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Common Trailer Mistakes to Watch Out For

Trailer on Road
In order to ensure that you and your trailer (and everyone else on the road) get to your final destination safely, it’s important to be proactive and responsible. There are many ways that towing a trailer can end in a costly mistake – or even endanger yourself...

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5 of the World’s Most Tricked Out Trailers & RVs

Road
The love of going out on the road and traveling is shared across the world. Ever wonder how the richest of the elite do it? What do they have inside? How much does it cost? It doesn’t hurt to dream!

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Take the Plunge: 7 Reasons to Buy a Boat

Road
Looking for a little extra nudge to convince yourself to buy a boat? You’ve come to the right place! From the feeling of the sea wind in your hair and the fishing possibilities to the sunsets and thrilling watersports, Florida is one of the best places in the world to own a boat...

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5 Road Trips to See the Best of Fall

Road
Autumn is the best season to take a road trip. The air is cooling off, the leaves are changing, and, as winter gets closer, we all get a little stir crazy. When adventure begins calling your name, answer with a click of the trailer hitch and head out...

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7 Fall Festivals That Are Worth the Drive

Road
Festivals are a classic and fun way to welcome the Fall season and spend time with family and friends while making the most of autumn activities and homegrown seasonal produce. Parades, hayrides, corn mazes, and more all set the stage for the perfect family adventure...

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Finding the Best Trailer Hitch for Your Vehicle

Road
No matter what you drive or what you’re towing, a trailer hitch is the lifeline between the vehicle and the trailer. There are a wide variety of trailer hitches available, each designed for different applications and trailer types...

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Tropic Trailer’s Ultimate Towing Checklist

Road
Towing a trailer involves more than just hitching it up and hitting the road. Before taking off, there are a few things that need to be done to ensure a safe journey – for you and everyone else. Practice makes perfect and prepping your trailer will become second nature over time. Until then, it’s helpful to make a personalized checklist and go through it before every towing...

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Great American Roadways You Need to Travel: Part 4

Road
The summer might be winding down to a close but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for the year ahead. Whether it’s fall break, winter break, spring break, or next summer, there’s no wrong time of year to pack up your trailer and hit the road...

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3 Basic Tools Every Trailer Owner Should Keep In Their Arsenal

Tools
Whether you’re taking your trailer to the track, the campgrounds, or the water, it has to spend some time on the open road. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of the beginning of another adventure – and there’s also nothing quite like an unexpected issue to delay the fun.

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5 Fastest Ways to Destroy Your Trailer

Trailer that is Broken
As any trailer expert can tell you, most trailer damage isn’t from anything as obvious as an accident or even intentional rough housing – it’s from neglect.

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Top Trailer Brands You Can Trust

Trailer
At Tropic Trailer, we believe that to be the best, you need to have the best. That’s why we offer top trailer brands that you’ve come to know and trust. Choosing the right trailer is an investment and you want to know you’re getting one that’s reliable, high quality, and will suit your needs.

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10 Essential Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle on Road
Whether someone is a newbie or a seasoned veteran, motorcycle safety is essential to everyone. After all, it’s the potential danger of the ride that makes motorcycles so thrilling and alluring to people…

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Take a Hike (Around the World)

Mountains
With gorgeous sunny skies and summer vacation just around the corner, we know finding a way to experience new things (without having to travel far and wide) is something special. Luckily, there are incredible experiences right here in Southwest Florida. Experiences that many in the area don’t even know exist…

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Experience Wonder in Your Own Backyard

Cape Coral
With gorgeous sunny skies and summer vacation just around the corner, we know finding a way to experience new things (without having to travel far and wide) is something special. Luckily, there are incredible experiences right here in Southwest Florida. Experiences that many in the area don’t even know exist…

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Important Questions to Ask Your Trailer Dealer Before Buying

Tropic Dealer
Buying a new or used trailer is a big (but worthy) investment and your trailer dealer plays an essential role in that process. While the first step is obviously to find a reliable and...

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Great American Roadways You Need to Travel: Part 3

Mountain Road
Summer vacation is fast approaching and nothing says “family vacation” like a road trip through some of America’s best and most scenic roadways! We’ve been giving you plenty of roadways to choose from...

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Quality Customer Service: Here’s What People Are Saying About Tropic Trailer

Tropic Storefront
Tropic Trailer believes in 5-star customer service. The business was founded over 20 years ago with the idea that happy customers are the foundation of a better business...

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Trailer Talk: Aluminum Trailers vs. Steel Trailers

Trailer
Since the 1970’s when horse trailer manufacturers began using aluminum, there has been a debate about which type of trailer frame is better...

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Outdoor Events Coming to Southwest Florida in February & March

Fishing Polls
Springtime is on its way, the temperature is slowly rising, and that means one thing – Florida weather is about to be at its best. Whether you’re visiting the South Florida area or are a year-round resident, this is the time of year to get outside...

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Types of Fishing in Southwest Florida

Fishing Polls
The US has the world’s largest saltwater fishing industry and there is nowhere better to enjoy it than in Southwest Florida. Big-game anglers and fishing enthusiasts alike have collected in cities like...

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Great American Roadways You Need to Travel: Part 2

Road with Mountains
There’s always another adventure out there waiting to be discovered. If you’re craving expansive scenic views and road that stretches on for miles, then the only thing that will satisfy your wanderlust is a roadtrip...

