few important topics to go over. Let’s start with this video of Dave. I promise you will want to watch this one till the end. You won’t be sorry.

I guess if you learned anything from the video, you should know that Grandville Trailer has balls… and I suppose there’s a few other things we hope you took away from the video. I would like to take some time to elaborate on some of the parts that Dave just talked about and take note of the different service options that are available as well. As you read through these, you can also browse through the parts on our shelves right from where you’re sitting by taking our virtual tour. This link will bring you right to the aisle of hitches and ball mounts where Dave was standing in the video.

5 Practical Products

1. Trailer HitchSTK_3401

As you saw in the video, we have quite a variety of hitches! We have some for smaller jobs like carrying a bike rack or cargo rack (I have one on my car- it’s fantastic for traveling from Nebraska to Michigan with the kids!) And we have some heavy duty options for serious hauling. All of our hitches are from CURT and Anderson and our service department can install your CURT hitch for you. It is always best to call a few days in advance for the service garage, but we will always try to work you in.

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A heavy trailer tends to pull on the rear of the towing vehicle. A weight distribution trailer hitch serves to level out both the trailer and the vehicle by distributing the trailer’s weight throughout the vehicle’s frame. We have three top quality models that will make such a difference in your towing experience! Check out these three trailer hitches here: 17000, 17002 and 17500.

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Dave also mentioned our ability to install brake controllers. If you tow a trailer with electric brakes you will need one of these. We have some really great options in our store, including this one from CURT. This brake control is easy to install, all automatic and even has a sensitivity adjustment. Take a look!

STH_33984. Ball Mounts:

Just like the hitches, we have a variety of ball mounts from both Anderson and CURT. Our ball mounts have different sized drops and different weights to accommodate most vehicle/trailer combinations. You will find that these ball mounts are heavy duty and durable, giving you the most for your budget.

5. Anderson Adjustable Ball Mounts

There are a couple of adjustable ball mounts from Anderson that I would like to highlight. These are designed for people who tow more than one trailer and need two or more different sized ball mounts. Instead of pouring your money into a collection of ball mounts, you can get just one to accommodate all your different trailers. We carry this one, which is all aluminum and has a 4″ drop and 4″ rise. We also have a select few of the steel ball mounts that Dave displayed in the video. These adjustable ball mounts are a really good option!

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Grandville Trailer just wouldn’t be the same without our service department. Our guys work so hard and really do the best they can for each individual customer. In fact, here is recent review from a customer:

Was picking my boat up from Muskegon and taking it home to get it ready for the fishing season when a bearing acted up – I called, talked to John, and while they were booked for several days – they got me in, took care of it, and had me back on the road in about an hour – you don’t get customer service like this these days! THANKS GUYS! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Side note- we are so glad that customers take the time to say such nice things about us. It really helps to expand our business. Plus, it’s just nice to hear good things once in a while! If you would like more information on our Service Department, Greg can tell you more in this next video.

Did you find today’s post helpful or entertaining? Please pass it on! Each and every shared post helps our little business to grow! Thank you!

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

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12 Aluminum Utility Trailers to Kick Start Your Spring

It’s a good week for any potential trailer owners. We are getting a large load of Aluma Trailers delivered this week! If you are on the hunt for a lightweight, durable and long-lasting trailer, you may find what you’re looking for right here. Here is our list of incoming Aluma Trailers this week!

12 Utility Trailers Arriving at Grandville Trailer This Week

1. 2015 Aluma 548 54″ x 8′ Bi-Fold Ramp Gate Utility Trailer

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This 8′ x 4’6″ Utility Trailer has a single axle and a 6″ front retaining bumper. With two stake pockets on each side and a 2″ coupler, it’s a perfect choice for a small utility trailer.
See more information here

2. 2015 Aluma 548/BT 54″x8′ Bi-Fold 12″ Sides Utility Trailer 

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This versital trailer comes with 4 tie downs and a swivel tongue jack. It has a bi-fold aluminum tailgate and the option of 12″ front and side racks. Weighing only 320 pounds, it’s easy to pull and good for your gas mileage.
See more information here.

3. 2015 Aluma 548 54″ x 8′ Bi-Fold Ramp Gate 24″ Sides Utility Trailer 

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With 24″ front and side racks, this trailer gives you the security you need to haul your precious cargo. The aluminum tailgate is 39″ long and and it has a bumper pull hitch. Another great choice!
See more information here.

