Aluminum vs Steel Trailer Pros and Cons
Here at Bayside, many of our customers choose a RAM truck – or even a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango – because of its ability to tow heavy loads. But the trailer you choose to use with your towing is just as important. If you are also in the market for a new trailer, we thought that we would share some pros and cons between ones made of aluminum and ones made of steel.
- More lightweight
- Better fuel economy for your vehicle when towing
- Easy to maintain – typically only needs regular washings and lube applications
- Great for transporting a variety of items, but especially livestock – the animals will enjoy a smoother ride on the highway
- Significantly more expensive when the initial purchase is made
- Can be very bouncy on rough and uneven terrain
- More rugged and can handle extremely heavy loads (such as transporting construction equipment)
- Can also handle rough terrain more easily than aluminum trailers
- Cheaper when initially purchased
- Significantly heavier and you may need a more heavy-duty vehicle
- Makes your vehicle thirstier when towing
- Can easily corrode and rust due to moisture and road salt
- Requires more maintenance – needs regular touch-ups on scratches and be properly finished/sealed
- Maintenance and repair costs can add up over time
Come to Bayside for Your Next Vehicle!
If you are looking for a vehicle to haul your tools and toys, please visit our dealership and discover our RAM trucks, along with our Dodge and Jeep SUVs! Contact us today to learn more!