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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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Top 4 Locations for Off-Roading and Mudding in Florida

September 2, 2016

With miles of flat land, swamps, and on-and-off rain showers, Florida is a paradise for mudding and off-roading. No matter what off-road vehicle you’re riding (truck, ATV, jeep, etc.), you can’t go wrong when you ditch the paved roads for dirt ones in Florida.

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Great American Roadways You Need to Travel: Part 4

August 11, 2016

The summer might be winding down to a close but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for the year ahead. Whether it’s fall break, winter break, spring break, or next summer, there’s no wrong time of year to pack up your trailer and hit the road. And thanks to our “Great American Roadways” series, you’ll always have plenty of new adventures to choose from. Here are five more American roadways waiting to be explored.

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What You Need to Know About Gooseneck Trailers

June 10, 2016

Gooseneck trailers have been used primarily in agricultural and commercial markets for the past 40+ years. They typically handle larger weight fluctuations and are considered Class V hitches that can handle up to 30,000 pounds (about 13,000 kilograms).

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5 Hacks For Your Next Boating Or Fishing Trip

May 13, 2016

Southwest Florida is the perfect place to boat or fish for both vacationers and locals! We have a million different ways to fish, from shark fishing on the beach to reef fishing by boat to inshore fishing by kayak. Here are some tips for fisherman and boaters of all experience levels that are braving the heat this summer!

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The Best Swimming Holes to Visit on Your Summer Road Trip

April 15, 2016

The summer is the perfect time to travel north to escape the Florida heat and cool off in some of America’s most refreshing southern swimming holes. Whether you pack up the car, the camper, or the RV, it’s worth a summer escape!

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The Story Behind the Brown Water Polluting Southwest Florida Beaches

March 11, 2016

Recently, Southwest Florida residents have begun to panic over the brown water invading their local piece of paradise caused by releases from Lake Okeechobee. These releases are nothing new, so why does the problem seem like a larger issue now?

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Snook: The Fish You Have to Catch to Eat

March 4, 2016

Snook are a rare Southwest Florida treat. They’re an extremely regulated tropical fish and Florida is the only mainland state where you can catch them.

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Take It Easy: Safety Tips for Driving with a Trailer

February 26, 2016

Driving in general can be dangerous. Throw a trailer into the mix and you’re even more at risk for an accident. Driving with a trailer involves extra preparation and awareness. Here are some tips to help keep you and everyone on the road a little safer.

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Playground of Man is Made of Mud

February 19, 2016

Driving around Southwest Florida, you may have noticed a lot of trucks. Some of them are huge – barely-fit-in-the-lane, will-crush-your-Prius kind of big. Big like it looks like they stole the exhaust off of a semi-truck and escaped in a big cloud of smoke. And most of these trucks will be covered in mud. Mudding is a lifestyle the same way fishing and hunting are. It’s an investment of time, knowledge, and money. It takes experience, development of skills, and can be done at multiple levels of intensities from family fun to drop-the-hammer. And all of these lifestyles require safety tips that will ensure everyone makes it

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How to Keep Your Fishing Spot Secret

February 12, 2016

Keeping a fishing spot a secret is pretty hard these days, and it’s even harder when you want to post a picture of your big catch right after you catch it.

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Tips for Driving with a Trailer

January 29, 2016

For some of us, hauling a trailer is part of the daily work routine. For others, hitching up the trailer is the start to a great weekend on the lake. But no matter the reason for breaking out the trailer hitch, there is always one constant: driving changes when you’ve got a trailer in tow. For the seasoned trailer hauler, these tips will hopefully be a nice reminder and, for those who are new to towing their toys, these tips might save you from some serious damage to your vehicle or whatever prized possession you’re towing. Here are three things to keep in mind when towing a trailer.

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Tips For Hauling, Launching & Retrieving Your Boat

January 29, 2016

Did you just buy a new boat? Maybe you’ve had your boat for decades, but she’s been in storage for the last couple years. Or maybe your hauling, launching, and retrieving skills could use a little work. No matter the reason, it’s never a bad idea to brush up on your boat trailer handling or your launching and retrieving!

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