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Trailer Sales NZ


We are experts in trailers with more 25 years of experience dealing with them. Our portfolio has more than 100
trailer alternatives, at ACTIV Trailers you can find the one that meets every need.

Situated at the bottom of New Zealand, with transport always going the extra distance to get here, we know just
how important it is to have quality transport.


ACTIV Trailers was 18 months of studying trailer suppliers around the world before we selected Europe. We
looked at America, Canada, India, and China. Unfortunately, Chinese trailers were not up to our standards, and
South African and American trailers, while better quality, are really heavy.

What was very exciting was that in Europe we discovered the finest quality trailer range available- lightweight,
well built with numerous features, and extremely suitable for NZ roads and conditions.

We have a range of European Trailer manufacturers, which are highest quality workmanship, highest quality steel
and componentry, and streets ahead in design and innovation, thus providing unparalleled Trailers. One trailer
manufacturer we use built 42,000 trailers last year.


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Tapered drawbars will give you the safest drawbar possible. This puts strength where it is needed and there is no excess weight. It is safer and stronger than a standared box section drawbar and has flexability so it won't crack.

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If you are looking for a Smooth ride, Maintainance free and Durable option ACTIV trailers recomends the German IRS or rubber independent suspension. Where springs will rattle loudly, wear out, rust, and provide unnecessary bumps and bouncing, the rubber independent suspension absorbs the bounce, and provides a maintenance free, non wearing, no rattle, smooth ride. It is a smart choice to buy if quality and safety is important to you.

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ACTIV trailers use European hardwood, non-slip decking on our trailers. The advantage of European hardwood above a pine ply deck is it's a lot stronger and less likely to splinter and tear up when using a shovel to clear dirt or gravel off it. A lot stronger than pine plywood used in cheaper trailers, the other advantage of the flat surfaced European hardwood above a galvanised deck is the corrugations in the steel make it harder to scrape clean, and also you can scrape the galvanising off it and it becomes rusty.

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Using clamped latches for the tailgates and tipping pivot clamps instead of standared latches stops the rattling noise and also stops the wearing on those points. Although standared latches are cheaper, in our experience we have found latches will flog out and wear, while clamps hold everything nice and tight so there is no movement and wearing. Also it is a lot quieter while travelling, and if nothing is rattling, nothing will wear out - it is the constant rubbing while travelling that creates wear points.

Clamped Latches

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As we all would know the standared NZ steel does not carry the same quality as the European Steel, not only that, they use a higher grade steel that is designed for the automotive industry. This is of a much higher standard than most steel used in New Zealand to build trailers.

Steel Type

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Trailer balance can vari from job to job. Make sure this is carefully selected when purchasing a trailer. A trailer with a lot of load on the towing vehicle is great while four wheel driving, but is not good for the average gardener nor for the lighter style car. A carefull selection of balance when selecting a trailer is very important!

Well Balanced


Maintenance free bearings

Maintainance free wheel bearings are a must. Gone are the days of using the old Taper roller bearing where you need to regularly pack them full of grease (Most people forget to untill it is too late) for professional trailers. Double ball race wheel bearings are used on all ACTIV trailers - these are the new generation wheel bearings - tested, tried and proven for many years now. Tapered roller bearings are slightly cheaper to start with, however not cheaper in the long term. Normal ball race bearings should NEVER be used in a trailer wheel as these are not designed for this type of use.

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Bolted vs welded Chassis

Bolted construction of a trailer simplifies elements replacement. We all know that the cheap bolted together trailer has a bad name - this is due to the fact that it was done cheaply with no regard to quality. However if this is done correctly it is much stronger and just remember your car is bolted together.

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Automatic Trailer Coupler

ACTIV trailers have a quick latching auto reset coupler - by pulling the trigger it releases the catch that holds the clamp that secures the tow ball of the car to the trailer. This is done in a very simple one-stroke gun-like motion and there is no extra bolt catch or padlock to double-check before ensuring the coupler is attached correctly to the tow ball. There is also a dial that visually tells you that it is connected correctly

What to look for in a trailer



• 4 Wheel braking (or 6 wheel braking on
turntable trailers)
• Easily adjustable
• Low damage risk system
• Break away system
• Fully legal up to 3500 Kg


No wires
No batteries
No fuses
No hydraulic seal
No plastic brake fluid bottles
No manual reversing levers (Auto reversing hubs)

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