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4 Things to Do in Fort Myers for the Holidays

December 7, 2018

With Christmas right around the corner, we would like to turn our focus over to the amazing community we live in. There are so many wonderful events and displays during this Florida holiday season and we want to make sure you don’t miss a thing. After all, a road trip is still a road trip, even if it is just down the road to a neighboring town to see Santa. So, take a break from all the craziness of life and enjoy some quality holiday time with your family. Here are four fun things to do in Fort Myers for the holidays!

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5 Unique Gift Ideas: Christmas Shopping at Tropic Trailer

November 16, 2018

Christmas is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start brainstorming gift ideas for all your loved ones. Are you looking for something to give the outdoorsman in your life? Skip getting him another wallet or belt. Get creative and go big this year by surprising him with something he and the whole family will enjoy! Here are five gift ideas you can get from Tropic Trailer to make this Christmas one for the books.

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How to Make the Outdoors Fun for Kids

November 2, 2018

In today’s world of tablets, apps, and cell phones, kids are used to being “plugged in” all the time. But if you love nature and want to encourage that in your kids, how do you get them interested? Here are five ideas for how to make the outdoors fun for kids!

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13 Moving Tips for an Easy DIY Move

October 19, 2018

Moving can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. And it can be especially stressful when you’re avoiding the costs of movers by doing it all yourself. Whether you’re moving down the street or across the state, there are plenty of things that need to be properly planned out. When moving day comes around, you want to be sure that all of your belongings are secure and accounted for. Here are 13 essential moving tips for an easier DIY move.

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6 Florida Camping Trip Essentials

October 5, 2018

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived: it’s the Fall season in Florida! The temperature and humidity levels are down. The air is crisp and finally breathable. The summer crowds are gone. And the panhandle offers a look into what leaves look like when they change color! If you’re like us, you’re going to be enjoying this time of year the best way you know how: camping. Here are six Florida camping trip essentials for your next outdoor getaway.

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Finding the Best Landscape Trailer for Your Needs

September 21, 2018

Landscape trailers are specially designed to perform in a commercial landscaping setting. They’re built for performance and function as specialized tools for transporting landscape equipment with ease. The great thing about these trailers is that there are so many different designs and features to choose from so that you can get a fully customizable experience. However, that also means you have more to consider when purchasing or renting one. Here are some things to consider when finding the best landscape trailer for you and your landscaping business.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Off-Roading

September 7, 2018

Off-roading or mudding can be an exciting activity for thrill seekers, but it can also be dangerous if safety precautions aren’t taken. You might be the master of your truck or vehicle on the highway, but off-road is a whole new beast to tame. Before you take your 4×4 out for a spin, do your research and make sure you’re fully prepared. Read through our beginner’s guide to off-roading and consult some of your more experienced off-roader friends. With the proper understanding and preparation, you’ll be the trail boss in no time!

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Top Trailer Brands You Can Trust to Invest In

August 31, 2018

At Tropic Trailer, we believe that to be the best, you need to have the best. That’s why we offer top trailer brands that you’ve come to know and trust. Choosing the right trailer is an investment and you want to know you’re getting one that’s reliable, high quality, and will suit your needs. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from these top trailer brands.

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5 Essential Safety Tips for Hitching a Trailer

August 17, 2018

Trailers are an important tool for work and play, but proper preparation and usage play an important role in whether or not your trailer safely gets from point A to point B.

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Generator Buying Guide: Picking a Generator for Your Florida Home

August 3, 2018

We’re currently in the peak of hurricane season and that means families all over Florida are likely considering purchasing a generator. After all, last year’s Hurricane Irma left some homes without power for weeks (or more). With possible hurricanes on the horizon and constant rain and thunderstorms, the time to buy a generator is now – before you need one. Keep reading our Generator Buying Guide to find out which type of generator will work best for your needs and budget.

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Southwest Florida Outdoor Adventures to Explore This Summer

July 20, 2018

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just looking to get out of the house or office, the Southwest Florida area has just what you need to get that fresh air fix. Many people sink into the lull of everyday life and forget they live in the beautiful sunshine state. Don’t forget that, even though you’re not a tourist, that doesn’t mean you can’t still live like one! Here are nine Southwest Florida outdoor adventures to put on your must-do list this summer.

