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‘Bout that Time for Ohio Boat Trailers! Storage Tips

UhOhOhio-boat trailerSadly, there’s always a last trip of the boating season. But, there’s a silver lining: the minute you decide that boating weather is over in NE Ohio, you can cheer up and start looking forward to next season! 

SEE OUR SPECIAL OFFER: Bring us your winterized boat, we will clean & repack your trailer’s bearings, AND STORE YOUR BOAT ’til spring, for just $300.

Tips for Stowing Your Boat Trailer For the Winter

  • MAKE SURE YOU REPACK YOUR BEARINGS after your last outing.
  • Rinse all residue off your boat trailer and wipe it down.
  • Check the condition of your rollers and boards.
  • Ensure wiring is in good shape and that all lights work.
  • If possible, park the trailer so your tires are on concrete or asphalt. If you are storing the boat on grass or earth, place boards under the tires to help reduce dry rot.

Now… who’s counting the days ’til spring?!


People who JTI, Cleveland trailer expertsdepend on their trailers depend on JTI. Since 1935, we’ve been Cleveland’s Trailer & Hitch experts. Yes, we love to sell new trailers. We also love to help people keep their trailers working safely for a long, long time. Need trailer repair (new axle?), routine maintenance, parts, or something else? Call or stop in to see why our customers have stuck with us for 80 years.


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Cargo Max: Going with the Floe

What you can do w/a CargoMax trailer by Floe International? Almost anything!

We think a video Floe posted earlier this year really tells the tale. 

Not bad for a young whippersnapper of a company, eh?

Going with the Floe Since 1983

Regular readers know we flaunt our age – *ahem* make that experience. JTI has been helping people with hauling since CargoMax_DirtBikes_med1835, but we’ve got no age bias here. In fact, with more than 30 years in the biz, Floe can claim some experience now, too. The company’s history is pretty interesting – you can read all about it on Floe’s website.

Like JTI, Floe knows change is constant when it comes to growing a business. After getting its start with a single boat trailer (built by the company’s 19-year-old founder!) Floe’s product line has changed and expanded over the years. And while we certainly understand change, we also appreciate consistency.

Partners in Quality

Throughout the history of our partnership with Floe, we’ve found the company’s quality to be consistently good. And the CargoMax line continues to grow in popularity. Which isn’t hard to understand when you look at just a few of the trailer’s attributes:

  • Guaranteed to never rust, rot, or need paint…..ever!
  • Uni-body design includes virtually indestructible side walls – even at sub-zero temperatures. Not that we ever deal with that in Cleveland…
  • FLOE’s exclusive floor trussing system delivers maximum strength, water drainage and superior cleaning ability.
  • Practical? You betcha: CargoMax 1800-lb capacity trailers feature eight (yes, 8!) 500-lb. D-ring tie downs, strategically placed to secure whatever you load into the bed.

Hunting for a Hard-Working Trailer?

CargoMax by Floe is not only lightweight and strong it’s a FloeCargoMax-woodcinch to clean up. While we’re not crazy about blood, we have to point out more than a few hunters in NE Ohio have told us that it’s an ideal trailer to use when you’ve had a particularly good day during deer hunting season…

(Don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the making of that CargoMax video.)

Want to see the Floe CargoMax product live and in person? Stop in!

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JTI, Cleveland trailer experts

440.232.4311

Love camping? Fishing? Not your thing, but motocross is? Floe Cargo Max trailers may be a good fit for you. We’ve got a trailer (and a hitch) for that. Stop in or call us, 6 days a week, at 440.232.4311. We’re open in Oakwood Village Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, and Sat 8am-2pm.

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Lake Erie Tent Campsite


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Tent Trailers & Ohio Camping Fun 2015

When we say that many of our customers are Happy Campers, we hope that’s true in more ways than one! Do you camp? Read on to find out about some of NE Ohio’s newest campsites.

Ohio has an abundance of public and private campgrounds, and enough JJtrailers-insideTentvariety to give virtually every type of outdoors enthusiast something fun to do. We know because we enjoy having fun with a hitch too!

Watch the Jumping Jack video to see how to go from trailer to tent in 4 minutes! That’s #FunWithAHitch! 

Best New Campsite in NE Ohio?

In case you’re new to camping in Ohio, we recommend that the Ohio State Parks’ website be one of your first internet stops. There you’ll find dozens of unique and beautiful campgrounds around the state. The Ohio Campground Owners Association has a similar list of privately-owned campgrounds.

Lake Erie Tent Campsite

Best kept secret on Lake Erie?

Now, if you’re an experienced camper and have started think you know all the best spots to camp in and around Cleveland, think again… Last year, Lake Metroparks opened a few new campsites and each one has its own particular draw. A couple have special appeal for fishing enthusiasts, but our favorite has to be the one at Lake Erie Bluffs, pictured above. Not only is the view amazing, the rates scream, “affordable family fun!” You can reserve the campsite perched overlooking our Great Lake for two Alexander Hamiltons. (And it’s even less for Lake County residents.)

Tent Trailers

If you (like some of us) think you’re a little too *ahem* experienced to enjoy tent camping,

Jumping Jack Trailers = FunWithAHitch in Northeast Ohio

Jumping Jack Trailers = FunWithAHitch in Northeast Ohio

you need to come see what we’ve got in store! Over the past couple of years, we’ve found a lot of people are interested in Jumping Jack Tent Trailers. These light-but-super-sturdy pop-up tent trailers are popular with families and outdoors enthusiasts for good reason. They’re built to last, with welded rather than screwed construction.  They’re also incredibly versatile.

Jumping Jack introduced a couple of larger models this spring, but we’re finding most families and couples who want to get back into camping (and maybe aren’t quite as young as they used to be…) find the 4x and 6x models are perfect, since they are easier to maneuver and require less storage space, yet fold out to be quite roomy. Inside Tent Trailer

If you haven’t seen these extremely well-made tent trailers for yourself, please stop in and ask to see one here in our showroom! We think you’ll agree – Jumping Jack Trailers know how to help you have #FunWithAHitch.

Camper or Trailer Maintenance?

If you’re planning to return to camping for the first time this season, you probably know your trailer could use a little TLC. We service bearings, brakes, fix trailer lights, even replace axles. Make an appointment for service to make sure your camping trip goes off without a hitch. (LOL. Pun intended! that’s trailer humor for you.)

Camping & Camper/Trailer Accessories  FatStrapBungee

Fat Straps, rooftop cargo carriers, hitch-mount bike racks, work gloves and safety glasses (that look mighty cool) – these are just some of the things that can make your camping trip more comfortable, more enjoyable, more memorable – for all the right reasons.

Edge Eyewear: safe, affordable, and awesome-looking!

Edge Eyewear: safe, affordable, and awesome-looking!

Stop in and see if we can make your 2015 camping season a little bit better. Oh – and good news, our advice is always free.

That’s #HowWeRoll. Happy Camping.

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JTI, Cleveland trailer experts

440.232.4311

Love camping? Not your thing, but motocross is? Or maybe kayaking in Cleveland is your thing? We’ve got a trailer (and a hitch) for that. Stop in or call us, 6 days a week, at 440.232.4311. We’re open in Oakwood Village Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, and Sat 8am-2pm.

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