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Car Carrier Trailers For Sale - New & Used

Most car carrier trailers are equipped with ramps and hydraulics to make moving a number of vehicles from one place to another easy. Some car carriers are enclosed, but most are open so that more cars can be carried on the trailer at the same time. You can browse our listings of car trailers or use the search/ filter button below to narrow the listings according to your specifications. Remember to check back often, as new trailers are added to our inventory on a daily basis.

Year   Make   Model City, State Price
Listing# 875584 unit photo 1989 Dorsey DFVPT86
Call Merle Norman Cosmetics at 818-426-6667 Enclosed car hauler 3-4 vehicles. One owner private car carrier. Personal use only. Low hours. Excellent condition.
Los Angeles, CA $57,000
Listing# 873483 unit photo 2016 Wally Mo 8 cars
Call 224-875-9557 The trailer is equipped with tires inflatable system, the brakes are about 75%, the tires are 50-60%. No self contained. It doesn’t need any repairs, just ready to go on the road.
Palatine, IL $28,000
Listing# 861722 unit photo 2018 Cottrell EZ 5307
Call URCO GROUP LLC at 732-277-5511 Very good condition, no rust, new tires. Free head rack with purchase. Lease possible for a minimum 24 month.
Warren, NJ $59,000
Listing# 859196 unit photo Stock# H-133023 2011 5 Car Hauler
Call HFS Equipment Sales, LLC. at 616-920-0498 2011 Sun Coast Self Contained 5 Car or Camper Hauler. Best of both worlds in one package. Call Today!
Lowell, MI $19,900
Listing# 465771 unit photo 1991 MFG 5 CAR HAULER
KINGMAN, AZ $6,199
Listing# 103908 unit photo Custom Repurposed Converted Enclosed Car Hauler System
Call E.D.C.D.S., Inc. at 703-904-1875 Unique, proprietary designed, self-contained, hydraulic vehicle transport equipment can slide into your empty trailer van now or if desired, can be repositioned in your trailer for s...
Winchester, VA Call

More About Car Carrier Trailers

Drivers, fleet managers, company owners and owner-operators who are looking for car carrier trailers can view our listings of used and new car carriers from some of the top manufacturers in the industry, including Interstate, Kaufman, Sure-Trac, E-Z Hauler, Renegade and others. Most listings include several pictures of the trailer, including close-ups of the tires and suspension. The listings also include important information such as manufacturer, seller phone number, length, axle configuration, weight rating and condition.

History of Car Carrier Trailers

Car carrier trailers have been around for more than 60 years. The first car carriers only carried one car, but advancements were quickly made so that four cars could be carried at the same time. The quad trailer was a very popular model that had places to carry two cars on the upper deck of the trailer and two cars on the lower deck. Auto manufacturers soon developed ways to carry two or three cars on the truck chassis and another five on the trailer. They were now up to hauling eight cars at a time. By the mid-1960s, the basic design for modern car carrier trailers emerged. Most car carrier trailers in America are designed to carry between five and nine cars at a time.

Car Carrier Design

Open car carriers, the most common type seen today, have a number of storage and loading ramps that can be lifted and tilted independently using hydraulics. Car carriers don't typically have winches or loaders because they rely on the power of the vehicles instead of outside power. The hydraulics on the trailer allow the ramps to line up on a slope so that drivers can drive the vehicles onto the trailer and secure them with wheel straps, chains, or tie-down ratchets. The ramps can then be tilted in another direction if necessary to get as many vehicles loaded onto the trailer as possible. The top deck of the trailer is usually loaded first and unloaded last to minimize the risk to cars on other decks during the loading and unloading process.

Amenities and Features of Car Carrier Trailers

Car carriers are designed for function, but there are some amenities you can find on some car trailers and not others.

These include:

  • Electric brakes
  • Powder coat finish
  • Steel decking
  • Slide-in ramps
  • LED lighting