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Cool and Adventurous Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions

Motorcycle on Road
Keeping your New Year’s resolution isn’t always easy. In fact, research shows that only 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution each year. If you want to be a part of that top group, you need to stay committed and develop a strategy for how you plan to accomplish your goal...

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5 Reasons to Buy an ATV

ATV Jumping Dirt
Looking for a new adventure to explore with your friends or family? All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are small but mighty toys, with sizes and models for the whole family. Their compact size and powerful engines allow them to navigate the highest of hills and the deepest of trenches, meaning you’re always in for a great adventure...

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Great American Roadways You Need to Travel: Part 1

Sunset on Mountains
There’s nothing quite like riding the open road. Whether it’s by motorcycle, car, or RV, getting out and experience all of the beautiful scenery that the US has to offer should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list...

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Have You Caught All of These Southwest Florida Fish?

Fishing at sunset
Southwest Florida is one of the best locations in the world for inshore and offshore fishing. With the incredible year-round weather and a host of seasonal fish to choose from, it’s always the perfect time of year to grab your fishing pole...

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Tips for Securing Your Motorcycle Trailer

Motorcycle in sunset
At some point or another, you’ll likely need to make a trip that involves transporting your motorcycle instead of riding it. And when you do, you’re going to want it to arrive in the same pristine condition is was in when you left.

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Your Guide to Buying or Renting Dump Trailers

Boat on trailer
Dump trailers are handy tools that are utilized by a variety of industries (landscaping, construction, maintenance, etc.) to store, transport, and dispose of things like waste, debris, and other materials. They allow companies to easily and effectively move large loads from one location to another, such as a dump site.

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7 Things You Need to Know When Buying a Boat Trailer

Boat on trailer
Shopping for a new or used boat trailer can be overwhelming. With so many things to consider, it might feel like you’re forgetting something. Make sure that you’re getting the right boat trailer for your needs by following these guidelines.

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TOP 4 LOCATIONS FOR OFF-ROADING AND MUDDING IN FLORIDA

Truck driving through mud
With miles of flat land, swamps, and on-and-off rain showers, Florida is a paradise for mudding and off-roading. No matter what off-road vehicle you’re riding (truck, ATV, jeep, etc.), you can’t go wrong when you ditch the paved roads for dirt ones in Florida.

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5 ESSENTIAL SAFETY TIPS FOR HITCHING A TRAILER

Person hitching a trailer
Trailers are an important tool for work and play, but proper preparation and usage play an important role in whether or not your trailer safely gets from point A to point B.

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What you Need to Know About GOOSENECK TRAILERS

Gooseneck Trailers
Gooseneck trailers have been used primarily in agricultural and commercial markets for the past 40+ years. They typically handle larger weight fluctuations and are considered Class V hitches that can handle up to 30,000 pounds (about 13,000 kilograms).

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5 Hacks for your next BOATING OR FISHING TRIP

Swimming Holes
Southwest Florida is the perfect place to boat or fish for both vacationers and locals! We have a million different ways to fish, from shark fishing on the beach to reef fishing by boat to inshore fishing by kayak. Here are some tips for fisherman and boaters of all experience levels that are braving the heat this summer!

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BEST SWIMMING HOLES TO VISIT ON YOUR NEXT SUMMER TRIP

Swimming Holes
The summer is the perfect time to travel north to escape the Florida heat and cool off in some of America’s most refreshing southern swimming holes. Whether you pack up the car, the camper, or the RV, it’s worth a summer escape!

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STORY BEHIND THE BROWN WATER POLLUTING SW FLORIDA BEACHES

Beach Pollution In SW Florida
Recently, Southwest Florida residents have begun to panic over the brown water invading their local piece of paradise caused by releases from Lake Okeechobee. These releases are nothing new, so why does the problem seem like a larger issue now?

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SNOOK THE FISH YOU HAVE TO CATCH TO EAT

Snook Fishing
Snook are a rare Southwest Florida treat. They’re an extremely regulated tropical fish and Florida is the only mainland state where you can catch them. Snook are considered a sport fish, meaning they can’t be commercially fished or sold. Back in the early 1900s, Florida had a history of selling snook in restaurants and markets.

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SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVING WITH A TRAILER

Safety Tips
Driving in general can be dangerous. Throw a trailer into the mix and you’re even more at risk for an accident. Driving with a trailer involves extra preparation and awareness. Here are some tips to help keep you and everyone on the road a little safer.

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PLAYGROUND OF MAN IS MADE OF MUD

Mudding
Driving around Southwest Florida, you may have noticed a lot of trucks. Some of them are huge, barely-fit-in-the-lane, will-crush-your-Prius kind of big.

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR FISHING SPOTS A SECRET

Fishing Spots
Keeping a fishing spot a secret is pretty hard these days, and it’s even harder when you want to post a picture of your big catch right after you catch it.

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TIPS FOR DRIVING WITH A TRAILER

Trailer Tips
For some of us, hauling a trailer is part of the daily work routine. For others, hitching up the trailer is the start to a great weekend on the lake.

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TIPS FOR HAULING, LAUNCHING AND RETRIEVING YOUR BOAT

Boat Hauling
Did you just buy a new boat? Maybe you’ve had your boat for decades, but she’s been in storage for the last couple years. Or maybe your hauling, launching, and retrieving skills could use a little work.

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