Over the past few years, we have had a lot of input from our customers on ways we can improve our trailers and customer service.
In response, we have instituted product changes that increase the already excellent on-road reliability. No trailer is going to be maintenance free, but when issues do come up, you want the process of correcting what needs correcting to be as fast and simple a process as possible.
We’ve always take this into consideration in the design of our trailers and, with our latest design improvements, repair and maintenance are now even easier.
Here are some of the design improvements in our 2019 line that will give you the best possible ownership experience:
In past years, we have used an airline system similar to what you would see in a mechanics shop that utilized threaded brass fittings and a pliable hose. While this was a very durable system, when something went wrong it could be challenging to replace in a bind. Now, fittings are all zinc-plated brass push lock style. This is what is normally used for the brake lines on semi-trailers. The line is easily clipped and re-inserted into the fitting in case of line breakage, verses our previous system which required special tools and hard to find small brass parts.
Our new compressor plate design is much sturdier. We’ve also added a splash-mitigation system into it and the fender to prevent water and debris from damaging the compressor and ride height switch. In addition, we’ve moved the dump valve manifold to the inside of the compressor plate. That prevents it from ever hitting high center medians, sides of garage doors etc.
Overall Width of OHT3
A large percentage of our customer base like to store their trailer indoors. This was a bit of a challenge with our wider trailers and owners were running into challenges fitting those into smaller garages. After some research and prototype development, we have engineered a solution that maintains the same deck width of 71’’ while shrinking the overall width by 10 inches, from 102 inches to a svelt 94 inches. This makes the trailer much more suitable for narrower garages and storage facilities, satisfying a long-sought request from owners who like to store their power toys on the trailer and indoors.
Over the past few years we have been developing a plug-and-play system for our trailers. The motivation was elevating the simplicity of repair or replacement in the event something gets damaged. We wanted to make it easier to do required repairs and replacements, without having to undertake serious electrical work. We are proud to announce that the entire trailer fits this standard now! Not only have we modified designs in the trailer to better protect the electrical wiring, but if anything ever goes wrong, the problem is easy to find and fix, following the electrical troubleshooting steps in the owner’s manual.
Offloading Amperage from Ride-Height Switch
If you are already familiar with our trailers, you know there is a lever-activated switch that completes the circuit to the compressor that raises and lowers the deck. We have added a 12-volt relay to stop amperage from going through the switch. What that means for you is a longer-lasting switch mechanism. And, in the event the relay ever does need to be replaced, that can be done faster and easier now.
Those are a few of the more significant improvements in our trailers, as a result of our 2019 design changes.
We’re here for you if you do have any issues and need help or guidance in how to address whatever it is that requires your attention.
And, if you have more ideas on how we can improve our trailers, we’d love to hear what you have in mind!