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At Philips Trailer Hire we have a wide selection of trailers for hire to suit many transportation requirements.
From small camping trailers, a variety of box trailers, flatbed trailers, and motorbike trailers. We specialise in car transporter trailers. We are based in East Bergholt in the Dedham Vale, and cover Colchester, Clacton, Ipswich, Chelmsford, Bishop's Stortford, Cambridge, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and the surrounding areas.
Vehicle Recovery Trailers / Car Transporter Hire
If you are unsure which trailer would best suit your requirements, please give us a call and we would be more than happy to help you find the right solution.
Please note that trailers are usually available during weekends and holidays as well as weekdays. and day hire is for 24 hours, so a trailer hired at 5.00 pm would be due back at 5.00 pm next day
Difficult load? We welcome a challenge! (We have managed a 36ft Yacht mast for the London Boat Show before!)
DEPENDING ON YOUR NEEDS WE MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER YOU A SPECIAL RATE PLEASE CALL FOR A QUOTE.
Half day hire is also available. Weekend, weekly and monthly rates are also available.
Please inquire, preferably by telephoning my mobile 07811 927357 feel free to phone me anytime, if I answer it, I'm open, otherwise please leave a message. It's ok to email me using the contact form below, but if its urgent, please contact me on my mobile phone.
Thank you for looking at our website, Philips Trailer Hire will always welcome your inquiry.
A FEW HINTS AND TIPS Please take note of the following to possibly save yourself pain and frustration, and yes I admit it , maybe save myself some frustration too.
Are your trailer electrics working on your towing vehicle. Maybe one in five hiring, results in lighting problems on the trailer caused by faulty electrics in the vehicle, usually in the socket.
Have you towed with your vehicle recently? Is your socket 7 pin, or 13. My trailers have 7 pin plugs. If you have a 13 pin socket and an adapter for a 13 pin socket that's fine. If not, I have one but need to be able to put my hands on it, so please let me know.
Your driving licence - Are you licensed to tow a braked trailer (ie a trailer of more than 750 Kgs gross.) The back of your licence should cover you for group BE
Please inquire for the smaller trailers.
Its a good idea to make sure your insurance company is aware that you intend to tow a trailer.
You will need an oblong number plate. For security, please be prepared to show your driving licence and two utility bills or other documents showing your current address, when you arrive to hire the trailer
All the trailers have lights, all car transporters will come with 4 sets of ratchet straps including chokers. If you are not sure how to secure a car onto the trailer, please look on Google, u tube will probably be the best- before you hire the trailer.
All trailers will be supplied with security devices.
Safety first.. A high visibility jacket and a good torch may be very useful, as will a good tool kit. These items may not be needed , but its good to be prepared.
Unusual or difficult loads -- please phone so that we can discuss it.