When most folks first take on a commercial truck or trailer, or finally spring for that full-size recreational vehicle (RV) they’ve always wanted, trailer accessories are usually the last thing on their mind. Especially when owners are thinking of things like major service or RV alignment as high on the priority list, it wouldn’t be wrong to think of “accessories” as something optional, right?
Not exactly. While in some cases it may be technically possible to get by with an “un-accessorized” rig, depending on what’s missing, doing so could be inadvisable and potentially unlawful – if not flat-out dangerous.
To make sure your rig is optimally arranged for your safety and the safety of others, Straight Line Suspension shares some of the most commonly purchased trucking, trailer, and RV accessories available to get the most out of any trailer, truck, or RV.
The first bit of accessorization that people look to is getting the lighting right. Because when it comes to general safety on the road, illuminating every service of the trailer, truck or RV can be a lifesaver – especially in bad weather or at night. Ever been behind a trailer with no tail lights or brake lights? It can be hard to know when they’re stopping until it’s too late.
Beyond lighting, another electrical component is a trailer breakaway system. If your trailer comes with electromagnetic brakes (which if you ask us, is an essential safety system for any trailer, electrical locking
If you’re hauling anything of value in a closed-door trailer, then you’re probably going to want to invest in a locking mechanism. Because of their ease and no-fuss nature, our shop highly suggests an electrical, keyless locking component to secure your cargo behind locked doors.
If you spend a lot of time hauling a tractor-trailer or driving an RV, you’ll soon find out that certain accessories may make your life drastically easier.
The great news is that most of the accessories needed actually aren’t all that expensive, and especially when you consider the dividends in road safety they pay out over time, are worth the investment.
Whether you’re accessorizing a new rig, or need professional service or alignment done, the friendly and knowledgeable team at Straight Line Suspension is there to help.