Q&A

Touch of Class Trailer Sales, LLC. (TOCT) is an independent private owned distributor of Middlebury Trailers, Inc. (MTI). Touch of Class Trailers is committed to delivering Value… with Integrity and Honesty, exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations.  

TOCT distributes trailers in all 50 States except Hawaii and across Canada. If a customer needs shipment to their home or business, TOCT hires the best and most trustworthy contract drivers at the current shipping rate per loaded mile.

TOCT has successfully worked with the MTI Brand for over 8 years. Located in the heart of the trailer industry in northern Indiana, MTI provides the highest quality in professional design, engineering, safety, customer service and the best look and Value in the industry.                  

YES. TOCT sells both steel and all-aluminum frame enclosed trailers. In over eight years of business, 90% of sales have been Steel Frame Trailers, 10% have been Aluminum Frame Trailers.                 

The steel or aluminum frame truly is what the name says – an enclosed trailer that can haul a combination of items - Classic cars, snowmobiles, ATV’s, motorcycles, racing cars, or personal belongings. Whether you are getting away for the weekend hauling your favorite vehicle, or helping your business run more efficiently, the does it all with a beautiful design, strength, durability, safety and long lasting that exceeds your expectations and fits your needs and budget.                 

The Combination Trailer can be built in a Round Top Model or a Flat Top Model. It is Standard with a width of 8’ 6” Wide. In Round Top Models, there is an even number trailer box size plus a 5’ V-Nose. The front ramp door is 55” Wide. In Flat Top Models, there is again an even number trailer box size plus a 6’ V-Nose. The front ramp door is a wider 70-71”. The shortest Combination Trailer would be a 17’ Model (12’ Box + 5’ V-Nose) in a Round Top Model or an 18’ Model (12’ Box + 6’ V-Nose) Flat Top Model. The longest Combination Trailer bumper style pull in a Round Top Model would be a 35’ Model (30’ Box + 5’ V-Nose) or a 36’ Model (30’ Box + 6’ V-Nose) Flat Top.                 

This depends upon what you will be hauling for payload weight. If hauling a car or pickup, good rule of thumb would be to go with standard Tandem 5200 lb. axles with 23-29’ Models (24-30’ in Flat Top). If hauling motorcycles, ATV’s or snowmobiles, tandem 3500# axles may be utilized, although consider the road conditions or terrain. For 31’ Models, triple 5200# or tandem 6000# axles must be used. For all models with a 28’ or 30’ Box, we must use a minimum of triple 5200# axles.                 

The Standard Interior Height in a Combination Trailer is 6’ 6”. There is a 3” rear Door Header and a 4’ Beavertail at the rear of the floor, so the Rear Ramp Door Opening is 6’ 3”. In today’s market with higher cab heights on ATV’s, Side by Sides and other vehicles, recommend 6”, 12” or even 18” Extra interior ceiling height as an option. Costs would depend upon length of the Trailer.                   

The Standard Distance between the Interior Wheel Wells is 82”. This is adequate for most cars and trucks. The Standard Height of the Wheel wells is 11.5” in a Combination Trailer. The standard TOCT 54” Escape door to help in getting out of your car door begins about 1” above the wheel wells.                 

With more than 8 years of Sales Statistics, Over 47% of all TOCT Sales are 29’ Combination Models. Over 32% are 27’ Models = 80% of all TOCT Sales are either 29’ or 27’ Combination Trailers. 10% are 25’ Models and 5% are 31’ Models.                 

30% of all TOCT Sales the past 24 months have been Mid Deck Combination Trailers. 50% of all TOCT Sales the past 6 months have been Mid Deck Trailers. So becoming very popular. A Mid-Deck Combination Trailer has the same Standard Specs and features of a Combination Trailer except in production language, we classify the axles as 32 degree down start axles with hypo Brackets. In simple terms, this raises up the floor of the trailer so you have more ground clearance under the trailer and interior wheel wells are only about 4.5” high. Hypo brackets - means we round off the corners of the wheel wells so that you can actually drive a snowmobile or an ATV on top of the wheel wells if necessary. Cost of this requested option is $425 for any Combination trailer size. We also must use an adjustable front hitch with a Mid-deck which is $150.                   

We are asked this question all the time. The answer is yes, there are actually three ways: We can utilize 22.5 degree down start axles. This provides a reduction of the wheel well height by 2 inches. Not much but it may make a difference. Cost of this option: No Charge We can utilize 32 degree down start axles. This provides a 3” reduction in height of the wheel well height (between 8-9”) and the shape of it is still rectangular. Cost: $250 If my car is still lower profile and I want to use the escape door, we can utilize the Mid-Deck Option described above. 32 degree down start axles with hypo brackets. Another way many of my customers utilize is to put some 2 x 10 boards within the trailer to drive up on. If these do not work, can always use a winch option within the trailer.                 

