What color for my trailer?

What color?

  • Black

    Votes: 6 33.3%
  • Silver

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Red

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • Fluorescent Green

    Votes: 6 33.3%
  • Grey

    Votes: 1 5.6%

  • Total voters
    18
  • Poll closed .

Jeffncs

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2017
Location
Wake Forest
Hoping to snag a car hauler this weekend. Going to refurb it with rusty metal primer and rustoleum and then drop on a new deck. I’m a black paint guy... but asking of there’s benefit to different or brighter colors.

Safety benefits to brighter colors?
Cool factor to match to my tow rig (silver) or CJ7 (red).
 

drkelly

Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Location
Oak Ridge/Stokesdale, NC
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ain't that right @CasterTroy ?
 
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jeepinmatt

At least half the people are dumber than the rest
Joined
Mar 24, 2005
Location
Stanley, NC
Silver to match the tow rig. Plus it won't show dirt and road grime as easily, and it won't be as hot in the summer.
 

Ron

Dum Spiro Spero
Moderator
Joined
Apr 16, 2005
Location
Sharon, SC
I deer hunt with a dude that lives in charlotte and has had his trailer and ATV stolen twice. The 3rd one had had powder coated BRIGHT PINK...they aint got it...yet
 

Jeff B

Thanos was right
Joined
Dec 23, 2006
Location
Lincolnton N.C.
When I was traveling with the carnival years ago in upstate NY. We painted every truck and haul trailer DOT yellow.
 

BigSouth

Doesn't play well with others!
Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Location
Shelby, NC
I deer hunt with a dude that lives in charlotte and has had his trailer and ATV stolen twice. The 3rd one had had powder coated BRIGHT PINK...they aint got it...yet
If you have proper insurance, let them have it. I’ll take a new trailer any day. It probably comes with new brakes and new tires too.
 

Ron

Dum Spiro Spero
Moderator
Joined
Apr 16, 2005
Location
Sharon, SC
If you have proper insurance, let them have it. I’ll take a new trailer any day. It probably comes with new brakes and new tires too.
From what I understand insurance depreciates it and doesn’t cover tax
 

BigSouth

Doesn't play well with others!
Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Location
Shelby, NC
From what I understand insurance depreciates it and doesn’t cover tax
My provider (Farm Bureau) offered 2 types of insurance. I opted for the “few bucks a year” higher version and stated the replacement value of my trailer. I may have inflated that price by $500 to cover a few things...
 

Jody Treadway

Croc wearing fool
Moderator
Joined
Mar 20, 2005
Location
Hendersonville, NC
From what I understand insurance depreciates it and doesn’t cover tax

State Farm here.
I asked for a trailer policy explicitly stating it was solely for theft. They asked for how much replacement cost and bill me accordingly. It's super cheap.
YMMV in SC however.
 

CLRracer

Mopar Nut
Joined
Mar 20, 2005
Location
Archer Lodge
Same as these two^. Called my Farm Bureau agent, said here's the VIN, insure it for this much (trailer cost plus upgrades plus aggravation of having to replace it), and she said some ridiculously low amount. As for color I like black because it's usually cheaper and easy to touch up, but color match to the tow rig is always a good look too.

Duane
 

rodney eppes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Location
Mt.Holly NC 28120
I agree with Duane& any others, that black would be the easiest to touch up! My first trailer [POS] was painted black, & not worth the rattle can to touch up. Got my second trailer, which was a faded red. When I replaced the deck, I thought I'd paint it the same as my CJ. Color match came out more red & brighter, but I had paid for it & it looks pretty good! Too many Black trailers out there!
 

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Ron

Dum Spiro Spero
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Joined
Apr 16, 2005
Location
Sharon, SC
Hrmmm....I've never insured a trailer ..now you guys have me thinking i should call and inquire
 
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