4. 2015 Aluma 6310/BT 63″x10′ Bi-Fold Gate 12″ Sides Utility Trailer

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This trailer is a bit larger, with the dimensions of of 10′ x 5’3″. The 4 tie downs and aluminum bi-fold tailgate make it perfect for hauling things that go. Like all Aluma Trailers, it comes standard with LED lights.
See more information here.

5.  2014 Aluma 6310/BT 63″x10′ Bi-Fold Gate 24″ Sides Utility Trailer

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Similar to number 3 on the list, the difference with this one is the size. It’s slightly bigger and has a 63″ x 10′ bed. It comes at an affordable price, ensuring you get a lot of trailer for your dollar.
See more information here.

6. 2015 Aluma 6810H/BT 68″x10′ Bi-Fold Gate Utility Trailer 

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Again, this one is a similar design as the first one on the list. But with the dimension of 10′ x 5’3″, this trailer is bigger and comes with a higher towing capacity. It also has a 48″ Long A-Framed tongue with a 2″ coupler.
See more information here.

7. 2015 Aluma 7712H/BT Bi-Fold Gate 3K Torsion Utility Trailer 

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On this 11’10” x 6’6″ Utility Trailer, the aluminum fenders come with a vinyl gravel guard. The 60″ long bi-fold tailgate makes the trailer easy to load. It comes complete with 4 SS D-rings and 2 stake pockets on each side.
See more information here.

8. 2015 Aluma A8812 Side Load Ramps ATV 3 Place Utility Trailer 

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Now here’s a cool trailer! This utility trailer was designed for ATVs. It has 4 12″ x 70″ ramps and 8 tie down loops. It can comfortable fit 3 ATV’s, perfect for a trip with the guys!
See more information here.

9. 2015 Aluma 7814ST/BT 3K Torsion Axle Utility Trailer 

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This one is made to haul UTVs, a small tractor or similar equipment. It has front and side retaining walls, 3 stake pockets on each side and 2 fold-down rear stabilizer jacks.
See more information here.

10. 2015 Aluma 8214HS Single Axle All Aluminum Utility Trailer

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This versitle trailer can hold up to 3850lbs. It can be used for many things, even a small car! It is 14’5″ x 6’10” and has 4 recessed tie rings. The two ramps are 6′ and it has storage underneath.
See more information here.

11. 2015 Aluma 7816 Car Hauler 7K Torsion Axles 

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The first Car Hauler on our list: A 16′ x 6’6″ tandem axle with removable aluminum fenders. This trailer is all aluminum and complete with 6 stake pockets and 2 fold-down rear stabilizer jacks.
See more information here.

12. 2015 Aluma 8218 Car Hauler 7K Torsion Axles

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Our last trailer on the list is another car hauler! This will be the biggest trailer on this load with the measurements of 18′  x 6’10”. It has an A-Framed aluminum tongue that is 44.5″ long with 2-5/16″ coupler.
See more information here


These trailers are due to arrive on Thursday and there is something for everyone on this list. It’s one of the best things about Aluma: the versatility in all the options! All Aluma trailers are made completely out of aluminum. They come standard with LED lights and they are known for being lightweight and durable. For more on Aluma Trailers, read 6 Things You Should Know About Aluma Trailers. And if you didn’t find what you are looking for on this list, check out our full listing. Keep in mind that we can also order any trailer that you see on the Aluma Website.

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The Inside Scoop on The 3 “Tiers” of Haulmark Trailers

This past week has been a good week because we are here in Michigan! As much as we love Nebraska, it’s always fun to come “home” to visit family and spend time in this great state. It’s also a special treat to be able to visit Grandville Trailer. This week I got to spend some time there, catch up with some of the team members and see what else is new with the store.
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And despite the dreary day, seeing this makes me so excited! Is anyone else feeling giddy from the anticipation of sunshine and being outside? I could probably write a whole post on how much I love spring, but I will refrain.

While at Grandville Trailer, I also got to interview Dave on a few subjects. This week we wanted to highlight Haulmark Trailers. They are our number one supplier and brand that we sell the most. They are a great company and they produce solid trailers, making them a popular choice. Here is the video of Dave describing Haulmark Trailers.

I know what you’re thinking it. He’s a pretty cool guy. He sure knows his trailers, but he’s not just here to sell them to you. He’s here to help you find what you need. We want you to get the perfect fit, not spend as much money as we can get out of you.

But back to the Haulmark Trailers.

In his interview, Dave mentioned that these trailers are “Good, Better, Best.” Let’s break that down. I’d like to highlight the 3 “Tiers” of Haulmark Trailers.

