While standard trailers can often do the job, custom-built options are gaining notoriety for a lot of good reasons, whether for personal, recreational, or business use. Flexibility is a must to accommodate all sorts of trailer needs, and there's no better way to achieve that flexibility than by customising a basic trailer. Fortunately, the option to customise trailers is not an uncommon concept in Australia; most trailer suppliers will offer custom and specialist trailers like stock trailers and lawn mower trailers. Custom builds are also far more cost-effective than one would expect, especially if you have a supplier that can help you save money without compromising on quality. It is not advisable to customise a trailer by yourself; leave the job to the experts. After all, without professional support, selecting trailer features and functions, as well as making designs, can be extremely challenging. Before looking through customisation options, you have to consider your needs and have a plan of action in mind. Identifying your unique, specific requirements will make it easier to design and build your trailer. Trailer Upgrade Options But what kind of customisations are available? Below are some ways a standard trailer can be upgraded and altered. 1. Single Axle Box Trailers ATM The aggregate trailer mass (ATM) has a standard weight of 750kg. You can have up to double its weight on request up to 1400kg. 2. Dual Axle Tandem Trailer ATM You can also upgrade the weight of a dual axle tandem trailer from 200kg ATM to 2800kg ATM, which involves several things: changing the axles and fitting heavier duty electric brakes and coupling, as well as fitting and upgrading springs and aligning the breakaway brake system. 3. Spare Wheel Adding a spare wheel or a tyre mount to the unit is one of the many common custom requests that you can make. 4. Mesh Cage Height Increasing the height of mesh cages from 600mm to 900mm is also an option for custom-build trailers. 5. Electric Brakes Another way to modify a trailer unit is to upgrade the electric brakes for both single and dual axles. This can be done on request from any good trailer retailer. These are just a few ways to customise a trailer. More options include upgrading axles, hose fittings, hydraulic brakes, override coupling, and upgrade springs. To learn what kind of upgrade might best match your needs, consult your local trailer supplier. More Tips for Trailer Customisation When considering your trailer needs, think of the long-term rather than the short, and always call trailer suppliers for a quote as well-- it's usually free. Don't hesitate to approach professionals for support. Most trailer specialists like Muscle Trailers are more than willing to give expert advice and will help guide you through the steps of purchasing and customising. If you need help with upgrading, modifying, or even building a new trailer from scratch, get in touch with us.