Trailers nowadays are even more useful than before. They are made from more durable materials, designed to last longer than before with less maintenance. Box trailers like other type of trailers require regular maintenance on their brakes, wheels and tires to prolong their lifespan with less money to spend on repairs.
The most important step to a trouble free driving and long lasting trailer is the regular maintenance. The biggest thing to do is to choose the right manufacturer and purchase the quality components so you can get the biggest bang for the buck. My advice is to pay special attention on trailer brakes and tires as they are the most expensive components on every trailer that can make a difference in your future costs. For example, wiring damages are normal on many trailers, so when the wiring is damaged it can be easily replaced and unplugged.
Also, if you intend to use your trailer longer than five years it is wise to invest in LED lighting that will last longer than traditional incandescent lighting. It is well known that the backsides of the standard lights are more exposed to corrosion due to moisture and other chemicals. You are able to minimize the corrosion problem making your lights more durable by mounting LEDs in a flange with a protective cover rather than a grommet on the back side.
Another thing you need to focus on and will certainly make a difference is to choose an iron box trailer since it has the ability to resist too many twisting and flexing activities. This is an important feature that will influence the strength of the vehicle so take this element into consideration because it is impossible to replace it in future. A proficiently designed box trailer with certain enhancements can reduce the total drag by up to 30%, while its practicality remains the same while towing.
A very important component to inspect is the coupler that attaches the trailer to your car. If the coupler is damaged it can be very expensive to replace it so make sure everything is in good shape because the coupler is one of the most used parts on a trailer that must be inspected all the time.
Last but not least, you need to make sure to get a warranty when you purchase your trailer so you can contact the manufacturer any time if you conclude that something is not working correctly.