Welcome to Car Mate Trailers

Car Mate Trailers has been manufacturing high-quality, custom open and enclosed trailers in the USA since 1982. Located in the heart of Western Pennsylvania in the city of Leeper, two hours from Bellefonte, Car Mate sells and services the Northeast US and Canada with a broad range of durable and reliable custom trailers to meet a wide variety of needs.

Whatever you need to haul, there's a Car Mate Trailer that's right for you! We have many standard trailer models to choose from, in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors: Custom Cargo Trailers; Equipment Trailers; Utility and Landscape Trailers; Car Haulers; Dump Trailers, Trailers to haul Motorcycles and ATVs, enclosed trailers, work trailers — you name it. We offer extensive customization options to make your Car Mate trailer uniquely your own, and to meet your particular requirements.

A Car Mate Dealer is available to you throughout the Northeast US and Canada including Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Ontario and Quebec — click on the Dealer Locator
 to find your nearest Car Mate Trailers Dealer. Please take a few moments to view our newly updated web site, and give us a call at: 1-800-733-8856, or drop us an email at: carmate@carmate-trailers.com.


†††††††††††† Governorís ImPAct Awards

CAR MATE TRAILERS, INC. has been awarded the 2014 Governor's ImPAct Award.

This award is given to a company that has demonstrated consistent job growth and retention over the past two years. The company must have had a positive net gain in new jobs during this time period.

Competition vs. Car Mate Trailers
Tires Imported Bias Load Star Bias (Premium Tire)
Imported Radials Goodyear Radials (Premium Tire)
Roof 3 Piece Round Roof .032 Seamless Aluminum Roof
.019 Galvalume Roof (25% Thicker)
Optional .024 Aluminum Roof LIFETIME WARRANTY
Electrolysis None Aluminum & Steel Are Separated
Protection Painted Studs (Optional) Using Protecto Wrap
Exterior .019 & .024 Standard .030 Standard
Skin .030 Optional .040 Optional
.050 Optional
Wall 24" OC or 16" OC 16" OC Standard
Studs Z - Channel 2" x 3" Wood Studs
Hat Channel 1.5" x 1.5" Steel Tube (Optional)
1"x 1.5" Steel Tube
Nose None, Plastic Thick Fiberglass
Cap Thin Fiberglass (Will Not Crack Under Stress)
Plywood Imported Luan Walls 1/4" Domestic Plywood
Walls Imported 3/8" Plywood (B/C Grade) 1/2" Domestic Plywood (Optional)
3/4" Domestic Plywood (Optional)
No Batten Strips For Better Fit
& Finish
Hardware Zinc Coated (Will Rust) Hot Dipped Galvanized (Won't Rust)
Plastic Door Holders Aluminum Door Holders
Lighting Incandescent LED Is Standard
Wiring Plastic Standard Commercial Grade Molded 7 Way
7 Way Battery Box w/ Junction Box, Battery & Charger
Flooring 5/8" Plywood 3/4" Standard
Frame Chemical Wash Phosphotising Wash To Clean &
Imported Primer Etch Frame & Cross Members
Imported Paint Environmentally Friendly
Not Environmentally Friendly PPG Epoxyester Primer
PPG Acrylic Alkyd Enamel
Ramp Standard Grade Commercial Grade
Door Ramp Door Spring Ramp Door Spring(s)
Axles Al-Ko Axles Dexter Axles w/ E-Z Lube Hubs
Dexter Axles Nev-R-Adjust Brakes (Where
Materials Imported 95% American Made Parts &
Place Of Some Domestic Components




The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) held their 25th annual convention on February 19 – 22, 2013 in Charleston, SC.  Car Mate Trailers, Inc. of Leeper was the 2013 recipient of the NATM Green Award sponsored by PPG.  The NATM Green Manufacturing Award is presented to an NATM manufacturing member annually to recognize the best innovation and novel solutions by a manufacturer in the industry that positively impact our environment.  Car Mate Trailers, Inc. is a recognized leader in the trailer industry with a conscious concern for the environment.


