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Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • 8-29-2014 Getting started with a specialty trailer project

    Creating a mobile experience—no matter the application—is much like building a custom home. A number of decisions must be made to arrive at the finished product. But an experienced sales and design team, like the one at Featherlite, will help to make this process much smoother.

    The first few questions you should consider include:

    • What do you or your client want to accomplish with this project?
    • How much are you or your client planning to invest in the project?
    • What’s the preferred launch date?

    As you can tell, Featherlite works with both the end user of the trailer directly or will work with an agency or tour company throughout this process.

    Let’s take a look at some of the key components to launching your specialty trailer project!


    Your objectives should be specific and relevant. Some examples might be to build brand awareness, build product demand, provide a point of sale to complete transactions, improve response times, conduct business more efficiently offsite, capture leads, etc. Everything in the project should contribute to achieving the objective and getting you a return on the investment.


    Featherlite sometimes gets the question, ‘What does a trailer cost?’. The simple answer: It depends. In order to determine a specific price, a specific design must be determined. If you need to establish a budget before a specific design is finalized, you can start with an estimate.

    An estimate is an expectation made before the final design is known based on information provided and from past experience from similar projects. If the actual final design differs from the initial information and expectations, then the actual price could also vary proportionately, but it’s a starting point. This differs from a quote, which is an offer made to build a specific design for a specific price once the final design is known. It is documented by a drawing and/or written specifications.

    If you don’t know where to start when it comes to budget, browse through the website and collateral and find a trailer that looks similar to what you’re envisioning. The sales team can then provide a rough estimate of what that trailer cost and this may help to determine if you’re in the right range and if a Featherlite specialty trailer is the best solution.


    Indicating your desired finish time will help the sales team know how best to advance the process and whether your timeline is feasible.

    These are just a few of things we’ll discuss as we begin your new specialty trailer project. Give us a call at 800-800-1230 to get started.

  • 8-21-2014 Unique flatbed trailer

    We recently built a unique Model 3150 wedge trailer that has special attachments on the ramp to haul utility poles. In addition to our large enclosed specialty trailers, we have numerous other ways to customize flatbeds and other smaller trailers.

    You can view the photos of this unique trailer on our Facebook page . Check it out!