How trailers are made locally
How do trailers go from concept to reality?
Local trailer expert and Veteran Rhett Bramley, the owner of Ozark Trailer Manufacturing & Sales in Harrison, Arkansas, sheds light on the intricate process of bringing a trailer from concept to reality. With years of experience in the industry, Bramley emphasizes that if a trailer can be imagined, it can be brought to life through a well-defined process.
Bramley highlights that the average lead time for trailer production is typically a month or less. However, he acknowledges that challenges may arise due to difficulties in acquiring specific parts, resulting in occasional delays. Despite these obstacles, Bramley ensures that every effort is made to deliver trailers in a timely manner.
The initial phase involves providing customers with a detailed estimate, which is subject to approval. Custom builds, which are a specialty of Ozark Trailer Manufacturing & Sales, require a down payment of 10% to 15% to initiate the order. Once the order is confirmed, it proceeds to the building stage, where skilled craftsmen begin transforming the concept into a tangible structure.
Over the course of two to three weeks, the trailer takes shape through the meticulous process of welding. Bramley explains that this crucial stage involves expertly joining the various components to create a sturdy and reliable framework. Once the welding process is complete, the trailer advances to the painting stage.
At this point, the trailer undergoes a series of treatments to ensure a flawless finish. It is meticulously hand-washed, primed, and coated with high-quality acrylic enamel. Bramley emphasizes that this step is not just about aesthetics but also serves to protect the trailer from environmental elements and wear and tear.
Following the painting stage, the trailer is sent to the finishing department. Here, the team at Ozark Trailer Manufacturing & Sales attends to crucial aspects such as conduit, lumber, and wiring. This involves the installation of electrical systems, wiring, and other essential components. Furthermore, the trailer undergoes a thorough assessment to meet stringent Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and safety standards.
Before the trailer is ready for delivery, it undergoes a final quality control stage. Highly skilled technicians meticulously inspect every aspect of the trailer, ensuring that all components are correctly installed, and the overall structure is sound. This meticulous quality check ensures that customers receive a trailer of the highest standards.
Once the trailer successfully passes the quality control stage and Bramley is satisfied with the final product, customers are promptly notified of its completion. Bramley's team ensures that every detail is meticulously checked, and customer satisfaction is of utmost importance.
Upon receiving the final payment, the new trailer owner can proudly hit the road, confident in the craftsmanship and reliability of their Ozark Trailer Manufacturing & Sales creation. Rhett Bramley's passion for delivering exceptional trailers is evident in every step of the process, resulting in satisfied customers who can rely on their trailers for their transportation needs.