Will a trailer cage cover secure the trailer?

If you are towing a trailer, it is important to ensure that your load is adequately secured to ensure the safety of other road users, and yourself. Across Australia, the laws regarding the covering of trailer loads vary from state to state. 

What are the laws for securing a trailer load?

While some states may have laws that require trailers to be covered, others may not have any such laws. In Victoria, for example, it is not a legal requirement to cover a trailer load. However, drivers are encouraged to use a tarp or similar covering to protect their load and other road users from flying objects in the event of an accident. In New South Wales, on the other hand, drivers are required to cover their trailer load with a tarp or net and secure it with ropes, straps or chains.

In Queensland, drivers must cover their trailer load if it contains loose material. Furthermore, if the load is higher than 1.8 metres or wider than two metres, the driver must also display an ‘over-dimension’ sign. In South Australia, all trailer loads must be covered in order to protect other road users from debris or dust.

In Western Australia, trailer loads must be covered if they contain loose material, and drivers must also ensure that their load is securely tied down. In Tasmania and the Northern Territory, there are no specific laws regarding the covering of trailer loads. However, drivers are encouraged to cover their load to ensure safety on the roads. 

It is important for drivers to check the relevant laws in their state before taking to the roads.

When securing a trailer load, it is important to use the correct equipment to ensure that the load is held securely in place. The most common type of equipment used for securing a trailer load is straps, chains, or webbing. The straps or chains should be secured to the trailer in such a way that it prevents the load from shifting or becoming loose.

Do I need to cover my trailer?

It is important to ensure that the load is covered in some way to prevent it from becoming a hazard to other road users. This could include using a trailer cover, a trailer cage cover, a tarpaulin, netting, or a mesh cover. If a tarpaulin is used, it should be secured to the trailer with ropes or straps. This is particularly important for a box trailer with a trailer cage attached to it. While a trailer cage can make your load seem secure, it is important to remember that the mesh design makes your load somewhat susceptible to becoming dislodged. A trailer cage cover is a great investment to ensure that your load is properly secured. 

A trailer cover from Trailers 2000 Parts is a protective cover designed to cover the exterior of your trailer or trailer cage to both secure your load and protect it from the elements. The cover is made from high-quality vinyl, which is waterproof and UV-resistant to protect the trailer from the sun and rain. They feature individual bungy loops to secure your tonneau cover to your trailer.

Vinyl is a highly durable material that is resistant to UV rays, moisture, and other environmental factors. This makes it a great choice for protecting your trailer from rain, sun, and other harsh weather conditions. Additionally, vinyl is generally easy to clean and maintain.

Another benefit of vinyl trailer covers is their affordability. Compared to other types of covers, vinyl trailer covers are usually more affordable. This makes them a great option for those who are looking to save money while still protecting their trailer. 

Vinyl trailer covers are also very easy to install. Unlike other types of covers such as tarps and nets, vinyl trailer covers can often be installed without the need for help. This makes them a great choice for those who are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to cover their trailer and load.

What does a bow do for a trailer cover?

A trailer tonneau cover bow is an important component of a trailer tonneau cover. It is a metal arch that is used to hold the fabric of the tonneau cover in place, allowing it to stay taut and secure. It typically is mounted on the sides of the trailer or trailer cage, about halfway between the front and the back. The bow is usually attached to the trailer frame with mounting brackets, making it easy to install and remove.

When the bow is in place, the tonneau cover is held in place by the tension created by the arch. This helps to keep the fabric tight and secure, protecting whatever is stored inside the trailer from the elements. It also helps keep the trailer aerodynamic by reducing drag and wind noise, and to draw moisture away from the center of the cover.


The trailer tonneau cover bow is a key component in keeping the tonneau cover secure and providing protection for the trailer contents. Without it, the cover would not stay tight and secure, leaving the contents of the trailer vulnerable to the elements, or even able to become dislodged from the trailer.

What size trailer cover can I buy?

At Trailers 2000 Parts, we stock trailer covers and trailer cage covers to suit 6x4, 7x5 and 8x5 box trailers. Our trailer cage cover range are made to suit 600 high trailer cages. Due to the nature of its frequent use, we know that trailer covers can become worn. We also stock replacement parts such as tonneau bow support clips and tonneau cover buttons to help you avoid replacing your entire trailer cover.

Check out our range of trailer tonneau covers, trailer cover bows, along with an extensive range of other trailer accessories such as trailer tool boxes and trailer couplings today.


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