Examples of their “green” efforts include: Installation of an environmentally friendly 100 percent recycling pretreatment paint wash system, replaced 100 percent of their lighting and fixtures to the more efficient T-5 and T-8 florescent fixtures; replaced or installed building heaters to an almost 100 percent efficient radiant type heating system; recycling or repurposing all aluminum, steel, wood and cardboard byproducts; replaced the standard 12 volt trailer lighting to 100 percent LED lighting.  Car Mate has contracted Penn State University to survey all building heat losses with thermal imaging cameras.  This documentation and analysis shows necessary areas of improvement and steps have been taken to eliminate these minor troublesome spots.  The company has installed energy efficient compressors and timers on their exhaust equipment to reduce the electric usage.


PPG, the founding sponsor, donates $5,000 to the charity selected by the award recipient.  Ron Yarnell of PPG assisted NATM President Gary Potter with the presentation of the award and check to Car Mate.  Car Mate generously selected Clarion-Forest Visiting Nurses Association to receive the $5,000 contribution.






The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) presented Greg Snyder, President & CEO of Car Mate Trailers, Inc. in Leeper, PA with the NATM Outstanding Member Award Thursday, February, 21, 2013 at the Awards Luncheon during the 25th annual NATM Convention and Trade Show in Charleston, SC.  The Outstanding Member Award is presented each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to the trailer manufacturing industry.


Mr. Snyder has been an active member of NATM and an advocate for the trailer industry.  He was first elected to the board of directors in 2005 and has served on numerous committees including compliance, membership, convention, trailer dealers, bylaws, marketing and nominations, chairing membership, trailer dealers and bylaws committees.  This year, Snyder was elected as Vice-President of the NATM Board of Directors.


Snyder, a navy veteran, has worked in the trailer industry for 23 years.  Car Mate Trailers was founded by his uncle, Jim Pfendler, in 1982.  He began in the maintenance department and moved on to purchasing.  Snyder currently continues his purchasing duties along with his responsibilities as president and CEO.  Greg and his wife, Deb, reside in Venus, PA and have two children, Christine and Robert.


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"It's the most wonderful time of the year . . . OR NOT!"

Electrolysis Knowledge

Car Mate Trailers, Inc. has taken expensive and extreme measures to protect your trailer unit from electrolysis.  A full, two coat paint and primer on all steel parts along with self sealing, elastic, weather protective tapes (tar tape) have nearly eliminated all chemical reactions between the dissimilar metals of steel and aluminum.  It is virtually impossible to prevent all corrosion between these two metals.  Some of the highly corrosive, electrolytic properties within road maintenance products saturate nearly everything.  If driving in these conditions, great care should be taken on the operator's part to wash these chemicals away.


Pictures of Car Mate's Protective Frame Wrap

Car Mate Protective Frame Wrap on Wood Stud Trailer

Wood Stud Trailer

Car Mate Protective Frame Wrap on Steel Stud Trailer

Steel Stud Trailer

 Examples of Electrolysis Without Frame Protection

Trailer with Electrolysis Corrosion Without Frame Protection Trailer Electrolysis Corrosion Without Frame Protection



The Car Mate "Clear View" Trailer

The Car Mate Clear View Trailer

Accepting a US flag that flew in Afghanistan




Fred Ochs and Michelle Clark of Car Mate Trailers are presented a flag from their nephew SPC Joshua A. Ochs that was flown over the country of Afghanistan aboard the AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopter #03-05298 on a mission in support of coalition forces in Operation Enduring Freedom fighting against the enemies of the United States of America.  Joshua has served one tour in Afghanistan in "Havoc" Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division.  His brother SPC Daniel Ochs, Jr. has served two tours in Afghanistan and another brother SGT Anthony Ochs has served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan


Custom Options For Your Cargo, Contractor or Car Trailer

Car Mate Trailers offers an abundance of options to help you get as much as possible out of your trailer.  If you need cabinets, a workbench, vents, an air conditioner, a heater, finished floor and walls, windows, shelves, etc. they can build it for you.  They also have many exterior options so that your trailer can present the best image possible. 

Car Mate Trailers not only offers great options but they offer the highest quality as well.  The excellence that they include as standard on every trailer is unmatched by any other manufacturer.  Their warranty alone says Car Mate Trailers has no problem standing behind their products 100%. So go ahead and browse through the online options for custom enclosed trailers and work trailers such as cargo trailers, car haulers, utility trailers, landscape trailers, equipment, motorcycle trailers, ATV, dump trailers, and much more with confidence knowing that your trailer and custom package and add-on options are covered by the Car Mate Trailers warranty.

Click here to check out Car Mateís outstanding warranty information.

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