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Renting vs. Owning Trailers

Dump trailers, car haulers, flatbeds—these workhorses are essential for construction crews, landscapers, and anyone who needs to haul bulky equipment. Even for weekend warriors transporting an ATV to Georgia’s mountain trails or a car enthusiast transporting an SUV, the question arises: Should you rent or own a trailer?

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Types of Trailers for Sale or Rent-to-Own

At Bigfoot Trailers, we offer a variety of high-quality trailers with industry-leading features: 

  • Deckover trailers 
  • Equipment trailers
  • Utility trailers
  • Car haulers
  • Dump trailers
  • Tiny house trailers
  • Custom trailers 

Trailer Rentals

Renting a trailer is an option for those who need it occasionally. Whether planning a weekend trip, having a one-time haul to make, or seasonal projects, renting trailers can reduce your upfront costs, and you don’t have to worry about storage, maintenance, or depreciation. However, it’s important to note that local rental facilities may sometimes have the wrong equipment or size that you need. Moreover, the trailer may have previous damage that could limit its use.

Owning a Trailer

Buying a trailer can be a wise investment for construction companies, landscapers, and frequent DIY warriors, as it is more cost-effective in the long run. Plus, owning a trailer allows you to customize it to fit your needs and haul it whenever the job calls. 

Here’s another benefit: Bigfoot Trailers are handcrafted in the USA with longevity in mind, so they retain value. You could recoup some of your investment down the road when you’re ready to sell or upgrade to a larger model.

Rent to Own

Bigfoot Trailers offers another financing solution: rent-to-own. This option is ideal for those hesitant about ownership but need a trailer for an extended period. You can make payments over time and own the trailer at the end of the rental period. 

Making the Decision: Should I buy or rent?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Both renting and buying trailers have advantages; the best choice depends on your specific needs. Here’s a handy checklist to help you decide:

  • Frequency of Use: How often will you use the trailer? Renting could be an ideal option for single or occasional use.
  • Budget: Consider the upfront cost of buying a trailer versus the ongoing rental fees.
  • Storage Space: You will need ample storage space for your trailer. 
  • Maintenance: Are you comfortable handling some trailer maintenance, or would you prefer to leave that to a rental company?
  • Customization: Owning allows you to customize your flatbed trailer with features that perfectly suit your needs, unlike the limitations of rentals.

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Bigfoot Trailers is your trusted manufacturer that delivers! As a factory-direct manufacturer, we serve the entire Eastern United States with locations in Boston, MA; Jonesboro, GA; Lakeland, FL; Norfolk, VA; and by appointment with retailers in Fort Myers and Marianna, FL. Call toll-free (866) 764-8878 or visit our site for a free quote. Visit your local Bigfoot dealer today and experience the confidence and peace of mind of our high-quality, handcrafted bumper pull trailers. Ask about our financing and rent-to-own options.