Stealth Trailers

With such a large amount of enclosed trailer brands for sale you really should ask, what makes a Stealth Trailer better than some of the others on the market today?

1) Stealth uses tubing for the main frame. Many other companies use channel or angle iron which are not as strong. A tube gives longer life, more strength, and added rigidity to your trailer.

2) Radial Tires are standard on ALL Stealth models (excl. Titan & Apache). A large amount of other companies use Bias Ply tires which do not wear as evenly and are more prone to blowouts. Stealth starts with the better choice of Radial Tires.

3a) Spray coated undercarriage (Steel Framed Trailers). Instead of using just a low quality paint or worse yet nothing at all, Stealth protects the steel undercarriage of the trailer with a coating to help postpone rust and increase the life of the trailer.

3b) All Aluminum Frame (Aluminum Trailers). An aluminum frame is lighter and is not going to rust. Aluminum will still corrode over time however this is a much slower process and less aggressive than what can happen to a steel framed trailer.

4) 3/4″ Drymax (Rainblock) flooring. Many companies will use plywood or treated plywood for the flooring in their trailers. The problem with plywood is that it doesn’t take much moisture to start delaminating and lose strength. The Drymax floor material used by Stealth is a processed material that is stronger than plywood and is very water resistant. Pete’s Trailer Sales has done an independent test to verify the water resistant quality of this material. What it means to the consumer is a stronger floor that will last longer.

5) 16″ On Center Floor, Wall, and Roof Supports. This may vary from trailer to trailer depending on exactly what you order. The benefit of having 16″ O.C. supports is to make the trailer more rigid and to better support the interior and exterior material that make up each structure. The closer the floor cross-members are to the material, the easier a heavy load will be on the flooring material.

6) Screwless Exterior Aluminum. This may also vary from trailer to trailer depending on what you order. A lot of companies use rows of screws on each wall stud to hold the exterior aluminum skin onto the trailer. This can create a few problems. The first problem is that it is not as nice looking. Second is that more labor is involved for the trailers that will be stickered and lettered up with business logos. Third is that the screws themselves can weep causing streaks to run down the side of the trailer, again making it look unappealing. The adhesive method that Stealth uses is still just as strong without these setbacks, and it looks better too.

7) LED Lights. We all can agree that the road can be a dangerous place. One way to ensure your safety on the roadway is to be visible. LED lights are far brighter and easier to see both in daylight and at night, making your trailer more visible. Stealth takes this to the next level by using LED lights not only for tail / turn signals but for all the marker lights on the exterior of the trailer. The final benefit is that they last much longer than standard incandescent bulbs.

8) Tubing Wall Studs and Roof Bows. When it comes to the wall structure of a trailer there are only a few options to choose from. Many companies use what is called “Hat Channel” or “Z Post” either one of these are stamped out of a single sheet of steel into the desired shape both of them are very flimsy and flex easily. Stealth uses either 1″ X 1″ or 1″ X 1 1/4″ tubing for their wall and roof studs. The benefit to this is a stronger more rigid frame work that will last longer. A side benefit is that if you want to mount something on the inside of the trailer you have a more secure material to anchor to. See the Difference (View Picture 1, Picture 2).

9) 3/8″ Drymax (Rainblock) Walls. Sheets of 3/16″ Luan is what skins most trailer interiors, and this is a very thin material that breaks easily. Material that is 3/8″ thick is much stronger and provides more strength to the trailer and greater rigidity. The Drymax material used by Stealth is a processed material that is stronger than plywood and is very water resistant. Pete’s Trailer Sales has done an independent test to verify the water resistant quality of this material. What it means to the consumer is a stronger wall that will last longer.

10) Full Roof Liner. This may vary depending on how your trailer was ordered. A common practice in the trailer world is to place 4′ X 8′ sheets of LUAN above the roof structure to support the roof sheeting. This is ok but on a 6′, 7′, or 8.5′ wide trailer they still only support the center 4′ of the roof sheeting. This allows the rest of the roof to sag over time and to eventually leak. Stealth will upon request turn the sheets of LUAN sideways to provide a full support of the roofing material no matter how wide the trailer is.

