There can be a lot of times when you need to upgrade or facilitate a storage system to your cargo trailer. Having necessary information before actually installing them is a good idea. Here, in this article we have compiled a list of the most important points that you need to keep in mind for a
trailer storage system. Hope you find it useful.

  • Clean And Check All Seals

Before placing the equipment in storage, give it a good wash as well as wax. The wax will help protect the trailer from the sun damage and help reduce dirt builds. While washing the trailer, you need to pay special attention to the roof. Most of the dirt and grime come via the roof, so, cleaner the roof, better the whole rig.

  • Ventilation

Keeping moisture out of the vehicle is primarily a big concern for many individuals. If by any means moisture develops, it can lead to mold growth, which can create smells. Experts say that the best way to keep the interior dry is to leave the rooftop vents open. There are special vent covers available on a variety of stores, which allows for the rooftop to stay wide open all the time.

  • Security/Safety

Fully -covered cargo trailers are difficult to break into and but fifth wheels are the ones which are seen as easy targets. For the security you can attach a special hitch lock to the king pin. Some folks also prefer chaining the wheels or use a wheel lock.


If you own a business, where you constantly need to deal with cargo trailer storage systems, it is a wise decision to purchase equipment/materials which are OSHA complied. OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Act and is required to keep a check of the possible workplace hazards of the employees.

  • Insurance

Make sure to contact your trailer insurance company and check if the proper insurance is in place. Simply trusting that a storage set is going to cover any losses is not going to work. Most policies for “storage only” coverage are very cheap and worth a try.

  • Bugs And Rodents

To protect the storage from bugs and rodents, the first thing that you need to do is make sure all external openings are blocked or screened. The most popular spots for bugs are rooftop plumbing vents, fridge panel and vent, the furnace exhaust and air intake piping. Many trailer accessories are sold in various online outlets, which are specifically made to fit screening for these openings.


Keep these tips in mind for your trailer storage and don’t forget to purchase a OSHA complied trailer storage system.

Author: The author is a blogger and the article is about trailer storage tips.

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