If you ask a New England horse person to name a good locally manufactured horse trailer, odds are the name will invariably be Kingston. Kingston Trailer has a wide spread reputation for manufacturing a top of the line quality horse trailer. The company is located in Middleboro, Massachusetts, a small town just south of Boston.
The company was founded over 50 years ago making horse trailers almost entirely out of wood and sold for the grand sum of fifty dollars. Local demand for reliable horse trailers was great and it was not long before the Kingston Trailers was born.
Today, Kingston Trailers supports many local employees and supplies trailers to numerous dealerships. Although Kingston Trailer’s market is primarily in the Northeast; demand for Kingston Trailers has spread as far south as Florida and as far west as Chicago. Each year, the company manufactures and sells their elite, well sought-after trailers which are available in several different models.
Over the last four decades, Kingston engineers have constantly updated and improved the trailers. The biggest change that Kingston has made is switching from an all steel trailer to a steel frame trailer with an aluminum skin to an all-aluminum trailer. The primary advantage that aluminum has over steel is resistance to rust and corrosion. While one would expect to have to repaint and refurbish a steel trailer after as little as five years; aluminum trailers are, at least basically maintenance free. Today Kingston Trailers is the most respected name in hand built custom aluminum horse trailers in the USA.
Kingston Trailers is owned by the Moosa family who are involved in all aspects of the business.
Our Manufacturing Process.
Our trailers are made by craftsman who have decades of experience in making custom horse trailers. No horse trailer manufacturer can match our workmanship. Each trailer is individually hand inspected every step of the way to make sure everything meets the ridged and high quality our customers expect.
Our design is timeless and proved over many decades of exceptional experience. We use over 18 custom profiles that have been engineered specifically for us. We own the tooling for these custom profiles and are not available to any other trailer manufacturer. These proprietary profiles enable the distinctive Kingston look and the exceptional structural reputation of our trailers.
Construction begins with an all-aluminum chassis which is the heart of the trailer. The chassis is reinforced with heavy cross-bars every 30 inches to minimize strain on floor boards. Our structural aluminum is the heaviest in the industry ensuring an exceptional rigidity and longevity.
The body of the trailer is made up of an aluminum skeleton which is welded together and attached to the chassis. After the base frame is assembled and welded together, all of the aluminum welds are wire-brushed and inspected. Extra attention guarantees that the trailer will have no unexpected sharp edges.
The aluminum skin comes to Kingston in large, flat sheets, which are available in two standard baked enamel factory finishes; white, and silver. The aluminum skin which Kingston uses is very similar to that used in the construction of truck bodies and is the thickest in the horse trailer industry. Thicker, stiffer aluminum is more suited to horse trailers than the so-called aircraft aluminum that many trailer companies advertise; because aircraft aluminum is made to bend and flex in the wind. A horse trailer with sides that bend is not going to ride as quietly as a trailer with stiffer walls, especially if those flexible walls are attached to a relatively inflexible steel frame.
Before the application of the aluminum skin, all of the surfaces which will come into contact with the “skin” are covered with a high-density foam tape.
The tape, which the Kingston technicians apply to the trailer frame, has adhesive on both sides, and offers the added benefit of strongly bonding the aluminum to the frame by itself, even on the curved parts of the trailer. The skin is further attached to the frame with rivets, and the result is a quiet, quality ride.
To further understand Kingston Trailers strong commitment to quality it is important to note that the strong, durable, aluminum frame is manufactured to withstand the roughest road conditions and features drip holes in all strategic places to allow any water to run out of the aluminum tubing and help prevent moisture build up. A 2-inch x 2-inch heavy wall of tubing runs horizontally in the stall area four feet from the floor to help withstand a side impact accident or rollover and helps keep the horse safely in its stall.
Over the past five decades, Kingston Trailers, takes pride in the reputation it has developed for building one of the best trailers on the market today. They are well known for the quality and attention to detail that goes into each of their trailers.
Kingston Trailers are known for their most superior craftsmanship, excellent design, unusually long dependability and exceptional resale value. Our products exceed the standards required by the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) As we move forward, Kingston will continue to update its line of trailers, and the company looks forward to continued expansion.
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