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5 Tropic Trailer Products You Didn’t Know We Offer

July 6, 2018

Between our two store locations and our online parts website, Tropic Trailer has a massive inventory and a wide variety of products available. The largest trailer dealer in Florida, we have over five hundred trailers from top brands like Big Tex, PJ Trailers, Continental Cargo, Diamond C, Aluma, and more! However, that’s not all we offer. People often overlook that we also offer rentals, boats, trailer parts and accessories, and lots of other equipment to get any job done. Here are five Tropic Trailer products you didn’t know we offer.

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Types of Fishing in Southwest Florida

June 22, 2018

The US has the world’s largest saltwater fishing industry and there is nowhere better to enjoy it than in Southwest Florida. Big-game anglers and fishing enthusiasts alike have collected in cities like Fort Myers and Cape Coral to capitalize on the variety of tropical and temperature sportfish. Whether you’re more offshore or inshore, you’ll always have something fun to catch (just make sure you have an up-to-date fishing license!). Here are some of the different ways to experience fishing in Southwest Florida.

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6 Tips for Moving Beehives

June 8, 2018

If you’re a beekeeper, then you know the pains and joys of maintaining your beehives and caring for your bees. Occasionally, situations will arise where you will need to move your beehives from their current location. For those looking to move their hives, the move will require a lot of advance research and planning. Keep these six tips for moving beehives in mind for a successful move that minimizes yours (and your bees’) stress.

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6 Benefits of Renting a Trailer

May 25, 2018

When it comes to trailer use (like a utility trailer, boat trailer, toy hauler, or something else), there are many situations that require using one but don’t necessarily require purchasing one. Renting is a simple and extremely easy solution to one-time or short-term jobs, events, and more. If you have an event or job coming up that could benefit from some travel assistance, here are six benefits of renting a trailer.

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Florida Fishing Checklist

May 11, 2018

If you’ve been living in the Florida area long enough, chances are you’ve been on quite a few fishing trips. Southwest Florida has some of the best fishing spots around and the beautiful year-round weather offers plenty of opportunity. But remember: one of the key factors of having a successful fishing day is being prepared. The supplies and tasks needed will vary depending on the type of fishing, but start with this basic Florida Fishing Checklist before you take off.

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Top 5 Reasons to Go Camping This Spring

April 27, 2018

The Spring is one of the best times of year to go camping, exploring, and plan some new adventures. Not only is camping and hiking good for your health, but it also creates the perfect excuse to escape after being cooped up for the winter season. Take advantage of the weather change and check out these other reasons to go camping this spring.

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Preparing for Smooth & Safe Horse Trailering

April 13, 2018

Once you have the horse and a trailer to transport them, you’re almost ready to hit the road. If it’s your first time transporting a horse, you’ll want to be sure that you’re as prepared as possible to ensure yours and your horse’s safety. Here’s some basic advice for getting yourself, your trailer, and your horse ready for the horse trailering journey ahead.

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Outdoor Events & Fishing Tournaments Coming to South Florida

March 30, 2018

Beautiful spring weather has descended on South Florida and that means it’s time to get outside and soak up the sun! The local area is full of fun events, festivals, and fishing tournaments that the whole family can get outside and enjoy. From kayaking and fishing to music and BBQ, there’s no end to the action-packed events our community has to offer. We’ve pulled together just a few highlights for you here.

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Top 8 Ways to Enjoy Florida’s Waters

March 16, 2018

Florida is home to some of the most gorgeous bodies of water in the world. People travel from all over the county and world to enjoy Florida’s oceans, beaches, rivers, and more. And just because you’re a local doesn’t mean you can’t make the most out of living where everyone else vacations! Get out and make the most of what the ocean has to offer with these eight family fun activities.

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Best Florida Motorcycle Roads To Ride This Spring

March 2, 2018

The chilly winds of Florida’s winter are on their way out and soon it will be time to break out the bike. Strip away from the stresses of life and welcome the warm Spring weather with a motorcycle road trip! What are you waiting for? Hitch up the trailer, pick one of these trails, and hit the road.

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8 Southwest Florida Fishing Spots to Add to Your Rotation

February 16, 2018

Do you want to be like the lucky Florida man who caught a potentially world record-breaking 124.18-pound Black Grouper? Well, it was caught right here in Fort Myers, Florida! Whether you’re a casual beginner fisherman or a seasoned veteran, it always helps to switch things up occasionally and visit some new places. Here are some popular local fishing spots to check out on your next fishing trip.

