Quality Utility and Flatbed Trailers - Iron Eagle Trailers
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How can I purchase an Iron Eagle Trailer?
Iron Eagle trailers are sold through authorized dealers only. You simply click on the Local Dealer page and fill in the fields. You will get information on the authorized dealer closest to your area including their address, phone number, and a map to their facility.
What vehicles can tow utility trailers or flatbed trailers?
Just about any vehicle can tow a trailer. Even jeeps and minivans! All you need is a receiver hitch and taillight wiring installed on your vehicle.
Why is tube frame better than other frame material for trailer construction?
Contrary to what competing dealers may tell you, Steel frames will fail due to interior rust in salt water applications only. The reason competing dealers say this is because they can't sell comparable tube frame trailers at a competitive price Rectangle tubing is lighter and stronger per foot than other standard frame materials. This is the primary reason that the best boat trailer manufacturers use rectangular tubing for their trailer frames. Walk through any boat dealership and you'll see. Tubing also looks much nicer as a finished product, and it makes a perfect conduit for the trailer wiring.
Why is an extra long tongue, on my trailer frame, better?
The tongue length is a critical component for trailer stability. The longer the tongue, the easier it is for the towing vehicle to steer the trailer. All of our trailer tongues (except for the Economax) are about 12" to 18" longer than most utility trailers on the road today. Shorter tongues require 15% of the trailer weight to be on the ball. Longer tongues only need 10%! That means less weight on your car and more on the trailer. Longer tongues also make for easier backing. There's also enough room to mount a storage box if desired. Longer tongues are slightly more expensive to implement and change in the trailer design is necessary. These are the reasons that many trailer manufactures still use the cheaper two-piece, short tongue design.
Will plywood or sheetrock fit in my 4 X 8 utility trailer?
Yes, all of our 4' wide trailers that we manufacture are oversized. The interior width and length is one inch wider and longer than a standard sheet of plywood or sheetrock. Most 4 X 8 trailers are measured to the outside of the frame and once the plywood walls are installed, the interior width is 47 inches or less. What a waste.
How do I maintain wheel bearings?
This is simple. All of our trailers come standard with EZ-Lube axle spindles. All you have to do is remove the rubber plug on the wheel bearing dust cap and using a standard grease gun, pump fresh grease into the bearings and that's it. It takes about 3 minutes, once or twice a year. If you don't have a grease gun, just stop by a Les Schwabs or Jiffy-Lube and let them do it. It's that easy.
What is MDO?
MDO stands for Medium Density Overlay. It is high quality exterior plywood that has a composite overlay on both sides. MDO is the material the highway department uses to make traffic signs. It is also the stuff that U-Haul rental trailers have as siding. We prime and paint the paneling with oil-based paint before we install it into the trailer. The result is an extremely durable, rust-free and lightweight siding that will last for decades.
What is the capacity of the trailers?
The capacity of the trailers depends on the size of the trailer. Every trailer that we manufacture has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of at least 2995 lbs. The empty weight of the trailers vary between sizes. (400 lbs to 800 lbs) For example, the 4 X 8 flatbed trailer has an empty weight of 455 lbs, the GVWR is 2995 lbs. 2995 - 455 = 2540 lbs of capacity! That is equivalent to about a cubic yard of gravel. That's more weight than a 1-ton truck is rated for!
Can the trailers be covered?
Yes, they can. There are fitted covers for every size of utility trailer that we manufacture. This accessory comes complete with removable bow slats that keep the center high and the rain out. They have elastic cords built into the cover that are placed over each tie-down hook on the trailer sides. The tarp material is made of a vinyl based coating with a polyester fabric core. The result is a super tough cover that is water tight, tear resistant, UV resistant and custom fitted! Ask your local dealer for details.