Utility Trailer Features & Benefits

Utility Trailer Features & Benefits

Check out the features and benefits of Featherlite aluminum cargo trailers and utility trailers!

All-Aluminum Construction

Featherlite customers have confidence in knowing their trailers are made with all aluminum frame and skin. Trailer owners prefer aluminum Featherlites’ higher payload capacity. Featherlite aluminum cargo trailers traditionally hold their value longer. With just routine maintenance, they have superior resistance to rust and corrosion. And since they are lighter in weight than comparable steel trailers, Featherlite customers report fuel savings and a smoother tow with our aluminum cargo trailers. Durable all-aluminum construction secures you many more miles of hauling.

Featherlite Advantage Flooring 

Featherlite aluminum cargo trailer 1610 features sturdy, moisture resistant Featherlite Advantage wood flooring. The Advantage wood floor won’t soak up water or warp like untreated plywood can. The floor has a thermally fused protective liner underneath to better protect the cargo. 

PerfectFitTM System

The Featherlite PerfectFit System allows you to choose your trailer your way. Featherlite aluminum cargo trailers come with a number of standard features. However, you can opt to alter these features for a trailer more suited to you. In addition to standard features, your trailer is available with a mix of optional accessories. Your Featherlite trailer dealer will take you through a streamlined step-by-step process to discover the right trailer for you quickly and easily.

Pierce and Roll

The pierce and roll system is used in the construction of each Featherlite trailer. Used by airplane manufacturers, the pierce and roll system drives high strength rivets into the aluminum, but no hole fully pierces the roof’s skin. Instead a secure, water-resistant crown forms up and around the bottom of every rivet, reducing opportunities for water leakage. Standard riveting used by others can create hundreds of holes in the roof of a trailer where water can infiltrate if rivets or openings become worn.

Wiring Harness

With Featherlite aluminum cargo trailers, all wires are bundled in a protective jacket, known as the Featherlite wiring harness. Wire harnesses provide a water-tight seal, protect against wire wear and tear and make connecting them easy. Without the harness, the individual wires would hang loose and unprotected. Note: Models 1610, 1610V and 1651 don't include the wiring harness but use a protective jacket to the trailer body.

Roof Rail

You’ll find a sturdy 2” radius aluminum roof rail on Featherlite’s enclosed aluminum cargo trailers. The roof rail is strong plus looks great, too.


All Featherlite utility cargo trailers meet federal safety standards.

Axles & Brakes

Featherlite has E-Z Lube axles and forward adjusting brakes as standard features on models with axles of 2.2K through 8K. The E-Z Lube axles make bearing lubrication quick and easy with an E-Z Lube cap that allows for easy access, extra protection and virtually no mess. Forward adjusting brakes adjust to proper clearances during travel allowing you to stop with confidence. It also eliminates the need for manual brake adjustments, saving you time and money.

Some features may not be standard on all models. See your Featherlite dealer.