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5 Must-Haves When Road Tripping with Your Dog

February 2, 2018

Planning on road tripping with your dog across the state or even the country? If you’re getting ready to embark on an adventure with every member of your family, it’s essential to plan everything out and make sure you’re prepared. Bringing the family’s four-legged friend along can add a fun new layer to the family vacation, but it does mean extra planning and added responsibility. Have a smoother, happier journey with these five pet-friendly road trip essentials.

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Trailer Safety: 5 Basics Every Trailer Owner Should Do

January 19, 2018

When it comes to towing heavy equipment on fast-moving, crowded roads, it’s obvious that safety should be prioritized above all else. Remember, towing a trailer is not like driving a car or a truck. Everything takes a little longer and requires a stricter attention to details. To keep you and everyone else on the road safe, here are five things every trailer owner should do before pulling out onto the street.

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Reasons to Buy or Rent A Trailer in 2018

January 5, 2018

Deciding to buy or rent a trailer is always a smart investment for the right situation. 2018 is the year to stop guessing and make life a little easier for ourselves. There are thousands of uses for a trailer and plenty of situations where they can make things go a little smoother. Here are six reasons you’ll need a trailer to survive the upcoming year.

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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Owning a Trailer

December 22, 2017

Whether you’re a new trailer owner or have had one for years, there are a lot of questions that sometimes go unanswered. Well, not anymore! It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert looking for a refresher course, we’ve got you covered. Here are five frequently asked questions to get anyone started on trailer maintenance and knowledge.

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Common Trailer Mistakes to Watch Out For

December 8, 2017

In order to ensure that you and your trailer (and everyone else on the road) get to your final destination safely, it’s important to be proactive and responsible. There are many ways that towing a trailer can end in a costly mistake – or even endanger yourself or others on the road. Here are five of the most common trailer mistakes to watch out for.

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5 of the World’s Most Tricked Out Trailers & RVs

November 24, 2017

The love of going out on the road and traveling is shared across the world. Ever wonder how the richest of the elite do it? What do they have inside? How much does it cost? It doesn’t hurt to dream! Here is a small glimpse into some of the craziest, most expensive, and tricked out trailers out there!

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Take the Plunge: 7 Reasons to Buy a Boat

November 10, 2017

Looking for a little extra nudge to convince yourself to buy a boat? You’ve come to the right place! From the feeling of the sea wind in your hair and the fishing possibilities to the sunsets and thrilling watersports, Florida is one of the best places in the world to own a boat. And while there are thousands of reasons to consider buying one, here are seven basics.

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5 Road Trips to See the Best of Fall

October 27, 2017

Autumn is the best season to take a road trip. The air is cooling off, the leaves are changing, and, as winter gets closer, we all get a little stir crazy. When adventure begins calling your name, answer with a click of the trailer hitch and head out! There are thousands of gorgeous places all over America to choose from, but here are five that are famous for their Fall season.

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7 Fall Festivals That Are Worth the Drive

October 13, 2017

Festivals are a classic and fun way to welcome the Fall season and spend time with family and friends while making the most of autumn activities and homegrown seasonal produce. Parades, hayrides, corn mazes, and more all set the stage for the perfect family adventure. Get the full experience by loading up the trailer and taking a road trip to one (or all) of these iconic festivals!

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Finding the Best Trailer Hitch for Your Vehicle

September 29, 2017

No matter what you drive or what you’re towing, a trailer hitch is the lifeline between the vehicle and the trailer. There are a wide variety of trailer hitches available, each designed for different applications and trailer types. It’s easy to get confused by all the options, so we’ve outlined some of the basics of the process.

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Tropic Trailer’s Ultimate Towing Checklist

August 25, 2017

Towing a trailer involves more than just hitching it up and hitting the road. Before taking off, there are a few things that need to be done to ensure a safe journey – for you and everyone else. Practice makes perfect and prepping your trailer will become second nature over time. Until then, it’s helpful to make a personalized checklist and go through it before every towing.

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3 Basic Tools Every Trailer Owner Should Keep In Their Arsenal

July 28, 2017

Whether you’re taking your trailer to the track, the campgrounds, or the water, it has to spend some time on the open road. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of the beginning of another adventure – and there’s also nothing quite like an unexpected issue to delay the fun. We can’t always predict or avoid all the hazards that exist out there (try as we might), but we can always be prepared so we can turn these potential road blocks into mere speed bumps.

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5 Fastest Ways to Destroy Your Trailer

July 14, 2017

As any trailer expert can tell you, most trailer damage isn’t from anything as obvious as an accident or even intentional rough housing – it’s from neglect. Investing in a trailer means making a commitment to maintain and care for it (unless you want your resale values to plummet). If you own or are thinking of purchasing a trailer, here are some quick ways to destroy it.

