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1. Financing - how does it work?
We offer short term and long term RV Financing. You never have to go in to a bank. Once the trailer is sold, our financing representative will contact you to complete the credit application. The approval time is very fast, usually within a few hours. Arrangements are made to meet with you around your schedule, evenings, week ends, etc., to have the paperwork signed. If you are coming from quite a distance, final paperwork and pick up of your new trailer can be arranged at the same time at our dealership. IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT --- AND REMEMBER THERE IS NO PENALTY TO PAY DOWN OR PAY OUT.
Farm Credit Corporation is one of our lenders as well.
2. Will the bank take post dated cheques?
ONLY 1 CHEQUE MARKED VOID IS REQUIRED, YOU ARE THEN ON AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWL, SO YOU NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR PAYMENT. YOU ARE STILL FREE TO GO IN AND PAY EXTRA PAYMENTS OR PUT A LUMP SUM ON YOUR LOAN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PENALTY
3. What down payment is required for financing?
We offer 0 down on our RV plan financing to qualified buyers.
4. Is leasing available?
Yes leasing is available.
We deal with Polaris Leasing in Winnipeg, and Sprucewood Leasing in Ontario, and there are a variety of options available.
5. Are there any advantages to leasing over buying?
Leasing will provide tax incentives, flexible terms, GST & PST deferral. Leasing will keep your bank and other credit lines open.
Your payment will be slightly higher as the maximum term is 60 months.
6. What down payment is required to lease a trailer?
Usually you are only required to put your first and last month payment down when leasing a trailer. Depending on the individual - the lease company may ask for additional down payment.
7. What is Gatorshield
Advantage Gatorshield What is Gatorshield tubing? • All Hawk Trailers are manufactured using Gatorshield tubing for all tubular framework. • Gatorshield tubing utilizes a patented in-line hot dip galvanized process for superior corrosion resistance. • Gatorshield is zinc coated inside and out for superior rust corrosion protection • For further information on Gatorshield you can visit www.gatorshield.com
Why does Hawk Trailer use Gatorshield for all Tubular Sections? • Corrosion protection – If you want your trailer to last for the long haul then you need corrosion protection of Gatorshield tubing. Gatorshield with epoxy coat last 5-6 times longer than painting or epoxy coating over uncoated tubing. • Strength – Gatorshield tubing exhibits higher strength characteristics with minimum of 50,000 PSI Yield and 55,000 PSI Tensile. • Avoids dissimilar metal reaction – Gatorshield has clear organic barrier that avoid dissimilar metal reaction. All Hawk Trailers also add epoxy coating over Gatorshield tubing for superior corrosion protection and double barrier coat to any dissimilar metal reaction.
Conclusion: • Hawk Trailers offers the strength and corrosion protection advantages of Gatorshield tubing. Hawk Trailers strives to exceed our customer’s expectations and that is why our trailers are built to withstand the test of time. Hawk Trailers is behind you for the long haul.
8. Terms to know - Trailer Talk
Bumper pull Trailer that connects to a ball hitch that's attached to the tow vehicle’s frame or bumper.
Butt side Also called curb side or tail side or ditch side. The side of the trailer equivalent to the passenger side of a vehicle in North America. So called because each horses' rear end is located on this side when loaded in a slant load trailer.
GLQ Indicates a living quarter floor plan with a glide room.
Gooseneck Trailer that attaches to a ball in the bed of a pickup or semi truck.
Head side Also called street side. Or road side - The side of the trailer equivalent to the driver's side of a vehicle in North America. So called because each horses' head is located on this side when loaded in a slant bed trailer.
Living Quarters Trailer that has an area appointed with living accommodations including bed, dinette, kitchenette, and bathroom.
Long Wall The longer sidewall of the dressing room usually on the curb side, created by the slanted horse area stalls.
LQ Indicates trailer with living quarters. LQ Shell Trailer with large empty space to be retrofitted with living quarters.
9. What things should I be aware of before towing?
SAFE TOWING CHECKLIST
1. Check that all engine fluids are at the proper levels; brake fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze/coolant; windshield washing solution, etc.
2. Adjust all mirrors for maximum visibility.
3. Make sure the trailer hitch and all connections are properly secured every time you tow. Recheck them at every stop.
4. Cross the safety chains under the trailer tongue with just enough slack to permit full turning. Should the trailer come unhitched, the chain will help support the tongue. (bumper pull only).
5. Double check trailer brakes.
6. Check that all the lights are working, including turn signals, brake lights and running lights.
7. Make sure the tires are in excellent condition and are properly inflated. Carry a jack, spare, tire irons and wheel chocks.
8. Double check that the trailer doors, windows, and latches are secure every time you’re ready to get underway.
9. Trailers should never be occupied by human passengers while in tow.
10. Plan ahead. Check routes prior to beginning your journey. Consult maps at rest and fueling stops.
11. Allow extra time and distance for passing, changing lanes and stopping. The extra weight of a trailer will affect acceleration and braking.
12. Never park on a hill or grade. In an emergency, apply the foot brake and chok the trailer’s wheels, then apply the parking brake and shift into “park”( or “reverse”with manual transmission). Then release the foot brake
13. Always wear your seat belt and use child safety seats.
14. Stay tuned to weather and road conditions.
15. If you will be traveling in mountainous terrain, have your vehicle tuned-up for the elevation.
10. What safety precautions should I take before loading horses?
SAFE LOADING PRACTICES
1. Park on smooth, level surface with good footing.
2. Double check that the trailer is hitched securely to the towing vehicle
3. Check the interior to make sure that it is clean and free of any rough edges, protruding objects, and insect nests.
4. Remove any old feed from mangers or hay containers
5. Clean the floor mats and check beneath them to make sure the floor is dry and free from corrosion.
6. Check that doors and loading ramps are fully open and properly secured so they will not shift, move, or interfere with loading.
7. Provide ample interior lighting so the horse does not have to step into a dark enclosure.
8. Make sure that all obstacles and distractions, including dogs and children, are out of the way.
9. Utilize safety features such as escape doors or moveable panels so the handler is not in harm’s way when loading a horse (Never inter a trailer in front of a horse unless there is an escape route.)
10. To prevent conflicts among horses, load stallions in front, mares and geldings behind.
11. Load horses by size and age, with the larger horses to the front, smaller horses to the rear.
12. Once a horse is safely loaded, secure the butt bar, close the door or partition, and then tie the horse’s head.
13. Always tie using a rope or strap with an easy-release safety snap (sometimes called a “panic” snap), or use a quick-release knot.
14. Allow just enough slack in the tie rope so the horse can move its head and neck from side to side to maintain balance but cannot turn its head to the rear.
15. Be sure to untie the horse’s head before releasing the butt bar or opening the door.
16. Always use the butt bar or chain as a safety precaution in case the trailer door should come open.
11. Is this web site current?
Our web site is updated daily and current to the minute. What you see - is what we have unless otherwise stated. We pride ourselves in keeping you informed.
12. Do I need an annual safety on my truck and trailer in Ontario
Annual Inspection and Safety Standards Certificate (SSC):
•Trucks, trailers and converter dollies alone or in combination with a total gross weight, registered gross weight or manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 4,500 kilograms (kg),
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