Chassis is the Key to Long Lasting Trailer Performance

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At Basic Trailers Adelaide, we place a premium on producing trailers that last. Bearing this in mind, we always consider that the chassis is the foundation of a strong, long-lasting trailer that provides reliability and enables you to tow loads of all sizes in safety.

In order to build trailers that give owners long operating life, our priority is to ensure that the chassis is robust and durable enough to handle all types of Australian conditions. This means that we go the extra mile when it comes to priming and painting the chassis, in particular the underside. This is an area that is neglected by some manufacturers, meaning that your trailer is not getting all the protection that it should be.

Self-etching primer provides longer trailer life

If you visit our workshop in Pooraka, you'll often see members of our team underneath a trailer, working hard to ensure that the chassis and underside is thoroughly protected. We do this in a number of ways, most notably by using a self-etching primer followed by a coat of industrial dark grey enamel paint.

We use self-etching primer on our trailers because it etches and primes in one coat, and prepares the steel used in the chassis so that the paint is better able to adhere to the surface. A well painted and coated trailer underside means that it is protected more effectively against rust and corrosion, as well as physical damage that can result from travelling over unsealed roads and other difficult terrain.

This is just one of the many ways in which we strive to give you value for money and longer operating life when you buy a trailer in Adelaide from Basic Trailers.

Do all Adelaide trailer builders do what we do?

In our experience, and from what our customers report back to us, not all trailer manufacturers in Adelaide are as thorough and dedicated to providing a high quality product as we are.

Many trailer builders only apply a standard primer on the underside, if a primer is used at all, meaning that the surface is not as well prepared and the top coat is unlikely to adhere as well nor for as long. Alternatively, some Adelaide trailer builders only use a cheap standard black paint, which does not provide anywhere near the same levels of protection against damage or corrosion that our coating and painting process does.

Even paints that are marketed as chassis rust paint are not as effective at providing protection against corrosion and degradation as they are often thought to be, particularly if a etch primer is not used to thoroughly prepare the surface. However, this is what you will often find on the underside of trailers made here in SA by other builders.

Call Basic Trailers for Adelaide’s most durable trailers

Call Sam on 1300 770 770 to find out more about how we go the extra mile to make Adelaide’s strongest and most durable trailers, including our range of box trailers, car trailers, tipping trailers and more.

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