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10 Essential Motorcycle Safety Tips

June 16, 2017

Whether someone is a newbie or a seasoned veteran, motorcycle safety is essential to everyone. After all, it’s the potential danger of the ride that makes motorcycles so thrilling and alluring to people. We recommend that all riders take a motorcycle safety course to learn the ins and outs of motorcycle safety. But, in addition to that course, here’s a list of ten essential motorcycle safety tips that any experienced rider will tell you.

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Experience Wonder in Your Own Backyard

May 19, 2017

With gorgeous sunny skies and summer vacation just around the corner, we know finding a way to experience new things (without having to travel far and wide) is something special. Luckily, there are incredible experiences right here in Southwest Florida. Experiences that many in the area don’t even know exist…

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Take a Hike (Around the World)

May 5, 2017

Looking for ways to get your family out and enjoying the Great Outdoors? Nothing brings out the adventurer in someone more than worldwide travel! Hiking is a great outdoor activity that the entire family can enjoy. The trails provide great exercise and can range from strenuous to relatively low-impact, so even the youngest and oldest of your family can participate in a variety of hikes!

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Great American Roadways You Need to Travel: Part 3

March 31, 2017

Tropic Trailer believes in 5-star customer service. The business was founded over 20 years ago with the idea that happy customers are the foundation of a better business

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Quality Customer Service: Here’s What People Are Saying About Tropic Trailer

March 21, 2017

Tropic Trailer believes in 5-star customer service. The business was founded over 20 years ago with the idea that happy customers are the foundation of a better business

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Important Questions to Ask Your Trailer Dealer Before Buying

March 17, 2017

Tropic Trailer believes in 5-star customer service. The business was founded over 20 years ago with the idea that happy customers are the foundation of a better business

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Trailer Talk: Aluminum Trailers vs. Steel Trailers

March 10, 2017

Since the 1970’s when horse trailer manufacturers began using aluminum, there has been a debate about which type of trailer frame is better: aluminum or steel

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Outdoor Events Coming to Southwest Florida in February & March

February 17, 2017

Springtime is on its way, the temperature is slowly rising, and that means one thing – Florida weather is about to be at its best

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Great American Roadways You Need to Travel: Part 2

January 20, 2017

There’s always another adventure out there waiting to be discovered. If you’re craving expansive scenic views and road that stretches on for miles, then the only thing that will satisfy your wanderlust is a roadtrip…

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Cool and Adventurous Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 6, 2017

Keeping your New Year’s resolution isn’t always easy. In fact, research shows that only 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution each year. If you want to be a part of that top group, you need to stay committed and develop a strategy for how you plan to accomplish your goal…

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Great American Roadways You Need to Travel: Part 1

January 3, 2017

There’s nothing quite like riding the open road. Whether it’s by motorcycle, car, or RV, getting out and experience all of the beautiful scenery that the US has to offer should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list…

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5 Reasons To Buy An Atv

December 23, 2016

Looking for a new adventure to explore with your friends or family? All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are small but mighty toys, with sizes and models for the whole family. Their compact size and powerful engines allow them to navigate the highest of hills and the deepest of trenches, meaning you’re always in for a great adventure…

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Have You Caught All of These Southwest Florida Fish?

November 18, 2016

Southwest Florida is one of the best locations in the world for inshore and offshore fishing. With the incredible year-round weather and a host of seasonal fish to choose from, it’s always the perfect time of year to grab your fishing pole…

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Tips For Securing Your Motorcycle Trailer

November 4, 2016

At some point or another, you’ll likely need to make a trip that involves transporting your motorcycle instead of riding it. And when you do, you’re going to want it to arrive in the same pristine condition is was in when you left. Making sure your motorcycle is safely and securely hitched will help you avoid any costly accidents or damage. Here are five tips you should follow when hitching your motorcycle.

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Your Guide to Buying or Renting Dump Trailers

October 7, 2016

Dump trailers are handy tools that are utilized by a variety of industries (landscaping, construction, maintenance, etc.) to store, transport, and dispose of things like waste, debris, and other materials. They allow companies to easily and effectively move large loads from one location to another, such as a dump site.

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7 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Boat Trailer

September 23, 2016

Shopping for a new or used boat trailer can be overwhelming. With so many things to consider, it might feel like you’re forgetting something. Make sure that you’re getting the right boat trailer for your needs by following these guidelines.

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