11) One piece roof. (View) A lot of other brands use 4′ X 8′ Sheets of Aluminum for their roof material. They then seam the sheets together to make up the length of the roof, so every 4′ in the roof there is a seam. This is a prime place for a leak to start. Stealth uses a solid piece of aluminum, no seams, no leaks.

12) Increased Rigidity. As you have read a lot of things that Stealth does increases the rigidity of the trailer. From the frame to the wall studs to the interior 3/8″ Plywood the purpose is to decrease the amount of flex that the trailer endures going down the road. The less flex, the longer the trailer will last. Stealth takes pride in making a long lasting trailer with prices that are affordable.

13) Brakes are available on ALL sizes of trailers and are included on the 7′ wide Single axle models. Also ALL of the Tandem axle trailers come with brakes on both axles, unlike other brands that come with brakes on only one axle.

Thank you for looking into the Stealth brand of trailers. Please call one of our experienced MT sales staff to assist you further.

Carry-On Trailer

With corporate headquarters in Lavonia, Georgia and 7 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the country, Carry-On Trailer is well positioned to service our valued customers quickly and efficiently.

  • One-Stop Shop: We offer utility, cargo, horse, livestock, and specialty trailers along with a full replacement parts program. Our trailers meet or exceed all government regulations and are compliant with standards set by our trade organization, the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers.
  • Nationwide Coverage: Carry-On boasts nationwide coverage becoming the #1 volume trailer manufacturer for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 as certified by state trailer registrations.
  • Award-winning Customer Service: Our award winning customer service department is supported by over 1,100 associates whose goal is exceeding our customers’ expectations.

How We Got Here
Like any great company, the story of how you started is an indicator of where you’ll go. Here’s a brief lesson in “Carry-On Trailer 101”…

  • January 1996: Carry-On Trailer Corporation was started in Hague, Virginia as a side business, and within 60 days, had a plant manager and 5 employees.
  • March 1996: The first shipment of two trailer models was sent and by the end of the year, Carry-On Trailer shipped over 700 trailers. With charter customers Central Tractor (now a part of Tractor Supply Company (TSC)), and Northern Tool Company on Carry-On’s side, expansions in a variety of trailer models followed.
  • 1997: A second plant opened on 15 acres in Lavonia, Georgia, which is now corporate headquarters. The additional 55,000 square feet of manufacturing space allowed Carry-On Trailer to increase model types and volumes to meet an increasing demand from their growing customer lists.
  • 1997: Order quantities were on the rise and Carry-On Trailer increased manpower to 49 employees, and saw a year-end increase in revenues of 75%.
  • 1997-2000: Carry-On Trailer introduced new product lines and opened another plant in Virginia and one in Iowa, as well as expanded the manufacturing space in Georgia. The new plant in Virginia allowed the company to manufacture trailers using optimally mechanized production methods, for a dramatic increase in production.
  • End of 2000: Carry-On Trailer employed 176 people and housed over 125,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
  • 2001: Carry-On Trailer earned “Vendor of the Year” from TSC, and was named as an Exclusive Supplier to TSC and Lowe’s Home Improvement.
  • 2002: The plant in Mexia, Texas opened, and with the addition, gave Carry-On Trailer over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space. With a growing sales staff and over 400 employees now working two shifts company-wide, Carry-On Trailer began to expand even more by launching the production of enclosed cargo trailers.
  • 2004: After extensive expansions to existing plants and the development of another site in Virginia, manufacturing space reached over 700,000 square feet and employment to over 1,100 people.
  • May 2004: Carry-On Trailer achieved a one day production of 1,000 trailers and shipped more than 20,000 trailers.
  • 2007: Carry-On Trailer shipped over 173,000 trailers while their closest competitor shipped about 44,000.
  • 2007: Opened our Winnemucca, Nevada plant to serve the West Coast making Carry-On Trailer the first truly national trailer manufacturer.
  • 2008: Carry-On shipped their one millionth trailer on September 22, 2008
  • 2009: Exceeded $165 million in revenue.
  • 2010: Carry-On Trailer merged with P J Trailers to form American Trailer Works
  • Present-day: American Trailer Works continues to lead the way with our dedicated employees and well over 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
  • Future: With customer satisfaction as our #I priority, we foresee our market share expanding as we continue to grow and exceed our customer’s expectations.