The above graph shows the average cost trends across our top 50 components in building trailers over the last 6 years. As you can see from the graph, we have seen significant increases since the beginning of 2020. On average, the cost for us to put together a trailer has gone up nearly 250% over the last 6 years, with some items even surpassing 400%. We do everything we can to keep prices low, but ultimately some of these increases are passed on to the customer.
“I still need a trailer - What can I do?”
The good news is, we still have trailers! And we’ll still do our best to match you up with the trailer that best fits your specific needs. But the best fit available may mean that we have to make some substitutions with sizes, models, or colors. We encourage all of our customers: if you find something that works - DON’T WAIT! Prices are climbing and there is a good chance that the next customer to find your trailer won’t hesitate to pull the trigger.
There is no way of knowing what kind of situation we will be in next year at this time. Waiting to buy poses a great risk that prices will continue to rise. We’ve heard from hundreds of customers who are kicking themselves for not purchasing the trailer they needed 6 months ago.
It can be a tough road ahead for many people whose lives have unexpectedly changed courses, but we want you to know that we’re here to help. Whether it’s inspections, service, or buying a new trailer, we want you to drive off our lot knowing that you made a great decision to shop with TrailersPlus.