No matter how much you invest in a quality, top-of-the-line trailer, it’s nothing more than a lawn ornament if you can’t load it. Getting the right ramp for your deckover trailer is more important than many shoppers realize. While the correct style will help you get the most use out of the bed, other options can leave you short on space. Before purchasing or custom ordering your trailer, there are a few things about ramps that you need to keep in mind.
What Is a Deckover?
If you want to get the most room possible from a trailer, choosing a deckover is your best bet. These are essentially flatbed haulers designed to give you optimal space. While some trailers and car haulers have the bed sitting between the wheels, a deckover has the “deck” lying on top of or “over” the flatbed wheels.
Anyone who’s attempted to fill a pickup truck knows what a pain it can be trying to get larger items into the bed while maneuvering around the wheel wells. Deckovers eliminate this problem entirely thanks to their signature design. You should look into this type of trailer if you plan on using it for tasks such as:
Having all of that extra space means being able to bring everything you need with you. Remember that these are open-air designs, too, meaning you’ll need to cover your cargo before hitting the road.
The Right Ramp
It makes little difference what you plan to haul if you can’t get it in the trailer. Choosing the right ramp is important because it can drastically change how your trailer can be used. Since a deckover trailer is generally higher of the ground thanks to the bed being situated over the wheels, access can be an issue if you don’t have a good method in place. Some types use an attachment called a beaver tail that extends the rear of the trailer a bit to accommodate accessibility equipment. There are a variety of ramp designs to choose from, including;
Knowing how you’re going to use your trailer lets you choose the best ramp to suit your needs. When picking your ramp or designing a deckover trailer, don’t hesitate to contact a Millroad Manufacturing dealer today. Their experts will help you find exactly the kind of ramp that will make the most out of your deckover for years to come!