Repair or Replace Your Trailer? Learn How to Decide

We’re biased. When you know how many amazing OEM-grade replacement trailer parts there are on the market, you kind of want to keep your trailer running for years. It’s got that old, reliable, familiar feeling that keeps you safe when you tow. 

Sometimes, we get questions about whether or not someone can still repair their trailer. They have a damaged or worn-out part that just seems to big, too central, too important to be able to replace. 

Let’s clear up some misconceptions so you have a more realistic sense of your options here. 

When Should I Replace My Trailer?

There are many factors to consider, but one sure sign is a damaged trailer frame. While many other parts can be popped in and out, frames and overall damage to the structural integrity can’t be. You need to consider your time and budget as well. Generally, repairs will be more affordable, and the good news is, you can do them more often than you think!

However, when you do need to replace a trailer, consider grabbing a plan or kit and turning it into a fun weekend project! That saves you a little money on getting a new trailer. You don’t even have to know how to weld! Check out this bolt-together trailer kit plan.

Can I Repair My Trailer if My Axles Are Damaged? 

Yes! While a damaged axle can look like it’s time to put a trailer to pasture, repairs for this part are common and easy. Find axles of any size at The Trailer Parts Outlet. No matter what you’re towing, you can get axles or a full repair kit which saves you time by getting everything you need all at once. Don’t spend time going to different brick and mortars or websites, scouring Criagslist and Facebook Marketplace for exactly what you need. Get it all at once with a kit from The Trailer Parts Outlet. 

Can I Repair Dump Trailer Hydraulics?

Don’t despair if that dump trailer creaks, sags down, and seems like it will never raise again. We offer replacement hydraulic parts that will get you back to work in no time. Remember, when you’re repairing dump trailer parts, it’s best to watch for warning signs of trouble and upgrade them before the bed is full of say, gravel, and you need to unload it. 

Talk to Us About Repairing Versus Replacing

This can be an in-depth conversation, but luckily for you, we love talking shop here at The Trailer Parts Outlet. All you need to do is give us a call or drop us a message on our contact page. We would be thrilled to hear from you.

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