Snowmobile Trailers : Custom Trailers : Mirage Trailers : TNT Trailer

De-Icing chemicals cause corrosive reactions.

The National Association of Trailer Manufactures (NATM) addresses corrosion problems caused by de-icing chemicals sprayed on roadways.

March 3, 2010 - Reno Nevada

This presentation will focus on corrosive reactions caused by de-icing agents. Over the past 10 years, there has been a significant increase in corrosion, especially on over-the-road products and architectural coatings near roadways. There has been speculation on the composition and quality of the steel; however, the focus is now shifting to what is actually corroding the steel.

A Spreader Truck De-Ices A Roadway

How this issue progresses will affect the process used in the trailer manufacturing industry in dealing with the ongoing corrosion issue we face. It was made clear the corrosion problems we face are directly caused by and or affected by the winter-time use of our products on the interstate roadways due to the chemicals the states have approved for de-icing. We will update on what the individual manufacturers will come up with to battle the ever changing environments our products must endure. A few items of concern are brake linings, electrical wiring, metal surfaces, including aluminum (painted or not), and rubber products. There are a number of options available to the industry which will be dictated in part by the market we serve. Here are the three culprits being used along with salt: Sodium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, and Magnesium Chloride. We suggest that trailer users wash their trailers often with soap and water, check their wiring at least once a year, and touch up any chips or rusted areas on steel frame parts. This maintenance will add years to the life of your trailer.

Bill Boyles has been involved with the trailer manufacturing industry for 39 years and is employed at Mirage trailers in Nampa Idaho.

Enclosed Trailers

  • Xcel : Transit : Cargo +

    Xcel Enclosed Storage Trailers

    Xcel/Transit are enclosed cargo trailers with the price-point of entry level storage trailers and the standard features of more expensive, high line units.

    Read More
  • Concession Trailers +

    Mirage (TNT) Custom Concession Trailers, Custom Concession Trailer

    Our custom concession trailers are ideal kiosks for product or food services. A Mirage (TNT) custom concession trailer will help you expand your business to new markets. 

    Read More
  • Motorcycle Trailers +

    Custom Motorcycle Trailer - Custom Enclosed Trailers, Custom Motorcycle Trailers

    Convert almost any of our cargos into a custom motorcycle trailer. Mirage and TNT custom enclosed trailers include more options for motorcycles than most other manufacturers.

    Read More
  • Xcel : Transit : Auto +

    Xcel (Transit) Racing Trailers, Enclosed Car Hauler Trailers

    Our entry level racing trailers are the Xcel/Transit series. These enclosed car hauler trailers can haul up to 6900 pounds with 96" of interior space.

    Read More
  • Xtreme : Teton : Sport +

    Xtreme (Teton) Sport Trailer - Snowmobile Trailer, ATV Trailers

    The Xtreme/Teton Sport Trailer has reinvented ATV trailers and the snowmobile trailer with unrivaled features, packages, and customizations.

    Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Utility Trailers

  • ULS : Landscape Trailers +

    ULS Utility Landscape Trailer

    A wide selection of single and tandem axle landscape trailers from Mirage/TNT makes finding the right utility trailers for your landscaping business easy.

    Read More
  • UCHT : Tilt Car Haulers +

    UCHT Tilt Deck Car Trailer : Car Trailer, Trailer for Car

    Our UCHT tilt deck car trailer features a tilting deck for loading and unloading. These tilt trailers are available in 16 or 18 foot lengths.

    Read More
  • UATV : Utility ATV +

    UATV 2 Place ATV Trailer - Toy Flatbed Trailer, Small Trailer

    Looking for an open deck 2 Place ATV Trailer? The UATV is the perfect toy flatbed trailer. The small trailer can be rear or side loaded.

    Read More
  • ULT : Light Trailers +

    ULT Lightweight Utility Trailer - Small Trailers, Light Duty Trailer

    Customers seeking a light duty trailer will love the ULT : Lightweight Utility Trailer. They are small trailers that provide a multi-functional platform in an affordable package.

    Read More
  • UDTDOGN : Flatbed Gooseneck +

    UDTDOGN - Gooseneck Flatbed Dump Trailers

    The UDTDOGN combines the pulling advantage of our gooseneck dump trailers with the versatility of our flatbed trailers.

    Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

RV Toy Hauler and Travel Trailers

  • Balboa +

    Balboa Toy Haulers : RV Toy Hauler

    The Balboa RV toy hauler features an all-steel frame built on a v-nose, car hauler chassis. Balboa Toy Haulers are available in front bath, front bedroom, and gooseneck.

    Read More
  • Hardcore +

    Small Toy Hauler: Hardcore Enclosed Trailer Toy Hauler

    The Hardcore toy hauler trailer is designed as a 2 place snowmobile or ATV enclosed trailer toy hauler. The small toy hauler is capable of towing easily behind a half ton pickup.

    Read More
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
Back to Top