What to Look For When Buying a Box Trailer

When talking about buying box trailers, everything comes down to the mechanical features. Those are the ones you should focus on. You surely want the best for you, so if you are aiming that high, then you should concentrate all your attention on the features that are about to be presented in here. Trust us, the next time when you are going to look for trailer boxes for sale, these tips will come in handy.

If this is a first for you, before going out and buying a box trailer, you should keep in mind a few principles:

  • You will have it for many years
  • You will overload it at least once
  • You will borrow it to someone else who will haul it with God knows what
  • You might encounter some problems with tailing and wiring if it is not made of iron

Knowing these, here are the main things you should be looking for:

  1. The frame – This makes the difference. Box Tubing, Channel Iron or Angle Iron, these are all frames to choose from, but the best one is the first, since it has the possibility to resist to many flexing and twisting activities.
  1. The tongue length – This is an important feature that basically dictates the stability of the trailer. The longer this element is, the easier it will be for the vehicle to steer the box trailer. Backing is also easier when the tongue is longer and the weight is placed upon the box trailers, instead of placing it on the vehicle.
  1. The coupler – It’s also an extremely important element to take into consideration. This is how the box trailer will be attached to the vehicle. Make sure it is not bent or twisted and that it can be easily attached. If it gets damaged, it will be harder to be replaced and it will also be more expensive.
  1. Wiring – The wires that are attached to the trailer taillight should pass through the frame. Make sure that those wires will be protected from chafing onto metal by grommets. If they are not protected, then a short circuit is most likely to take place.
  1. Taillights – They need to have an extra protection, or else they will be damaged. They are superior to the incandescent ones, as they are brighter and last longer.
  1. Axle – Check and see if they are used. If they are, run away. Also, make sure that it is being attached to the suspension system and not just to the frame. Check the spindles. They should be equipped with a grease fitting for lubrication.
  1. The wheels and tires – You should make sure that both the wheels and the tires have a combined capacity that is equal or even bigger than the GVWR of the trailer.
  1. The fenders – Check them and see if they are being attached securely. Weight will be placed upon them, sooner or later, so they should be able to support it.

7 Best 8 x 5 Box Trailers in the World

Word is that you are looking for the best box trailer for you. Whether we are talking about a new car or a new box trailer, quality should always come first. So, if you are out on the looks for a new 8×5 box trailer, we made this whole search easier for you and managed to put together a list of 7 of the best box trailers of this size. So, here is what we came up with. Analyse our work and see if it managed to meet your needs and expectations:

  1. 8 x 5 Hot Dip Galvanized Tip Trailer Heavy Duty Bolt Box

An 8×5 box trailer that has been hot-dipped galvanised, which means that any rusting process will be put on stop before it will even begin. It also has a tilt, a free jockey wheel, brand new truck tyres of 14” and also some really great LED lights.

  1. 8 x 5 heavy duty galvanized tandem 3 ft. cage box tandem trailer

As the name itself suggests, this box trailer for sale has some really enticing features. It has a 3-feet galvanised cage and barn doors at rear, as well as a full checker plate. The wheels and tyres are also new and they bear the Ford brand upon them. You will also get hydraulic brakes and a 1990-kg GVM.

  1. Galvanised 8×5 1.5 Ton PROPER HI-ANGLE Tipper Tipping Box Trailer

A galvanised 8×5 box trailer with some really great features. You could get to enjoy a heavy-duty hockey wheel and heavy-duty 6-leaf springs. The checker plate floor also has 2.5 mm and the drawbar, along with the main chassis, have a dimension of 100x50x3 mm.


This is a brand new 8×5 box trailer which has a cage of 1 m included, a chassis of 50x50x2.5 mm and a checker plate floor of 2.5 mm thickness. The coupler also has 50 mm and the side walls 40 mm.

  1. 8 x 5 galvanized box trailer

This box trailer has a 39-round axel and a 75x50x1200 mm drawbar. It has LED lights and it also wears an extra layer of protection against rust, which is made out of primer industrial zinc. It is painted in charcoal and it also has 7 pin fat plug.


A fully equipped 8×5 box trailer that has been previously hot-dipped galvanised and whose cage has a height of 90 mm. The wheels and the tyres are 14” and they are also brand new. It also features a lockable toolbox.

  1. 8 x 5 box trailer

This trailer box is brand new and has a weight of 750 kg. It features a checker plate floor and sides of 12”. It also bears a 3-foot galvanised cage and comes along with a 12-month structural warranty. Did we also mention that it features some brand new