Trailers are useful when hauling large objects such as machinery. But you will also have smaller components that need a secure place to be stored so they do not fall out of the trailer. Anything you store in a trailer has the potential to be exposed to the elements. For this reason, it's important to store your belongings in an aluminum trailer box so that they do not become damaged. Other types of containers will simply rust and develop leaks. When looking for an aluminum trailer storage box, there are several features to look for.
Measure the type of items you'd like to store in your aluminum trailer box so you can find out the exact dimensions you'll need. Also, measure the space where you will place the box so you can choose a box that will fit snugly. A rectangular shape can help you save the most space possible. However, there are other shapes available as well such as a triangular aluminum trailer storage box.
The box needs to not only be made out of aluminum but must also have fully-welded seams. Otherwise, the box will simply allow moisture to enter through the seams. Over-hanging lips can help the box resist moisture getting inside. Fold-up doors make it easier to get inside the box and clean it effectively. Storage boxes also come with different color options with the two most common colors being black and silver.
Find out how sturdy the aluminum is. Some boxes are made with soft aluminum and the boxes might be more prone to denting as a result.
Make sure that the box comes with a lock and latch to reduce the temptation that someone robs your box. The lock and latch should be stainless steel so it won't corrode. The lock will come with keys and you should contact the manufacturer about receiving a replacement if you lose your keys.
To protect your belongings from cold weather conditions, the box should be insulated using structural foam. This also reinforces the shape and strength of the aluminum box to protect it from damage. A dust seal needs to protect the contents of the box from the elements. If you have purchased a particular box and you believe that it isn't keeping water from getting in, consider installing a foam tape gasket. Regardless of the conditions your trailer is exposed to, there is an option that will be perfect for you.