The 3 Tiers of Haulmark Trailers

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Haulmark’s line of Passport Trailers are for Entry-Level customers. I couldn’t say this better myself so here is the description of this line of trailers from the Haulmark Website:

“The Haulmark Passport series is specifically engineered for the entry-level
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with light-duty applications. Safe, easy to tow and packed with value.passport2
Designed for easy towing.” ~Haulmark

Like Dave said, these trailers are good for transporting lighter material. Some customers find that these are the perfect fit for their jobs or hobbies. However, just because they are “entry-level” doesn’t mean that you miss out on the high quality features. These standard V-nosed trailers come with 24 inch stone guard and tubular steel main rails. You will find a wide range of models with various colors and door options.

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The next “tier” of trailers is the middle man; the Transport Trailers. They offer the best of both worlds, making them our most popular seller. Once again, here is the description of these trailers from the Haulmark Website:

The Transport series (TST) is Haulmark’s most popular line of trailers.
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for recreational and light commercial applications. ~Haulmark

Because this line of trailers is heavy duty and still affordable, they tend to sell more often than the others. Their versatility and high quality craftsmanship allows you to get the most out of your dollar.

 Best: Bear Series cub

There’s 4 types of trailers within the Bear Series: Cub, Grizzly Cub, Kodiak and Grizzly. With Cub being the smallest and Grizzly being the largest, there is a wide variety of trailers in this series. These are more heavy duty and designed for someone hauling heavy equipment on a regular basis. These are Haulmark’s top of the line trailers. These are valuable trailers that will last for a long time and give you the security that you need.


There you have it: The 3 tiers of Haulmark Trailers. One of the best things about choosing Haulmark is all the choices that you have. They are located in Bristol, Indiana and they have over 400 trailers in stock. So we can typically get one pretty quickly. If we have a trailer that you are interested in but you would like a different color or door style, we can get it from Haulmark in a week. When a customer wants to special order a trailer, it takes an average of 4 weeks to arrive at Grandville Trailer.

Haulmark has been around for a long time and they are one of the most well known brands of trailers. We know that we are selling a quality trailer whenever a Haulmark Trailer leaves our lot. It’s a brand that we stand by and that we are proud to carry. Here you can see our full listing of in-stock trailers. Don’t forget that we can order any trailer that you see on their website. We hope you will consider purchasing a Haulmark Trailer from us if you find yourself in need of a cargo trailer. And as always, we are happy to answer your questions!

Did you like the video of Dave? Whether you just like the video or think someone could benefit from this post, would you please share this with your friends? Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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3 Annoying Things About Your Jack That No One Talks About- And How To Fix Them With The Dropleg Insert

“I just love cranking my trailer jack all the way down to unhitch and all the way back up to tow!”

Said no one, ever. JF1005HZ

Let’s be honest. Turning that Jack a hundred times every time you need to hitch or unhitch is not exactly fun. It’s one of the biggest nuisances of towing a trailer. That’s why Redneck Trailer Supplies came up with the perfect product to take the frustration out of the job. It is called the Dropleg Insert and it’s designed to fit inside the inner tube of an A-frame jack.

Here are 3 annoying problems that your jack may be causing that the Dropleg Insert works to alleviate.

1. Wasted Time

There’s no denying it: Cranking the jack can be downright time consuming. And the more you use your trailer, the more time you will see slip away into the thousands of turns of minuscule movements. The Dropleg Insert allows you to quickly set the Jack at the correct height and move on to the things that matter.

2. Back Pain

Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States? Most people experience some form of back pain throughout their adult life. It’s pretty common for me to hear about those dealing with trailers to feel back pain when cranking the jack on a trailer. If cranking the jack isn’t the cause of your pain, it can defiantly be the culprit of that existing pain flaring up again. With the insert, you can avoid an uncomfortable position with uncomfortable movements. It’s much easier on your back and might help you to not feel quite as old they say you are.

3. Blocks of Wood

How many of you have blocks of wood hitching a ride -pun intended- in your truck bed or trailer? You never know what terrain or slope you might have to park your trailer on, especially those of you working in construction or towing a camping RV. Blocks of wood have become a standard towing accessory (there’s a sales idea) until now! The Dropleg insert provides an extra 8 inches of lift so you can ditch those blocks of wood. Use them for something else or burn them in your campfire. There is much less hassle with this new accessory.


The insert is so easy to install and it fits most 2K-5K A-Frame Jacks. We now have these available in our store for just $15.95. Do us a favor- next time you’re cranking that jack, time yourself and see how long it takes! We’re wondering what the average time is. Let us know by commenting on our Facebook.

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