If traveling to high snow areas, on rough country roads, want more ground clearance under the trailer, or simply want lower interior wheel well height, the Mid-Deck Combination Trailer is a great option for you. If concerned with the increased angle of entering your Mid-deck trailer, highly recommend utilizing the 4 foot extended aluminum flap-over option that includes large bumpers on the back of the ramp door and heavier cable springs.                 

20.5% of all TOCT Sales are Silver/Black Two-tone or Solid Silver 18.8% of all TOCT Sales are Red/Black Two-tone or Solid Red 17.0% of all TOCT Sales are Solid White. 12.0% are Solid Black = The above 4 total almost 70%. 8% - Brandy Wine/Black. 8% - White/Black, 8% are Pewter, Pewter/Black , or Charcoal, Charcoal/Black.?                 

23’ Steel Frame – 4000 lbs. Aluminum Frame – 3200 lbs. 25’ Steel Frame – 4300 lbs. Aluminum Frame – 3500 lbs. 27’ Steel Frame – 4500 lbs. Aluminum Frame – 3700 lbs. 29’ Steel Frame – 4800 lbs. Aluminum Frame – 4000 lbs. 31’ Steel Frame – 5200 lbs. Aluminum Frame – 4300 lbs.                 

MTI provides a Limited 3-year overall warranty on the trailer from the date of purchase. (will revise as waiting for official changes).                 

TOCT usually has a limited number of Standard 27’ and 29’ Solid and Two-Tone Combination Trailers, some with 6” Extra height, in stock or in production at the MTI factory in Indiana at all times. Since we market all across the U.S.Each TOCT customer has the opportunity to customize and special order their trailer to the desired specifications and requested options.                 

Once a trailer order is secured with a Visa or MasterCard deposit, the order is sent to the factory and put into their production system. Production specs per trailer category are produced along with Schematic CAD drawings. TOCT then receives via email each trailer order and we check it over making sure there are no mistakes. If all is correct, TOCT then emails each customer the production specs and CAD drawings for approval. If a customer wishes to add further options, or wishes to slightly change or move something, this is the time to do so. Nothing goes to production without the customer’s approval. This eliminates any surprises and is a good check and balance system. Once the trailer has been approved, factory management places the trailer into an online production schedule and provides TOCT when the trailer will begin welding. It normally takes about a week to finish online production. During busy production schedules, the above process can take between 3-5 weeks. If a trailer then needs to go to options production building, it then gets in line with other trailers “waiting for options.” Since the economic conditions began improving in the spring of 2017, it can now take up to 6-10 weeks or longer, depending upon options to finish. Items like 110V Electric options, Rubber Dot and Black & White Flooring, and extensive cabinet packages need to be completed in Options.                 

A. Aluminum wheels upgrade B. Spare wheel & radial tire and Interior Spare Tire Carrier C. E-Track D. 110V Electric Package or new LED 110V Package (30 Amp or 50 Amp) E. Flooring options                 

A. Black Star Aluminum Wheels B. Mods Aluminum Wheels 6-Bolt for 5200# Axles, 8-Bolt for 6000 and 7000# axles                 

E-Track is an economical way to properly tie-down multiple items within your trailer, either on the floor or walls. MTI’s attractive E-Track style is recessed and welded to the frame during online production. Surface mounted E-track is not as strong.                 

The standard floor in an MTI Trailer used to be called Advantech. It is now called Engineered Flooring. It is ¾” thick, layered and waterproof, and currently the Industry Standard. The three most common flooring options are quite different. Rubber Dot Black Flooring – MTI’s best overall flooring. Black Rubber Dot pattern is non-slippery and installed after online production has been completed. Easy to clean Black Nudo Flooring – little more economical than Rubber Dot. Black Nudo has a small raised pattern and a black underside layer that protects the bottom of trailer floor from the elements below. Installed during online production. Non-slippery Black & White Checkered Flooring – Linoleum product. Want that racing look? Black and White Checkered flooring has a great look. Can be slippery when cold and may show oil stains.                 

Yes, this option is available. If you want that smooth seamless look, especially if you desire detailed graphics for your business, we highly recommend also going with a .040 aluminum thickness upgrade, as it is stronger, makes for a better bonding process during online production, and will make your trailer look beautiful. ****Please Note – colors available for a .040 aluminum thickness upgrade are limited to Silver, Red, White and Black.                 

For steel wheels, the torque to tighten is 90 foot pounds. For Aluminum, either Mods or Black Star Wheels, the torque is 120 foot pounds. *****Note – Per MTI warranty policy – it is the responsibility of the customer to check their wheel lugs as stated on the warning sticker on the trailer. For safety and peace of mind, keep checking your trailer wheel lug nuts often so they are properly secure and tight.