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Tiny Houses and Trailers

The tiny houses “movement” is well-established, and has been covered intiny house on flatbed trailer recent months locally on Cleveland’s 90.3 The Sound of Ideas as well as on many national news outlets. While we don’t have much to add ourselves, we’d love to hear from you if you’re knowledgable about the trend. Or even if you’re not – and like us, are just interested in the concept.

What kind of tiny house would serve you well? A “mobile” tiny house, built on a trailer? A tiny houseboat?

If the whole idea is new to you, here are some links you might want to follow to find out more:

Tiny Houses vs. Campers and Trailers: Which is better? A survey by Tree Hugger

Tiny House that FloatsTiny House Trailer: A DIYer’s Story

The Sound of Ideas 90.3: Living Large in Tiny Houses

Obviously, if your home sits upon a trailer, every spec is critical. From axles to GVWR, tire load ratings, support beams, fenders…it all matters.

Have you lived on your trailer in NE Ohio? Tell us! We’d love to feature you on our blog! 

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Even if they don’t live on their trailers, people who depend on their trailers and hitches depend on us. Stop in to find us here, 6 days a week, or call 440.232.4311. We’re open in Oakwood Village Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, and Sat 8am-2pm.

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Father’s Day Thoughts, 2015

Raise your hand if you’ve ever said to dad, hey, I was wondering if you could help me with a little project this weekend… Umhm. We thought so. And what did he say? Umhmm. We thought so. Dads are pretty dependable. 

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Over the course of 80 years in the trailer and hitch business, we’ve met a lot of hardworking people. Some of the busiest and hardest working, of course, are the ones named Dad.

While we’ll be closed on Sunday, we know a lot of our customers named “Dad” will be working on Sunday, like they do every day. They’ll be farming and fixing, mowing the lawn and moving pianos, picking up an extra shift to make ends meet, and teaching their kids how to ride bikes, drive cars, fix roofs, replace driveways… you name it, whether it’s a “real” job or just a day in the life of being a dad, most pops we know will be working this Sunday.

As trailer and hitch experts, we’re not necessarily qualified to give relationship advice. However, we’re absolutely qualified to say this: If you have a chance to hang out with Dad this Sunday, even if it feels a little bit like work, do it. Maybe you could even help him with one of his projects. Just a thought.


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John Agoston, Trailer Manufacturer, Cleveland innovator, and Dad, founded Johns Trailers Inc. in 1935. Here’s to busy guys everywhere!

Happy Father’s Day.


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Spring 2015 Home Projects: Happy Hauling!

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Many of our customers will be at the NARI Home Improvement Show this weekend. The I-X Center show will be packed with Cleveland-area companies including Sherwin Williams, Champion Windows, Ohio State Waterproofing, and more. 

Of course, it’s an exciting show for those companies but it’s really designed for homeowners – the DIYers who plan to landscape, add a deck, remodel a kitchen, and countless other home improvement projects. Maybe you’re one of them?

Haulin’ Out the 2015 Home Improvement Projects

Often when making home improvements, you’ll find a trailer is really useful. That’s where we come in! Whether you need an open trailer to haul out some old decking you’ve taken down, a flatbed for mulch, a dump trailer or something else, you can rent it here.

Call us at 440.232.4311 whenever need to rent a trailer. (The sooner the better; the early bird gets the best selection!)

No Hitch? No Problem!

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Rent a trailer: 440.232.4311

While our commercial customers typically schedule service appointments well in advance (Cleveland’s landscapers are calling for seasonal maintenance now, for example) we provide “Hitches in a Hurry” for those who want to take advantage of their vehicle’s hauling ability. Hitches in a Hurry, as you might guess, don’t require appointments. (What’s that? You didn’t know your Mini Cooper, Prius or Toyota Camry could handle a trailer? It can!  Call or stop in to find out how you can haul safely with your small car.) 

Happy dreaming at the Home Improvement Show!

Psst: Did you know you coupons are available for the show? Pick ’em up at Sherwin Williams retail stores or fill out the online form. Consider it a little bonus for reading all the way to the end of this post 😉


JTI, Cleveland trailer expertsPeople who rely on their trailers (and hitches) rely on JTI.  Call us at 440.232.4311 or stop in to our Oakwood Village showroom, just off I-271 between Bedford and Northfield Village. ___________________________________________________